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Ubisoft prepares Michael Jackson dance game

Ubisoft is to release a performance game based on the music and dancing of Michael Jackson.

Proving once again that the King of Pop can generate more cash for his 'estate' dead than alive, Ubisoft will release the Xbox 360 game which uses Microsoft's Kinect (the controller formerly known as Project Natal) will feature music and dance moves from Jackson's incredible career.

"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," said a spokesman for the Jackson money machine. "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."

Move-compatible PS3 and Wii versions are also planned. Fat kids everywhere will be pretending to moonwalk by Christmas 2010.

Jackson sold 750 million records worldwide, had 13 No.1 singles and died a lonely, drug-addicted mess surrounded by people who were too engrossed in milking the cash cow to notice that he needed help.

We confess that we envisaged a Michael Jackson game to be a sort of Mr Potato Head-style mix-and-match facial features sort 'em up. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case.