Experiment 626 is rearing his adorable blue alien head once more in a new video game. Disney Interactive Studios today announced the upcoming release of Disney Stitch Jam, a rhythm-based music and adventure game being developed exclusively for Nintendo DS™. Scheduled for release March 2010 in North America, the DS game will introduce players to the latest adventures set in the popular world of Stitch, a classic character from the Walt Disney Pictures’ 2002 film “Lilo & Stitch.”
Players will remember Stitch as the character that was born out of a genetic experiment and exiled to Hawaii in the film. The DS game takes place in exciting locations, from tropical beaches to outer space, and introduces a new storyline involving Stitch’s kidnapped girlfriend, Angel, by his evil nemesis Dr. Hamsterviel. Stitch must embark on music-based missions and defeat Dr. Hamsterviel in an epic galactic showdown.
“Disney Stitch Jam will deliver a brand new set of adventures for a beloved Disney character who has been a fan favorite for years,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Filled with catchy music, dynamic characters and fun environments, this new DS game will offer great content for kids with a high replay value.”
Disney Stitch Jam features intuitive side-scrolling gameplay that is appropriate for young gamers who want to immerse themselves in the lovable character’s world as he sets off on his many adventures. Kids have the option of stylus or button controls as they catch, shoot and collect musical notes to release melodies and clear 10 missions to save Angel. Disney Stitch Jam is equipped with two-player co-operative play via download, where players can share the game with friends – a second game cartridge is not needed.
The game also includes a customization feature that allows fans to personalize Stitch with special costumes and accessories that can be unlocked in the game. Filled with a variety of original music created exclusively for the game, players will watch Stitch dance and groove on tropical beaches, the frozen city, the deep forest and other, numerous exotic locations.
Developed by Cattle Call, Disney Stitch Jam is slated for release March 2010 and rated E for Everyone with Comic Mischief by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). For more information, please visit www.disney.com/stitchjam.
MINDstyle has just updated its blog with a couple of entries of particular interest to those attending D23 Expo (and perhaps even some who aren’t). Filled with photos from inside the Anaheim Convention Center as well as a look at some D23 exclusives and a sneak peek at dozens of new entries into the Project 626 Vinyl project which is essentially a Stitch version of Vinylmation.
Attractions magazine has recently reported on its blog that the spankin’ brand new and highly ill-received Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration in the Magic Kingdom has posted its closing notice for June 27 with no intention to return as some have previously reported.
The song and dance show which features an interactive portion with Stitch a la Turtle Talk has been inducing groans, drawing few crowds and producing even fewer laughs since it debuted earlier this year. There are plenty of videos of the performances available on youtube for your viewing displeasure. It has also added fuel to those who feel that Stitch has been oversaturated within the parks (we respectfully disagree) and has become a virtual band-aid for Tomorrowland. Quality will always trump quantity.
Walt Disney World Guests ‘Go Galactic’ In New Live Tomorrowland Show: ‘Stitch’s SuperSonic Celebration’
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – He’s been called the “Guru of Gross-Out” and “the Maker of Mischief.” Now Stitch stars in his very own live show, “Stitch’s SuperSonic Celebration,” an out-of-this-world spectacle that combines comedic quips and musical madness for Walt Disney World guests.
The all-new show at Magic Kingdom stars the cosmic cut-up from Walt Disney Pictures’ “Lilo & Stitch” as he invades a zany interactive experience at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Guests join in a Galaxy Day celebration when the outdoor stage comes alive with high-energy music, dazzling dance moves and real-time animation.
Making their debut at the FX Show in Orlando, Mindstyle brings us the first series of the Experiment 626 Project where artists have been commissioned to give Stitch a whole new look.
The vinyl collectibles stand a proud 5″ tall and retail for about $25 each.
I was so born in the wrong country. From 2dayBlog via SlipperyBrick, the Japan’s Stitch LCD 20″ display. The display is 1680×1050 pixels, allows for an HDMI connection and more. Stitch’s mouth opens so you can access the display’s controls and he’s full 360 so you can see the rest of him clinging on to the monitor in the back. See here for more details and photos.
SlipperyBrick also covers this incredibly cute but expensive USB Stitch humidifier which works in a very unique way.
Sideshow Collectibles is bringing two new Disney Vinyl Collectible Dolls (VCDs) from Japan’s Medicom Toys to the US later this year. First up is a ‘life-size’ Stitch sitting tall at just above 18″ and weighing in at around 25 lbs. Sulley’s about 8.7″ tall. Both are available for pre-order and expected to ship in late May.