Disney Interactive Studios today announced The Princess and the Frog video game, a new game title inspired by the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated comedy adventure film, “The Princess and the Frog.”
Scheduled for release this fall exclusively for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™, The Princess and the Frog video game features favorite moments from the film and new challenges for Tiana, the story’s main character.
Unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, The Princess and the Frog video game takes players on an exciting journey through New Orleans with characters from the film, including Tiana, Prince Naveen, Dr. Facilier, Ray, Mama Odie, and many others. Reminiscent of classics like “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King” and “Aladdin,” the feature film marks the return to the magic of the Disney musical. The video game brings the magic to life on Wii™ and DS™.
The Princess and the Frog video game is a fun, delightful adventure containing characters and themes that will resonate with people everywhere. The Princess and the Frog exposes families to a rich, cultural world of music, cooking and customization set in the enchanting locations of New Orleans and The Bayou.
Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios
The Princess and the Frog for Wii™ includes more than 25 mini-games designed for 1-4 players so that the whole family can join the fun and interact with all the main characters of the movie as they help Tiana pursue her dreams. Players can make The Princess and the Frog their own with customization activities that include performing and dancing to music, cooking New Orleans style and dressing up Tiana in multiple outfits.
On Nintendo DS™, players master the art of platforming as Tiana and Ray — jumping, swinging and soaring their way past obstacles to advance through multiple levels and solve exciting environmental puzzles. Gameplay includes collecting ingredients and recipes, cooking dishes, and performing music with 1-4 players. Players can also collect real recipes and save music in the game’s jukebox.
The Princess and the Frog video game for Nintendo DS™ also includes DGamer™ – the online community exclusively for Disney gamers. Players can customize unique 3-D avatar, create a persistent profile, chat with friends, share themed accessories, earn in-game honors and unlock exclusive Disney content.
The Princess and the Frog is the only video game inspired by the studio’s tentpole release where players can experience Tiana’s exciting world in an aspirational way together with family and friends. Both games can be played in English, Spanish and French. Amaze and Griptonite Games developed The Princess and the Frog video game.
For updates on the game, please visit www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.
“The Princess and the Frog” marks the return to traditional 2D hand-drawn animation by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The highly-anticipated animated comedy adventure opens in theatres nationwide on December 11, 2009. The film will have a limited release on November 25, 2009, in New York City and Los Angeles.
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About the Movie
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (ANIKA NONI ROSE), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman.
Wrapping it up
With all the happenings at E3, Disney and their interactive unit have been extremely busy promoting their new products. Let’s hope they can turn around this business unit for the mouse.