The video goes into the world of Wall-E, one of six that will ship with the game, with more to become available via downloadable content on the Xbox and PlayStation 3 platforms. We also get to see one of the players dressed in the Wall-E costume along with a sighting of Buy-N-Large in gameplay.
Although we could expect more screenshots and character designs in honor of San Diego Comic-Con, the next official video release date is August 18, presumably in honor of Disney D23 Expo.
We also have new screen shots from the game which feature Donald Duck, Wall-E and MO costumes in the Wall-E world.
And new costumes from Wall-E including WALL-E, EVE, MO, BURN-E and Cockroach
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).
‘Disney Universe is a vast treasure chest of Disney properties with memorable characters, places and experiences that gamers, as well as Disney fans will enjoy,’ said Adam Sussman, senior vice president of publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group. ‘The fast-paced, frenetic gameplay combined with wacky humor and hilarious situations make Disney Universe the perfect game to play with family and friends.’
Disney is not being loose with many of the game’s details yet, but has added that the different worlds that players can explore are not only inspired by, but follow the actual storylines of the selected Disney and Disney/Pixar films. Players will select a character-based costume, with each costume offering a specific tool that changes and grows in power as players adventure through the game. Disney Universe offers frenetic gameplay, multiplayer with up to three friends and slapstick humor that will appeal to players of all ages.
Disney Interactive has also announced plans to offer downloadable content (DLC) post-launch for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming consoles in way of new character costumes and worlds. The game will also be available for the Wii platform and as downloadable content for the PC.
Disney has not announced an official release date as of yet, but Amazon.com is now listing the title with a release date of Halloween (October 31, 2011), a fitting date for a game whose primary talking point is wearing costumes.
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.
Earlier today, Amazon.com began listing a title called ‘Disney Universe’ for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii platforms with a release date of May 26, 2011. Subsequently, that information has been removed from Amazon.com’s site (but not before the non-cached pages were picked up by Google).
Not only is it unlikely that a game won’t be announced less than 10 days before its release, but games are traditionally introduced on Tuesdays, which May 26, 2011 is not (nor is it in 2012). That detail is minor, however, as Amazon.com has been known for making mistakes in dating releases before.
According to the description, the game will feature ‘more than 40 classic and contemporary Disney characters including Alice, Mike [Wazowski?], TRON and Stitch’ and include six worlds inspired by Disney and Pixar films where ‘mischief, magic and mayhem reign.’
The game will also allow up to four players to either combine their efforts to defeat enemies and solve puzzles, or work against each other too.
If you don’t, however, or if you know someone who doesn’t have it but should, today would be a good day to consider it as Amazon.com is listing it as a gold box deal, offering it for just $29.99 for today only, which represents a savings of 40% off the full retail cost of the game.
It took a few more months than we initially anticipated when we first talked about it back in August, but the original game score to Epic Mickey by Emmy Award-winning composer Jim Dooley hit the virtual shelves of iTunes yesterday. Twenty tracks in all are included in the soundtrack which can be purchased online now for $9.99 for the complete album or $.99 per individual track.
The album is also available for download from Amazon.com for $7.99.
‘Jim Dooley’s music perfectly captures the environment and feel of Disney Epic Mickey, raising players to great heights of emotion. His music perfectly completes the world of Wasteland,’ said Warren Spector, general manager and creative director, Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point. ‘It is with great pride and pleasure that we make this incredible soundtrack available to video game and music fans alike.’
The track listing is as follows:
1. Main Titles (2:26)
2. How Mickey Ended Up in Wasteland (5:35)
3. Dark Beauty Castle (4:30)
4. The Gremlin Village (features ‘it’s a small world’) (5:24)
5. Oswald’s History (0:43)
6. Tomorrow City (5:38)
7. Mickey Meets Horace Horsecollar (0:41)
8. Mickey Meets Clarabelle Cow (0:42)
9. Mickey Meets Daisy Duck (0:45)
10. The Pirates of Wasteland (6:57)
11. Transition Games II (6:31)
12. Mickeyjunk Mountain (feat. “Mickey Mouse Club March”) (6:24)
13. Arrival At Lonesome Manor (0:37)
14. Lonesome Manor (4:00)
15. Mickey Defeats the Mad Doctor (0:40)
16. The Blot Escapes (3:00)
17. The Blot Grabs Mickey (1:14)
18. The Epic Finale (4:11)
19. Mickey’s Theme (1:47)
20. Oswald’s Theme (2:36)
In celebration of the launch of Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studios today, the newly opened Disney Store Times Square played host to an event of epic proportions. At the center of it all was gaming veteran and Junction Point creative director, visionary Warren Spector. Spector was joined by the rest of the development team as they realized the fruits of their labor for the past three years in Epic Mickey.
Also in attendance for the event were ‘Dancing With The Stars’ winner Jennifer Grey and co-star Kyle Massey who offered a meet and greet opportunity with guests who had purchased the game during the early morning event. As a bonus, purchasers of the game at its released each received an exclusive commemorative ‘e-ticket’ voucher as well as other giveaways including Epic Mickey t-shirts, posters and drawings by the game developers.
Disney’s Epic Mickey is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Wii in both standard and collector’s editions.
Below is a gallery of our photos from the event. Click on individual thumbnails to see the larger version.
All photos © Stitch Kingdom. All rights reserved.
In the latest featurette from Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studios for Disney’s Epic Mickey (Available November 30, exclusively on Nintendo Wii), Warren Spector and the Junction Point animators and game developers talk about translating eight decades of history into the video game. Filled with images taken directly from the Walt Disney Studios Archives, Spector notes that virtually everything in the game is inspired directly by a real, tangible Disney production.
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