Rumor: Michael Jackson Stars In Upcoming Mystery Game

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Rumor: Michael Jackson Stars In Upcoming Mystery Game

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Nearly 20 years after he first made the leap to the videogame world in 1990's Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, the King of Pop is rumored to be working on (and starring in) a mysterious new game.

MJJ Productions, the wing of Jackson's financial empire dedicated to pursuing multimedia ventures, is crafting the as yet unnamed title, according to Dutch gaming site 9Lives.

The extent of Jackson's involvement with the actual development process is not known, though the rumor does mention that his likeness will appear in the game.

Gamers -- specifically Sega fans -- will recall that this is far from the first time the singer has entered the realm of gaming. Not only did Jackson star in Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (the finest Final Fight clone to feature Bubbles The Chimp), he also made surprisingly lengthy cameo appearances in classic Dreamcast rhythm game Space Channel 5, and Midway's arcade-style pugilism simulator Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2.

So far, no pricing or release date info has been offered for the unnamed title. While this is unsurprising given the "Rumor" characterization we established in the headline, it should also be noted that the mystery game also currently lacks a genre, or any sort of word on what the gameplay might be like.

Until we see some solid evidence that this thing exists, I won't be holding my breath. Well, except when we're around the Elephant Man's bones.

It's like he doesn't even wash them!

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HHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

*crotch grab*

If this is real, I will get this if only for the hilarity value.

i heard it was moon walker 2

Okie dokie!

Moon Walker was one of the most awesome games of my childhood... Any MJ game half as good as that would be epic.

I guess it will be a mystery game that poses the question "where did mike hide the child" hehe,but i hope it will be a shooter where you are mike and you have limited time to fight enemies as your face would be melting!

nah im not flaming im just joking,tho sleeping with kids in neverland is bad

I wonder if it'll be like a puzzle game, like "Pick the lock" or "evade the creepy pervert". Obvious as that "he's creepy, and has been so for a long damn time" reference may be, there is still the confusion of why anyone would enjoy a Michael Jackson game. Even hard-core fans wouldn't buy a video game based on a singer who's career peaked a long ti-...Guitar Hero Aerosmith sold how many copies?
Dammit, it's probably going to go outsell Gears >:I

But all confusion and horror aside, it will be interesting to see what they do with it.

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker. Holding A to dance the bosses to death was the best part of that game.

EDIT: I guess thats not true. Rescuing little children from closets and trunks of cars and then seeing him on the news years later for certain acts with children is the best part. Is there irony somewhere in there?

c'mon now, don't these guys remember what happened to the last rape game that tried to get published.... be realistic there, fellas.. oh wait...

I wouldn't mind playing as MJ as long as the game was good :)

Wow, a mystery game. "Who touched little Timmy?" Oh I know! Game over... Though if we then get to follow his prison career then hell yes.

Who still cares about micheal jackson besides eastern europeans and the japanese?

Also if its moonwalker 2 we better get to play as the car and the robot.

I really couldn't care less about this.

It's gonna be called Kid Dicarus. ... sorry I couldn't resist. :)

AH HEEE HEEEE!

-Jon
-Creator of Apocalypse Lane.

As the Great Yahtzee said in his review of the original "Gay".

Minus the kids and the Jesus juice.

Plants vs Zombies 2?

The most horrifying creature to ever grace a video game? I think so. Let me guess...he'll be perpetually touching little children. Come to think of it, make it a game about converting people to Catholicism, Jackson and a Priest could go around the world, like the Super Adventurer's Club from South Park.

Morne

I really don't want to know what the mystery is!

Michael Jackson's moonwalker is a very cool game actually.

NoMoreSanity:
As the Great Yahtzee said in his review of the original "Gay".

This is the great Yahtzee that also said numerical scores were a bad move? (48%)

The_root_of_all_evil:

NoMoreSanity:
As the Great Yahtzee said in his review of the original "Gay".

This is the great Yahtzee that also said numerical scores were a bad move? (48%)

He was drunk. Don't question it!

So is this a zombie shooter, or a rape simulator?

Seriously though, Michael Jackson would be epic in a Street-fighter'esque style fighting game (just so long as you used Black Michael Jackson, and not White Michael Jackson).

NoMoreSanity:
As the Great Yahtzee said in his review of the original "Gay".

His contemporary seems to disagree with him. Most awesome thing he's ever seen.

The_root_of_all_evil:

NoMoreSanity:
As the Great Yahtzee said in his review of the original "Gay".

This is the great Yahtzee that also said numerical scores were a bad move? (48%)

This is the great Yahtzee who is a complete and utter hypocrite. Check out his old comic strip - its pretty much a textbook example of what he condemned other webcomics for being.

A mystery game? Whats the mystery? Child got raped? Sound fitting for MJ.

Anyway, this sounds like a horrible idea and nothing but a rumor.

Cool.

Well, if today's report of his death is true, guess it's zombie shooter after all...

Khell_Sennet:
Well, if today's report of his death is true, guess it's zombie shooter after all...

I feel like an asshole for laughing at that.

sgtshock:

Khell_Sennet:
Well, if today's report of his death is true, guess it's zombie shooter after all...

I feel like an asshole for laughing at that.

and so you should

sgtshock:

Khell_Sennet:
Well, if today's report of his death is true, guess it's zombie shooter after all...

I feel like an asshole for laughing at that.

I laughed at that to so your no the only one going to hell lol.

sgtshock:

Khell_Sennet:
Well, if today's report of his death is true, guess it's zombie shooter after all...

I feel like an asshole for laughing at that.

Don't worry, so did I.
Or some sort of atmospheric survival horror with Jacko as a recurring enemy. You see a shadow flit backwards across the beams, and hear a faint 'ow!'. And defecate.

sgtshock:

Khell_Sennet:
Well, if today's report of his death is true, guess it's zombie shooter after all...

I feel like an asshole for laughing at that.

Yeah, I'll put myself in that category too...

Well this is going to be shelved for a long while, at best.

A Shame his only video game legacy is left with the original Moonwalker then :-(

And then he died.

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