Wii gamers get sparkly glove with new Jacko title

Ubisoft says it will give those who preorder the Wii version of the upcoming game the Michael Jackson Experience free Jacko-style gloves.

I can dance this well, I just don't like showing off. Matt Hickey/CNET

Those looking forward to the Michael Jackson Experience , raise your hand. Now put a rhinestone-bedazzled glove on it.

Ubisoft says it's giving those who preorder the game--it launches for the Wii, PSP, and DS on November 23 and other platforms later--a holiday gift. Yep, it's a glove just like the one Jacko was famous for wearing the night he introduced the world to the Moonwalk.

It's a free extra for those who preorder the Wii version only, and the company isn't raising the cost of the Wii version to make up for it. The price will stay at around $50.

The game will "provide an interactive experience that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and relive his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing," Ubisoft said in a release announcing the upcoming title earlier this year. It "will include the most famous tracks from Michael Jackson's extensive catalog...as well as an array of his awe-inspiring dance moves for players to learn and emulate within the game."

And now here's a video of the performance that changed pop music forever. You're welcome.

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