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Disney Interactive today announced the launch of “Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure,” for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and Windows PC/Mac. “Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure,” is an all-new interactive journey from the massively successful Disney Princess franchise that immerses players into the enchanted worlds of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Tiana, and gives them the power to save their favorite Princesses by wielding a magic wand.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of ‘Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure’ as the newest addition to the Disney Interactive video game family,”said Javier Ferreira, senior vice president of publishing, Disney Interactive. “Fans have told us time and time again that the iconic Disney Princesses are some of their most beloved characters. With the launch of this title, through captivating gameplay, we’ll bring Disney fans the sense of wonder surrounding the Disney Princesses.”
In “Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure,” players will take on the role of an apprentice to the Fairy Godmother and will accidentally set off a series of events that cause friendly Sprites to transform into mischievous Imps. The chaotic Imps make their way into the worlds of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Tiana, and players must pursue the Imps into each Princess kingdom to prevent them from causing any harm. With the use of their magic wand, they’ll need to turn the Imps back into their original Sprite form, and return them to their rightful home in the Magical Kingdom.
Each of the Princess worlds will allow players to explore and interact with familiar Disney characters such as Lumiere, Pascal, Flounder, Gus and other fan favorites who will help guide them through missions and progress though the game. Quests and mini-games, including platforming, hide and seek, and puzzles, are designed to test the skills of the youngest players and challenge older players.
Players can also customize their avatar and room in the Fairy Godmother’s Castle, utilizing gems that are earned throughout the game to trade for items in the in-game “Wishing Well” store. Outfits, accessories and tiaras can be purchased to dress up avatars, creating hundreds of different combinations. Special items like floor patterns, wallpaper and furniture can be used to personalize and build out each player’s room in the Castle.
Rated ‘E’ for Everyone by the ESRB, “Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure” is now available for the Wii™ console and Nintendo 3DS™ for a suggested retail price of $39.99 and for the Windows PC/Mac for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Please visit www.Disney.com/
- First Look: Princess Fairytale Hall Meet & Greet (pics.chipandco.com)
- Disney’s Youngest Princess Makes Her Primetime Debut in “Sofia The First” (chipandco.com)
“Swampy’s Under Pressure in Just-Released Trailer”
Offering the most revealing look yet at its new animated series, the video shows Swampy under pressure to impress his alligator friends, as he treats the sewer to his own rendition of a classic rock hit with the help from a few found objects and his good friend, Ducky.
The new animated series will be available next month on Disney.com and Disney’s network on YouTube. The trailer was released in honor of the Where’s My Water? star’s 1st birthday. Since launching one year ago, the mobile game has cleaned up, spending 44 days at the No. 1 spot on the US App Store, with Swampy taking more than 2 billion showers.
- Happy Birthday Disney’s “Where’s my Water” App (chipandco.com)
To coincide with the 3D theatrical re-release of the 2003 Disney•Pixar hit Finding Nemo and inanticipation of its Blu-Ray DVD debut, Disney Publishing Worldwide has released two exciting NEW apps — Finding Nemo: Storybook Deluxe and Finding Nemo Interactive Comic.
I turned my six-year-old son, Adam, loose with the iPad and said, “See what you can do!” He had a blast with Finding Nemo: Storybook Deluxe, because all the activities appealed to him. The story is told in panels, and the animation looks almost like clips from the film. Kids can choose to read each page silently, have the narrator (Albert Brooks, voice of Marlin) read to them, or—and my son really liked this option—record their own voice and play it back. Adam is an early reader, so he played around with it a bit, but then decided he wanted Mom’s voice on there. I think that feature’s great. If parents are away for whatever reason, kids can still hear Mom or Dad read them a bedtime story, or they can practice their own read-aloud skills.
Since making its debut one year ago, Disney’s Where’s My Water? has made quite a splash! As the breakout mobile game of the past year, Swampy has cleaned up, on his way to 2 billion showers, and 44 days at the No. 1 spot on the US App Store. Along the way, the “Where’s My…” franchise has been downloaded more than 100 million times.
Today, September 22, 2012, Swampy is celebrating his 1st Birthday, with the one-year anniversary of the launch of Where’s My Water?.
To celebrate the incredible first year for Disney’s very first original character for mobile, Disney is pulling back the “shower” curtain with a new infographic that features the most detailed statistics and background ever released on Where’s My Water? – detailing the most important milestones in the life of Swampy the Alligator.
In addition, players can join in the celebration with an exclusive free birthday-themed level in Where’s My Water? titled, “Make a Wish,” in addition to 10 more free Lost Levels and 40 new Mystery Duck levels! Hint: Tap the birthday present on Where’s My Water?’s main menu to unwrap the secret birthday level!
On the heels of the 3D re-release of Finding Nemo in theaters this past Friday and in anticipation of the upcoming Finding Nemo Blu-Ray DVD release, Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today *two* exciting NEW apps — Finding Nemo: Storybook Deluxe and Finding Nemo Interactive Comic.
Kids can join Marlin and his forgetful friend, Dory, as they encounter hungry sharks, groovy turtles and other sea creatures in their quest across the ocean in search of Marlin’s lost son, Nemo. Through engaging narration, authentic underwater sound effects, and original graphics from the Academy Award winning movie, families can explore the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbor, and the world of reading together.