This fall, you will be able to step into the dancing shoes of the most successful entertainer of all-time.
Ubisoft’s Michael Jackson: The Experience, announced at the end of their E3 Press Conference, aims to evolve the music genre into full performance gaming. Dancing games nor singing games are new. However, doing both simultaneously would provide a new challenge for gamers. I would very much welcome that challenge. Maybe this game will allow me to finally learn how to moonwalk, without injury.
The game is being developed for the Nintendo DS, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3. The Wii version will be similar to the game Just Dance, while the portable systems will be tap-on rhythm styled. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will utilize the new Kinect and Move technologies. Microphones will be used in the PS3 version in a separate singing mode. The Kinect version will project a 3D image of the gamer, allowing singing through the built-in mic and dancing hands-free.
As a 360 owner, I am excited at the opportunity to claim the area in front of my television as my stage. I can see the viral videos of various gamers’ attempts at imitating the King of Pop all over the internet already. I just hope everyone remembers to clear out space for their stage. You can’t be a Smooth Criminal falling over the coffee table. That would be dangerous.
With the Michael Jackson’s iconic musical library and treasure trove of dance move, the possibilities are endless. This game has the potential to be not only a great tribute to a great entertainer but a chance to immerse fans in a truly unique experience. Memories of his performances and songs will forever resonate and continue to inspire future generations. New memories for old and new fans will be made through this game.
Michael Jackson: The Experience goes off the wall this November on Nintendo DS, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3.