When it comes to Disney and mobile apps, there are pretty much two things you can rely on: first is that there is almost always at least one tie-in app/game for a movie; second is that Disney Digital Books has consistently been releasing near flawless apps that go well above and beyond expectations. ‘Big Hero 6: Baymax Blast‘ betrays neither of these. In fact, I would go as far as to suggest that reading this review would be a mistake as it will take away from potential play time. Nonetheless, here it is.
Bandai Namco today announced the upcoming worldwide launch of ‘Star Wars: Battle Pod,’ a high-speed arcade game set in the Star Wars galaxy. Featuring arcade-exclusive gameplay on a unique dome screen enveloping your entire area of sight, ‘Star Wars: Battle Pod’ will first be available with a U.S. launch in January 2015 at participating arcades around the country. For those in the New York City area who don’t wish to wait to check out the game, it will be on display at Dave and Buster’s in Times Square through November 2.
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In honor of New York Comic-Con, Square Enix has released a new trailer titled ‘Introducing the Magic’ for the upcoming HD compilation,’Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX,’ which showcases the origins of the beloved ‘Kingdom Hearts’ series, which you can find embedded below.
As the sequel to ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX,’ the new trailer offers fans a run-through of timeless highlights, scenarios and gameplay from ‘Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix, ‘as well as cinematics from ‘Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.’ All three games are re-rendered with HD graphics and new visual upgrades that bring these classic titles to life on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Though it enjoyed a quite limited release in the Czech Republic, the once-promised PC version of ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two ‘ failed to make it onto the shelves anywhere else in the world, least of all the United States.
Like Oswald, however, the title was gone — but not forgotten — and has now emerged as part of an entire collection of games Disney Interactive has released via the Steam community. ‘Epic Mickey 2‘ is one of more than twenty titles that were just recently released on Steam with more titles on the way. To celebrate the releases, all Disney Steam titles are 10% off through this weekend, so ‘Epic Mickey 2’ can be had for $17.99 (regular price, $19.99).
Disney Interactive today unveiled the complete lineup of Power Discs from its upcoming ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ Marvel Super Heroes and Disney Originals editions, which will launch their first waves on September 23, 2014 and November 4, 2014 respectively. Full galleries of every Power Disc along with sample Toy Box screens will be featured below shortly. In addition, Disney Interactive has released a trailer featuring some of the power discs which you can find embedded below.
There will be a total of 82 new Power Discs released for Disney Infinity 2.0: 40 for Marvel and 42 for Disney Originals. In addition, all of the Disney Infinity 1.0 Power Discs will continue to be supported in the new version of the game.
GameMill Entertainment has assembled the heroes from Disney’s upcoming movie Big Hero 6 for an action-adventure platforming video game of the same name. Developed by 1st Playable Productions, this new Big Hero 6 title will invite fans to explore the fast-paced action and lighthearted humor of the movie on the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ handheld systems later this year. Now available for pre-order.
Set after the events of the film, the game follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his like-minded friends turned heroes — Baymax, GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred — as they attempt to save the city of San Fransokyo from a battlebot invasion. The adventurous gameplay is brought to life with vibrant comic-style storytelling that gives players control of the stars of the film in this action-packed combat platformer.
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With less than two weeks left until the launch of ‘Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes,’ Disney Interactive today is offering a first look at two more additions to the Marvel Super Heroes line-up. Joining the already assembled team will be Yondu, from Marvel’s box office hit Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America’s loyal ally, Falcon.
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At PAX Prime, Square Enix today debuted a new trailer for their upcoming title, ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX,’ available exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3 on December 2, 2014. The new trailer, which is embedded below, highlights all of the extra features included in ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX,’ including: new enemies and bosses like Roxas, Lingering Will, Armor of Eraqus, No Heart and the Monster of the Sea, Monstro; never-before-seen cutscenes like ‘How it All Began’ that offer deeper storylines; new playable episodes like the ‘Realm of Darkness’ and ‘Cavern of Remembrance;’ and new challenges including ‘Mushroom XIII’ and ‘Unversed Challenges.’ The trailer also gives a sneak peek to the 40+ new items that players can acquire throughout the game, such as the Royal Radiance Keyblade, the Winner’s Proof Keyblade and the Two Become One Keyblade.
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Disney Interactive today officially announced the inclusion of two of the stars from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014): Hiro and a fully armored Baymax. Along with the two Toy Box 2.0 figures, a power disc featuring the talents of chemistry wiz Honey Lemon was also announced. You can find additional photos of the figures, concept art, screens (which also include good looks at Medua’s boat from The Rescuers and Jim Hawkin’s surfboard from Treasure Planet), the trailer and more embedded below. The official descriptions (which apparently include a minor spoiler) for the newly announced figures and power disc are as follows:
Disney Interactive is giving Disney Infinity (1.0 Edition) Wii gamers the chance to upgrade their play experience to Wii U free of charge, exclusively through the Nintendo eShop. Starting today, fans who own the Disney Infinity Starter Pack on Wii can download the Wii U version of the game from the Nintendo eShop, complete with multiplayer. The Disney Infinity base and figures are required to play on Wii U once downloaded.