Disney Interactive Offers Closer Examination of Game Play for ‘Guilty Party’

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Guilty Party from Disney Interactive and Wideload for Nintendo WiiAvailable to own exclusively for the Nintendo Wii on August 31, Guilty Party from Disney Interactive Studios and Wideload Games allows families and friends to combine detective forces (or to compete) to solve fun, family-friendly mysteries using their Wii Remote in all sorts of innovative ways.

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G4 Previews Disney’s ‘Guilty Party’ for the Nintendo Wii

Disney's Guilty Party for the Nintendo WiiReporting from the 2010 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, G4 takes a first look at the upcoming whodunnit? party game, Disney’s Guilty Party from subsidiary Wideload Games, available to own on July 27.

In a promising preview, G4 goes over some of the details in playing the tutorial mode and how the game operates in a ‘party’ environment, particularly with what they refer to as the diabolical mode in which the player in control can very cleverly gain an edge over competing players who are witness to the whole game.

G4 also offers about a dozen images from the game.

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Disney Interactive Announces ‘Disney Guilty Party’ Exclusively for the Nintendo Wii

Disney Guilty Party from Disney Interactive Studios and Wideload GamesEarlier today, Nintendo of America announced some of its anticipated lineup for 2010 ranging from the introduction of the Nintendo DSi XL in March to a slew of video games including the first collaboration between Disney Interactive Studios and its subsidiary, Wideload Games.

Disney Guilty Party is described as a fun and hilarious family-friendly mystery party game and is expected to arrive during the second half of 2010, exclusive to the Wii.

Guilty Party tells the thrilling tale of the Dickens Detective Agency as they solve crimes set in motion by the master criminal known as Mr. Valentine.  Up to four players can solve crimes in a variety of locations all over the world to unlock the secrets of Mr. Valentine’s grand scheme.

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Disney Interactive Studios Acquires Wideload Games, Inc; Halo Creator Seropian

Wideload Games CEO Alexander SeropianBURBANK, Calif. — Disney Interactive Studios announced today it has agreed to acquire Wideload Games Inc., a Chicago-based producer and developer of original interactive entertainment. As part of the agreement, industry veteran and creative visionary Alexander Seropian, Wideload Games founder and CEO, will join Disney Interactive Studios in the newly created role of vice president of creative, leading the company’s global creative efforts. Seropian, who is relocating to Glendale, Calif., is renowned as the founder of Bungie Software and was among the creators of the highly successful Halo® series – one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. Seropian will report directly to Global Product Development Senior Vice President Jean-Marcel Nicolai, and be tasked with overseeing creative development across Disney Interactive Studios’ portfolio of video games.

“Wideload Games is among the premier small creative game development studios in the world. Wideload Games will be a great fit for our portfolio of internal studios, and Alex joining the global product development team provides the entire Disney game portfolio with a strong creative influence,” said Graham Hopper, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Interactive Studios. “Alex has built his reputation around the power of original thinking. In leading the studio that created Halo, he helped turn great storytelling, exceptional design and polished gameplay into the ‘killer app’ for Xbox. Alex’s leadership of our creative community will enhance our ability to be a magnet for the best talent in the industry and enable the company to take an even more significant role in developing industry leading products.”

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