Disney Showcases E3 Lineup

July 13, 2007, 5:50 pm PDT
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Disney Interactive Studios Showcases Commitment to Innovation, Creativity and Community at E3 Media & Business Summit 2007

DGamer, Spectrobes II and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Announced

E3 Media & Business Summit 2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disney Interactive Studios discussed the success of its business, unveiled a major new online community initiative and announced new titles in popular video game franchises during the E3 Media & Business Summit 2007.

Disney continues to make major investments in growing its video game self publishing business to develop creative and innovative entertainment experiences. Disney Interactive Studios plans to invest $130 million in product development in 2007. The company also continues to invest in talent, which has grown to around 700 employees in 11 countries.

Ninety percent of new products will be Disney-branded with 70 percent based on films and television properties and the other 20 percent focused on new intellectual property. The remaining 10 percent will be devoted to non-Disney branded content such as games branded Touchstone or ABC.

DGamer, a new online community initiative that will be included in all Disney Interactive Studios’ Nintendo DS™ games starting in May 2008, was unveiled. DGamer will link to the DGamer Channel on Disney.com. Also announced were The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian video game and Spectrobes II, both second installments of successful franchises.

Disney-branded games ranked first in North American sales among all third-party published Nintendo DS games in 2006, which includes Disney Interactive Studios’ published games and licensed properties such as Disney●Pixar titles published by THQ Inc. Among all publishers, Disney Interactive Studios was fourth in Nintendo DS game sales in 2006 (up from No. 10 in 2005) and third in Game Boy Advance sales (up from No. 4), according to The NPD Group.

Disney Interactive Studios showcased upcoming youth-branded games both for handheld and console platforms. New video games for girls, boys and families will include titles on multiple platforms based on the Disney Channel franchises High School Musical, Hannah Montana and Power Rangers. Titles such as Disney Friends, Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey and Enchanted round out the lineup.

The release date for Turok, which will be published under the company’s familiar Touchstone brand, was announced as February 5, 2008. The re-imagined game from Classic Media’s popular license will be available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

Disney’s upcoming products creatively build on successful franchises in a multitude of media.

-- DGamer: Disney's new online community for the Nintendo DS will

connect Disney video game fans in a fun environment. DGamer will

allow Disney game players to chat, create personal avatars and

trade game-themed items, across the room or anywhere in the world

with the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Anything a DGamer player will

be able to do on the Nintendo DS will also be done online through

the DGamer Channel at Disney.com. DGamer will be included free in

every Disney game for the Nintendo DS and will roll out in North

America first starting in May 2008 with the release of The

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for the Nintendo DS. DGamer

and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for the Nintendo DS

are being developed by Fall Line Studio, Disney Interactive

Studios' Nintendo-focused studio in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Platforms: Nintendo DS and computers

Release Date: May 2008

-- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: The second installment of

The Chronicles of Narnia takes place where "The Chronicles of

Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe" left off. The versions

for consoles, which are being developed by Traveller's Tales, will

feature 20 playable characters, each with different weapons and

abilities. The game will expand beyond the film and include

"drop-in/drop out" two-player gameplay both offline and online. The

company's DGamer technology will debut with the Nintendo DS

version.

Platforms: PLAYSTATION 3 system, Xbox 360, Wii(TM) home video game

system, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS,

PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and Windows PC

Release Date: May 2008

-- Turok: Published under the Touchstone label, Turok is an epic,

story-driven first-person shooter set on a dark, mysterious planet

in the future. Players take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former

black ops commando, now part of an elite special forces squad,

known as Whiskey Company, which is on a mission to take down a war

criminal - Turok's former mentor, Roland Kane. Set on a planet

inhabited by Kane and his soldiers, the Mendel-Gruman, Turok must

use his elite military training to elude Kane's well-trained army

and the ravenous, unpredictable dinosaurs, huge insects and other

massive creatures that populate the environment. Turok is being

developed by Propaganda Games, Disney Interactive Studios'

development studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Platforms: Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system

Release Date: February 5, 2008

-- Spectrobes II: The sequel to this year's highly successful sci-fi

action/role-playing Nintendo DS game and the first original

intellectual property published by Disney Interactive Studios,

Spectrobes II continues the adventures of Rallen and Jeena,

planetary patrol officers sent to investigate the mysterious

fossilized creatures known as Spectrobes. Developed by Kyoto-based

Jupiter Corp., Spectrobes II will feature a new enemy known as Krux

and new Spectrobes as well as the opportunity to play as both Jeena

and Rallen.

