UBISOFT®’S MICHAEL JACKSON THE EXPERIENCE COMING TO NEW GENERATION OF HANDHELD CONSOLES
Acclaimed Game Launches in Fall on Nintendo 3DSTM
and PlayStation Vita
LOS ANGELES – June 7, 2011 –Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Ubisoft® announced the upcoming release of Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation Vita versions of
Michael Jackson The Experience, the acclaimed game that lets players feel the magic of the King of Pop by reliving his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing.Created from the ground up to take full advantage of the technical capabilities of the new generation of handheld consoles, giving all Michael Jackson fans the opportunity to experience some of his most iconic songs and videos in a completely new way thanks to the immenselyinnovative and immersive gameplay on each system. Michael Jackson The Experience for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita will be available worldwide Q4 2011.
Players will be invited on an interactive journey into Michael Jackson’s artistry, which will set a new benchmark for handheld rhythm games. Using the tactile screens of both consoles, the playersmove in line with the choreographies on screen toincrease their score and bring to lifethe environments of 15 of Michael Jackson’s hit songs that span his solo career. As players continue to improve and have fun, aiming to become the ultimate performer, they unlock bonus content along the way such as Michael’s special outfits or “power-up” gloves.
The gameplay will be an all-new experience on both platforms. Using the tactile screen, players will draw a series of shapes according to the beat and the choreographies of the Michael Jackson avatar on the screen. By chaining together moves, they will progressively unlock spectacular special effects and other animated background elements, all while being able to watch the avatar perform. During timed freestyle moments, players can evencreate their own choreographies from a set of classic Michael Jackson moves.
Players will rediscover 15 settings inspired by Michael Jackson’s music videos and stage performances, such as the ghoul-infested graveyard dance from Thriller, the luxurious Palace of the Pharaoh from Remember the Time, the seedy underworld nightclub from Smooth Criminal, and many more. And in addition to the exciting gameplay, gorgeous cinematic cut-scenes will retell these fantastic stories in eye-popping detail.
Thanks to its three difficulty levels, the game will be accessible and enjoyable to everyone, with the hardest difficulty setting being truly addictive and challenging to master. Fans of rhythm games and Michael Jackson will have the chance to experience the most fun and immersive game of the genre!
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