Toy Story 3 being told June 15

Disney's Avalanche Studios crafting film tie-in to launch alongside Pixar's latest animated action figure tale for 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, PC.

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In 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported that Disney had decided to develop the game based on Pixar's Toy Story 3 within its internal studios. The move gained attention primarily because it came as longtime Disney game maker THQ was in the midst of a significant (and evidently successful) restructuring, and the loss of its lucrative development deal seemed to be an unneeded blow.

Toy Box mode gives gamers access to Andy's toy chest.

Today, Disney confirmed that initial WSJ report, officially announcing that Toy Story 3: The Video Game is in development at its internal outfit Avalanche Studios (not to be confused with Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche Software). Disney expects to release Toy Story 3 in tandem with its film counterpart on June 15 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, DS, and PC.

The game's full platform slate comes as Disney plans to scale back the number of titles it brings to the "highest-end console games." Last week, CEO Bob Iger said as part of its quarterly financial report that "Disney-branded games" tended to sell better on the Wii, DS, and other less technologically powerful platforms.

As for the game itself, Toy Story 3's story mode will be a family-oriented affair based on the film and featuring an open world for kids to explore. The console versions of the game will also include a "Toy Box" mode, in which players will be able to "create their own unique story" using playthings, such as cowboys, space rangers, and dinosaurs.

Discussion

130 comments
Tevi
Tevi

Id rather eat an a..holole of a road kills skunk and down it wath beer lol

Cliffy_T
Cliffy_T

I remembered the old Toy Story 2 game. It was actually pretty good. Maybe this will one have the same charm. Or be another crappy movie tie-in game. Hopefully the former.

Mr_Jenkins
Mr_Jenkins

@rodbar606 - IT DOES! :D Gameinformer had a large article about it and it has co-op mode on it.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

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Flint247
Flint247

Man, this takes me back when I played Toy Story 2 on Playstation 1. Good stuff.

davros878
davros878

I grew up playing Toy Story 2. I really liked it.

JESSEAARON100
JESSEAARON100

I use to play the original one on the PlayStation1.That game was nice

Geek12
Geek12

Why does this have a PC version, and Dead Space 2 doesn't? (Yes i know they're considering it.)

wwonka666
wwonka666

I hope it's good, I'm old and I would play it. I loved the UP game even if it was a little kids game.

Tommz7070
Tommz7070

Toy Story 3 will only get a 5.0 and NO more!

tehepicpwnzor
tehepicpwnzor

This won't get any more than 8.0. Guranteed.

BonsaiMet
BonsaiMet

I remember playing Toy Story on PS1 and thought it was really good. How many games let you explore a house as a little plastic toy? :)

Darkmek
Darkmek

"Hey, I'm Woody....howdy, howdy, howdy!"

BlackhawkBix
BlackhawkBix

The original Toy Story game was pretty good. It makes sense that they would move their games mostly to the Wii and DS systems. Those are both more family oriented systems. That also makes the games cheaper to make because of the limited graphics on them. Smart move.

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

"firesoul88 Posted Feb 17, 2010 7:06 am GMT toy story was awesome, toy story 2 destroyed the franchise, the only hope for toy story 3 is if it by the orginial toy story team" I cant take you serious...TS2 was great and the outtakes were hilarious...have you even watched it? TS3 will be good and I expect the game to be better than the original......

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

UP was a fun game....I hope they bring it to the xbox as I dont own a wii or ds

rockwii13
rockwii13

I remember the original Toy Story videogame. Pretty good.

Flip2Flow
Flip2Flow

I remember i had Toy Story for the PSOne. Good old times.

robdar602
robdar602

I remember the TS games too. :D They were a lot of fun. My son is a Toy Story maniac and I can't wait to play this with him. I wonder if it'll have multiplayer. That would be great!

