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Michael Jackson: The Experience

Moonwalks at the ready.

One of the more surreal moments of E3 was at the end of the Ubisoft keynote when some dancers appeared on stage and shook their thang to a Michael Jackson backing track. The rather weird closing of the Ubi event certainly baffled a few TSA staffers in the small of hours of the morning.

It transpired that Ubisoft had secured the exclusive rights for a Michael Jackson game. Now we get some further details on what they’re planning to do with those rights. Titled Michael Jackson: The Experience and set for release on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, PSP and DS, it’ll probably come as no surprise that it will feature a mixture of dancing and singing and will make use of the variety of motion controls across the various platforms.

The PS3 and 360 version will both feature the usual variety of karaoke modes and, thankfully for me, an auto-pitch correction for bum notes. Digital Spy are also reporting that through Kinect, the 360 version will offer full body motion tracking and will project players on screen using Ubisoft’s ‘Player Projection’ technology. The handheld versions will be a strictly rhythm based affair, although unlockable mini-games sweeten the deal somewhat.

We have until its November release to perfect our crotch grabbing and Moonwalk.

36 Comments
  1. ProjectJAY
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    I love Michael Jackson but… :S

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 18:25.
    • Ryosuke
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      Depending on your age he probably loved you too hehe :P

      But on a serious note it will not beat the awesome that was Moonwalker on the master system <3

      Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 18:31.
      • ProjectJAY
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        I’m 18. And don’t you dare talk smack about MJ :P

        Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 18:40.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        I’m just a tad older, MJ is a phenomenon

        Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 18:44.
      • iAvernus
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        HA! Good one =)
        Even though he’s a legend, he’s still human, and everybody’s eligible to some smack =)

        Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 20:05.
      • ProjectJAY
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        I guess everyone is entitled to some smack, MJ’s just a touchy subject for me. He was the first artist I ever listened to, and I had a ticket to go see him in London before he died :(

        Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 20:47.
    • MegaBonez
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      He don’t deserve THAT kind of smack, he was found innocent because he was innocent. He was a legend, he had no childhood so he wanted to relive it through other children, he was a saint, and they took advantage of him!

      As for the game, being that active would probably kill me!!

      Comment posted on 09/07/2010 at 10:18.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        He was found innocent, but was quite obviously guilty as hell. Oj simpson was found innocent because “the glove didn’t fit” even though it clearly did. He was later found guilty in a seperate civil case. Michael jackson was a blatant kiddie fiddler, anyone who’s ever heard him talk on the matter can clearly see that. A genius, but also a complete freak.

        Comment posted on 09/07/2010 at 10:40.
  2. webby_15-0
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    i just can’t imagine myself stood on my own in my room dancing :)

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 18:36.
  3. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    What is Player projection technology? Is it like in kung fu live or the eyetoy games where they actually show you on screen rather than a game avatar?

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 19:27.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      It projects your body onto a in game avatar… so its neither really

      Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 19:39.
      • TSBonyman
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        cool, i must read more about it.

        Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 19:46.
  4. MrBlack
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    /

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 20:21.
  5. asim_4
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    im 13 and i love mj ive been listening to him since i was 2 XD was gonna go to his concerts 5 times

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 21:07.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Hope you had five refunds!

      Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 21:58.
  6. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Just a quick money-saving tip for people without 360s. There’s absolutely no need to fork out money for a 360 and a Kinect if you want to grab your crotch. I’ve been doing it free for years! Sadly, I will not be offering my crotch-grabbing services to anyone but myself.

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 21:37.
  7. Vaile23
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    10er on that they make him look stupid

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 21:52.
  8. Tanzil
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Unfortunately I have a feeling it won’t be any good… It’ll sell loads though. Oh the irony!

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 21:55.
  9. hairfreax
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Will the DLC mean Dangle Little Children of balconies

    Comment posted on 08/07/2010 at 23:11.
  10. jikomanzoku
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Apparently there’s to be a grooming mini game, though I’m not sure what relevance manicuring, shaving and hairstyling actually have in a music game.

    Comment posted on 09/07/2010 at 01:07.

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