Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
On November 6, Disney will be releasing their new film Big Hero 6. If you can’t wait you’re in luck, because they’ve released Big Hero 6 Bot Fight today to get you pumped up. [Editor’s Note: Is that supposed to be some sort of joke about the inflatable protagonist? Because if it is I approve!]
The game expands the story of the film as the street thug Yama uses a secret AI-chip to improve his Bot fighter, “Little Yama”. Little Yama goes berserk during a Bot Fight Tournament and infects other bots with its violent programming. The player must then team up with Big Hero 6 to take down Yama and save San Fransokyo.
Big Hero 6 Bot Fight is a match-3 puzzle adventure where you collect and level-up Bots to create the ultimate team. The game includes over 150 unique Bots and allows players to partner up with friends to complete missions and earn rewards.
You can download Big Hero 6 Bot Fight for free on the App Store today.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 27th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The scientists of a secret Imperial research facility on Dandoran have reported an “oopsie” – there’s outbreak of zombie Death Troopers!
Star Wars: Commander, by Disney, is getting “The Sickness” Campaign for Halloween. Undead Stormtroopers, infected by an Imperial bioweapons project, are terrorizing the Empire and the Rebellion alike.
The update includes 3 new enemies: Death Troopers, Scout Death Troopers, and Heavy Death Troopers. Both sides are also getting new ships. The Rebel Starship Strike – HWK–290 is a freighter outfitted with incendiary bombs to crush infantry units while the Empire Starship Strike – VT–49 Decimator uses firebombs to wash an area with flame.
You can pick up Star Wars: Commander for free on the App Store, and The Sickness will start spreading this Thursday (10/30).
Cars: Fast as Lightning is a cute and fun app that combines racing and town-building with the charisma and marketability of Disney Pixar’s Cars franchise. It’s a friendly game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a few tips to help you make Radiator Springs shine again.
Complete quests to earn rewards – Quests queue up on the left side of the screen when you’re not racing. Quests offer rewards like experience and coins, and they’re a good way to get back on track if you’ve been meandering from task to task.
Pay attention to the difficulty meter before you race – Each car you engage in a race has a difficulty measuring from one to four. Make sure to race within your rank if you don’t want to waste gas on a loss.
Place attractions on the track to earn more experience with races – Don’t neglect putting attractions on race tracks. They earn you a bit of extra experience with every race, plus they make the joint look classy.
Three powerhouses, DeNA, Disney, and Lucasfilm, have joined together to develop the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Defense. The tower defense game is rooted in the Star Wars universe and lets the player choose their allegiance between the light and the dark side.
The game will have four different factions, 100 battle scenarios in locations such as Hoth, Tatooine, and Endor, and over 30 different iconic Star Wars characters for you to control. Destroy wave after wave of enemies in both single player mode and online social events where you can earn rewards with rare bonuses. As you play you will be able to level-up your forces and develop your own strategies. Will you focus on forces skills or drive towards more powerful weapons?
There is no set release date as of yet, but it is said that the game will be coming out later this year. You can pre-register on the Star Wars: Galactic Defense website to help unlock bonus content when the game comes out.
Posted by Ellis Spice on August 22nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A ‘Frozen’ takeover event has arrived for Disney’s Club Penguin – the first event to arrive for the mobile version of the social network for kids.
Players will start the party off by discovering all of Elsa’s magic snowflakes hidden around the island. Once that has been done, members will earn the ability to transfer into Olaf or Marshmallow and freeze objects. All the while an Ice Palace will be constructed, and once complete players will be able to visit and hear a special version of “Let It Go.” Alongside all of this, members will also be able to dress their character in Olaf, Sven, Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff-themed outfits.
Club Penguin is available to download from the App Store now for free. The ‘Frozen’ event ends on September 3rd.
Posted by Blake Grundman on July 1st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Some of the most successful gaming properties in history were born in Japan. That is why we immediately jump and take notice when, of all people, Disney announced that they were expanding the launch of the extremely successful Japanese puzzle title Line: Disney Tsum Tsum, globally. The game quickly climbed to #1 on the Japanese puzzle charts shortly after launch, and the game’s publisher LINE, are no doubt hoping that it now does the same worldwide.
