The Walt Disney Company Africa has announced that Disney Universe, a fast-paced multiplayer action adventure game, will be available in South Africa on 4 November 2011.
The game is currently in development for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, Wii™ and Windows PC/MAC.
To celebrate the release, three shopping centres across the country – Cresta in Johannesburg, The Pavilion in Durban and Canal Walk in Cape Town – will play host to weekends full of fun, mischief and mayhem. Players of all ages and their families are invited to experience the new title and stand in line to win prizes, including Xbox Systems, LCD Screens and exclusive Disney Hampers.
In Disney Universe, players will experience non-stop action through a mix-up of worlds inspired by both animated and live action films from Disney, including titles from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures. Players will suit-up as iconic Disney and Disney•Pixar characters such as Alice (“Alice in Wonderland’), Mike (“Monsters, Inc.’), TRON (“TRON: Legacy’) and Stitch (“Lilo & Stitch’) and embark on adventures to power up their hero, battle powerful adversaries and master challenging puzzles to save the universe.
“Disney Universe is a vast treasure chest of Disney properties with memorable characters, places and experiences that gamers, as well as Disney fans will enjoy,’ said Adam Sussman, senior vice president of Publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group.
“The fast-paced, frenetic gameplay combined with wacky humour and hilarious situations make Disney Universe the perfect game to play with family and friends.’
There are also plans for Disney Universe to be an expanding universe post-launch, with items for download and new content available. Additional worlds, costumes, and more will be available for purchase, giving Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system owners an ever-evolving gameplay experience.
The Disney Universe South African tour dates:
• Cresta Shopping Centre, Reggies Court
Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November 2011
Cnr Beyers Naude & Weltevreden Road, Cresta, Randburg
• The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Fountain Court
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 November 2011
Jack Marens Drive, Westville, Durban
• Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Vida Court
Friday 18 – Sunday 20 November 2011
Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town
With every purchase of The Lion King on DVD (released nationwide on Monday 17 October), fans will find a code to unlock the special character Zazu exclusively for the PS3 version of the game.
Additionally, for those who just cannot wait to suit up as their favourite character, fans can log on to http://www.disney.co.uk/universe/demo/ and get a taste of the experience before the game’s multi-platform release on 4 November 2011.