Popular Disney Franchise Extends New Storylines and Adventures to Popular Gaming Platforms This Christmas.
LONDON, England. - (June 10, 2008) - Disney Interactive Studios announced today the release of new video games this Christmas season for the globally successful “High School Musical” franchise. High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! for the WiiTM home video game console, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC allows players to “dance” along with favourite characters to familiar “High School Musical” songs from all three movies, as well as experience another memorable year as Wildcats at East High. High School Musical 3: Senior Year for Nintendo DSTM features all new songs from the upcoming theatrical release of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and lets fans play through the game as the Wildcat whose personality is most like theirs.
“We’re building on the success of last year’s line up of ‘High School Musical’ video games with new immersive extensions to the hit property,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “We’ll continue to bring exciting and fresh interactive experiences to ‘High School Musical’ fans everywhere, delivering new storylines, characters and songs.”
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 system and Windows-based PC lets players experience the music, familiar locations and popular characters from all three movies, including the upcoming “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” Players move to the rhythm of the hit songs using the controllers unique to each video game console, such as Wii RemoteTM and NunchukTM, to classic “High School Musical” anthems, including “We’re All In This Together” and “What Time Is It.”
Players take the role of Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad or Taylor or can customise their own Wildcat, using a variety of outfits, shoes and hairstyles. In addition, the game features various multiplayer modes, including competitive and cooperative play. In competitive mode, users can earn power-ups to affect other players’ performances, while in cooperative mode players need to dance simultaneously and in sync to earn high scores. Fans can follow along to choreography from the stars and complete songs to earn points and unlock new songs, clothing and characters.
A unique rhythm-based dance game, High School Musical 3: Senior Year for Nintendo DS also allows players to experience the music, scenes and characters from the “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” film. The game features trivia-based personality quizzes that allow players to determine the Wildcat whose personality is most like theirs. This feature lets fans dance through the game as that specific character, performing songs and experiencing the fun themed to Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad or Taylor’s personalities. In addition, High School Musical 3: Senior Year utilises the DS stylus and D-pad to capture special photos to create a custom East High senior yearbook layout, to keep for years to come.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 system and Windows-based PC and High School Musical 3: Senior Year for Nintendo DS are scheduled for release this Christmas. All titles have an anticipated Pan European Game Information (PEGI) rating of 3+.
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