Tag: Disney Interactive
Review Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge - Enhanced Edition (PSVR2) - An Inconsistent Adventure
Damn and blaster
As the classic commentator’s cliché goes, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge - Enhanced Edition is a game of two halves. Originally released for the Meta Quest 2, this intergalactic virtual reality adventure bundles up the original campaign and its superior Last Call expansion. The result is a wildly inconsistent affair,...
"The Grid. A digital frontier." The iconic opening lines to TRON: Legacy, but come on, who doesn't think of that when they hear TRON these days? Something of a stealth release, TRON RUN/r is a runner-style game akin to those that you typically find on smartphone devices. The most notable difference between those and this console release,...
E3 2014 90s PC Classic Grim Fandango Revamped for PS4 and Vita
Back from the dead
The good old point-and-click adventure genre has been past its sell by date for a long time, excluding the recent revival of Broken Sword. This makes obtaining these gems of yore like collecting gold dust, leaving a generation robbed of this storytelling experience. One such title, 1998 PC classic Grim Fandango, is being excavated...
News Epic Mickey 2's Sales Were Less Than Stellar in North America
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit must be seriously losing his charm. According to the LA Times, the poorly received Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two managed to shift just 270,000 units in North America during its first month or so on sale. That's roughly a million less than its Nintendo Wii exclusive predecessor achieved in a similar timeframe...
News Epic Mickey 2 Paints PlayStation 3 on 18th November
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is set to sing onto PlayStation 3 on 18th November, Disney has announced. The date was attached to a new trailer for the PlayStation Move supported platformer, which features more than enough footage of Mickey the Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to lift your mood. Are you excited about the prospect of...
News Spector: Take a "Chill Pill" Over Musical Mickey
Junction Point gaffer Warren Spector has hit back at critics scoffing at the recently announced Epic Mickey 2’s inclusion of musicals. The video game luminary said in an interview with Eurogamer: When we announced the game, I sort of threw it out there, because I'm so proud and so happy. I saw the look of fear in people's eyes...
News Warren Spector Keen to Port Epic Mickey to PS3
Hot on the heels of last week’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two announcement, Junction Point boss and legendary developer Warren Spector has revealed his desire to port the original Wii-exclusive Epic Mickey to PS3. Asked if a port was on the cards, the luminary told Game Informer magazine:
News Disney Universe Does Aladdin In Its Latest Trailer
Disney Universe's roster of represented properties keeps on growing
With stages based on Pirates Of The Caribbean, Alice In Wonderland and the Lion King already confirmed, Disney's turned its attention to Aladdin. We agree, it's still hard to shake the overbearing influences of LittleBigPlanet, but as our recent hands-on testified, the game looks...
First Impressions Disney Universe on PlayStation 3
Someone at Disney Universe developer, Eurocom, has spent a lot of time playing LittleBigPlanet
That's not to say this four-player platforming adventure plays exactly like Media Molecule's 'Play Create Share' adventure, but tonally it's extremely similar. Playing as one of four costumed blue-squibs — we were totally Alice from the Wonderland series...
News Split/Second Developer Black Rock Studio Closes Its Doors
Black Rock Studio is no more
The developer behind ambitious racing titles such as Split/Second and Pure confirmed the sad news on Twitter yesterday. Disney Interactive made the decision to close down the studio earlier in the year. Very best of luck to the unemployed.
News Disney Universe Brings Multiplayer Action-Adventure To PlayStation 3
Still confused after yesterday's teaser trailer? Disney Interactive has officially announced Disney Universe for PlayStation 3 this morning -- a multiplayer focused action-adventure game featuring levels pulled from classic Disney universes
You'll be able to select a range of costumes from classic Disney properties, including Alice In Wonderland,...
News Does Disney Universe Remind Anyone Else Of LittleBigPlanet?
So, the folks at Disney Interactive have clearly spent a good chunk of time playing LittleBigPlanet these past couple of years, huh? We're not entirely sure what Disney Universe entails yet, but this trailer suggests we'll find out tomorrow
Until then, enjoy the nonsense.</em>
News Disney Interactive Attempted Sale Of Black Rock, No Buyer Found
Eurogamer is reporting that Disney Interactive tried to sell off a portion of Brighton-based studio Black Rock late last year, but couldn't find a buyer
The news follows massive redundancies at the Split/Second developer. "When the new management came in, they tried to sell half the studio and keep half, and they apparently had one buyer...
News Disney Interactive Confirms Lay-Offs At Split/Second Developer
Disney Interactive has this morning confirmed a "reduction in staff" at its Brighton based studio, Black Rock
The news follows overnight rumours of around 40 lay-offs at the studio behind Split/Second. An anonymous tipsters later clarified that the redundancies were likely to be in the hundreds. Disney Interactive Studios confirms a reduction of...
News LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean Sets Sail On May 10th
Man, it's like release date central here at PushSquare
Every single press-release we've received this afternoon has included a release date announcement of some kind. This day shall henceforth be known as "the day all major publishers dated their games". Or something. Disney's the latest to join in with the festivities, slapping a May 10th...
