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Toy Story Mania Announced

Disney Interactive Studios today announced Toy Story Mania!, an upcoming family game that features the characters and settings from the popular Pixar film. It will feature the iconic characters and humor from the films and place them at the new Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions.

Set for release this fall exclusively on Wii, the game will offer pick-up-and-play party games. There will be new and original galleries and a series of mini-games all hosted by characters from the movies. It will feature both competitive and co-operative multiplayer modes for up to four people.

“The ‘Toy Story’ franchise is a fun, dynamic and heart-warming series containing characters and themes that connect with every age group,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Toy Story Mania! combines those popular elements with the unique antics of the new theme park attraction for the ultimate in family entertainment.”

Papaya Studio is currently working on the title.

Viva Pinata Announced

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usMicrosoft, in conjunction with 4Kids Entertainment, today announced Viva Piñata, their mass-market property developed by Rare. Made to appeal to young kids through a bright, colorful world full of “wild-roaming piñata animals,” the franchise will see it being made into a Saturday morning 3D animated television series as well as a Xbox 360 game.

Slated to air in the US this Fall on 4Kids TV, Viva Piñata will see a cast of piñata “friends” embark on wild adventures on Piñata Island. The videogame, set for worldwide release this Holiday Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usseason, will see players “of all ages” exploring the world of Piñata, as they build and take control of their environment to attract and host more than 60 species of wild piñata. The game will feature support for new content via Xbox Live and the ability to play, trade and interact with others.

The franchising deal with 4Kids will also see the release of additional licensed products next year.

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