LONDON, UK– August 18, 2010– Today Ubisoft unveils just a few of the phenomenal songs that players will be able to perform in Michael Jackson The Experience, the video game that will allow players to feel the magic of King of Pop by reliving his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing. For the first time ever, the Wii TM version of the game will be playable exclusively at the Gamescom consumer and trade show that will take place in Cologne, Germany from August 18th through the 22nd.
Some of Michael Jackson’s most famous songs that will be included in the game are:
- <*>Bad*> <*>Beat It*> <*>Billie Jean*> <*>Earth Song*> <*>The Girl Is Mine*> <*>Who Is It*> <*>Workin' Day And Night*> <*>And many more…*>
The Power of Ubisoft’s Player Projection on Kinect TM for Xbox 360 ®
Developed by Ubisoft Montréal, Michael Jackson The Experience using the sensor for Kinect for Xbox 360, will give fans of the King of Pop the feeling of actually performing in Michael Jackson’s shoes. Ubisoft’s proprietary Player Projection technology projects the player on-screen and into the game itself, where their body will be tracked so they will see their true movements and steps reproduced in the game. This level of immersion has never been seen before and as players are surrounded by environments inspired by the music videos and live performances of each song, they will truly live the experience. The player’s performance will trigger effects, visuals and even the music itself as fans match their talent to that of the greatest artist of all time, whose music, lyrics and stunningly innovative dance moves continue to excite fans in every corner of the world.
Michael Jackson The Experience for Kinect TM for Xbox 360 sensor is more than just a game as it features a combination of dancing, singing and freestyle moves. The player’s full-on singing and dancing performance takes place in jaw-dropping sets with incredible lighting, special effects, and a completely energized million-strong crowd just waiting to cheer on every move.
The Ubisoft Expertise on Nintendo’s Wii TM System
Ubisoft Montpellier, in collaboration with the Ubisoft Paris team that has created the multimillion seller Just Dance, is putting all its expertise into crafting Michael Jackson The Experience for WiiTM to match the expectations of all Michael Jackson fans across the globe– as well as bringing all the fun, laughter and energy that has won over players of all ages around the globe.
Michael Jackson The Experience for Nintendo’s Wii TM will make learning to dance like the ultimate pop icon fun and accessible for everyone. In Michael’s School mode, players will be able to rehearse before their show, with video training to practice Michael’s most challenging moves and perform his most authentic choreographies. With multiplayer mode on Wii TM , fans are never alone– up to three more players can get in on the performance and everyone will be able to sing with Michael Jackson using the on-screen lyrics!
Michael Jackson The Experience for Wii TM will be playable for the first time ever at Gamescom. Five Wii TM pods will be available at the Ubisoft booth, located in Halle 7, stand 31. Players will enjoy performing to Billie Jean and Workin' Day And Night.
Michael Jackson The Experience will be available for KINECTTM for Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation ® 3 system with the PlayStation ® Move motion controller, PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system, Nintendo’s Wii TM system and the Nintendo DS TM handheld system, for holiday 2010.
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