Black Eyed Peas getting experienced on Wii, Kinect

Ubisoft publishing new dancing game based on pop-rap group; Ubisoft Quebec handling Wii version, Lips dev working on Xbox 360 edition.

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Dance games have proven a boon to Ubisoft, with Just Dance and Michael Jackson: The Experience proving to be best sellers for the publisher. Now, the company has announced a new dance-game project with another chart-topping act. Over the weekend, the publisher revealed it is currently working on The Black Eyed Peas Experience with members of the eponymous pop-rap quartet.

The Black Eyed Peas are getting experienced on the Wii and Kinect.

"Ubisoft has both redefined and dominated the dance category in the video game industry and we can't wait to be part of taking that to the next level by infusing an experience that's 100 percent authentic to The Black Eyed Peas," said Peas lead singer will.i.am in a statement provided to USA Today. He and the rest of the members of the group--apl.de.ap, Fergie, and Taboo--are lending their likenesses to the game and are currently doing motion-capture work for the title.

Though no release window was set for The Black Eyed Peas Experience, the game was announced for the Wii and Xbox 360's Kinect motion-sensing system. Development of the former version will take place at Ubisoft Quebec, while work on the latter edition is being done by iNiS, the shop behind Lips and Elite Beat Agents. Both versions of the game will let players dance along to the Peas' catalog of hits and will also feature a singing component.

The rhythm genre has proven a lucrative one for Ubisoft. The Just Dance series has sold over 10 million units since premiering with 2009's tepidly reviewed original. That game was followed by the much-improved Just Dance 2, which has sold 5 million copies. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier this month, the company announced Just Dance 3 was in development for the Wii, PlayStation Move, and Xbox 360, the latter version also using the Kinect.

For more on The Black Eyed Peas Experience, visit the game's official website.

Discussion

28 comments
anthonycg
anthonycg

I haven't laughed this much since "Six Flags The Game."

mustained13
mustained13

To quote Battlefield 2, "No way, man".

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Yet again. A superb use of kinect right there.

dstv
dstv

Looks like people just can't get enough milked music games

SaibotF8
SaibotF8

They are the worst thing to happen to "music" since pop radio.

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

Ugh......the music game industry needs to include some indie music.

holtrocks
holtrocks

@Thatsmypunk lol you saw that too. but cmon they can't sound good live just all the autotune, now talentless is the new talented.

holtrocks
holtrocks

@Thatsmypunk lol you saw that too. but cmon they can't sound good live just all the autotune, now talentless is the new talented.

mustained13
mustained13

The Black Eyed Peas are actually Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's kids sent from the future.

happynoodleboy7
happynoodleboy7

So this is the state of the music genre post-Guitar Hero, huh?

stziggy
stziggy

Is there a segment where you get to blow the Super Bowl?

servb0ts
servb0ts

Urbs Kick Ass I hope this hits PS3.

-Saigo-
-Saigo-

This will go straight to the bargain bin.

gnbfd
gnbfd

I'm guessing there's going to be 0 songs representing Behind the Front and Bridging the Gap right? Man I loved the Black Eyed Peas before Fergie joined the group. I mean Elephunk was pretty good too, but after that they've been on a very, very fast downward spiral. Not that it matters, because all it's doing is making them richer =\

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

This is going to be an awkward purchase for some.

vadicta
vadicta

It'll be like Dance Central, but in reverse: The less you match the moves on the screen and the more horribly you preform the higher your score goes.

VivaLaChuckness
VivaLaChuckness

Oh god... Get ready for some over-autotuned voices and talentless people that think they're making music, but are really making headaches.

PoindeJ
PoindeJ

The studio behind Elite Beat Agents is working on the Kinect version? As a Wii owner, I'm actually kinda jealous. Not that I'll get this game anyway.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Lending their likenesses... LOL They should lend their likeness to the shadowy back door at the end of the hall, because that's where their career went years ago, and where it belonged far before that.

okassar
okassar

This game is a bad idea, but Generic Dude get off your high horse bro. You cannot judge someone's intelligence based on the music he/she listens to. Derp people who aren't like me shouldn't have babies derp.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Black Eyed Peas are really terrible. Like objectively terrible. I worry that people who listen to this band are out there driving automobiles and voting and such.