Disney Interactive Studios has announced its complete lineup of handheld and home console titles to be displayed at the E3 Media & Business Summit, including Disney Sing It, a new multi-platform karaoke game, and Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force, a Nintendo DS spin-off of Disney's teen- and 'tween-targeted virtual world Club Penguin.
The following titles have been confirmed to be showing at Disney's E3 booth this week:
- Pure is an off-road racing game developed by Black Rock Studio and scheduled to ship in September 2008 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game will focus on performing aerial jumps and airborne tricks while riding on four-wheel vehicles through different locations around the world. Players can customize the vehicles with 65,000 different combinations and race up to 15 other players online.
- Due for the holiday season, Disney Sing It will enable players to perform over 35 songs from Disney franchises like Camp Rock, High School Musical, and Hannah Montana. Announced for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, and PC, the game will have single and multiplayer options, with a practice mode for trying out vocal exercises. Players can unlock and download digital skins to personalize the karaoke game, too. New song packs and bonus content will be available through Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
- In Ultimate Band, which is being developed by Fall Line Studio for the Wii and Nintendo DS, players can use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk or their stylus, sans peripherals, to play classic rock tracks like Whip It, My Generation, and Fell In Love With a Girl. An option to create custom tracks will be available as well. The game is slated to release during the holiday months.
- Planned for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PC, Bolt is based on the upcoming animated Disney film starring a dog (Bolt) with super powers. The game will expand on the movie's plot with new characters, environments, and stories this November.
- Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force is being developed for the Nintendo DS by 1st Playable Productions and will introduce kids to new adventures in the Club Penguin world, enabling them to complete secret agent missions and solve mysteries as a covert agent in the Elite Penguin Force. In addition to accessing Disney's DGamer service, players can connect the Nintendo DS game to the virtual Club Penguin world to unlock special features and upload coins to their online penguin account. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force will ship this holiday season.
- In Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell, also a Nintendo DS exclusive integrating Disney's DGamer service, players take on the role of Peter Pan fairy Tinker Bell to explore Pixie Hollow and play mini-games. They will also be able to go on quests, create fashion trends, and interact with others when the game ships in fall 2008.
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance for the Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, and PC features new music, locations, and characters from the High School Musical 3: Senior Year movie. Players move to the rhythm of the songs using the controllers unique to each video game console, such as Wii Remote and Nunchuk for Wii. Bundled versions with High School Musical-branded dance mats will also be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 system.
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year for the Nintendo DS will use a rhythm-based game mechanic with songs taken from the movie. Players can also take High School Musical-themed quizzes and capture photos of the characters to put in their yearbooks. Both Senior Year and Senior Year Dance will debut fall 2008.
- Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals will be Disney's follow-up to its 2007 sci-fi action RPG, Spectrobes. Players take on the role of two planetary patrol officers to excavate and awaken fossilized creatures, eventually training and using them in battles against enemies. Due October, the sequel will include a full 3D perspective, multiplayer support via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, a map for exploration, new excavation and battle features, new Code Input Cards, new creatures, and more.
Said Disney Interactive Studios executive vice president and general manager Graham Hopper: "The notion that video games only appeal to a small subset of consumers is long gone, and the demand for titles that reach every member of the family is rapidly increasing. Whether leveraging popular Disney franchises such as High School Musical and Disney Fairies, or through innovative new properties such as Ultimate Band and Pure, Disney Interactive Studios is the leader in delivering broad appeal entertainment."