Usher perfroms as the game Dance Central 3 is introduced during the Microsoft Xbox press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Galen Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles

*Usher gave a surprise performance of his hit “Scream” to launch “Dance Central 3” on Kinect for Xbox 360, Monday at Microsoft’s E3 press conference.


The latest game in the dance series from Harmonix Music Systems and Microsoft Studios includes today’s music and classic hits such as “The Hustle,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As part of the game, Usher choreographed dance routines to his “Scream” and “OMG,” and participated in a motion capture shoot to bring the moves to the game.

“Here was an opportunity to get closer to my fans,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “This was a chance to teach them how to dance in a very fun and recreational way.”

Explaining that this was his first experience with motion capture, he added, “It’s really cool to see how this works and how much detail goes into it…  I really think the technology is amazing, to be able to track your entire body. I was really blown away. I had to be a part of this.”

He views these capabilities as a “wave of the future … Kinect allows you to be a part of it.”

Usher’s upcoming album, “Looking 4 Myself,” is due on June 12.