Toy Story Mania!

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So it was announced today that Disney will be releasing a videogame version of Toy Story Mania! exclusively for the Nintendo Wii system:

BURBANK, Calif. ? (March 24, 2009) ? Disney Interactive Studios today announced Toy Story Mania!, inspired by the Disney/Pixar animated feature ?Toy Story,? will be released exclusively for the Wii? home video game console this fall. Toy Story Mania! showcases an array of entertaining games based on the new Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions, while featuring the iconic characters and humor from the popular Disney/Pixar ?Toy Story? franchise.

?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.?

In Toy Story Mania!, players experience the fast-paced, zany fun of the Toy Story Mania! theme park attraction, which is an interactive experience requiring 3D glasses and involving rapid or quick-firing shooting galleries. In addition to galleries adapted from the attraction, the game includes new and original galleries and a series of mini games, all hosted by beloved characters from the movies. The thematically-connected levels are designed for up to four players of all ages with competitive and co-operative multiplayer options. Toy Story Mania! also includes bonus 3D features, transforming the game experience with eye-popping visuals.

The Pixar-created ?Toy Story? and ?Toy Story 2? have both had successful box office and DVD sales. The Disney Digital 3D? theatrical re-release of ?Toy Story? is in the works and will open in theatres on October 2, 2009, followed by the 3D re-release of ?Toy Story 2? opening on February 12, 2010, leading up to the premiere of ?Toy Story 3? in 3D summer 2010. Toy Story Mania! is the first video game to place characters from these films into a carnival game setting and is expected to resonate with fans of the films and the attraction, as well as gamers who like pick-up-and-play party games

Developed by Papaya Studio, Toy Story Mania! will be available this fall exclusively for Wii.

Hat tip to WDWNewsToday.

I would certainly buy the game...if I had a Wii, anyway. My real question however is how this bodes as far as music. Will the game feature the same music/audio as the attraction? Certainly this would make sense over having to record new audio, but then again since there will appearantly be more "galleries" and other options.

It's an interesting move to be sure, since the game itself is really more of a videogame than a ride, so one wonders if the release of the game will curb it's popularity at the parks. Or it could have the opposite effect. I'm also interested, as a 3D enthusiasts, what is meant by "bonus 3D features". I guess we'll have to wait and see.


My mind went directly to that question when I read it, will it have the music loops from the ride :).

I don't really think it'll effect the popularity at the park, even though when I posted the story to micechat I said that it was kind've further breaching the line that they like to draw to make attractions into something you can't experience outside of the park. But since they think this is a good idea then surely releasing more attraction and parade audio wouldn't be a problem ;P