FANS STEP INTO THE "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL" SPOTLIGHT WITH FIRST VIDEO GAMES BASED ON DISNEY CHANNEL'S HIT MOVIE
Families Everywhere Will Sing and Perform Their Way to Stardom as Disney Interactive Studios Brings "High School Musical" to Console and Handheld Gaming
BURBANK, Calif. - (June 14, 2007) - This Summer, Disney Interactive Studios will invite fans across the nation to immerse themselves in Disney's "High School Musical" phenomenon as never before, with the launch of the first-ever line of "High School Musical" video games. Available soon on Wii from Nintendo and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the games extend the "High School Musical" experience by offering fans of all ages a chance to sing and perform their way through the world of Disney Channel's runaway hit movie and the highly-anticipated "High School Musical 2." Only with these Disney games will players be able to mix together their favourite "High School Musical" characters, songs and scenes as they sing and dance their way to stardom. On Nintendo DS, kids will show off their rhythm dancing to the beat competing in a cross-country musical competition.
"As we continue to grow our offering of Disney video games, we remain dedicated to delivering creative and engaging extensions of the most popular Disney properties," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "'High School Musical' has become nothing short of a worldwide phenomenon. These new video games allow fans to interact with their favourite High School Musical characters and stories, plus try their hand at performing songs from both High School Musical films."
From belting out songs in the living room during a summer slumber party or a family fun night to creating your own dance videos on the road, Disney allows "High School Musical" fans of all ages to enjoy this unparalleled musical world. With their favourite characters, songs and sets right at their fingertips, the entire family can become part of the "High School Musical" world whenever and wherever they want.
"Bop to the Top" with "High School Musical: Sing It!" for Wii and PlayStation 2 system
With "High School Musical: Sing It!," available on Wii and PlayStation 2 systems, players express themselves through music with an all-new karaoke twist where they can choose their favourite "High School Musical" character and sing all of the songs from "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2". Debuting as one of the first video games to have a microphone on the Wii platform, "High School Musical: Sing It!" features motion-captured-choreography from the original movie's dance routines and offers two play modes. In story mode - players live the movies performing songs beginning from "Start of Something New" to "We're All in this Together" and "What Time Is It?." In party mode - friends compete karaoke-style against each other. Players can choose their favourite backdrop and belt out solos or duets of approximately 30 hit songs, including popular tunes from other familiar Disney Channel favourites. High School Musical: Sing It! will be available in October and is anticipated to be rated 3+ by PEGI.
"Get-cha Head in the Game" with "High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!" for Nintendo DS
In the only "High School Musical" themed handheld video game "High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!" for Nintendo DS, players can show off their musical talents as they play along with the movie's hit songs. In this addictive rhythm-based game, fans play as any of the six "High School Musical" stars or their own customized character as they dance to the beat and travel across America competing in the ultimate musical competition. Players can also compete head-to-head with their friends through wireless play. Players also create their own music dance videos and trade their personal video creations wirelessly with friends. With 12 songs from High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2," friends can enjoy the tunes they love together. Available in October "High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!" is anticipated to be rated 3+ by PEGI.
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, California and has four internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games and Climax Racing.
Neena Williams, Disney Interactive Studios
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