Popular Teen Icon Storms the Scene via Two New Video Game Titles for Nintendo DS, Wii and PlayStation 2
London, ENGLAND– (Tuesday 12th February, 2008)– Hannah Montana, the Original Disney Channel Series that launched in 2006, has been viewed in more than 23 million homes across Europe. The second season of Hannah Montana launched on Disney Channels this past summer and aired on terrestrial/FTA channels in Italy, Germany, France and UK in Autumn/Winter 2007. Hannah Montana mania is gaining momentum across Europe, and Disney Interactive Studios will launch two new innovative music-based titles inspired by the popular series.
Hannah Montana: Music Jam on Nintendo DS™ and Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour on the Wii™ home video game system will launch on 25th April 2008. Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour PlayStation® 2 version will launch in Autumn 2008.
"Response to Hannah Montana is nothing short of a global sensation and bringing fans new, highly innovative experiences within these video games provides a fun and engaging way to express creativity and interact with favourite stars," said Craig Relyea, vice president, marketing for Disney Interactive Studios. "Players can showcase their talent via these two titles, whether it's creating music to share with friends or perfecting their dance steps to Hannah's songs."
Hannah Montana: Music Jam for Nintendo DS defines the meaning of musical creativity in video games as players help Miley Stewart and her alter ego, Hannah Montana, learn how to play musical instruments to compete against her rival, Savannah Star. Players enter the Music Jam Video competition and compete against Savannah Star using their Nintendo DS touch screen to master the guitar and drums. In a mix of adventure and creative modes, players control Hannah as she composes her Music Jam Videoentries and learns a little something about what it means to be a true star.
Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour for Wii and PS2 gives fans the chance to dance alongside Hannah Montana at venues around the world, including Tokyo, Rome and Sydney, to more than 15 of her hit songs.
Players control Hannah as she moves on stage to‘wow’ devoted fans and earn points to go shopping at world famous locations. Off stage, players can mix and match items from Hannah’s closet to create ensembles for her performances. Fans can also interact with familiar characters from the show including Lilly, Oliver and Jackson as Hannah embarks on her worldwide tour.
About Hannah Montana Series
An Original Disney Channel Series: 14-year-old Miley Stewart has a secret identity, but she’s no superhero…she’s the famous teen pop sensation, Hannah Montana. In order to maintain her normal family life and friendships, Miley goes to great lengths to make sure that nobody discovers that underneath her hair and makeup, Hannah Montana is really just the girl-next-door.
About Disney Channel
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 94 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 27 Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group.
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 directlywith other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California and has five internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Black Rock Studio and Junction Point Studios.