Published Jun 15, 2010In case going to his Cirque du Soleil show, being soaked in his DNA and sleeping with his stuff just isn't enough for you, the Michael Jackson postmortem machine has just concocted another way you can engage with the deceased singer: a new Michael Jackson videogame.
As Billboard reports, videogame developer Ubisoft has announced that it will release the as-yet-untitled game this Christmas, and that it will be among the first to use "Kinect" and "Move," the motion-detecting camera systems coming out later this year for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, respectively. It will also see release for Nintendo Wii, as well as hand held versions for the Nintendo DS and PSP.
The announcement of the game was made at a press conference in L.A., at which a number of Jackson's This Is It dancers performed a routine set to "Beat It."
"Your goal is to dance like Michael," said Tony Key, Ubisoft's marketing vice-president. "Do what the guy on the screen is doing and you're there. It'll score you based on the quality of your performance."
Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft's CEO, added: "With the technology that is available today, you will be able to learn how to be as good as those guys are and even better."
While that's certainly up for the debate, the real argument remains: will this game be better than the 1989 game Michael Jackson's Moonwalker? Use the clip below to help you decide.