For Star Wars Day, May 4, joinDisney Interactive and Lucasfilm as they celebrate with a whole lot of in=-app sales for their Star Wars apps.
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No belated April Fools jokes here. Wayforward and Disney Interactive have just released DuckTales Remastered onto the App Store.
This remake of the NES classic (and game with one of the best soundtracks of the era) includes a new art style, 3D backgrounds, difficulty tweaks, tutorials, voice acting, expanded levels, unlockable art galleries, and so on. It was also something of a hit on consoles when it came out last year; and now it's on iOS.
We'll have a review ready later today, but if you just can't wait you can download DuckTales Remastered right now for $9.99.
Fans of Star Wars: Commander are in for some good news: Disney and Lucasfilm are updating the game with a time-limited campaign called "Secret Alliances."
The new campaign brings a host of new units and features; per the press release:
Campaign Reward units include:
· Johhar Kessen Hero Unit: Former senator Kessen's custom sniper blaster, "Karina," deals extreme damage to soft targets. While he can out-range many static defenses, his ability to damage them is low.
· A-Wing Starship Strike: The Rebel Alliance uses A-Wing starfighters to support ground forces. Their powerful weaponry employs an advanced targeting system, concentrating firepower to dispatch particle shields. (Requires Starship Command)
· HWK-290 Starship Strike: Originally manufactured without weapons, this HWK-290 freighter was outfitted to drop incendiary bombs. The bomb blast affects a moderate area, making it most effective against infantry, but also very capable for attacking enemy HQs.
· TIE Advanced Starship Strike: A newly developed advanced prototype of the TIE Starfighter line, these starships are equipped with a highly sophisticated target tracking system, making them extremely useful against shields. (Requires Starship Command)
· VT-49 Decimator Starship Strike: Receiving command of a VT-49 Decimator is considered an honor in the Imperial Navy. Used as a raiding vessel, this ship drops firebombs which burn a moderate area. It is most effective against infantry, but also very capable for attacking enemy HQs.
· Contraband: A new currency called "Contraband" will be introduced with this build. Players will be able to unlock a new, powerful unit that can only be leveled up using this currency.
· Traps: Players will be able to place three new traps around their base as a defense mechanic. Traps will have to be 'reloaded' using currency once they have been used to defend a base in battle.
We had an opportunity to formally review Star Wars: Commander last year. It's available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store now.
Disney Interactive has launched their latest app, Disney Inquizitive, which provides fans with a centralized destination to take Disney quizzes.
The app features categories such as Fantasy & Villains, House of Mouse, Action & Adventure, Style, Love & Friendship, and Throwback. More than 60 quizzes are already live, including:
Who is Your Lion King Spirit Animal?
Which Disney Princess Should Be Your BFF?
Which Golden Girl Are You?
Who Should Be You Star Wars Sidekick?
Which Pretty Little Liar is Your Style Twin?
Which Disneyland Ride Are You?
Disney Inquizitive is available for free on the App Store now.
Disney Interactive is adding Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to their popular game, Star Wars: Commander. As you uncover the Rebel’s secret plans you can choose to join them in defending the Er’Kit people with Luke, or destroy them with the villainous Darth Vader.
This is their first appearance in the game, and they'll have special abilities that you can activate during gameplay. Darth Vader's standard ability is a melee attack with his lightsaber. Luke Skywalker, on the other hand, uses his blaster in ranged attacks. You can only use them during the campaign.
Star Wars: Commander also now has Tiered Event Rewards. As you play the campaign, you can unlock and upgrade new and existing units with Points earned during the events. Last, but not least, the update comes with additional limited-time units like the Rebel Starship Strike, A–Wing; Empire Starship Strike, TIE Advanced; and the Rebel Infantry Unit, Vanguard.
This Star Wars: Commander update is huge, and will be released Thursday, December 11.
Disney Interactive has released a new infographic detailing the statistics of the Galactic Civil War in Star Wars: Commander.
The Empire has pulled ahead with more than 57% of the player base. Russia, Austria, Germany, Finland and the Ukraine have all joined the Empire (either willingly or unwillingly), but there is some hope. The Rebel Alliance has India, most of South America, and Africa fighting against the empire.
Strangely, North Dakota seems to be the only bastion of Rebel forces amidst the rest of the United States, which has gone full on Dark Side.
You can check out more info on the Disney Interactive blog, and you can download Star Wars: Commander off the App Store for free.
The new campaign has the Empire and Rebels fighting for control of the planet Dandoran. In playing this campaign, Commanders will unlock the Campaign Store that includes the Rebel Vanguard Trooper, Rebel ATAPs (All Terrain Attack Pod), Imperial Shock Trooper, and ATMPs (All Terrain Missile Platform). These new units can use long ranged rocket launchers and specialize in destroying buildings.
The update contains 26 new missions, and players can earn Campaign Points to spend in the store based on the amount of stars earned for beating each mission. Players will also be able to unlock Level 7 Headquarters and accompanying buildings as well as a host of new units such as the Hailfire Droid, Sniper Trooper, and the Mobile Heavy Cannon.
This huge update has a ton of new stuff to explore, so check out Star Wars: Commander for free on the App Store.
Who enjoys a few wondrous words? Disney Interactive has brought the popular Facebook game Words of Wonder to the App Store, giving users the chance to match letters, complete words, and complete a number of challenges. There are more than 70 levels for players to complete, and they'll unlock new power-ups to help them become victorious in increasingly difficult levels.
Disney Interactive announces a new digital storytelling platform that turns photography and video into personal narratives. Story gathers your photos and videos and automatically assembles them into stories that are ready to be shared. The app provides creative freedom and allows you to add captions, pages of text, themes, and layouts to your stories. Once complete, stories can embedded on your personal website or shared through social media.
Disney Infinity, the multi-platform title that combines Disney characters and worlds together, has been delayed and given a new release date of August 18th. John Pleasants, co-president of Disney Interactive, informed the New York Times that the new release window is more favorable than the previous June window, even though they were fully confident that they could release in June. However, the added two months will provide additional time to work out all the kinks with their new exploratory game, and Mr. Pleasants also said that retailers were willing to devote significantly more shelf space to the product in August. For more information on Disney Infinity, check out Jeff Scott's announcement article.
148Apps' own Jennifer Allen called Editor's Choice recipient, Monster Inc. Run, "an Auto Runner with plenty of personality and spirit." Today, however, we can also call it Free, as in beer. Plus? You'll get a sweet new Desert Canyon world to run through.
Along with the price drop, players of Monsters, Inc. Run get a whole new world to scream about with “Desert Canyon,” a vibrant new environment with 16 challenging levels and brand new scare team duos like Charlie and George. More jet-packs, ray guns and menacing foe monsters also star in this update, where players run as monsters to save Boo from danger.
Disney Interactive announced that a new mobile Toy Story game is on the way by releasing a sneak peek screenshot that you can see below. The image may not speak for the overall game, but does it look a bit like a certain three dimensional physics-launcher to anyone else?