In an effort to expand my coverage of Disney’s many video gaming efforts, here’s the latest news from the Disney Universe property. Gamers can now suit up, power-up, and battle through the suburbs of Danville in some of their favorite Phineas and Ferb costumes with the release of the “Phineas and Ferb” level downloadable content pack.
Based on Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Phineas and Ferb,” the #1 animated TV series among tweens 9-14, the “Phineas and Ferb” level in Disney Universe allows players to experience the adventures of Phineas, Ferb and friends in the suburbs of Danville firsthand. Gamers will be able suit up as Phineas, Ferb, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Agent P and Candace as they utilize cool gadgets. The Chick-Inator will turn players into chickens in order to access small spaces, while the Atomic Leaf Blow-Inator will allow them to blow away piles of leaves to reveal collectibles and more as they advance through the neighborhood avoiding traps and hazards. The level will culminate as players battle Dr. Doofenshmirtz in an epic showdown to bring down his blimp and save a trapped passenger.
Disney Mobile has released the “Where’s My Water? Free” edition and it’s now available on the App Store, Android Market and Amazon Appstore for Android. Going ‘Freemium’ is a popular model for mobile apps, let’s see if it works wonders for Disney. They’re obviously putting some firepower behind it. Take, for instance, this trailer:
“Where’s My Water? Free” is available for download on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad at on the iTunes App store.
Disney’s most popular Virtual World, Club Penguin, has just rolled out a set of new features designed to make the game more social by making it easier for the participants to find each other and communicate. Over 56 million chat messages are sent a day and the new system helps automate part of that process. Another major update allows kids to better organize their friends list.
“We’ve added powerful social networking technologies to the biggest online world for kids, making it much easier for kids to find and connect with each other in Club Penguin,” said Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin and executive vice president of Disney Online Studios. “The new Friends and Chat systems are the most significant enhancements we’ve ever made to Club Penguin and we’re just getting started.”
Club Penguin maintains a fun and safe experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The game contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. If you want to try Club Penguin for yourself, The Disney Blog readers get 12 months of Club Penguin membership for the price of 8 months.
The press release with more details is below the jump:
Two new trailers for the upcoming video game “Disney Universe” were released by Disney Interactive Studios. It was also announced on Twitter that the game will be at the Disney Gaming Pavilion at D23. Click here to read more about the game, or watch the two following trailers that give a preview of the Wall-E and Lion King themed worlds. (The Lion King one gives some nice hints as to the type of mini-games that will be included in Disney Universe.)