Ubi doing Michael Jackson game

Compatible with Move and Kinect.

Ubisoft is making a dancing and singing game based around the music of Michael Jackson.

The unnamed game will be released for DS, PSP, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this Christmas, and is compatible with PlayStation Move on PS3 and Kinect on Xbox 360.

At the end of the publisher's E3 conference, an image of the singer, his name and the Ubi logo appeared on the big screen. Bossman Yves Guillemot asked us to imagine the possibilities. Then a troupe of dancers came out and pulled off sharp moves to Beat it.

In a press release issued later, Ubisoft said: "The game is family entertainment at its best and will provide an interactive experience that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing."

Apparently the game will feature the late singer's most famous songs (including Beat It and Billie Jean), his specific dance moves to emulate and karaoke elements to test Jacko singing skills.

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