Disney Interactive Studios has released this first-look featurette with Junction Point’s Warren Spector, Paul Weaver (Studio Director) and Chase Jones (Design Director) as they talk about their new title, ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ which features the ability to play as both Mickey and Oswald with ‘couch co-op.’
The team talks about conceiving the sequel to the Nintendo Wii game as well as bringing it to all platforms this time around. All in all, there isn’t too much that’s new here, but it does provide the opportunity to hear a bit of Oswald’s speaking part in the game’s opening cinematic in which he screams ‘earthquake!’ In the game, Oswald is voiced by legend of the genre, Frank Welker.
The multi-platform ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ will be released this fall and is currently available for pre-order.
Today we get our sixth and final look at the lands to explore in Disney Interactive’s ‘Disney Universe’ before it hits shelves on October 25 (available for pre-order for Xbox, PS3, Wii and PC), just in time for Halloween. The world of Aladdin joins previously viewed worlds Monsters, Inc., Wall-E, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King and Pirates of the Caribbean as the six worlds that will ship with the game, with more becoming available via Downloadable Content (DLC) for the Microsoft Xbox and PlayStation 3 editions.
The gameplay trailer released today shows us some action in Agrabah as well as some of the newly available costumes such as Aladdin, Jasmine and Jafar, with screenshots also previewing Abu.
Below are our our character and screenshot galleries for the game. Although we have not yet received the Aladdin costumes from Disney Interactive yet, we will add them as soon as they become available to us.
Lastly, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios France, we have these short teasers for ‘Disney Universe’ featuring the worlds and costumes of Pirates of the Caribbean, Aladdin and Wall-E.
In honor of International Talk Like A Pirates Day, we have a new video look at the ‘Pirates World’ portion of the upcoming Disney Interactive Studios title, ‘Disney Universe’ which will be available to own October 25 (and now available for pre-order from Amazon.com).
Although we had previously gotten a look at the Captain Jack Sparrow costume from the game’s box art, we also now get a look at the Angelica costume via the newly released screenshots from the playing level, with
hopefully more costumes to be released to us later today. We’ve now added costumes for Jack, Angelica, Mr. Gibbs, Blackbeard and Barbossa!
The Pirates of the Caribbean world joins The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, WALL-E and Monsters, Inc. as one of six worlds that will come with the game initially, with more promised in the way of Downloadable Content on the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox platforms in the future.
Included below is our character and screenshot galleries for the game which includes several new screen captures from the ‘Pirates World’ featuring Jack Sparrow and Angelica costumes. We expect to add more costumes inspired by the world of Pirates of the Caribbean later today to the costume gallery, so please check back later.
It appears Halloween has come a day early as new information for ‘Disney Universe’ from Disney Interactive Studios has surfaced today rather than the original anticipated date of August 18, otherwise known as Disney D23 Expo-eve. Although we expect to see more character costumes and screenshots within the next day or so, Disney has released a new gameplay trailer featuring The Lion King, one of six worlds that will come with the game initially, with more promised in the way of Downloadable Content on the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox platforms in the future. Other previously share worlds include Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. and WALL-E along with Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
We also have our first look at what would appear to be the official box art, courtesy of Amazon.com (now accepting pre-orders with a promised release date of October 31) which also gives us a look at the Captain Jack Sparrow and Jasmine costumes. In the video, we also catch a player dressed as Rafiki (who provides us with a little humor, using the character battling feature).
The game will be on display at Disney D23 Expo, which runs this weekend, August 19-21, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Included below is our character and screenshot galleries for the game which now includes The Lion King costumes for Scar, Rafiki, Simba, Timon and Pumbaa.
The iconic PC classic game of logic is back, this time exclusively for the iPad. At E3, Disney Mobile announced it’s bringing ‘The Incredible Machine’ to the iPad this month. Originally released for the PC in 1993 and named one of the Top 150 games by Computer Gaming World magazine, ‘The Incredible Machine’ challenges players to solve puzzles by building comically-engineered contraptions to accomplish simple objectives. With straightforward touch controls, Retina Display graphics, original music, and great sound effects, ‘The Incredible Machine’ inspires the imagination with mind-bending invention, physics and hours of fun.
- INCREDIBLE FUN: Developed by the original designer of the PC game, ‘The Incredible Machine’ features 60 puzzling levels to test your skills.Packs include Newton’s Playground, Pipeworks, The Cast and more, with new puzzles that will be available to download shortly after launch!
- INCREDIBLE ITEMS: Pipes, balls, belts, ropes, rockets, lasers and more —more than 90 creative items to build with!
- INCREDIBLE COMPETITION: Connect to Game Center and compete with your friends and other players for the most stars earned.
Below are a few screenshots from ‘The Incredible Machine’ provided to us by Disney Mobile
‘The Incredible Machine’ retails for $2.99 and is now available on iTunes.
In honor of E3, Disney Interactive Studios has released a brand new trailer which features actual gameplay taking place in both the Monsters, Inc. and Alice in Wonderland worlds, two of six that will be included at the initial launch with additional worlds available in the future via downloadable content on the Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox platforms.
The game trailer also shows off some of the potential co-op play in which players work both with each other and against each other to accomplish the various tasks.