In tandem with the launch of the game, the Disney Store is pleased to announce that they are now stocking a series of plush, Tsum Tsum characters.
The adorable LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum is available now on the App Store for free.
Posted by Blake Grundman on June 27th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It only seemed like a matter of time before this would happen. First Mario, then Sonic, and now Disney XD all have their own kart racing games. The rather obviously named Disney XD Grand Prix will place players behind the wheel with some of their favorite characters like Phineas, Lord Hater, Dipper, and even Steve the Llama.
Featuring tracks, power-ups and even vehicles themselves, all ripped directly from the Disney universe, this is the perfect way for everyone’s inner child to feel the need for speed.
For a limited time, Disney XD Grand Prix will be available for only $0.99 – a full 60% off of its base price! Be sure to move quick, because before you know it, the game will be return to its full price of $2.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 17th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Monday, July 7, Disney XD will be premiering their new show “The 7D,” based off the lives of the seven dwarves in Snow White. In preparation for the premier they have released a speedy little gem-collection game called The 7D Mine Train. The game starts you off with the first dwarf, Sleepy, as he hurtles through the world of Jollywood. As you earn gems along you can get customized cars and power ups. 7D Mine Train will serve as a great introduction to the show.
The 7D Mine Train is available on the App Store now for free.
High speed adventure with over-the-top visual humor and one-liners
Unlock each dwarf’s animated introduction over the weeks leading up to the “The 7D” show on Disney XD!
Unlock special power ups for each dwarf to help you avoid obstacles and complete your mission!
Collect gems to help you buy new carts
In-App purchases available for 7D Super pack!
Posted by Ellis Spice on May 19th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Following on from Frozen Free Fall, Disney has released Maleficent Free Fall: a free-to-play match-three puzzle game inspired by the film of the same name. Using Maleficent’s magic, players can instantly vanish gemstones and rearrange the board with Maleficent’s raven, Diaval. As players conquer each puzzle, mysterious surprises may arise along the way.
Posted by Rob Rich on April 22nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Disney’s Where’s My Water? series just keeps going and going. This time around, they’ve added the popular Chinese cartoon sheep XYY to the mix in Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY.
It’s not just Where’s My Water? with sheep, though. The game also makes use of all new mechanics for fire and oil in addition to water and all that other stuff, too. Power-ups are included as well, along with collectible statues that can be used to unlock bonus levels.
Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY is available on the App Store for $0.99.
Posted by Stephen Hall on March 6th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Disney Interactive’s Disney Infinity: Toy Box has received an update with a ton of new features, including many that were previously exclusive to the game’s full console version. In version 1.4, players will now be able to add toys to their Toy Boxes without being required to tether to the full-fledged version of the game. Additionally, the update adds “waves one and two hexagonal power discs,” more pre-made Adventures, all of the game’s Mastery Tutorials, and more features previously exclusive to the Disney Infinity console and PC game.
Additionally, the app now features a rewards program; log-in and play Disney Infinity on iPad, Windows Tablet, and PC at least 4 times within the week to earn a variety of new pre-made Adventures and additional toys. Finally, the update boasts the addition of a plethora of new in-app purchases including the “Ultimate Toy Box Experience,” character bundles, and power disc bundles as well.
You can get Disney Infinity: Toy Box on the App Store for free.
Disney has released Disney Movies Anywhere app that gives access to any Disney, Pixar, or Marvel digital movie purchased via Disney or iTunes, all in one place. This app introduces something we haven’t yet seen, deep ties and content license sharing with iTunes. Here’s how it works.
Two logins are needed, a Disney ID and an iTunes ID. Once signed into the Disney ID, the app will prompt the user to tie a Disney ID to an iTunes account by launching iTunes on the iOS device and asking for permission. See the screenshots below.
Once the two accounts are linked, the magic happens. Any Disney, Pixar, or Marvel movie purchased in iTunes now shows up in the app. In addition, any Disney digital movie purchased (usually as part of a DVD & digital copy bundle) that is associated with the Disney account now appears as purchased in the iTunes account. That’s something we haven’t seen before. A deep integration and cross license system between iTunes purchases and a content owner’s own system.
