Disney have officially announced the development of Toy Story 3: The Video Game, as a tie in to the upcoming Disney Pixar animated film. The gameâ€™s developer, Avalanche Software, is working in close collaboration with filmmakers at Pixar to create an authentic Toy Story experience that inspires imagination and celebrates the joy of play.
A brand new gameplay mode called Toy Box makes an exciting primary feature on Toy Story 3. This new game mode is a virtual box full of toys with an open-world sandbox-style of game play. The Video Game tie-in aims to tap into the beloved franchiseâ€™s humor and bring fans into the toy’s world to create their own unique story.
â€śToy Story 3: The Video Game addresses a fact understood by every kid: imagination is what truly brings toys to life,â€ť said John Blackburn, vice president and general manager of Avalanche Software. â€śThatâ€™s really what a toy box is about. We remember that kind of play from our own childhood, and itâ€™s where we began as game designers. With this title, we want to encourage and reward creativity in others.â€ť
Designed to replicate the universal experience of playing with toys as a kid, Toy Box mode brings cowboys, space rangers, dinosaurs, and little green aliens together to create adventures only possible in a childâ€™s imagination. Kids, families and fans will dive into Andyâ€™s toy box with creativity driving their own stories and adventures.
â€śWith Toy Story 3: The Video Game, audiences will have multiple ways to experience and enjoy the Toy Story world,â€ť said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. â€śStory Mode follows the filmâ€™s story and adventures, while Toy Box Mode gets to the playful heart of the Toy Story franchise. By combining the power of imagination with the Toy Story universe, the game appeals to the joy of play in all of us.â€ť
Embracing the adored and inspired fun of the Toy Story franchise, Toy Story 3: The Video Game features a story mode that follows the Toy Story 3 film adventures in which Buzz, Woody and friends grapple with their uncertain future as Andy prepares to depart for college. In addition to the Toy Box mode, the console versions put the toys in non-film related environments and situations such as light videogame combat with Buzz Lightyear. The handheld versions bring the Toy Story fun with fans wherever they go.
Toy Story 3: The Video Game will be available on June 15, 2010 for all console formats.