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UBISOFT ANNOUNCES MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO GAME

June 14, 2010

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Publisher Partners with The Estate of Michael Jackson for Ultimate Performance Experience

Los Angeles – June 14, 2010 – Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of an interactive performance-based video game, inspired by the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  The game is family entertainment at its best and will provide an interactive experience that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing.  The upcoming game will include the most famous tracks from Michael Jackson's extensive catalogue such as Beat It and Billie Jean, as well as an array of his awe-inspiring dance moves for players to learn and emulate within the game. Additionally, fans will be able to sing along and test their vocal skills while immersed in the performance.

Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and the most popular global icons of all time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture. During his extraordinary career Jackson sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award. His album "Thriller" is the world's best-selling album of all time with more than 110 million copies sold.

"Michael always pushed every limit when it came to technology to give his fans unforgettable entertainment experiences, whether it involved his videos, his recordings or his concerts.  Now, with this interactive product, we have the chance to bring Michael, the artist, into households around the world in a perfect match of Michael's artistry and the family entertainment which he always highly valued.  Kids, their parents, extended family members and friends will now have an opportunity to all come together and experience Michael's music and dance in an innovative, exciting and fun way," said John Branca, co-executor for The Estate of Michael Jackson.

Added Michael Jackson Estate Co-Executor John McClain: "No artist can energize a dance floor in the spirit of fun like Michael Jackson. His God-given gifts for music and dance are something new generations of fans will appreciate even more.  This game is a natural extension of what he would be doing today to raise his artistry to even greater heights for his fans of all generations. It is a game that the entire family can experience and enjoy together and this is something that would please Michael tremendously."

"We're delighted to have the opportunity to develop a game based on the songs and moves of one of the world's most incredible performers of all time," said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. "We expect the game to bring Michael Jackson fans, families and friends together with the energetic song and dance of The King of Pop."

The game will be available for "Project Natal" for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 system with PlayStation®Move support, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo's Wii&tm; system and Nintendo DS&tm; handheld system, for holiday 2010.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2009-10 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 871 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

 

Comments (146)

The only thing I saw in “Beat It” choreography right now is that Michael wasn't stepping in to calm down those macho men! I never saw the other dancers when Michael was in concert or in videos, only he caught my sight, always! I Can anyone blame me?
I miss that Michael! Do you remember what you've said it would happen on stage during “Beat It” on “This Is It” concert?
"I'm gonna take off the jacket and kick it, and beat it, and beat it
and we're gonna burn it.
The jacket's gonna be too hot.
It's gonna be on fire.
Lights out! Let it burn!"
I can't forget a word...I miss you,
L-O-V-E,
Michaela

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To my dearest Michael, I can't believe it is coming up to the one year anniversary of when you left this world. I'm not going to lie it has been a real hard year. You were so loved by so many. You will forever be in our hearts until we all see you again.So many people have left this earth to be with you. and yet others still crying when your music is played,you really have touched the lives of alot of people and you were truly special. You are sadly missed but you will never be forgotten.R.I.P. with all my LOVE.

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Ooh , I cant wait, I always thought that they would come up with some kind of game. When are we getting a United States Postal MJ stamp? Folks go over to http://www.steveharvey.com, and vote MJ the best musician of the past couple of decades.

IreneLovesMichael
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MJ - I'll see you on Monday, 6/21 in LA - June 25th - 1st Anniversary
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Hi Mike,
My Heart is racing a Mile a Minute as I try to get ready for my LA trip on Monday, 6/21 to Monday, 6/28 too visit you at Forest Lawn on Friday, 6/25/10 - 1st Anniversary of being GONE TOO SOON TO HEAVEN! I'm Very Excited and Blessed that I can go as a B-Day treat to myself but I'm getting very Nervous at the same time MJ. It's going to be SO BITTERSWEET in LA next week!
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Micheal the ENTIRE WORLD SITLL LOVES AND MISSES YOU SO MUCH and WE ALL CAN'T BELIEVE it's going to be a full year since you left us on Earth for Heaven in God's Loving Arms!
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I can't wait to meet the other FANS from Across the GLOBE, WORLD coming to LA to pay their respects! I'll see you soon MJ! I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER!!
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XOXOXO - MJ,
IreneLovesMichael
A DEVOTED MJ FAN FOREVER, FOR ALL TIMES, Bloomfield, NJ

I am not a video game person, never play video games but i guess now i will be Smiling and will need to buy everything for love of my king.

Great, amazing, lovely....I just look more and more items to buy that represent the king of pop. We are so proud of you king. thank you for being the amazing person. Love you and miss you so much every moment in my life. god bless michael jackson

great

Tops my christmas list. Long live the King of Pop!