Disney Interactive Studios to Release New ``High School Musical 3'' and ``Disney Sing It'' Video Games|
Be A Star, Sing and Dance With Popular Disney Artists this Holiday Season on All Gaming Platforms
BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Oct 21, 2008 The holidays come early this year with the announcement of Disney Interactive Studios’ imminent release of two new music and dance video games featuring popular music videos from Disney artists and dance moves from all three “High School Musical” films.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! for the Wii™ home video game console and High School Musical 3: Senior Year for Nintendo DS™ are now available in stores. Fans can be the first to experience the latest sensation as the games release just three days before “Disney’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year” leaps onto the big screen.
View the game trailers now by going to http://disney.go.com/disneyinteractivestudios/product.html?platform=wi i&game=highschoolmusical3. Click on “Game Trailer 1.” (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC will follow in the first week of November.
Disney Sing It, a new video-based karaoke game for the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will be available on October 28. Disney Sing It is the only karaoke video game to feature a mix of popular songs and music videos from favorite Hollywood Records artists, Disney Channel Original Series and Disney Channel Original Movies including fan favorites from the first two “High School Musical” films. The game also includes hits from “Camp Rock,” Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Aly & AJ and more. The game’s 35-song set list is listed below.
“With the release of these new video games, we’re bringing singing and dancing fun to Disney fans of all ages this holiday season,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Teens and tweens love playing games in a social environment, and we’re uniquely positioned to deliver that type of quality experience this holiday -- whether it’s belting out favorite songs for the highest score, hosting a living room dance party, competing in trivia games or taking the party online.”
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! allows players to experience the energy, fun and music of all three “High School Musical” movies. Players dance to the beat of their favorite “High School Musical” songs in well-known movie locations alongside their favorite characters. They can play as familiar characters including Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, and Taylor, or create their own customized Wildcat. The game features various multiplayer modes, including competitive and cooperative play. Bundled versions with “High School Musical” branded dance pads will also be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 system as an added bonus for players who truly want the complete dance party experience.
Available at Amazon.com: Nintendo Wii | Playstation 2 | Xbox 360 - with mat
High School Musical 3: Senior Year for Nintendo™ DS is an all new rhythm-based game with brand new music from the theatrical release of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” The latest game in the franchise features all songs from the new film and allows players to take “High School Musical” themed quizzes to find out which Wildcat they have the most in common with. Captured character photos are used to create memorable layouts for the East High yearbook. The game takes the fun into a whole new dimension with DGamer™, the online community exclusively for Disney gamers. Players can customize unique 3-D avatars, create persistent profiles, chat with friends in a "High School Musical" chat room, share "High School Musical" themed accessories, earn in-game honors and unlock exclusive Disney content.
Available at Amazon.com:
Disney Sing It is a rocking video-based karaoke game that allows players to compete with and against friends in numerous multiplayer modes, including Duet, Versus and Team Play. With Xbox 360 Vision or to PLAYSTATION®Eye, players can see themselves on-screen replacing the video background. Kids can practice perfection as they get tips from vocal coach Olesya Rulin (Kelsi from “High School Musical”). Rulin guides players through various vocal exercises that the pros use to perfect their singing skills. In addition to personalizing the game experience with various digital themes, players can download new song packs via Xbox LIVE and PLAYSTATION®Network beginning in December.
Available at Amazon.com: Nintendo Wii | Playstation 3 | Playstation 2 | Xbox 360
The Disney Sing It set list includes:
Aly & AJ
“Potential Breakup Song”
“Best of Both Worlds”
“Life‘s What You Make It”
”G.N.O” (Girl’s Night Out)
“See You Again”
“Start All Over”
“Find Yourself In You”
“Real Wild Child”
“Jump to the Rhythm”
Billy Ray Cyrus
“The Cheetah Girls 2”
“Outside Looking In”
“Dance With Me”
“The Cheetah Girls: One World”
“High School Musical”
“The Party’s Just Begun”
“High School Musical 2”
“Get’cha Head in the Game”
“Start of Something New”
“Bet On It”
“What Time Is It”
“You Are the Music in Me”
All titles have an Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating of E for Everyone. For more information on Disney Interactive Studios, please visit www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.
“Start the Party”
“This Is Me”
“Gotta Find You”
“Play My Music”
“Hasta La Vista”
“Here I Am”
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Photo Credit: Corbin Bleu in Disney Interactive Studios' Disney Sing It (Photo: Business Wire)
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About HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR
Disney’s “High School Musical” phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR, which finds high school seniors Troy (ZAC EFRON) and Gabriella (VANESSA HUDGENS) facing the prospect of being separated from one another as they head off in different directions to college. Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes and fears about their future. With incredible new music and exciting dance numbers designed to take maximum advantage of the big screen, this motion picture extravaganza delivers plenty of high-energy entertainment from East High’s talented ensemble. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR will be released only in theaters in Fall 2008.
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, California and has five internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Black Rock Studio and Junction Point Studios.