Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Brave Video Game Coming Soon!

With every Pixar movie comes a great video game to accompany the film. This summer, get ready to experience the adventures of Merida on your gaming console in an all new video game.

Disney Interactive Media Group brought us the news today about the new game based on Pixar's upcoming film about a certain Scottish princess. Brave: The Video Game will allow you to embark on Merida's epic journey, as well as play as some of the other fantastic new characters from Pixar's latest feature. You'll be able to "run, jump and battle your way through the rugged landscape of mythical and mysterious Scotland". By using a sword and a bow, players will be able to experience the film's story like never before on their gaming consoles. Read the whole press release here:

Disney Interactive Media Group announced today that “Brave: The Video Game” is currently in development for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo DS™ handheld system and Windows PC/ MAC. Inspired by “Brave,” the upcoming Disney•Pixar animated fantasy adventure movie, the video game invites players to run, jump and battle their way through the rugged landscape of mythical and mysterious Scotland. By using their wits and bravery, gamers will also be able to wield a sword and bow to defeat fierce enemies, break a magical curse and save a kingdom. The video game will release summer 2012, in conjunction with the film.

A third person action-adventure, “Brave: The Video Game” expands the tale beyond the movie’s storyline. Gamers can play as Merida, an expert archer and heroine, and in the console versions, players can also play as other entertaining characters from the film. In addition, they will be able to go on quests through a magical world and solve puzzles to uncover secrets.

“We’re excited to offer a compelling game across multiple platforms for fans of the upcoming Disney•Pixar film ‘Brave’. Whether gamers want to play on their own or with others, they can relive highlights from Merida’s journey and go on new adventures inspired by the legends of Scotland and Disney•Pixar storytelling,” said Javier Ferreira, senior vice president of publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group. “With Kinect™ for Xbox 360 and Move on the PlayStation®3, gamers will feel like they are using a bow and arrow in an archery range and have a truly immersive experience.”

The console versions of “Brave: The Video Game” offer a variety of gameplay, including single-player, co-op for family and friends, and a special Bear mode, where players will be able to play as a bear. Several new opponents created exclusively for the game will challenge the player throughout the experience, culminating with an ultimate boss battle to complete the adventure. The Nintendo DS game is filled with its own exciting missions and a myriad of characters to engage single players.

“Brave: The Video Game” launches Summer 2012 for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Windows PC/MAC.

Sure sounds like another fantastic, addicting game. Having played both the Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 video games in the past, I have high hopes for this one, and I have nearly no doubts that it will not dissapoint.

Expect Brave: The Video Game to be out sometime in June; about a week or so before the movie opens in theaters. Although I'd avoid playing it before seeing the actual film, as it could hold a spoiler or two. I'll definitely be checking to game out sooner or later, however. It just sounds too cool to ignore.

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