Category Archives: Disney
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 15:30 BST
Epic Mickey 2 will be released on Vita next month, with new features making use of the handheld’s touch capabilities. It will also contain ad hoc network functionality, the ability to control paint, thinner and Oswald’s electric beam, and make use of the “orientation-based controls” for the camera and while driving. It will be made available on June 18. Hit up the PS Blog for more information.
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 05:51 BST
As we get closer and closer to release of a fully HD remastering of the classic DuckTales game, word comes in from Christian Svensson about how long it has taken to get the project off the ground and voice acting.
Sat, May 18, 2013 | 18:16 BST
The ever vigilant Internet sleuth Superannuation has dug up some more domain registrations, and they pertain to a possibly racing game of sorts from Disney. The domains registered vary from having a .net to .com on them, and carry the monikers DisneySpeedster, DisneySpeedsters, DisneyRacers, DisneyRacing, DisneyKart, DisneyKartRacing, and DisneyKarting. Lots of Disney in there. There’s even a Disney Speedsters Twitter account, but it hasn’t tweeted yet. Sounds, to me, like Disney is possibly looking to create its own version of Mario Kart or Diddy Kong Racing, only with Disney characters. I’m no psychic though.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 14:56 BST
Disney Infinity shots have been released showing off the Pirates of the Caribbean playset. A look at the the figurines is also below, each showing off a cartoonish version of Jack Sparrow. The Gobo developed playset comes with ready-made adventures and the assets can be used to create your own adventures in Toy Box mode. Disney Infinity is due in August on 3DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360. A trailer for it can be watched here.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 22:39 BST
Disney-owned LucasFilm has suddenly made a pile of new domain registrations which see to have a Star Wars theme. Although it’s quite possible they’re related to upcoming movies, TV shows and other media, the timing – so close on the heels of a deal with EA – is pretty suspicious. File this under “interesting, if uninformative” and visit Fusible to pick through the new domains.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 14:28 BST
Disney has reported its Q2 financials, and overall the company reported a 32% increase in net income during the January-March quarter.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 20:39 BST
Avalanche Studios’ former manager Oskar Burman said that the Just Cause developer “almost got [a] deal” with LucasArts to develop a “massive, open world” Star Wars game which was a “single-player, open world,” title in which on could traverse the galaxy.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 09:44 BST
EA has announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year publishing deal with The Walt Disney Company for the Star Wars franchise, with games to come from BioWare, DICE and Visceral.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 20:36 BST
Disney Infinity has a new developer diary available in which Avalanche Software talks about the game’s Toy Box Mode and the inspirations behind it. It allows users to use the VR toys to create their own setting and story using the character toys they have purchased. It sounds really fun. Disney Infinity is due in August on 3DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 20:37 BST
Disney isn’t discounting the possibility of adding Marvel or Star Wars theme to its Infinity hybrid products.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 16:59 BST
Disney Infinity has a new video available after the break, showing off Toy Box Mode, which allows players to create their own adventures and worlds using the playsets for the game. Disney Infinity is due in August on 3DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360 and will be supported by mobile apps. Thanks, AGB.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 12:01 BST
Disney’s Planes is a new trilogy of films set high above Pixar’s Cars universe. Naturally it’s getting the game treatment on every current Nintendo format under the sun.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 11:20 BST
Star Wars studio LucasArts may have been shuttered by new bosses Disney, but that hasn’t stopped the house of mouse from considering licensed games based on the Lucas universe moving forward. Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart has expressed interest in pitching them an idea.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:17 BST
A number of game developers and publishers have incurred the wrath of the notoriously litigious Lodsys. ArsTechnica, which describes the company as a “patent troll”, reports Lodsys has recently filed a fresh wave of lawsuits against mobile developers Gameloft, Backflip Studios, Gamevil, Jirbo, MobileAge, PocketGems, Sunstorm Interactive, TMSoft, TLA Systems and Disney – in the last case taking particular issue with the popular Where’s My Water? – all over a patent for in-app purchases. The EFF and Apple have both tried to stop Lodsys’s constant lawsuits but it continues to targets companies of all shapes and sizes.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 21:14 BST
Star Wars 1313, the game shelved by Disney due to the closure of LucasArts studio, would have had players starring as none other than bounty hunter Boba Fett, according to a report on Kotaku which was handed some concept art from the project. According to the report, Fett being the star of the game was an order handed down to developers last May by George Lucas himself. While the future of the game looks grim at present, a representative stated yesterday that other development studios will now be able to license the Star Wars IP, and this includes the possible take over of development on 1313 as well as Star Wars: First Assault.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 01:11 BST
Disney is closing LucasArts development studio, laying off a reported 150 staffers and according to a representative for the firm, development on Star Wars 1313 along with Star Wars: First Assault is in limbo.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 06:18 BST
Raph Koster has announced his departure from Disney on his personal blog, noting that he is now an “unemployed game developer.” His plans for the future are to continue making games, and he does not plan on using Kickstarter to do it. In the meantime he will be “exploring opportunities,” and “simply start making games. Lots and lots of games. Fun ones. About all sorts of things. I want to get my hands dirty. I want to explore ideas,” he wrote. Koster was lead designer of Ultima Online and creative director for Star Wars Galaxies before founding social games company Metaplace which was bought by Playdom in 2010, a subsidiary of Disney Interactive. Thanks, Massively.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 10:14 BST
DuckTales Remastered developer WayForward Technologies has explained that it has heavily expanded on the plot of Capcom’s NES original. To be fair, the original explained very little so this is probably an ace idea.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 18:28 GMT
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 23:07 GMT
Disney has confirmed the release of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two on PS Vita. The game will launch later this year.