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Soar to the Skies as Disney Interactive Launches “Disney Planes” the Video Game
<p class='bwalignc'> <i>High-Flying Adventure Game Now Available at Retailers Worldwide Exclusively for Nintendo Platforms</i> </p>
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Soar to the Skies as Disney Interactive Launches “Disney Planes” the Video Game10:00 EDT Tuesday, August 06, 2013
BURBANK, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Fasten your seatbelts and clear for take-off as Disney Interactive has announced that “Disney Planes” the video game is now available at retailers worldwide exclusively for all Nintendo platforms including the Wii™ and Wii U™ systems, as well as the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ handheld systems.
Inspired by Disney's much anticipated animated comedy adventure film, “Disney Planes” the video game takes players on an action-packed, sky-high heroic adventure and continues the storyline beyond the film with Dusty, a big-hearted, speed-loving crop duster who is voiced by actor and comedian Dane Cook. Additionally, players can embark on races and global adventures with Dusty and other characters from the film including Ishani, voiced by Priyanka Chopra; Echo, voiced by Anthony Edwards; and Bravo, voiced by Val Kilmer.
From Propwash Junction to China, players will soar across 10 different breathtaking environments inspired by the film, playing as any one of 10 of the film's most memorable characters. Drop-in and drop-out co-op play for two players is available on any console mission, and again features any of the 10 characters in the console game. Meanwhile, high-fliers on handheld will enjoy six different film-inspired skies and the option to play as any one of six characters from the film to fulfill challenges and reach new heights and high scores on handheld.
Roll, turn and loop to complete mission-based objectives in any one of four modes for play: Air Rallies, Story, Free Flight and Balloon Popping. Players will enjoy variety as Story is narrative-focused, while Balloon Pop is a score-based mini-game that challenges the players' precision flying skills. The exploratory Free Flight mode is exclusive to console play, while the handheld has an exclusive objective-achieving Challenge mode.
“Disney Planes” the video game is rated ‘E' for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available exclusively for Nintendo platforms for a suggested retailer price of $49.99 on Wii U, $39.99 on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii and $29.99 for Nintendo DS. For additional information about the video game, please visit the official site at http://www.disney.com/planesvideogame and like “Disney Planes” on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/disneyplanes.
About The Movie
From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney's Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney's Planes” takes off in theaters on August 9th, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Planes, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyPlanes and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/DisneyPictures.
About Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive, one of the world's largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and family-focused content across all current and emerging digital media platforms. Disney Interactive produces and distributes a broad portfolio of content from Disney Interactive Games and Disney Interactive Media. Products and content released and operated by Disney Interactive include blockbuster mobile, social and console games, online virtual worlds, #1 kid's entertainment destination Disney.com and the #1 Family/Parenting portfolio on the Web.
Disney Interactive is the interactive entertainment part of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
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