E3 is rapidly approaching and Disney Interactive is going all out in the promotion of their previously unannounced title, “Disney Universe.” The title had been rumored for a bit, but now that it has been announced it looks like fans are rather curious to see how a game featuring both Disney and Pixar properties will turn out. Players don costumes of famous characters such as Mike Wazowski and Stitch and are granted powers exclusive to those characters. We shared a full teaser trailer with you earlier today and now we have some hi-res images of the characters and a few screenshots here!
Look closely at the two screenshots above and you will notice that the characters are in a familiar setting. The large amount of doors and the big ‘M’ with an eye in it can only mean one thing – we will definitely be seeing a Monsters, Inc.-themed area. What other game would we have been able to see a character dressed as Nemo traversing through the world of the Monsters, Inc. franchise? It will be exciting to see who/what else makes the cut. What is great about the game is that downloadable content will continue to be made available after the game’s release, so we could potentially see many more additions.
Below is the full press release for the game, highlighting all the details that are currently known:
SUIT UP, POWER UP AND TEAM UP IN A MULTIPLAYER ACTION-ADVENTURE GAME FEATURING A UNIVERSE OF
BELOVED CHARACTERS IN DISNEY UNIVERSE
Players Will Enter a Mix-Up of Disney and Disney•Pixar Inspired Worlds This Fall
BURBANK, Calif — (May 26, 2011) – Disney Interactive Studios announced today that Disney Universe, a fast-paced multiplayer action adventure game, is currently in development for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and Windows PC/MAC. In Disney Universe, players will experience non-stop action through a mix-up of worlds inspired by both animated and live action films from Disney, including titles from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures. Players will suit-up as iconic Disney and Disney•Pixar characters and embark on adventures to power up their hero, battle powerful adversaries and master challenging puzzles to save the universe. Disney Universe is slated for release in fall 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.”
In Disney Universe, players can select from more than 40 classic and contemporary Disney character costumes, including Alice (“Alice in Wonderland”), Mike (“Monsters, Inc.”), TRON (“TRON: Legacy”) and Stitch (“Lilo & Stitch”) to explore six different worlds inspired by legendary Disney and Disney•Pixar films. Each world will allow players to experience objectives and missions that follow Disney and Disney•Pixar movie storylines. 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.
The fun will continue on with plans for Disney Universe to be an expanding universe post-launch with items for download and new content available. Additional worlds, costumes, and more will be available for purchase, giving Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system owners an ever-evolving gameplay experience.
Please visit www.DisneyUniverse.com for more information.