Parents, hide your vases and horse statues, you are about to receive a midi-chlorian infestation of the highest order. Just published today is a US Patent application titled ‘Immersive Storytelling Environment’ (US20140080109) and it’s a pretty amazing read. While the Disney buzzwords STORY and IMMERSIVE are generally reserved for the Disney theme parks, it appears as though Walt Disney Imagineering is now aiming for the home market.
It’s deceptively simple. It’s deceptively hard. And it’s blatantly addictive. It is ‘Lost Light,’ the newest mobile app game from Disney Interactive and Creature Feep, the studio behind ‘Where’s My Water?’ and other original properties for Disney, now available for Apple iOS and Android devices.
The third and final wave of power discs for the first generation of ‘Disney Infinity’ will be released on April 1, 2014, the same day that the ‘Phineas & Ferb’ Toybox Set is scheduled to be released. This news comes via a new listing for the blind packs on DisneyStore.com.
The third series will consist of just fifteen discs rather than the usual twenty as five of the 10 discs sold by Toys ‘R’ Us will in fact remain exclusive to them. The discs are expected to include: Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat, Violet’s Force Field, Rapunzel’s Healing, Chernabog’s Power, Wall-E’s Fire Extinguisher, Toy Story Mania Blaster, Dragon Firework Cannon, Tantor, Phillipe, Angus, Dr. Calico’s Helicopter, Cruella De Vil’s Car, Wall-E’s Collection, Buy n Large Atmosphere and Disney Parks Parking Lot Tram.
Disney Interactive has issued a notice that it is seeking males and females of 18 years of age and older to participate in a playtest for a new mobile game currently being developed. Because of the game’s nature, the opportunity is offered to anyone who is deemed eligible regardless of geographic location. All that is needed to be considered is an eligible mobile device and a commitment to play at least 30 minutes between the dates of January 21 and February 11.
As an incentive, Disney will be providing each selected participant with a $20 Visa gift card upon completion of the playtest.
Earlier today, Nintendo America announced its initial plans for its Nintendo 3DS portable gaming platform for 2014. Among the titles announced is ‘Disney Magical World’ which is slated to be available both in-store as well as through the Nintendo eShop beginning April 11.
According to Nintendo, ‘Disney Magical World’ is a new game featuring dozens of Disney characters in a variety of Disney-themed worlds. Players can customize their characters with hundreds of Disney-themed outfits and accessories, all while managing a café, planting crops and collecting Disney character cards. Players help different characters solve problems or find missing items.
Much as it did with the Blu-ray release of Monsters University, bundling either a Mike Wazowski or Randall Boggs ‘Disney Infinity’ figure along with the 2D version of the film, Walmart has announced it will do the same with Frozen when it releases on March 18, 2014. Although no image is currently available (see the Monsters University items as a sample), separate listings for pre-orders have been put up for both Anna and Elsa.
Earlier today, we shared official release dates for several upcoming ‘Disney Infinity’ figures including Phineas, Agent P, Sorcerer Mickey and others that had previously been sold as exclusives at various retailers.
However, while most retailers will have to wait until April 1, 2014 to sell the ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Toy Box Pack, GameStop has announced it will be selling the pack exclusively beginning March 14, 2014. The toy box pack (pictured here) features both the Phineas and Agent P (/aka/ Perry the Platypus) figures as well as the ‘Phineas and Ferb’ texture set and skydome power discs.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for December 26, 2013 Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at Disney Store. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Disney Store in another window. Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability.
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|Vanellope Figure – Disney Infinity — Pre-Order – $12.99 |
She speeds, she swerves, she glitches! Vanellope heats up the track or uses her Cherry Bomb; she melts the competition like chocolate on a hot day. Ladies and gentlemen – start your engines! A Disney Infinity game figure.
|Anna Figure – Disney Infinity — Pre-Order – $12.99 |
No one’s freezing our brave, warm-hearted Anna! With her determination, courage, climbing hook and shovel swing, neither icy mountains nor a monster snowman can stop her. She gives a peak performance every time!
|Agent P Figure – Disney Infinity — Pre-Order – $12.99 |
Where’s Perry? Join the clever platypus on secret spy missions, as he uses his Flying Fedora and Platypus Pummel to trounce trouble makers wherever they lurk. Doofenshmirtz and evil doers beware! A Disney Infinity game figure.
|Elsa Figure – Disney Infinity — Pre-Order – $12.99 |
Brrrr! When the action gets hot, chill out with Elsa. She has the power to put the freeze on anyone with her cold shoulder or Freeze Ball. Villains better cool it or they could become villain-sicles. A Disney Infinity game figure.
|Disney Infinity Phineas and Ferb Toy Box Pack – Phineas and Agent P — Pre-Order – $29.99 |
Expand your Disney Infinity Toy Box experience with the Phineas and Ferb Toy Box Pack featuring Disney Infinity Figures for Phineas and Agent P. Use the Power Discs to customize your entire Toy Box to the world of Phineas and Ferb.
|Phineas Figure – Disney Infinity — Pre-Order – $12.99 |
Hook up with Phineas for fast and innovative moves with his Tuck ‘n’ Roll and Baseball Shooter. The action and excitement are as endless as summer. The question is – how inventive are YOU? A Disney Infinity game figure.
|Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Figure – Disney Infinity — Pre-Order – $12.99 |
Feeling mischievous? Join Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey’s spellbinding high jinks. With his magic sweep and bursts, he’s got more moves under his Sorcerer’s hat than a wizard in a wand shop. Abracadabra!
|Rapunzel Figure – Disney Infinity — Pre-Order – $12.99 |
Don’t let Rapunzel’s long hair fool you! The feisty dreamer isn’t letting anyone stand in her way. She has a cast iron skillet – and she knows how to swing it! Thugs and villains better duck – ouch! A Disney Infinity game figure.
|Wreck-it Ralph Figure – Disney Infinity — Pre-Order – $12.99 |
Bash, crash and smash with Wreck-it Ralph. Help the powerhouse bring down the house – or anything else in his way – with his huge fists and high-powered Cherry Bomb. Eat brick dust – bad guys! A Disney Infinity game figure.
|Disney Infinity Wreck-it Ralph Toy Box Pack – Wreck-it Ralp and Vanellope — Pre-Order – $29.99 |
Expand your Disney Infinity Toy Box fun with the Wreck-it Ralph Toy Box Pack featuring Disney Infinity Figures for Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope. Use the Power Discs to customize your Toy Box to the world of Sugar Rush.
Square Enix and Disney Interactive Studios have just released a new game trailer as well as screens from their upcoming title, ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX,’ available exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3 console in 2014. The trailer comes from the Jump Festa event in Japan and features fan-favorite characters like Sora, Roxas, Riku and Naminé alongside the Disney cast including Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Hercules, King Mickey, Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) and others – now in stunning high-definition graphics.
Disney Interactive, in association with its LucasArts division and Area 52, today announced that ‘Star Wars: Attack Squadron’ is now in closed beta testing and accepting applications at StarWarsAttackSquadrons.com. According to the announcement, ‘Star Wars: Attack Squadrons’ is a ‘free-to-play online space combat game where players customize iconic Star Wars ships and engage in high-velocity 16 player dogfights in fabled Star Wars locations.’
The player-vs-player will offer three different gaming modes: Free For All – Fight for glory in 16 player death matches; Team Dogfight — Join a team and decimate the enemy team; and Base Defense — Defend your base or coordinate an attack on your enemy’s base. The game offers ship personalization and collectible upgrades, a reward system and promised ‘new ships, items and upgrades every month.’