News Disney Announces Cars 2: The Video Game, Same Team As Toy Story 3: The Video Game
We'd have thrown this press-release regarding Cars 2: The Video Game in the recycle bin if it weren't for a little tid-bit about the developer
"Cars 2: The Video Game is created by the same studio that brought you the acclaimed Toy Story 3: The Video Game last year." Cast your mind back to the hazy days of Summer '10 and you might remember...
News LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean You Say? Sure, Why Not?
It feels like Traveller's Tales make a new LEGO game for practically every franchise worth a damn, but who cares when they are traditionally rather good? Take LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean: you have to admire the way the studio's managed to capture Captain Jack Sparrow's rogue charm within a rendered LEGO block
News Tron: Evolution Diary Details Stereoscopic 3D & PlayStation Move Support
The music. Sure Tron: Evolution looks like a ton of fun, but the soundtrack is going to be the highlight. This developer diary shot by the PlayStation Blog details a number of the game's gameplay mechanics, including the protagonist's acrobatic abilities and persistent unlocks. It also showcases the game's light-cycle PlayStation Move...
News Disney Announce LEGO: Pirates Of The Caribbean For 2011
Disney's just announced that Traveller's Tales are hard at work on another entry in their esteemed LEGO: Insert Popular License Here franchise, announcing LEGO: Pirates Of The Caribbean for release on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable next year
The title will tie in with the movie, On Stranger Tides, which is currently slated for release in...
News Black Rock Studio Set To Task On A New Unannounced Arcade Racer
Black Rock Studios, the Brighton-based team that brought you Split/Second and Pure, have set to work on a new unannounced arcade racer according to GamerZines
The news comes via a job advertisement seeking a senior games designer for the new title on PS3 and 360. Do we think it could be a sequel to Split/Second? That game had some serious AI flaws...
News Epic Mickey Could Still Come To The PlayStation 3 In The Future
Disney Interactive's Epic Mickey looks like one of the most promising third-party Wii exclusives in a long, long time
And with the release of the PlayStation Move, there's a possibility that the game could come to the PlayStation 3. Speaking with TVG at the Tokyo Game Show, Epic Mickey's producer Paul Ramirez commented on the possibility for a...
News Split/Second DLC Due On The PlayStation Store Tomorrow
Brighton-based studio, Black Rock, has detailed the Split/Second DLC we can expect to find on the PlayStation Network from tomorrow
There'll be two packs on offer. First up is the Elite Vehicle Livery Pack, which adds a new lick of paint to the Brawn, Vixen and Raptor cars. That one's totally free. Gee, thanks Black Rock. The second helping is...
News Tron Evolution Collector's Edition Includes Your Very Own Light Cycle
Disney's dropped details on Tron Evolution's collector's edition
The $130 package - which is currently only confirmed for the US - comes in a special display case and includes a copy of the game aswell as a model of the series' famous Light Cycle. The game's due on December 7th in the US.
News Got PSPgo? Not Got Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep!
For some bizarre reason of incomprehensible bizarre-ness, Square Enix has confirmed that one of the biggest PlayStation Portable titles this year, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, will not be released on the PlayStation Network
That means that PSPgo owners will not get access to the Square Enix developed Disney-crossover later in the year. No...
News New Split/Second Content Drops Throughout August & September
Black Rock Studio's confirmed that the slightly disappointing Split/Second will be getting new DLC content right through until the end of September
The developer revealed via their Facebook page that there will be three DLC packs "in the next couple of weeks", aswell as a fourth in September. While the first three packs consist of cars and...
News UK Sales Charts: There Are Video Games For The Personal Computer? Starcraft II's A Game, You Say? Pfft, Whatever.
Sorry, excuse me? No, seriously, hang on a moment; we're still getting our head around this
There are video games for the Personal Computer? Th-the, PC — y'know, the thing you do work on, etc. There are video games for that? That's what they're telling us. We don't believe it. Apparently there's this game called Starcraft II, and it's top of the...
News Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Gets A Bulky Special Edition In Europe
One day, we're going to write a song and it's going to be called "Birth By Sleep"
We know it's quite a devisive title - but it's a hit in the PushSquare office. Quite clever innit. For those of you that couldn't really be bothered by the game's title, but love you some Kingdom Hearts, we have a treat for you. The afore mentioned Kingdom Hearts:...
News Split/Second Makes The Jump Onto The PlayStation Portable
Disney Interactive's confirmed that their home-console racer Split/Second will be making the jump onto the PSP
We're a little more thrilled about this news than we probably should be. Understand that we like racing games on portable systems a lot. The handheld version of the game will feature four-player local multiplayer, aswell as a new track not...
News Split/Second Developers, Black Rock, Working On Unannounced PS3 Game
Split/Second's out the door, and it sounds like Brighton-based developers, Black Rock, are working on something new
That's according to a job listing posted on their website anyway, which notes "an unannounced game on Xbox 360 and PS3". The position - for a Technical Art Director if you're interested - cites experience in "motion...