And beyond that, there is every single Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movie ever made available for purchase in the app. That’s pretty magical. All of my childhood favorites are here, even the non-animated ones like Old Yeller and The Love Bug. The prices are high, as is common for Disney, but they are all there.
In addition, the app also includes special features, shorts, etc. all of the content associated with each release is included with a purchase. As a special offer, anyone who downloads the app and sets up the connection between Disney and iTunes will be gifted a free copy of Pixar’s The Incredibles.
Jamie Voris, Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios comments on the release.
“Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable digital ecosystem designed to help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy them for years to come. The beauty of this technology is that it enables us to work with iTunes and future provider partners to ensure movie lovers have streamlined access to all of their favorite Disney titles no matter which device they are on. The intuitive layout of the website and app creates an easy and enjoyable browsing environment for the whole family.”
I hope we see a lot more of this type of integration in the future with content rights holders integrating with iOS and iTunes. It’s a loosening of digital rights, just a tiny bit. And does so in a way that’s refreshingly logical and customer friendlier than most services launched these days.
I have a suspicion that this is an example of what we may see once the Apple TV strategy is finally revealed.
Disney has announced that a new Star Wars game is on the way, titled Star Wars: Assault Team. It’s said that players will be able to collect classic characters from the Rebel Alliance and more in this turn-based combat game that focuses on strategy and card-battle elements. Missions will have players visiting planets and locations from the original trilogy this spring when the game releases on iOS.
Posted by Rob Rich on January 23rd, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Disney’s wet mouse simulator (it’s totally not a wet mouse simulator) Where’s My Mickey has been selected as the App Store’s free app of the week. What does this mean exactly? Well it means that you can download the quite popular and enjoyable mouseified version of Where’s My Water for absolutely nothing.
Really there’s no reason not to download it. Unless you’re hydrophobic I suppose.
Posted by Rob Rich on December 19th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pocket Gamer reports that Where’s My Water? 2 has just been made significantly more player-friendly. It seems as though Disney may have realized that the game’s energy system wasn’t the best choice, and have completely removed it in the latest update. That’s right, no more obnoxiously restricting energy meter! Those who caved and purchased the expanded energy meter haven’t been forgotten, though. Players who shelled out a bunch of cash to try and get the game into a more playable state will receive 2 Monster Bundles for free instead.
The update also adds new locations to guide water through (the Bayou and Winter Woods), and is available now. Go! Play! Have fun!
More Star Wars is on its way as Disney announces Star Wars: Attack Squadrons, a free-to-play online space combat game that’s currently set for PC only. Polygon mentions that the game is in development by Area 52 Games, a studio that focuses on PC and mobile gaming, but we’ll have to wait and see if this title officially makes its way to our part of the galaxy or not.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 13th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Disney has updated Club Penguin so users can now enjoy the features of the virtual world on their iPad. This allows users to hang out, chat, and party with other Club Penguin members in different rooms like the Town, Dance Club, Clothes Shop, and Coffee Shop. The update also allows users to watch videos and play new mini-games like Smoothie Blast and Pizzatron.
“With the launch of the virtual world experience on iPad, we bring with us nearly a decade of experience and investments in safe online play, as well as an audience of millions who have been asking us for a way to play on their mobile devices,” said Chris Heatherly, head of Club Penguin, in a press release.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 22nd, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Frozen Free Fall is the latest game from Disney based on its upcoming film, Frozen. It’s a free-to-play match-3 puzzle game that lets players team up with the movie’s characters as they make their way through 75 different levels. It also has unlockable characters, each with different power-ups to use during play.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 21st, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Disney Interactive has released Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on the App Store, making it available to download for $9.99. This reimagining of the SEGA Genesis classic takes players on an adventure with Mickey Mouse across five worlds full of Mizrabel’s minions as they attempt to save the kidnapped Minnie. There are also hidden challenges available for players to find and complete.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 18th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Frozen: Storybook Deluxe is Disney’s latest app based on the upcoming animated film, where users get to travel with Anna as she sets off to find her sister. The app is designed for beginning readers, and features multiple storytelling options like reading alone, recording their voice, and listening to the narration with text. It also lets users flip their device upside-down or right-side-up to hear the Frozen story told by either Anna on one side or Elsa on the other.
Users can also create and build scenes with the ice craft tools, play games, and solve ice puzzles.