Disney Interactive has announced details about “Disney’s Planes” Video Game. It will be released a few days before the movie, with the game scheduled for an August 6 release while the film will land in theaters on Aug. 9. Nintendo is the exclusive gaming console for “Planes” which offers players the ability to play as one of 10 characters on the Wii or Wii U console, and one of 6 characters on the 3DS or DS handheld devices.
The game offers several modes of play including a story mode and skill-based scoring mini-game mode, which will add to the variety of play features. Depending on if you are playing the console or handheld version of the game, you will have access to exclusive gameplay options. Single-player is an option on both the handheld and console versions, but the console version also allows two-player drop-in, drop-out game play so that users can race against one another. The exploratory Free Flight mode and racing based Air Rallies mode are exclusive to the consoles and the objective achieving Challenge mode is only offered via the handheld platforms. The game is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.
If you are unfamiliar with the film “Planes”, it is one that inhabits a world much like Disney’s “Cars” and features the voice of Dane Cook in the main-character role of “Dusty Crophopper”. Dusty is a crop-dusting plane with dreams of being a high-flying air racer, but unfortunately, he has a fear of heights.
Disney Interactive Press Release:
BURBANK, Calif. — (April 10, 2013) – Disney Interactive today announced that “Disney’s Planes,” a flying adventure video game inspired by the upcoming Disney animated comedy adventure film, will be available exclusively for Nintendo platforms including the Wii™ and Wii U™ systems as well as the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ handheld devices on August 6th, just a few days prior to the film’s August 9th opening in theaters nationwide. The game will expand beyond the storyline of “Disney’s Planes,” offering players the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of flight as one of the popular characters from the film.
From above the world of “Cars,” “Disney’s Planes” video game takes players on a high-flying, action-packed, fun-filled adventure with Dusty, a big-hearted, speed-loving crop duster who is voiced by actor and comedian Dane Cook. Players will take to the skies with Dusty and other characters, including Ishani, voiced by actress Priyanka Chopra; Echo, voiced by actor Anthony Edwards; and Bravo, voiced by actor Val Kilmer, as they embark on global missions, air races and grand adventures around the world.
In “Disney’s Planes” video game, players travel through breathtaking environments and play as one of 10 cast of characters on console and one of 6 cast of characters on handheld in either single-player, on all platforms or race against one another in two-player drop-in and drop-out gameplay on console. Players will roll, turn and loop their way through mission-based objectives in exciting modes of play including a narrative based Story mode and a score-based mini-game that challenges the player’s precision flying skills called Balloon Pop. The exploratory Free Flight mode and racing based Air Rallies mode are exclusive to the consoles and the objective achieving Challenge
“Disney’s Planes” video game is currently rated ‘E’ for Everyone by the ESRB. For additional information about the video game, please visit the official site at http://www.disney.com/
About The Movie
From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Planes, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/
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