SANTA ANA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading worldwide video game publisher Little Orbit, in collaboration with Disney Interactive, announced today that Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, the video game based on Disney's new animated feature film, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (in theaters July 18, 2014), will launch this fall exclusively for Nintendo platforms. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for sky-high fun as players embark on fire-and-rescue emergencies with all their favorite characters from the movie!
"Working with Disney Interactive on this game has been a wonderful experience for us," said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. "We know these are beloved characters, and we're thrilled to bring them to life in this fun-filled video game experience."
Inspired by Disney's adventure-comedy adventure film, the video game continues the storyline as players join the Piston Peak Air Attack team to fight fires and rescue those in need. Kids will embark on an adventure playing as any one of nine playable characters from the big screen including world-famous air racer Dusty and a new crop of characters Blade, Dipper, Dynamite and more! Together, kids will combine heroic action and teamwork as they scoop up water, drop smokejumpers and bulldoze debris in an effort to battle massive wildfires.
Players will soar across rich environments that feature iconic monuments and structures from the film as they participate in two exciting modes of play: Fire & Rescue and Training Academy. Take to the skies with 12 story missions and more than 30 training academy missions as players operate planes, helicopters and ground vehicles as to respond to emergencies. Heroes in training can "earn their wings" as they progress through training and story missions to reach new heights!
Planes: Fire & Rescue will be available in North America, Europe and Australia on Nintendo Wii™, Wii U™ Nintendo 3DS™ and DS™ this fall.
ABOUT DISNEY INTERACTIVE
Disney Interactive, one of the world's largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and family-focused content across all current and emerging digital media platforms. Disney Interactive produces and distributes a broad portfolio of content from Disney Interactive Games and Disney Interactive Media. Products and content released and operated by Disney Interactive include blockbuster mobile, social and console games, online virtual worlds, #1 kid's entertainment destination Disney.com and the #1 Family/Parenting portfolio on the Web. Disney Interactive is the interactive entertainment part of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
ABOUT LITTLE ORBIT
Little Orbit is a worldwide video game publisher formed in January 2010 with a focus on licensed-based entertainment products. The company's emphasis is on working with popular creators to extend their vision into games through transmedia storytelling and engaging content for all gaming platforms. Little Orbit has a unique history of collaborating with major entertainment companies to leverage their brands through emerging game channels to help grow and engage consumers. Founded by industry veterans and key development, sales and marketing personnel, Little Orbit is focused on three primary channels of distribution including traditional game retail, non-traditional retail channels, and digital download over the various platform networks.
ABOUT "PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE"
"Planes: Fire & Rescue" is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris) and his courageous team, including spirited air tanker Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi), ex-military transport Cabbie (voice of Captain Dale Dye) and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway ("Secret of the Wings") and produced by Ferrell Barron ("The Fox and the Hound 2"), "Planes: Fire & Rescue" hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014. For more information, visit www.Disney.com/Planes, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyPlanes, and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/DisneyPictures.
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