Three new songs have been announced for inclusion in Ubisoft’s upcoming dance game, Michael Jackson: The Experience.
Gamers will be able to dance along to “Ghost,” “Rock with You,” and “Thriller.”
While “Ghost” and “Rock with You” are both great songs, the inclusion of “Thriller” goes a long way to making this game a must play. The question remains, however, just how many people will actually be able to match steps and moves along with The Gloved One for the duration of “Thriller.” No word was given on whether the full version of “Thriller,” Vincent Price and all, will be included in Michael Jackson: The Experience.
With the already announced inclusion of “Bad,” “Beat It,” “Billy Jean,” “Smooth Criminal,” and “The Girl is Mine,” Michael Jackson: The Experience is shaping up to have a pretty solid set list. Sure, everyone has his or her all-time favorite Michael Jackson song, but for the most part, this game looks to be covering a lot of The King of Pop’s biggest hits.
While Michael Jackson: The Experience likely will not include as many songs as Harmonix’s upcoming Dance Central, games like The Beatles: Rock Band have demonstrated that band or artist specific games can do well in the marketplace. And if any artist could release a successful dance game, Michael Jackson is likely that artist. Ubisoft’s past dance games, like Just Dance, have also been a success the world over, so a combination of one of the most successful and popular musicians and Ubisoft seems to have all the ingredients to make a blockbuster title.
What are your thoughts on Michael Jackson: The Experience? Is there a song you are still hoping they include in the game or has your favorite already been announced? Do you think you will be able to keep up with the virtual King of Pop when dance comes to shove? Let us know in the comments below.
Michael Jackson: The Experience moonwalks homes on November 23 for the Wii, DS, and PSP and in 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.