Ubisoft's Michael Jackson game will be known as Michael Jackson The Experience and will be released in November.

The console games - PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 - will use their respective motion sensing technology (Move, Wii MotionPlus, Kinect) to put you in Michael Jackson's slick loafers as he moonwalks, spins, kicks and shrieks through some of his most famous performances.

The Wii game will be more or less the same as Ubisoft's very popular Just Dance.

The Kinect version has technology similar to that of Ubisoft's Your Shape and projects a 3D image of the player on screen to replace the usual avatars. Kinect's microphone means singing and dancing can be done simultaneously and hands-free.

Microphones can be used with the PS3 version in a separate singing mode.

The DS and PSP games, meanwhile, will use tap-on rhythm gameplay. Oli Welsh, who was at a London event for the game last night, said the DS game looked very similar to Ouendan - tapping numbered circles in sequence and drawing between them.

Ubisoft announced the Michael Jackson game at E3; publisher boss Yves Guillemot asked the audience to imagine the possibilities.

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