Platform: Nintendo DS

Release Date: Fall 2008

-- High School Musical: Sing It!: Players express themselves through

music with an all-new karaoke twist, choosing their favorite

"High School Musical" character and singing all the songs from High

School Musical and High School Musical 2. Debuting as one of the

first video games to have a microphone on the Wii platform, High

School Musical: Sing It! features motion-captured-choreography from

the original movie's dance routines and offers two play modes. In

story mode - players live the movies while performing songs

beginning from "Start of Something New" to "We're All in this

Together" and "What Time Is It?." In party mode, friends can

compete karaoke-style against each other. Players can choose their

favorite backdrop and belt out solos or duets of approximately 30

hit songs, including popular tunes from other familiar Disney

Channel favorites.

Platforms: Wii and PlayStation 2 system

Release Date: Fall

-- High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!: In the only "High School

Musical" themed handheld video game, High School Musical: Makin'

the Cut lets players show off their musical talents as they play

along with the movie's hit songs. In this addictive, rhythm-based

game, fans play any of the six "High School Musical" stars or their

own customized character as they dance to the beat and travel

across America competing in the ultimate musical competition.

Players can also compete head-to-head with their friends through

wireless play, create their own music dance videos and trade their

personal video creations wirelessly with friends. With 12 songs

from "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2," friends can

enjoy the tunes they love together.

Platform: Nintendo DS

Release Date: Fall

-- Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour for the Wii and Hannah

Montana: Music Jam for the Nintendo DS are based on Disney's

best-selling title last holiday season, which is the top-selling

third-party girls Nintendo DS game of all time. In Hannah Montana:

Spotlight World Tour, kids take on a worldwide tour where they

perform on-stage as Hannah Montana practicing her dance moves using

the Wii controller. With Hannah Montana: Music Jam, players become

their own music sensations, playing and recording their own songs

with a four piece band. They choose chord phrasings on the rhythm

guitar track, lay down a basic rhythm, select from electric or

acoustic guitar, add a drum track and more. In this innovative DS

game, players can sing solo, or hook up with up to three friends to

jam together wirelessly as a band.

Platforms: Wii (Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour); Nintendo DS

(Hannah Montana: Music Jam)

Release Date: October

-- Power Rangers: Super Legends: Just in time for the 15th anniversary

of the Power Rangers televisions series, fans play as the ultimate

super heroes in an action-packed adventure to save the world from

evil. They 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.

Platforms: PlayStation 2 system, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube and

Windows PC

Release Date: Fall

-- Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey: In Disney's first console video

game created specifically for young girls, players befriend their

favorite princesses -- including Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine and

Snow White -- and enter their enchanted worlds. The princess worlds

are in peril and only the player can save them. Disney Princess:

Enchanted Journey lets players play as their own customizable

heroine princess character, selecting her name, dresses,

accessories, hair, skin tone and eye color. The game can be played

alone, with a friend or with family members.

Platforms: Wii, PlayStation 2 system and Windows PC

Release Date: Fall

-- Disney Friends: Stitch, the mischievous creature from the popular

"Lilo & Stitch" films and television series, sings cheerfully as he

saunters across the screen. Disney fans will find plenty of fun

ways to bond with popular Disney characters in Disney Friends, a

unique simulation and adventure game exclusively for the Nintendo

DS(TM). Disney Friends features interaction and unique adventures

with Dory, the forgetful fish from "Finding Nemo;" Simba, the lion

cub from "The Lion King;" and Winnie the Pooh.

Platform: Nintendo DS

Release Date: Fall in Europe; Spring 2008 in the United States

-- Enchanted: Based on the major motion picture release of "Walt

Disney Pictures Presents Enchanted," Enchanted for the Nintendo DS

follows the story of Giselle, a princess banished from a fairy tale

animated land to modern-day Manhattan. Players take on the roles of

Giselle, Prince Edward and Giselle's trusted chipmunk friend Pip in

adventures that span both mythical Andalasia and real-world New

York City with film-inspired and original gameplay elements.

Platform: Nintendo DS

Release Date: Fall

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, Calif., and has four internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games and Black Rock Studio.

Product names, release dates and features may be subject to change.

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