E3 2011: Michael Jackson: The Experience thrilling 3DS, Vita

Ubisoft confirms new portable installments featuring 15 songs from The King of Pop's solo career coming this holiday.


LOS ANGELES--The dance game genre is becoming a big moneymaker for Ubisoft. However, beyond announcing Just Dance 3, the publisher didn't have much to say about it during its 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference yesterday. However, that doesn't mean the publisher is dropping the rhythm genre (like it's hot).

The King of Pop knew a thing or two about tapping to the beat.
The King of Pop knew a thing or two about tapping to the beat.

Today, Ubisoft said that it would be bringing handheld versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience to the 3DS and Vita this holiday season. The title will include 15 songs from The King of Pop's prolific solo career, as well as an equal number of settings designed with inspiration from Jackson's music videos. Ubisoft gave as examples the graveyard from "Thriller," the palace from "Remember the Time," and the nightclub from "Smooth Criminal."

As for gameplay, Ubisoft said that players will use each system's tactile inputs to match choreographed elements onscreen. Bonus content, such as Jackson's signature white glove, will be unlocked as players progress. Ubisoft also said that the game will include three difficulty settings.

For an idea of what to expect, check out Ubisoft's first trailer for the 3DS version of Michael Jackson: The Experience below.

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