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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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61.

dizzy    

I'm sure all his family memebers (except Janet) will have more $$$$ than they ever did when he was alive....YIKESSSSSSSSSSSSS....We wouldn't want anyone to support and make their own $$$$$

1501 days ago
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The Netherlands    

Well i'm a gameplayer anyway, call of duty, modern warfare, gta so i buy this game immediately.
The only thing: I have to sing and dance? haha, that's funny! But i buy it anyway!!!!
Can't wait to see the game.



Miss you Michael!

1501 days ago
63.

Why oh Why?    

Did someone really think they would NOT cash in on him after his death??! Look at Presley and Monroe. Worth more dead than alive, just like Michael. There will be much more to come.

The people cashing in are the same people throwing out lots of "clues", keeping the interest up that MJ MIGHT be alive. Just a way to make more money for the estate and sadly so many people fall for it. By doing that, they are just feeding the leeches.



1501 days ago
64.

moni    

I think Michael would be very proud of this. These are the things which keep him, his talent and his fame alive in the mind of even the younger generations.

1501 days ago
65.

Osiris Reborn    

I heard there's a bonus game in which you get to battle schizo mothers who spread false accusations, money hungry lawyers, an abusive father, brothers who are leeches, and a hoard of enablers, and flakey fans who go from falling for the false allegations one minute, to claiming undying love after your death.



The Moonwalker game for the Sega Genesis was wicked cool, at least it was back in the day. But this upcoming one, I'll stick with my first person shooters.

1501 days ago
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electriczipper    

DOES IT COME WITH A BONUS EDITION OF WACKOS LAST DAYS,,AND WE GET TO PLAY DR MURRY....OR BETTER THE DOCTOR WHO DOES THE AUTOPSY,,,YIKES NOW THAT IS SICK I FEEL SOOO ASHAMED

1501 days ago
67.

juan lopez    

17. For those who mocked MJ, he did the most brilliant move of all time. Genius!! Now will he emerge or stay behind the scenes?



Posted at 5:51 PM on Jun 14, 2010 by really?



He is the brain/businessman behind all of the projects thats flourishing. Branca and McClain are the middlemen. "they" are doing Mikes bidding, and doing it very well, i might add. Mike is out in the open, he just isnt Michael Jackson any longer. remember... Michael Jackson "died". i seen something that suggest Mike loves to hide in plain sight. thats where he is free.

1501 days ago
68.

sonia    

I love you Michael.....

1501 days ago
69.

toki    

yesssss now all they need to do is have sega release the old sega genisis game MOONWALKER!!!!! NOW SOMEBODY PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS

1501 days ago
70.

grace    

MJ was a star, he was the king of pop.he should not be rejected by people that will never ever be as good at dancing or singing as him!



om talking about number 7 which says"crap, guess hes back."
i dont think its crap and alot of other people would agree with me!



M.J.R
that stands for'micheal jackson rocks!'
latas!!!

1501 days ago
71.

jonny v    

Michael Jackson's dead? Wot you talkin' 'bout Willis??

1501 days ago
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mumble2005    

PLEASE !!! PLEASEE !!! DO NOT ENCOURAGE "UBISOFT" they went to several countries and asked for income reductions and then when they gor it left... They're a buch of exploiters...!!!! MJ would never want this !

1501 days ago
73.

Drew    

It's Michael's dream come true. Countless children will be playing with him.

1501 days ago
74.

mjfanalways    

I LOVE YOU MICHAEL.MISS YOU LOTS ANGEL.LOVE AND HUGS SWEETHEART.

1501 days ago
75.

electriczipper    

doing the moonwalk was not even his move..some other guy taught him how to do it..geeezzzzz

1501 days ago
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