In addition to the trailer, we also have several new screenshots that we’ve incorporated into a gallery below. We also have several new character profiles featuring costumes such as Mike Wazowki, Sulley, Celia, Randall and the Harryhausen’s sushi chef from Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.; Alice and the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland; The Lion King‘s Pumbaa; Lilo and Stitch‘s Stitch; and Nemo from Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo.
With more information promised for July 20, Disney Universe is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com with an anticipated release date of Halloween (October 31, 2011).
Last week, we reported a brief appearance of a video game titled ‘Disney Universe’ that had made its way to Amazon.com but was removed shortly thereafter.
The game, with adaptations for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, boasts the ability for gamers to team up to play more than 40 popular characters from the Disney arsenal.
Expected to be announced at or shortly prior to E3 next week, Disney Interactive Studios has released the following teaser for the game, which it now confirms to be released later this year. The teaser features little blue characters in CosPlay format, portraying a character from TRON: Legacy, Mike Wazowski from Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Stitch from Lilo and Stitch along with the tagline: ‘Suit Up. Power Up. Team Up.’
According to the original description for the game, it will include six worlds inspired by Disney and Pixar films where ‘mischief, magic and mayhem reign’ and allow up to four players to either combine their efforts to defeat enemies and solve puzzles, or work against each other too.
The teaser also points to the game’s homepage which does exist but currently only has the teaser video.
UPDATE #1: The UK site for the game offers a different background in addition to the teaser but also points to additional clues/content to be revealed at future dates, beginning May 26.
Disney Interactive Studios today announced the company will publish The Sorcerer’s Apprentice video game, inspired by the upcoming feature film “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is scheduled to appear in North American retail outlets on July 13, 2010, exclusively for Nintendo DS™.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is an action-packed 3D arcade video game that casts players in the role of Dave, the powerful sorcerer’s apprentice, as he joins a mystical fight against the ultimate evil in a world filled with fantastical quests and magical combat.
In the game, evil sorcerers have escaped from their centuries old prison, the Grimhold, and taken over New York City. The legendary master sorcerer Balthazar is trapped in the magical realm, so it’s up to Dave to save New York. Guided by Balthazar, he travels throughout New York and the magical realm using special portals in order to defeat the enemy. Dave must master the elements of sorcery using magical attacks and spells to defeat the six evil sorcerers and their army of minions in order to free Manhattan.
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice video game expands on the film experience by allowing fans to wield magic spells with their own hands,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “The fast-paced action, magical spells and unique gameplay brings the adventure to life.”
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice video game will include competitive play with Pass the DS challenge modes for up to four players. The game will also include 30 achievements to unlock, as well as DGamer, Disney Interactive Studios’ innovative technology that provides a fun, connected game community for Disney video game fans.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and will have a suggested retail price of $29.99.
Disney Interactive Studios has announced Phineas and Ferb: Ride Again for Nintendo DS™. In this new game inspired by the hit Disney XD and Disney Channel television series, players will enter the world of Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher where they will adventure through the depths of Atlantis and outer space, not to mention their own backyard, to build the most wicked rides ever.
“With the success of the first video game, we are excited to offer a new Phineas and Ferb video game to fans this summer,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “True to the Disney Channel series, Phineas and Ferb: Ride Again will bring the humor and sense of adventure from the show home to fans of all ages.”
In this new action platformer game, players will be able to construct and race awesome new rides like skateboards and mine carts, complete puzzles and participate in 12 zany mini-games to build and upgrade new gadgets such as jet packs and tractor beams. Fantastic action sequences including cool boss battles with Agent P will add brand new elements not seen in the first game. Players will also have the opportunity to gather various collectibles around the world, as well as play in four new bonus levels.
The game will also feature many notable characters from the hit TV show including Baljeet, Buford, Isabella and many more. Secret Agent P, Phineas and Ferb’s pet platypus, will have plans of his own as he battles Dr. D and his evil creations including the Norm Robots using his cool new gadgets for battle. Candace will also be around with new “You’re So Busted” mini games where the boys use trampolines, turtles and sinking logs to get away from her.
Phineas and Ferb: Ride Again will take full advantage of the various DS capabilities. Players will be able to compete and play with their friends and share four cool rides via DS download play. In addition, the game will feature DGamer, the online community exclusive to Disney gamers on Nintendo DS, allowing players to connect with others and unlock additional items in their DS game.
Phineas and Ferb: Ride Again will be available this summer for Nintendo DS and is rated E with Mild Cartoon Violence by the ESRB.
Also available this summer from Disney Interactive Studios is a new game addition to the top selling iPhone/iPad game Phineas and Ferb Arcade. In “Escape from Mole-troplis”, fans play as Phineas and Ferb as they venture underground and creep through passages, climb ladders and slide down pipes to try and save Candace. “Escape from Mole-troplis” joins the cast of games that include “S’no Problem”, “Agent P’s Hideout” and “Cowabunga Candace.” All four games are included in Phineas and Ferb Arcade and can be downloaded in the iTunes App Store.
The game features 30 songs from Disney and Pixar animated classics, allowing up to eight players to compete in karaoke in family mode. The game also features performance tips from Anika Noni Rose from The Princess and the Frog.
For more information, see the original announcement here. There are also additional screenshots from the game, such as the one featured here, on Amazon.com.