Disney Universe coming this autumn

Multiplayer adventure Disney Universe out on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Mac this autumn; will feature Monsters, Inc., Lilo and Stitch, Alice in Wonderland, and Tron: Legacy.

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Disney Interactive is bringing Disney Universe, a multiplayer action adventure title, to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac this autumn. The game is set in six worlds inspired by animated and live action films from Disney, as well as those of the CGI animation supreme films at Pixar.

Nemo and Stitch costumes in Disney Universe.

Players can dress a cutesy blue avatar character in one of over 40 costumes, each of which has unique powers that level up during play. Four costumes were revealed in the teaser trailer that accompanied today's announcement: Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Mike from Monsters, Inc., Tron from Tron: Legacy, and Stitch from Lilo and Stitch.

The cooperative multiplayer modes support up to four players, letting them team up and take part in missions that follow Disney and Pixar movie storylines. Combat, puzzle solving, coin collection, and power-ups are on offer, and Disney has promised plenty of "slapstick humor." In addition, content such as new worlds and costumes will be available for purchase after the game launches.

The announcement of Disney Universe follows big losses from Disney's Interactive Media Group, which posted a loss of $128 million (£73.6 million) for the six-month period ending April 2, 2011. It also follows layoffs that formed part of the company's move toward casual and social gaming. Those cuts included the closure of Tron: Evolution studio Propaganda Games and hundreds of layoffs across other internal development studios, including Epic Mickey maker Junction Point.

Discussion

26 comments
jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

I'm quietly optimistic about this... and loving the Monsters Inc Blooper reel reference.

Dragonballz290
Dragonballz290

Disney seems similar to Activision (all the lay offs). I think they should spend more time trying to put out awesome movies. Tangled is the only one in recent memory.

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

OMG I must get this. So excited to play Disney characters yay!

Visiondj1
Visiondj1

Looks like it could go either way, I enjoy a good laugh in my games. Still, the thing I need Disney to hurry up and release is Kingdom Hearts 3 for a next-gen system! Hurry up developers!

lilrobda1
lilrobda1

Llama345 Should have looked up your info before talking. KH3 will begin development after Final Fantasy Versus 13. Why? Because the KH team(KH1-2) is working on it, which it halting production of KH3.

Johny_47
Johny_47

Is this being developed by the creators of Epic Mickey? if yes then it could be great especially with alot of the cool Disney characters, call me a 'big kid' I don't care but I love Disney =)

DragonessAthena
DragonessAthena

Day 1 buy. And could this be Disney getting smarter? Releasing a non-movie game on every platform (except the Wii) means they have a greater potential for more profit.

Spacerac
Spacerac

I'm still kinda mad with them for closing Propaganda. Tron Evolution was good :/

woodyfr
woodyfr

Don't be so excited it's just another Di$ney game with tons of DLC (that's the reason it's on 360/PS3 too). There are no online modes, you cannot create levels nor share them.

woodyfr
woodyfr

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dawnofhero
dawnofhero

I had another one of those WTF moments while watching this.

ssjfuturetrunks
ssjfuturetrunks

Oh man i loved Monsters inc. when i was a kid! Just hope Disney doesnt drop the ball on this one :(

matok1
matok1

So ..xbox probably will be getting LBP after all.

Llama345
Llama345

Should have combined with squenix to make another Kingdom Hearts game on the consoles.

jecht_35
jecht_35

one of them just looks like a creepy cross dresser sackboy.

cbags08
cbags08

anything and everything disney gives me a woody so im all for Disney Universe!...cant wait!

PunkerXBlaze
PunkerXBlaze

Bizarro world creepy blue Sackboy. Not sure if want.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Huh, looks like it has potential. I'll keep an eye on it.

ale_gamr
ale_gamr

This look interesting but knowing disney and their bad games, I'll wait.

pokecharm
pokecharm

I think I'll have to wait for more before I follow this or not ;)