Ubisoft revealed today that their upcoming Kinect-enabled title, Michael Jackson: The Experience
, will be hitting store shelves in April in most major territories.
Unlike the Wii version of the game, which was released in November of 2010, gamers playing the Kinect version of the title will be scored on dancing and singing, thus allowing gamers to participate in a "complete performance experience". Also, the Kinect version will feature several songs not available on the Wii version including "Blood on the Dance Floor" and "I Just Can't Stop Loving You". Further tracks will be announced as we get closer to the game's release.
Ubisoft also detailed what would make the Kinect version of Michael Jackson: The Experience
stand out from versions available on other platforms.
In the Kinect version, Ubisoft's proprietary Player Projection technology projects the player on-screen and into the game itself. The player's body is tracked, allowing them to see their true movements and steps reproduced in the game. This level of immersion allows players to be surrounded by environments inspired by the music videos and live performances of each Michael Jackson song. Innovative co-op and Battle multiplayer modes allow up to four players to collaborate or compete for the best performer prize with the Kinect version. In addition, different difficulty levels and a practice mode ensure that the game is both accessible and challenging.Michael Jackson: The Experience
will be available in the United States on April 12, 2011 and in Europe and most other major territories on April 14, 2011. The game is expected to be released in Japan later this year.