Put those sequined gloves away MJ fans, Ubisoft has delayed two of the five versions of the Michael Jackson-based game which was unveiled at E3 2010. The French publisher announced today that the PlayStation Move and Xbox 360 Kinect versions of The Michael Jackson Experience will now ship in “early 2011.” The Wii, DS, and PSP editions will ship on November 23 in North America and the 25th in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
The Michael Jackson Experience will include a number of Jackson’s best-known songs, including “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.” The console versions of the game will challenge gamers to keep up with dance moves and sing along at the same time, emulating the style of the late performer.
The Michael Jackson Experience won’t be the first game to feature the so-called “King of Pop.” He was featured in the hit game Moonwalker, which debuted in arcades but was eventually changed and ported platforms such as the Amiga, Commodore 64, MSX, and Sega Genesis. The Genesis version is currently available on Wii’s Virtual Console. He also made an appearance in the 2000 Dreamcast rhythm game Space Channel 5 as the character Space Michael.
Is anyone out there disappointed by this news or did you even know this game was being made?