UBISOFT ANNOUNCES MICHAEL JACKSON THE EXPERIENCE VIDEO GAME NOW AVAILABLE FOR KINECT FOR XBOX 360 AND PLAYSTATION® MOVE

   

  

London, UK– April 15, 2011– Today Ubisoft announced that Michael Jackson The Experience is now available in the UK for both Kinect™ for Xbox 360 ® and PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system with Move motion controller compatibility. Michael Jackson The Experience allows players to learn how to dance and sing like the King of Pop and perform to more than two dozen of his songs including some of his iconic hits.  Fans will have the chance to play with their family and friends via the multiplayer mode on both platforms where players can jump right in to dance and sing.

“We believe Michael Jackson The Experience for Kinect and Move will continue to build on the success and momentum of the Wii version,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft.“ Michael Jackson The Experience is really a must-have game for fans and gives everyone the chance to learn his timeless routines, signature moves and lyrics as they perform some of his greatest hits.”

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of The Estate of Michael Jackson added:“Families and fans have shown they love Michael Jackson The Experience. We are thrilled that they will now be able to feel and perform Michael’s music and dancing using Kinect and Move. Michael always believed in constantly exploring and embracing cutting-edge technologies to give his fans opportunities to experience his artistry in ways that had never been done before.”

The Xbox 360 version of Michael Jackson The Experience touts Ubisoft’s proprietary Player Projection technology that uses Kinect for Xbox 360’s built-in sensor to capture the player and put them front and centre on-screen in the game, dancing on a variety of stages inspired by Michael’s unforgettable music videos and stage performances. Players will be scored on their dance moves and how closely they are able to emulate the choreography with their entire body, no controller required. They will enjoy a full performance experience, as they will also be scored on their ability to sing along to the most popular Michael Jackson tracks using the Kinect for Xbox 360’s built-in microphone. The multiplayer party mode allows up to four players to join-in as individually or in teams of two to work together to see which team will be crowned the winner. 

The PlayStation 3 version of Michael Jackson The Experience showcases the HD visuals, exciting gameplay and precise controls via the Move motion controller. An exclusive feature gives players the ability to upload a photo of themselves playing the game directly to their Facebook page from the game. The variety of multiplayer options allow up to four players to dance or sing simultaneously and the game also adapts to the hardware available.

Also today, Ubisoft revealed the full Michael Jackson The Experience track list (tracks exclusive to Kinect and Move are listed in italics):

·         Bad

·         Beat It

·         Billie Jean

·         Black or White

·         Blood on the Dance Floor

·         Dirty Diana

·         Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

·         Earth Song

·         Ghosts

·         Heal the World

·         I Just Can't Stop Loving You

·         In the Closet

·         Leave Me Alone

·         Money

·         Remember the Time

·         Rock With You

·         Smooth Criminal

·         Speed Demon

·         Stranger In Moscow

·         Streetwalker

·         Sunset Driver

·         The Girl Is Mine

·         The Way You Make Me Feel

·         They Don't Care About Us

·         Thriller

·         Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

·         Who Is It

·         Will You Be There

·         Workin' Day and Night

For those seeking the ultimate challenge of learning Michael Jackson’s performances step-by-step, the MJ Dance School features professional choreographers who take players through some of Michael’s most challenging moves. Through both the Kinect for Xbox 360 and the Move versions of Michael Jackson The Experience players will be able to truly experience the magic of Michael Jackson by dancing and performing to the King of Pop’s greatest hits.

For more on Michael Jackson The Experience, fans can join the official Facebook ® page at: http://www.facebook.com/MichaelJacksonTheExperience.

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft is present in 28 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008-09 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of€1.058 billion. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com

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