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pdp-epicmickey At E3, Performance Designed Products (PDP) unveiled some of its offerings for late this year which includes custom licensed controllers for Disney’s ‘TRON Evolution’ for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii as well as what is reported to be a TRON-themed iPad case complete with light-up elements.

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Patent Watch: Disney’s World of Color, Dance Ring Video Game

Disney's fluid effects apparatusWe have a couple of interesting patent applications from Disney Enterprises to share with you today, although the first one up, arguably the more interesting of the two, is not the lightest read imagineable.

Probably the most difficult aspect of digesting this patent application is that all the talk of water constantly makes us need to visit the bathroom, but out of jest, it appears that this could be some of the technology behind the new World of Color show at Disney California Adventure.

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E3: New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned’ Screenshots, Trailer Released

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the DamnedDisney Interactive has released the following game trailer and screenshots from its upcoming release Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned (February 1, 2011).

Armada of the Damned is an entirely new experience within the Pirates of the Caribbean universe. The game takes place before the events of the blockbuster films. Players will take on the role of a pirate and embark on epic land and sea adventures. Numerous moral and character choices will need to be made that affect their character and the original story within the world. Players will explore a massive open world while fighting enemies, mystical creatures and Mother Nature, both to gain experience and stay alive. Supernatural elements familiar to the Pirates of the Caribbean world will also affect their character’s story and influence their choices.

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E3: New ‘Epic Mickey’ Screenshots, Teaser Trailer Released

115977577-bcd52f6a10a4c776cc922c1c1d11a5fd.4c17c6a8-full In honor of the upcoming Epic Mickey game exclusively for the Nintendo Wii from Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studios, Disney has released several new screenshots as well as the following teaser trailer (look out for what appears to be the Partners statue — with a twist).

The game will allow the player to explore the cartoon wasteland as Mickey Mouse, using the Wii remote as either a paintbrush or paint thinner, respectively creating or erasing items in the game with promises of changing the gameplay based on the player’s choices.

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E3: Square Enix Announces ‘Kingdom Hearts 3D’ for Nintendo 3DS

Kingdom Hearts 3D for Nintendo 3DSWith absolutely no game description, no release date, no game rating and no game title, Square Enix has confirmed that it plans to release a 3D chapter in the Kingdom Hearts series for the Nintendo 3DS, the new portable gaming device that introduces 3D gameplay without the need for glasses.

During a presentation for the new game platform, Nintendo of America also announced that it has reached agreements with multiple studios to release 3D films for playback on the platform, including Walt Disney Studios. Disney’s Tangled was used, in part, to help demonstrate the new product.

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ESPN and Microsoft Announce Exclusive Content Deal for Xbox Live Subscribers

ESPN today announced a collaboration with Microsoft, exclusive within the game console category, to introduce the ultimate interactive experience for sports fans.  The deal will bring ESPN3.com’s live events, ESPN.com’s video-on-demand clips and sports highlights and other interactive features to the Xbox 360 console.

Beginning in November, Xbox LIVE Gold members who receive their Internet connection from an affiliated service provider will have access to more than 3,500 live, global events every year via ESPN3.com – ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network – including college basketball, college football and bowl games, MLB, NBA, international soccer, tennis including all four Grand Slam tournaments, golf majors and more.  Fans will also be able to replay sports and events with full DVR control, pull up current scores on-demand while watching the game and easily switch between events and see what the most popular games are in the Xbox LIVE community in real time.

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Disney Interactive Announces ‘Disney Sing It: Party Hits,’ ‘Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales’

'Disney Sing It: Party Hits' from Disney InteractiveDisney Interactive Studios today announced Disney Sing It: Party Hits, the latest title in the company’s popular video-based karaoke series. The game is expected to be available in summer 2010 for the Wii™ and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems. Living up to its name, Disney Sing It: Party Hits is packed with current chart-busting party-starting anthems from the biggest names in pop music.

“The Disney Sing It franchise built its immense following by consistently providing the songs teens and tweens want to sing, and Disney Sing It: Party Hits continues that trend,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “With the addition of Demi Lovato as an in-game vocal coach, fans will also get the real-world benefit of improving their skills by learning proper vocal training from a pro.”

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Disney Books, Music and Videos Being Released During Week of June 13

Here’s look at some of the Disney-related books, movies and audio CDs being released this week. Please note that this list is automatically generated and information is not guaranteed by this site.

A Busy Day (Available Tuesday, June 15 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com)

Soar to infinity and beyond with this exciting novelty book that features Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang!  Readers can lift-the-flaps to help Woody and his pals meet the new toys, slide the windows to see the little green aliens making pizza, touch Rex’s scaly dinosaur skin, and much more! Young fans will love discovering all the fun tactile elements of this busy Toy Story 3 day!

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Disney Interactive to Release ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ for Nintendo DS

'Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue' for Nintendo DS by Disney InteractiveDisney Interactive Studios has announced that Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue is in development for Nintendo DS™. The game will further immerse players into the Disney Fairies franchise with new online connectivity features linked to the Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow virtual world from Disney Online.

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue takes players outside of Pixie Hollow for the first time in this exciting franchise,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Fans will be able to experience the excitement of Summer on the Mainland and team up with fairy friends in this all new action-adventure.”

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‘Club Penguin Game Day’ Announced Exclusively for Nintendo Wii

'Club Penguin Game Day!' for Nintendo Wii by Disney InteractiveDisney Interactive Studios today announced Club Penguin Game Day! is being developed exclusively for Wii. Scheduled for release this September, Club Penguin Game Day! will mark the franchise’s video game console debut.

Based on the snow-covered virtual world that’s captivated millions around the globe, Club Penguin Game Day! will delve into the environment, characters and storylines of the online playground of Club Penguin like never before. The game will include innovative ways to connect with ClubPenguin.com and new, interactive mini-games to challenge and engage the whole family.

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