BURBANK, Calif. - (February 27, 2007) - The most well-known and beloved group of characters in the world, Disney's gallery of properties continues to evolve and delight audiences with fresh entertainment for a digital world. Now Mickey Mouse, Jack Sparrow, Winnie the Pooh, Jack Skellington, Ariel, Simba and others are teaming up in the new Nintendo DS title, Meteos: Disney Magic, to restore order to the storybook vault after someone has mysteriously rearranged the contents.
Meteos: Disney Magic combines mesmerizing puzzle gameplay with an all-new story within the classic Disney universe. Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Q ENTERTAINMENT, the creative minds behind popular puzzle titles such as the original Meteos and Lumines, the game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and is available now for the suggested retail price of $29.99.
"Disney characters transcend generations and entertainment mediums. With Meteos: Disney Magic on the Nintendo DS, they even come to life in the palm of your hand," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "Kids, long-time Disney fans and puzzle aficionados will all find something to enjoy in this game, which blends beautiful visuals and family-friendly gameplay."
Meteos: Disney Magic features favorite Disney characters from popular properties: The Lion King, Disney/Pixar Toy Story, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Lilo and Stitch, Winnie the Pooh, Pirates of the Caribbean and a previously unannounced unlockable level - Mickey Mouse and friends.
Fast-paced, yet easy to understand, the game is set up in a horizontal storybook format and challenges players to create patterns on the touch screen with the DS stylus using three or more identical blocks, which are then launched off the screen. Levels are based on different Disney properties, each with themed puzzle blocks and animations that change based on players' gameplay success. The game includes new features such as the horizontal storybook format, special blocks and abilities gauge, local multiplayer for up to four players and horizontal block-moving abilities.
For more information, please visit www.disney.com/videogames.
About Q ENTERTAINMENT, Inc.
Formed in 2003, Tokyo-based Q ENTERTAINMENT, Inc. creates, produces, and consults in digital entertainment content across multiple game consoles, PC broadband and mobile units. It is best known for the critically acclaimed music and luminary action puzzle game Lumines, which was released worldwide in 2004/2005 for the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system.
Founded by principal game creator and Chief Creative Officer Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Sega Rally franchise, Space Channel 5 and Rez) and industry veteran and Chief Executive Officer Shuji Utsumi (Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sega, Disney), Q ENTERTAINMENT is comprised of experienced designers, programmers, and producers. Q ENTERTAINMENT collaborates with other creators, artists and development studios in Japan and overseas. With a large network and enthusiasm, Q ENTERTAINMENT is always on the "Quest for the future entertainment," anticipating the trends and changes in times to come and brings new value to the game industry with fresh new content. More information can be found on the Internet at http://www.qentertainment.com.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, Calif. and has four internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games and Climax Racing. For more information, please log on to www.disney.com/videogames.