Popular Characters from High School Musical, Hannah Montana and Power Rangers Team Up on Consoles and Handhelds
BURBANK, Calif.– (June 14, 2007)– Families have a lot to look forward to with all-new video game adventures based on hit Disney Channel series coming to consoles and handhelds this autumn. Published by Disney Interactive Studios, fans of all ages will be singing along with the gang in High School Musical: Sing It! on Wii and PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system, and showing off their dance moves in High School Musical: Makin’ the Cut on Nintendo DS. Action-lovers will battle enemies alongside renowned heroes in Power Rangers: Super Legends on Nintendo DS, and PlayStation 2 system. The lineup also includes Hannah Montana on Nintendo DS.
“Whether they aspire to dance and sing with the characters of‘High School Musical’ or save the world with the heroic Red Ranger, kids, tweens and families will have plenty of options with our lineup of video games based on popular Disney Channel properties,” said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios.“We understand parents are looking for games that are appropriate for the entire family, and we’re providing a line-up of games that are positive, safe and fun for every member of the family.
Get those vocal cords ready! Based on the phenomenally successful Disney Channel original movie“High School Musical,” Disney’s High School Musical: Sing It! features songs, sets and characters from the original film and“High School Musical 2” premiering in August. Available for Wii and the PlayStation 2 system, this karaoke video game allows fans to interact with the movies’ stars for the first time on any gaming console. With 30 songs to choose from, along with 30 minutes of“High School Musical” bonus footage and cast interviews, High School Musical: Sing It! will be the karaoke game of choice for fans, kids, tweens and families. Players can also choose their favourite backdrop and belt out hit songs from other popular Disney Channel favourites. High School Musical: Sing It! will be available in October and rated 3+ by PEGI.
High School Musical: Makin’ the Cut! on Nintendo DS tests players’ dance and rhythm skills as they compete in a cross-country musical competition, choreographing and dancing to the well-known songs from“High School Musical” and“High School Musical 2”. 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. Additionally, players can create their own music videos and share them with friends via the Nintendo DS’ wireless capabilities. High School Musical: Makin’ the Cut! will be available in October with a 3+ rating by PEGI.
Power Rangers fans play as the ultimate super heroes on an action-packed adventure to save the world from evil in Power Rangers: Super Legends. Players battle enemies, solve puzzles and explore an interactive world as some of the most beloved Power Ranger heroes from the original Mighty Morphin squad to the current Operation Overdrive team. The game combines fast-paced, martial arts combat with super moves and gravity-defying aerial combos. In the spirit of the series, players can team up with a friend for cooperative missions and massive Zord battles. Power Rangers: Super Legends will be available in October on the PlayStation 2 system, and Nintendo DS.
Thirteen-year-old Miley Stewart lives a double life as girl-next-door and pop sensation in the Disney Channel original show,“Hannah Montana.” In Disney’s Hannah Montana for the Nintendo DS™, developed by DC Studios, someone is threatening to reveal Miley’s secret and it’s up to player to determine who it is. Playing as either Miley or best friend, Lilly, players must use spy skills and gadgetry to investigate their school, the boardwalk, stadium and beach to uncover hidden clues and solve the mystery. Players can interact with their favourite characters from the show using a branching dialogue system while exploring familiar“Hannah Montana” environments and meet hilarious new characters along the way. Mini-games include a wireless two-player skateboard, rollerblade and scooter challenge and a mode that enables players to share clothes in Miley’s secret wardrobe with others via wireless connection. Disney’s Hannah Montana will be available in September on Nintendo DS.
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 91 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 26 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 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.
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