UnitedGamerz
UnitedGamerz

Oh sweet I cant wait for the movie. I grew up with toy story. I used to dress like buzz light year

Smarty12
Smarty12

The Toy Story 2 game on PSX was a classic. Very fun game. I hope they'll do the same with this one. Wish they would release it for PS2 too. Oh well.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

"Last week, CEO Bob Iger said as part of its quarterly financial report that "Disney-branded games" tended to sell better on the Wii, DS, and other less technologically powerful platforms." Wow - and it took them how much wasted money to figure that little nugget of information out? 99% of the people on here alone could have told him that for free(!)

Jipset
Jipset

I actually liked the first two games.

SilentKing16
SilentKing16

Now that I'm thinking of it. The level I liked the most was the one before the green scary (back then) boss. I just loved the grappling hook thing and gliding down the wires:) Ow, and @Jbjazzbo I did get it;)

geoff-uk123
geoff-uk123

Not really interested in the game. However, I'm more looking forward to the movie. :)

JBjazzbo
JBjazzbo

I really, really hope this is good - its got a lot of great material to make a good game. Toy Story 2 on PS1 was freaking awesome, one of my favourite games on PS1... Never got the 40th pizza planet token though! It was so annoying! But it had brilliant level design; the best level was the shop I reckon. Anyway, it would be pretty hard to make a bad toy story film, I don't see what everyone's beef is with Toy Story 2, I still think its as brilliant as the first one, but yeah they've had a lot of time to work on it so the film's bound to be good. Can't wait.

SilentKing16
SilentKing16

For me, Toy Story 2 was one of the best games I played in my childhood. Maybe it's just nostalgia but I thought it had clever level design, some entertaining puzzles, and of course lasers!;)

Skargamer
Skargamer

i hate toy story...for taking sooooooo long to come back!!! :P

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

Ya know what. I played Toy Story on GameBoy and SNES. Then I played Toy Story 2 on PS1 and N64. I might just have to play this one too.

Punkz7
Punkz7

ooo Toy Story!!!, I havent played this for like 10 years lol, I WANT IT!! rawr

DemonChris
DemonChris

Woo, I cant wait for this movie and now the games that go with it

xXFr34k_0uTXx
xXFr34k_0uTXx

Putting some of the games aside, how can you not like Toy Story? =]

Asheileon
Asheileon

I have actually been looking forward to a new toy story film for sometime :P

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

The 1st movie was really cool and well with that said, even though there's no mentioning of this, i'd really like to see the team bring back the character "Sid" from the 1st movie, lol, he was like the bad kid who loved destroying the toys but he was a cool character and i'd like for them to show him all grown up now as a teenager or something and having tattoos and what not and possibly going to the same college as Andy, lol!!

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

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game_overdose54
game_overdose54

Media liscening FTW! / Sarcasm. Anyway, I can't wait for the movie to come out. The first two were my childhood and it looks like this one is pretty solid.

firesoul88
firesoul88

toy story was awesome, toy story 2 destroyed the franchise, the only hope for toy story 3 is if it by the orginial toy story team

badtaker
badtaker

I am waiting for the movie

gedbyz
gedbyz

I hope there is a story to this. Not like Avatar where it was based solely on the 3d visuals. Anyway I loved the first two and I know I will love this one. The movie I mean.

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

Already lost appetite for the movie, not to mention the game.

blasterchief
blasterchief

Hey there was that Toy Story game (not sure if it was 1 or 2) that was actually really good... I remember I was little and I actually couldn't finish it because it was too hard. It was actually a really intimidating game.

ChamomileBaths
ChamomileBaths

It's not going to be a competitive game, that's how these things go. The focus is the movie, these things hype the release. But yea, it does suck we're not getting a Toy Story 3 game that's as matured as I'm sure the movie will be.

Rev8691
Rev8691

Toy Story for the Gameboy was actually a very fun game. luckily i work at a movie theater, so i will be seeing this day 1. im excited.

Tevi
Tevi

I want the xbox 360 version

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

Looking forward to the movie, don't give a ____ about the game.

zidan4000
zidan4000

toy story 2 was a blast to play , but i dont think that toy story 3 will be the same , looking at all these movie game makes you feel that every game based on movie will suck , period.