Disney Interactive Studios develops Princess and Frog video game


MUMBAI: Disney Interactive Studios will be developing The Princess and the Frog video game, which is inspired by the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated comedy adventure film, The Princess and the Frog.

Scheduled for release this fall exclusively for Wii and Nintendo DS, The Princess and the Frog video game features favorite moments from the film and new challenges for Tiana, the story’s main character.

Unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, The Princess and the Frog video game takes players on an exciting journey through New Orleans with characters from the film, including Tiana, Prince Naveen, Dr. Facilier, Ray, Mama Odie, and many others.

"The Princess and the Frog video game is a fun, delightful adventure containing characters and themes that will resonate with people everywhere. The Princess and the Frog exposes families to a rich, cultural world of music, cooking and customization set in the enchanting locations of New Orleans and The Bayou," said Disney Interactive Studios senior vice president of global marketing Craig Relyea.

The Princess and the Frog for Wii includes more than 25 mini-games designed for 1-4 players. Players can make The Princess and the Frog their own with customization activities that include performing and dancing to music, cooking New Orleans style and dressing up Tiana in multiple outfits.

On Nintendo DS, players master the art of platforming as Tiana and Ray – jumping, swinging and soaring their way past obstacles to advance through multiple levels and solve exciting environmental puzzles. Gameplay includes collecting ingredients and recipes, cooking dishes, and performing music with 1-4 players. Players can also collect real recipes and save music in the game’s jukebox.

The Princess and the Frog video game for Nintendo DS also includes DGamer – the online community exclusively for Disney gamers. Players can customize unique 3-D avatar, create a persistent profile, chat with friends, share themed accessories, earn in-game honors and unlock exclusive Disney content.

The Princess and the Frog is the only video game inspired by the studio’s tentpole release where players can experience Tiana’s exciting world in an aspirational way together with family and friends. Both games can be played in English, Spanish and French. Amaze and Griptonite Games developed The Princess and the Frog video game.

The Princess and the Frog marks the return to traditional 2D hand-drawn animation by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The animated comedy adventure opens in theatres on 11 December, 2009.