I am excited to bring you a new behind-the-scenes video on “Cars 2: The Video Game,” which we are exclusively debuting alongside our fellow Pixar blogs. The video details just how involved Pixar was with the development of the game. I have written extensively about the strong partnership between Pixar and Avalanche, the developer of the game. As you will see in the video, Pixar brought Avalanche in very early in the production of Cars 2, so the film and the game evolved alongside each other. Pixar employees such as Story Supervisor Nathan Stanton, Animator Adam Burke, and Supervising Technical Director Apurva Shah were all on-board in helping extend Pixar’s vision into the video game world. Check out the fascinating video in hi-def here! [Read more...]
UPDATE: My in-depth review of the game is up here.
It is a big week for Pixar and Disney. Not only is Cars 2 coming this Friday, the video game for the film was just released today! It is available for almost every platform out there – XBox 360, Wii, Playstation 3, DS, PC and MAC. I am currently playing through every nook and cranny of the game and will have a review up soon. Right now, I can say that the game is loads of fun, especially in multiplayer mode. Disney and Pixar worked really hard on this game and taking your first spin around the track really helps you see that. Today, Disney Interactive released a launch trailer (in HD), a few more beautiful screenshots, and a full press release, which you can view here! [Read more...]
Disney Interactive has just released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Cars 2 video game. Entitled “The Elite,” the trailer is the most action-packed look at the game yet! Who are these elite characters? Why, they would be Finn McMissile, Holley Shiftwell, and…Mater? Well, you shouldn’t count the tow truck out, as you will see that he truly can go toe-to-toe with Finn and Holley (sort of) when they are in the world of C.H.R.O.M.E., the spy organization that trains its members using simulated missions. Read on to take a look at the crazy trailer! [Read more...]
Last Tuesday, I attended a press event at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco highlighting the upcoming video game for Cars 2 from developer Avalanche Software. While it has become the norm for those writing about games based on properties to make note about how most video games associated with movies to be shameless cash-ins, it seems that Pixar and Avalanche are out to shatter that line of thinking with one clear focus: quality. They collaborated on the Toy Story 3 game, which blew away many by the sheer scope of the Toy Story game universe. Both Pixar and Avalanche employees spoke about the care they have taken in creating the game world of Cars 2, and from my time with the game, that attention to quality continuously shines though. [Read more...]
On Tuesday, I attended a press event in San Francisco for “Cars 2: The Video Game” and to kick off my coverage of the great event, I have two special developer diaries that Disney Interactive has shared with us. Discussing the origins of the game’s story and the various gadgets that players use to take one another out, the video diaries provide us with the most in-depth look at the game yet. Read on to watch the two videos and get a glimpse of some car/spy action! [Read more...]
A few weeks back, while I was on Pixar’s campus in Emeryville I had the chance to spend some quality time with “Cars 2: The Video Game.” During the Cars 2 press event at Toy Fair, I reported that the game was shaping up quite nicely. However, that was based solely on observations. Now that I have had actual hands-on time with the game, I can say with some more confidence that it looks like we are getting another great game from Avalanche Software. [Read more...]
Last month, we got a first-hand look at the action-packed video game for Cars 2. We observed that the game was shaping up to be another great game by the developers of the Toy Story 3 video game. Now, Disney Interactive Studios has released the first official trailer for the upcoming Cars 2 game. You can view it below:
As part of the Cars 2 media event in New York City yesterday, Disney Interactive Group unveiled a playable version of Cars 2: The Video Game. Due in June 2011, the game, which will be available on the XBox 360, PS3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and the PC and MAC, allows players to take control of the various characters in the Cars universe and undergo simulated missions. I had the pleasure of seeing the game in action, and I am pleased to report that it looks to be a fun experience.
The basic storyline is that the Cars characters join up with an agency named C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations & Motorized Espionage) and participate in missions that have been simulated, which opens up the game to many exciting new directions. This allows for the game to remain faithful to the story of the Cars films, which the developer (Avalanche Software) and Pixar seem intent to do. [Read more...]