'Bad,' 'Billie Jean,' more tuning into Michael Jackson Experience

Partial setlist for Ubisoft's dancing, singing rhythm game also includes "Earth Song," "The Girl Is Mine," "Who Is It," "Workin' Day and Night."

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Ubisoft may be best known for its Tom Clancy line of wargames or acrobatic action adventures like Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed, but that didn't stop the French publisher from closing out its 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference with a choreographed dance routine. Granted, the number wasn't just for theatrical effect, as Ubisoft used it to announce its latest new rhythm game property, Michael Jackson the Experience.

Beyond its initial reveal, Ubisoft has been parsimoniously dishing out details on what gamers can expect from Michael Jackson the Experience, announcing today a few songs that players can dance and sing to. Listed below is the incomplete setlist for the game:

Michael Jackson the Experience will be "Bad"!

"Bad"
"Beat It"
"Billie Jean"
"Earth Song"
"The Girl Is Mine"
"Who Is It"
"Workin' Day And Night"

Due out this holiday season, Michael Jackson the Experience will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, and DS. The Xbox 360 version is in development at Ubisoft Montreal, where the team is integrating Kinect to have a player's dance routine projected into the game. Motion-sensing controls will also be available in the Wii and PS3 versions of the game.

Ubisoft plans to offer its first look at the game as part of this year's Gamescom, which is currently in progress. Check back later for GameSpot's first impressions of the dance title.

Discussion

48 comments
JESSEAARON100
JESSEAARON100

I can't wait to dance the song ' Beat It ' and ' Billy Jean ' :)

Cappuccin0
Cappuccin0

Well, guess I'm trying the PSP version. Not into the motion controls thing at all, besides, I've already tried to mimick MJ and failed miserably.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

The Micheal Jackson Experience just sounds like a rip-off of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and even Jackson can't hold a candle to Hendrix. Still, some great sounds in there.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

If they make this game like Moonwalker it would be very fun to play on a handheld system!

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Coolyfett will own this game on the PSP, maybe it it be something like the Moonwalker Game.

Adenosine
Adenosine

Michael Jackson: The Experience Relive the great days of the legendary entertainer Michael Jackson in this exciting game from Ubisoft! Using the latest technology of Kinect, it allows gamers to perform his dance and singing routines to some of his most famous songs, including hits like "Bad", "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and more! Not in a dancing mood? No problem! Start up a Quest Mode where you play as the cunning parent of a 12 year old boy...

HUNTER-VENOM
HUNTER-VENOM

READ PEOPLE: "Listed below is the incomplete setlist for the game."

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Nice, but nothing will beat Moonwalker on the Sega Genesis, especially when Michael's monkey Bubbles comes to the rescue and Michael catches the falling comet to transform into Mecha-Michael complete with lasers and everything. The very definition of AWESOME!

Tylmarande
Tylmarande

put BLACK OR WHITE AND SMOOTH CRIMINAL!!!!

SkidRow18
SkidRow18

Michael Jackson have so many good songs, put all the songs in his entire career, that would be epic!

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

"Ubisoft may be best known for its Tom Clancy line of wargames or acrobatic action adventures like Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed", you forgot the tons of Shovelware they release every year, like this one, and this is coming from a MJ fan.

salvucci91
salvucci91

scariest face to ever walk this planet.

AceTheBat-Hound
AceTheBat-Hound

Say I if you want to grab your crotch and scream like a weirdo! Oh and I am a Michael Jackson fan so don't bash me please, I only said that because I thought it would be funny.

zaiwen
zaiwen

cant wait to show off my moonwalkin, crotch-grabbin skills

C8M
C8M

If this game doesn't have Thriller and Smooth Criminal then it is a complete failure. Those songs have the two most memorable MJ choreography.

defwil
defwil

Two Words: Dirty Diana.... That is all

misterstatus
misterstatus

I was, and still am, a huge MJ fan, but how are you supposed to play this on a handheld system and grab your crotch at the same time?

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

Spoiler - At the end of the game he dies.

misterfuzzykins
misterfuzzykins

THIS WILL NEVER BEAT MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOONWALKER BEST GAME EVER

BuryMe
BuryMe

The Girl Is Mine and Who Is It? Veryinteresting choices. The Girl Is Mine is kind of a weak choice, but Who is It is a great surprise. Now PLEASE put Smooth Criminal in.

erix43
erix43

This game will be sad and nostalgic. No doubt it will be good!!

soulless4now
soulless4now

They better have Thriller and Remember The Time for the complete list.

JrSlacker
JrSlacker

Oh this again, wasn't this Ubisofts "big huge announcement" at E3 that made me laugh?

alabama2561990
alabama2561990

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XanderZane
XanderZane

We'll see how tis turns out. It is UbiSoft who's doing it. Being able to mimic MJ's move would be interesting though. I knew if a MJ game was going to be made, it would be on all next-gen platforms.

nubystubs
nubystubs

I want a sims-type game where you can play as MJ

Dan21278
Dan21278

@ Dynamo11 Partial setlist for Ubisoft's dancing, singing rhythm game also includes "Earth Song," "The Girl Is Mine," "Who Is It," "Workin' Day and Night." This means there will be MORE songs.

Dan21278
Dan21278

I wanna see Dirty Diana on Rock Band 3. You heard it first here.

WiiNut6493
WiiNut6493

Dynamo11 It says Incomplete Setlist not Complete. Dirty Dianaa better be on there.....

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Only 7 songs?! Where's the rest?

Just-Adam
Just-Adam

Thumbs up if you've played Michael Jackson's Moonwalker on the Genesis :D

BlackAce15
BlackAce15

they did say its the incomplete list so we'll see....

djman24us
djman24us

Its like Moonwalker on crack.....

mightEone
mightEone

They went with Micheal Jackson and only picked 7 songs? I could write a paragraph worth of good songs from him.

Mamba219
Mamba219

...there is zero question that I'm going to get this, but I really hope it doesn't turn into some nutty thing where they only put out a few of the killer songs, and then milk it. No Michael Jackson dance collection would be complete without Smooth Criminal, Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough, Thriller, and Black or White...

Dagamemonkey
Dagamemonkey

Is that ALL for Michael Jackson? Geez if it is.

Darthmalo
Darthmalo

would've loved "dirty diana"

SuperNonHuman
SuperNonHuman

I am SOOOO FREAKING glad that "WHO IS IT" has made it to the list. Its one of the best MJ songs - Very underrated! The beat is awesome, and believe it or not, you can have amazing dance moves on it (I have made some myself, as I am a choreographer)

HUNTER-VENOM
HUNTER-VENOM

Kinect will have the best version of this hands down if there's no lag.

otanikun
otanikun

I'm as big a fan of MJ as the next person, but a game?

luffy11234
luffy11234

of course the ps2 dosent get a copy

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

This may been a good use for Move and Kinect? I like MJ so I might give it a whirl.

gnbfd
gnbfd

TBH I would've prefered a Michael Jackson: Rock Band But that's just me I guess...

Dan21278
Dan21278

More reason to buy it. I LOVE beat it it's one of my fav MJ songs. We miss you so much RIP Micheal!