You really have to hand it to Disney Interactive Studios’ mobile games unit. It would have been quite acceptable enough to have simply released ‘Where’s My Water?’ and left it at that and it would still stand today as a shining example as to how mobile apps should be made.
Disney Interactive Studios today announced that it has released a new downloadable content (DLC) pack for ‘Disney Universe’ featuring characters from the Walt Disney classic, The Jungle Book. Players on Microsoft Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can now suit up with characters such as Mowgli, Shere Khan, King Louie, Bagheera and a baby elephant. Each costume is $.99 on PlayStation Network and 80 Microsoft points on MSN Live or the complete set is available for $2.99 and 240 Microsoft points on the respective console.
At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Microsoft released new details on the upcoming Xbox Kinect title, ‘Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure.’ Using KinectScan technology, players can scan themselves into the game and create a unique, custom avatar to enjoy the game. A new trailer for the game (below) was also released demonstrating how the KinectScan will be integrated into gameplay.
Based on several popular Disney/Pixar films (Up, Toy Story, The Incredible, Cars and Ratatouille), ‘Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure’ allows gamers to use both their bodies and their voice to solve play games and solve puzzles. A unique co-op play option will allow gamers to play with friends or to team up directly with one of the Disney/Pixar characters.
Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today that two more storybook app titles based on the original Marvel Origins series will join ‘The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story‘ app, which launched last month. The new titles, both narrated by comic book legend Stan Lee, include ‘Avengers Origins: Hulk’ and ‘Avengers Origins: Assemble!’ which will be available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch in February 2012.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) recently awarded Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure for the Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect a rating of E (everyone) for cartoon violence.
According to the description provided with the rating, ‘as players run, jump, race, and fly through “cartoony” landscapes, they sometimes engage in skirmishes with nearby characters (e.g., rats throwing tomatoes at a chef; superheroes hurling projectiles at a giant robot); some of these sequences are accompanied by crashing sounds and impact effects. In one brief cutscene, a missile is depicted colliding with a helicopter, resulting in a colorful explosion.’
As we announced yesterday, Disney Interactive did not disappoint when it introduced its third expansion to the amazingly popular ‘Where’s My Water?‘ app for Apple iOS and Android devices. In addition to the new chapter, ‘Stretched Thin,’ which introduces water balloons and new physics, Disney also released ‘Where’s My Water? Free‘ which features ten exclusive levels in addition to another ten levels being released over the course of ten days, beginning with yesterday. The campaign titled ’10 Days of Swampy’ leads into the New Year and will reward players who managed to Tri-Duck it with five of Swampy’s favorite levels from the premium version of the game.
Disney Mobile announced today that ‘Where’s My Water? Free’ is now available on the App Store for Apple iOS devices, Android Market and Amazon Appstore for Android. ‘Where’s My Water? Free’ features 25 exclusive levels, in addition to another two hidden levels.
Disney Mobile is also kicking off a special promotion, ‘The 10 Days of Swampy,’ in which for 10 days, beginning today, players can unlock a new level of the ‘Where’s My Water? Free’ app each day. Players who ‘Tri-Duck’ all of the new levels are immediately rewarded with ‘Swampy’s Picks,’ five of the best levels from the paid version of the game. In addition, players will be surprised with free wallpapers on January 1st, regardless of having completed the new levels.
Square Enix, Inc. and Square Enix Ltd., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, Europe and across PAL territories, today announced fans of the popular KINGDOM HEARTS series will be able to experience a new 3-D adventure next year with the North American and European release of Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] for the Nintendo 3DS.
The new game’s spectacular story promises to be a fun backdrop to the colorful cast of Disney characters making their 3-D debut on a handheld title. In addition to new worlds, Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] will feature never-before-seen gameplay elements for the series.
Only a month after its release, and just in time for the holidays, Amazon.com is now offering the top-selling and well-reviewed ‘Kinect Disneyland Adventures‘ for Microsoft Xbox with Kinect for just $24.99, representing a savings of 50% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
Harnessing the controller-free magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures will allow children and Disney fans of all ages to explore Disneyland park, enjoy immersive adventures based on popular attractions, engage in challenging quests, and interact with beloved Disney characters using their full bodies and voices, no controller required. Kinect: Disneyland Adventures is your ticket to the magical world of Disneyland through Kinect, right in your living room.
Following up on the success of their latest Disney title, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Microsoft today announced Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure is coming to the Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect and will be available on March 20, 2012.
Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure is described as an exciting racing adventure game and invites families and fans of all ages to experience the worlds of five beloved Disney/Pixar films like never before. Through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, families are invited to become part of one of five Disney/Pixar worlds and team up with characters from The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Cars and Toy Story to race against time and solve time-based challenges without setting foot (or wheel) out of the living room.