Feature Playstation Face-Off: Blur vs. Split/Second
Last month saw the release of two hotly anticipated arcade racers
Sadly, too much of a good thing can lead to a difficult choice, but worry not, we're here to help. Marking the first of our Playstation face-offs, we take a look at the pros and cons of Bizarre Creations' Blur and Disney Interactive's Split/Second. Blur on Playstation 3 Review -...
News Toy Story 3 On Playstation 3 Lands Exclusive Zurg Character
Like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Sony's landed some exclusive content for the Playstation 3 version of the Toy Story 3 game
That's right folks, he may not quite be as sinister as the Arkham Asylum's antagonist the Joker, but Zurg is every inch as cool. And he'll be playable in the PS3 version only. Don't foget, Disney Interactive's also confirmed...
News Of Course We Want To See Things Go Boom In Split/Second
Split/Second's serious business
In a tongue-in-cheek, very silly kind of way. As this trailer proves with its ridiculous narrator and Michael Bay-esque close-ups of things going "boom". Why? For the hell of it! Got a problem with that?
News First Toy Story 3 Gameplay Trailer Looks Properly Amazing
If you're not excited about a new Toy Story movie and video game you either: a) grew up in the wrong era, and/or; b) don't have a soul
Either way, the first footage from Disney's Playstation Move compatible Toy Story tie-in looks properly, properly amazing. The trailer shows off the Toy Box mode which appears to be some kind of sandbox element...
News Split/Second Footage Is All About Getting Wrecked
Disney's released some more footage of their upcoming racer Split/Second exclusively to GameTrailers
There are none of the massive set-piece moments we're used to in this trailer, just some pure racing and crashing. It does look a lot of fun, though we hope the number of crashes in this trailer aren't indicative of the typical race. Hit the jump for...
News These Fine Folks From Brighton Want To Tell You More About Split/Second
We went to Brighton once
It was cool. There are loads of old indie record shops down back-alleys, which is always a win in our book. We don't know if they're still there. Maybe one of the developers working on Split/Second could tell us? Drop us a line in the comments. Oh yeah, and there's this making-of the game video embedded above too. It's going...
News Confirmed: Split/Second's Multiplayer Is As Awesome As You May Expect
Check out the embedded video courtesy of 1Up
It depicts some multiplayer gameplay from Disney Interactive and Black Rock Studio's Split/Second. Does it look killer? Does it ever. The frame-rate looks super solid in this video, so we've just got our fingers crossed that performance will carry over into the final game. It looks fantastic, but with the...
News Split/Second Trailer Is As Amazing As They Come
It's the Easter weekend
We should be as far away from the office as possible. But we just saw that Disney's released a new trailer for their upcoming "reality TV" racing game, Split/Second. As you might expect, it looks completely killer, with pounding beats, slow-motion and explosions. May's going to be awesome for racers: Modnation...
News Toy Story 3, Brunswick Pro Bowling Get Confirmed Playstation Move Support
Say hello to another Playstation 3 title getting Playstation Move support: Sony's confirmed that the movie tie-in Toy Story 3 will be compatible with their new controller
The game will be compatible with both Move and/or Dualshock 3. Sony also confirmed that Brunswick Pro Bowling will be getting Playstation Move support too. The list's growing.
News Split/Second Is The "Uncharted 2" Of Racing Games, Reckon Black Rock
Black Rock's Jason Ried has pitched racer Split/Second up there with the best, telling CVG: Its a tough one
[Activision's] Blur is obviously competition its racing and its doing things slightly different as well. But we almost feel were closer to Call of Duty or Uncharted in what we do than other racing games." Animation-wise,...
News Split/Second Coming In May Yo, Promises Big Explosions
Disney Interactive announced last night that Split/Second is coming on May 18th, yo
This is properly amazing news because, well, Split/Second looks amazing. In not so amazing news, a dumb sub-heading has been stuck on the end of the European title, plonking the word "Velocity" on the end. Worry not though American gamers, you'll not have...
News We Did Kinda Tell You Split/Second Was Going To Be Proper Amazing
We've been saying for a long time that Disney Interactive's latest racing title, Split/Second, is going to be properly amazing
Some of you probably chose not to believe us. We think the latest trailer - embedded above - drives home our point. Note: if you missed it, exploding boats are involved.
News Epic Mickey Was Originally Planned To Be A Playstation 3 Title
Curse yourselves non-Wii owning Playstation 3 fans
Epic Mickey was going to be a PS3 game. Now it's a Wii exclusive, and without wanting to confuse sides here, it genuinely looks bloody amazing. "The reality is that we started Wii development in 2008," Warren Spector told Official Nintendo Magazine, "but before that we were a PC, PS3,...
News Split Second Looks Pretty Good Then Folks
Disney Interactive's Split Second has been earning quiet plaudits ever since E3
It continues to impress, with some rather meaty hands-on footage shot off-screen by the folks at VG247. You should probably add this quietly to your wishlist. It looks really rather good.
E3 2009 Split/Second Trailer Is Suitably Bonkers
Here's your first look at Disney Interactive's Split/Second
Set for release in 2010, this racing game has the player avoiding falling down buildings and landing planes. We swear, developers are going crazy!