Suit up to save the Universe this Summer

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JOHANNESBURG, 25 OCTOBER; The Walt Disney Company Africa is proud to announce that Disney Universe, a fast-paced multiplayer action adventure game, currently in development for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and Windows PC/MAC, will be available in South Africa on 4 November 2011. 

To celebrate the release of this eagerly-anticipated adventure game, 3 shopping centres across the country – Cresta in Johannesburg, The Pavilion in Durban and Canal Walk in Cape Town – will play host to weekends full of fun, mischief and mayhem. Players of all ages and their families are invited to experience the new title and stand in line to win amazing prizes, including Xbox Systems, LCD Screens and exclusive Disney Hampers.

In Disney Universe, players will experience non-stop action through a mix-up of worlds inspired by both animated and live action films from Disney, including titles from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures. Players will suit-up as iconic Disney and DisneyPixar characters such as Alice (“Alice in Wonderland”), Mike (“Monsters, Inc.”), TRON (“TRON: Legacy”) and Stitch (“Lilo & Stitch”) and embark on adventures to power up their hero, battle powerful adversaries and master challenging puzzles to save the universe. 

Disney Universe is a vast treasure chest of Disney properties with memorable characters, places and experiences that gamers, as well as Disney fans will enjoy,” said Adam Sussman, Senior Vice President of Publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group.  “The fast-paced, frenetic gameplay combined with wacky humour and hilarious situations make Disney Universe the perfect game to play with family and friends.”

The fun will continue on with plans for Disney Universe to be an expanding universe post-launch with items for download and new content available.  Additional worlds, costumes, and more will be available for purchase, giving Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system owners an ever-evolving gameplay experience.

The Disney Universe South African Tour Dates:

· Cresta Shopping Centre, Reggies Court

Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November 2011

Cnr Beyers Naude & Weltevreden Road, Cresta, Randburg

· The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Fountain Court

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 November 2011

Jack Marens Drive, Westville, Durban

· Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Vida Court

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 November 2011

Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town

As a special treat, every purchase of The Lion King on DVD (released nationwide on Monday 17 October), fans will find a code to unlock the special character Zazu, exclusively for the PS3 version of the game. Additionally, for those who just cannot wait to suit up as their favourite character, fans can log on to http://www.disney.co.uk/universe/demo/ and get a taste of the experience before the game’s multi-platform release on 4 November 2011.

Last Updated: October 25, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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