Moonwalking just like Michael Jackson will soon be possible for everyone with the launch later this سال of the first video game dedicated to the سٹار, ستارہ since his death last year.
A game, developed under the watchful eye of Jackson's beneficiaries سے طرف کی French video game titan Ubisoft, will teach players to master the King of Pop's most famous dance moves.
Named "Michael Jackson: The Experience", the game is being produced سے طرف کی Ubisoft's French editor in his studios in Montpellier and Montreal with a team of around 200 people.
The version for the Wii console, which has been seen سے طرف کی AFP, sets the tone right from the start with background موسیقی from the star's many hit songs. In total there will be between 25 and 30 available in the final version.
In the early 1990s, Jackson was the سٹار, ستارہ of a video game adapted from his 1988 "Moonwalker" film which involved players fighting supposed enemies of the star.
This game, however, invites the player to try to اقدام like Jackson with points awarded for the most successful.
"We have looked at hundreds of hours of video and collaborated with choreographers, notably Travis Payne, who was involved in the preparation for the "This Is It" tour," for which Jackson was preparing at the time of his death, کہا creative director Alkis Argyriadis.
Respect for the work of the singer, who sold مزید than 750 million albums worldwide and had 13 No. 1 singles, is guaranteed سے طرف کی a firm managing the interests of Jackson's beneficiaries including his three children, with whom Ubisoft is in contact.
"The attention to detail even extends to the length of the hem on the trousers.... (and) the famous white glove," کہا producer Abdelhak Elguess.
Some Jackson moves have, nonetheless, had to be modified to give players a realistic chance of replicating them, according to Argyriadis.
"Not everyone can dance as well as he could," he added.
A "dance school" made up of ویڈیوز sets out his choreographies so that players can familiarise themselves with his body language.
The less gifted can take the role of one of Jackson's dancers.
Stephane Vallet, of Ubisoft Europe, کہا it takes "around two years to conceive a game" so the game was apparently already in the pipeline before Jackson died.
Of the consoles, the game can be played on Nintendo's DS and Sony's Playstation 2 portable and will be available from November 23 in the United States and two days later in Europe and Asia.
But consumers will have to wait until the start of 2011 for Playstation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360.