In a rather unusual – and confusing and weird – press conference delivered by Ubisoft, the company announced a new game featuring the late Michael Jackson. MTV Games and Harmonix already announced Dance Central earlier but we wonder how tall it will stand against a game that has name of the king of pop himself written on it.
Ubisoft closed their presentation with a group of skilled dancers dancing to a remix of “Beat it” but there was never any actual footage of the game. It was more of a “So you think you can dance?” moment (video below). Additionally, players will be able to sing a long to the most famous tunes of the artist while stepping into his shoes and doing his most iconic dance moves he was well known for.
Added Michael Jackson Estate Co-Executor John McClain: “No artist can energize a dance floor in the spirit of fun like Michael Jackson. His God-given gifts for music and dance are something new generations of fans will appreciate even more. This game is a natural extension of what he would be doing today to raise his artistry to even greater heights for his fans of all generations. It is a game that the entire family can experience and enjoy together and this is something that would please Michael tremendously.”
“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to develop a game based on the songs and moves of one of the world’s most incredible performers of all time,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “We expect the game to bring Michael Jackson fans, families and friends together with the energetic song and dance of The King of Pop.”
The game is scheduled for a holiday 2010 release and will be available for Xbox 360 Kinect, PlayStation 3 with Move support, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.