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Buena Vista Ships Chicken Little: Ace In Action for Wii

December 19, 2006, 9:16 am EST
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Disney’s First Game on New Nintendo System Now Available

BURBANK, Calif. – (December 19, 2006) – Following the successful launch of

the Wii™ video game console from Nintendo, "Disney’s Chicken Little: Ace

in Action," Disney’s first self-published Wii video game, is now available.

Developed by Avalanche Software, Buena Vista Games’ Salt Lake City studio

focused on Disney’s feature animation properties and family-friendly

entertainment, "Disney’s Chicken Little: Ace in Action" harnesses the

innovative capabilities of the Wii controls and provides gamers with a

unique, humor-filled action game.

Inspired by the “movie within a movie" ending of the box office hit film,

“Chicken Little," and featuring the movie’s super hero alter-ego characters

Ace, Abby and Runt in an outer space adventure to save Earth, "Disney’s

Chicken Little: Ace in Action" lets players blast their way through a

variety of environments while experiencing new storylines.

“Being part of the largest family entertainment company in the world and

having access to a treasure trove of company-owned franchises enables us to

continue to bring diverse brands to Nintendo platforms," said Graham Hopper,

senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. “In its first

month of existence, the Wii has captivated gamers, and we look forward to

continue creating high-quality titles for the new console."

Buena Vista Games maintains its commitment to offering a diverse portfolio

of games for Nintendo platforms. The company recently announced the

formation of Fall Line Studio, a new development studio based in Salt Lake

City that will create games for the Wii and Nintendo DS™. Buena Vista

Games also plans to release two additional Wii titles in the first half of

2007 – "Disney’s Meet The Robinsons," inspired by the upcoming feature

animation film from Walt Disney Pictures; and "Pirates of the Caribbean 3,"

inspired by the upcoming third installment of the blockbuster film


"Disney’s Chicken Little: Ace in Action" gives fans of last year’s hit movie

the chance to interact with new characters and environments as they venture

through a story that centers around taking on villains, including Foxy Loxy,

Goosey Loosey and Sleazel Weasel. The original Chicken Little and his

friends Abby, Runt and Fish from the film are featured in cut scenes and

provide commentary throughout the adventure. Players will shoot enemies by

pointing the Wii Remote at their targets, while also using the Nunchuk to

guide their way through the game.

Adam West ("Ace"), Zach Braff ("Chicken Little") and Joan Cusack (original

"Abby") reprise their film roles as the voices of their characters.

Humorous original cut scenes were written and created by Avalanche Software.

Published by Buena Vista Games, the game is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and

older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), "Disney’s Chicken

Little: Ace in Action" for the Wii is available for a suggested retail price

of $39.99. Separate versions of the game for the PlayStation®2 computer

entertainment system and Nintendo DS are also available at retail stores for

a suggested retail price of $29.99.

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