BURBANK, Calif. – (December 19, 2006) – Following the successful launch of the Wii video game console from Nintendo, "Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action," Disney's first self-published Wii video game, is now available. Developed by Avalanche Software, Buena Vista Games' Salt Lake City studio focused on Disney's feature animation properties and family-friendly entertainment, "Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action" harnesses the innovative capabilities of the Wii controls and provides gamers with a unique, humor-filled action game.
Inspired by the "movie within a movie" ending of the box office hit film, "Chicken Little," and featuring the movie's super hero alter-ego characters Ace, Abby and Runt in an outer space adventure to save Earth, "Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action" lets players blast their way through a variety of environments while experiencing new storylines.
"Being part of the largest family entertainment company in the world and having access to a treasure trove of company-owned franchises enables us to continue to bring diverse brands to Nintendo platforms," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. "In its first month of existence, the Wii has captivated gamers, and we look forward to continue creating high-quality titles for the new console."
Buena Vista Games maintains its commitment to offering a diverse portfolio of games for Nintendo platforms. The company recently announced the formation of Fall Line Studio, a new development studio based in Salt Lake City that will create games for the Wii and Nintendo DS. Buena Vista Games also plans to release two additional Wii titles in the first half of 2007 – "Disney's Meet The Robinsons," inspired by the upcoming feature animation film from Walt Disney Pictures; and "Pirates of the Caribbean 3," inspired by the upcoming third installment of the blockbuster film franchise.
"Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action" gives fans of last year's hit movie the chance to interact with new characters and environments as they venture through a story that centers around taking on villains, including Foxy Loxy, Goosey Loosey and Sleazel Weasel. The original Chicken Little and his friends Abby, Runt and Fish from the film are featured in cut scenes and provide commentary throughout the adventure. Players will shoot enemies by pointing the Wii Remote at their targets, while also using the Nunchuk to guide their way through the game.
Adam West ("Ace"), Zach Braff ("Chicken Little") and Joan Cusack (original "Abby") reprise their film roles as the voices of their characters. Humorous original cut scenes were written and created by Avalanche Software.
Published by Buena Vista Games, the game is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), "Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action" for the Wii is available for a suggested retail price of $39.99. Separate versions of the game for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo DS are also available at retail stores for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
About Buena Vista Games Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to www.bvg.com.