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New Michael Jackson Video Game for Xmas

6/14/2010 9:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson is still on the cutting edge of technology -- TMZ has learned the King of Pop is set to star in a new revolutionary video game ... and the people in charge of MJ's estate are totally on board.

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The game -- currently untitled -- will essentially be "dance karaoke" ... which means gamers will see Michael Jackson dancing on screen and will then be challenged to imitate his moves.

The game will be available on multiple platforms including Wii and Xbox 360. The Xbox version will incorporate Microsoft's new Kinect motion capture technology -- which will allow the gamer to play without holding a controller.

Also in the Xbox version, the gamer will be judged based on full body movements. The game will process the movements and display the gamer's avatar on screen ... dancing right next to MJ.

And there's more -- the game also includes a karaoke feature, in which gamers can sing MJ songs like "Billie Jean" ... and even mess around with their voice thanks to an autotune feature.

The game is being developed by Ubisoft -- the same people behind Assassin's Creed and Ghost Recon -- and we're told Ubisoft properly secured permission from the MJ estate ... so it's all legit.

The game is scheduled to hit shelves sometime before Christmas.

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46.

mav    

hey finally they have a photo of michael dead!!

1503 days ago
47.

Trish    

@56 Thats funny. I'm sure MJ will be grabbing his nasty crotch too,

1503 days ago
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juney    

Just the Estate of MJ starting to make money! For themselves! The execs each get 5% of whatever $ is brought in; Estate has already made 1 billion since MJ passed, so do the math. There will be lots more to come from the Estate deal with Sony; however, be cautious as Michael was always at war with Sony; this deal was made with the devil.

1503 days ago
49.

bri22    

mj had a game before called Monnwalker.
for all those claiming exploitation and saying he wouldnt like this think again. He loved video games and im sure he would approve this project even if it made him no money because its entertaining and makes people happy.

1503 days ago
50.

lmk    

Hi Kooky remember me?

1503 days ago
51.

JessicaJacksonx    

Well, it's something new that way kids won't forget about him and his memory will carry on. The haters on this place, seriously. GET A LIFE. If you don't like this man, don't look at the news about him. You just show what complete retards you are. LOL, i'm gonna have 911 on speed dial cause something's gonna happen to me trying to imitate this man's moves(:

1503 days ago
52.

Jizzonnie    

That guy is already out of debt , just 1 year after death...




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1503 days ago
53.

george clooney    

Did he die? What is all this about? MJ is dead????

1503 days ago
54.

Glenda in Texas    

Michael Jackson is loved by millions all over the world.

1503 days ago
55.

Phreaky    

People forget, MJ had a huge amount of debt that needs to be paid off. There is nothing wrong with what the executors of his estate are doing. It's no different than what Priscilla Presley did for Elvis. His empire was nearly identical to MJ's when he passed away - and Priscilla turned it around and made it a huge empire. It's been written about before. If you don't think MJ deserved this kind of huge legacy, think of it as repayment to his kids for what they had to endure.

1503 days ago
56.

debi    

In the making of that ghost movie they showed how the skeleton was done by hooking up the markers to MJ while he danced. He seemed so psyched about it, this is an updated extension of that and will hopefully be loads of fun.

1503 days ago
57.

MJLover4Everz    

THATS FREEKIN AWSUM! WELL I KNO WAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS!LOL! NO..REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1503 days ago
58.

viviana    

And more $$$$$ from Michael.
to be continued
VULTURES!

1503 days ago
59.

angelmooner    

Michael Jackson is number one



www.chiakhoavang.net

1503 days ago
60.

And thats the truth    

I would bet that Michael children will probably be billionaires by the time they get their monies, especially Blanket. I will also bet that they would give up every penny just to have their dad back. All the monies in the world is not going to replace Michaels love for them.

1503 days ago
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