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Ubisoft announces Michael Jackson game

Dance game compatible with Kinect shown

Ubisoft is developing a Michael Jackson dancing game, it has revealed at its press conference today.

A bunch of dancers took to the stage and flailed around for a while in front of a Kinect camera to the sound of Jacko hit Beat It.

Ubisoft said it's 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.'

The game will include the most famous tracks from Jackson's extensive catalogue such as Beat It and Billie Jean, and offer an array of his dance moves for players to learn and emulate. Additionally, fans will be able to sing along.

Michael Jackson Estate Co-Executor John McClain said: "No artist can energise a dance floor in the spirit of fun like Michael Jackson. His God-given gifts for music and dance are something new generations of fans will appreciate even more.

"This game is a natural extension of what he would be doing today to raise his artistry to even greater heights for his fans of all generations. It is a game that the entire family can experience and enjoy together and this is something that would please Michael tremendously."

The game will be available for Kinect on for Xbox 360, PS3 Move, PSP, Wii and DS this 'Holiday' (Christmas).