BURBANK, Calif.— (February 20, 2009)— The Spectrobes universe is coming to living rooms worldwide. Disney Interactive Studios today announced Spectrobes: Origins, the next adventure in the top-selling action adventure franchise, appearing exclusively on the Wii™ home video game console from Nintendo®. Spectrobes: Origins will be released in autumn 2009.
Spectrobes: Origins brings the successful series to the Wii with a new story that reveals secrets from the past through flashbacks of significant events. In Spectrobes: Origins, players will use the unique Wii controls to explore vast worlds, excavate three-dimensional fossils and unravel an engaging story while discovering the key to preventing a galactic threat. While immersed in the universe as never before, players will fight enemies in large-scale, action-packed battles in real time.
“The popularity and creativity of the Wii platform make it the perfect stage for this exciting evolution of the Spectrobes franchise,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios.“Spectrobes: Origins delivers the immersive storytelling, dynamic action and memorable characters that audiences have come to expect of Disney entertainment.”
Spectrobes, the first original franchise created by Disney Interactive Studios, has thrilled audiences worldwide. Spectrobes: Origins follows Spectrobes and Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals, successful Nintendo DS™ games that were released in each of the past two years. (Those games have shipped more than 1.6 million units worldwide.)
“Spectrobes: Origins takes players to an incredible distant universe for an engaging storyline and innovative gameplay that will entertain them for hours” said Kentaro Hisai, producer, Disney Interactive Studios Japan.“We’re expanding the legacy for high quality entertainment that we built with the first two Spectrobes games.”
Developed by Genki Co., Ltd., and published by Disney Interactive Studios, Spectrobes: Origins will be available only for Wii.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.