Disney's Planes is wheels down on Nintendo this August

by: Randy -
Disney's Planes video game, based on the upcoming Disney's Planes movie, lands exclusively on Nintendo platforms August 6. The Dane Cook-led cast of aeronautical high-flyers will barrel roll onto the Wii U, Wii, 3DS, and DS. All Nintendo everything.

The violence level will likely top out during the "Balloon Pop" event, but there are several other game modes to circle around: singleplayer narrative, drop-in drop-out multiplayer, some free-form exploration, and the plot-centric races.

Disney's Planes won't ape the movie's storyline, but the premise of a lowly cropduster (voiced by Dane Cook) aspiring to compete in the race circuit will likely remain central. I personally wouldn't mind hearing Ripslinger (voiced by Roger Craig Smith, aka the voice of Assassin's Creed's Ezio Auditore da Firenze) give Dane Not-Actually-Funny Cook a rivalry-fueled run for his money. I'd also love to see Val Kilmer reprise his role as Iceman from Top Gun as he voices the FA-18 Super Hornet named Bravo. I'm making up that last part about a Top Gun tie-in. But come on, it's Val Kilmer as a fighter jet. I don't think I'm asking for too much here.

‚ÄčTAKE TO THE SKIES WITH “DISNEY’S PLANES” VIDEO GAME
High-Flying Adventure Game Inspired by Upcoming Disney Film
Available Exclusively for Nintendo Platforms this Summer
 
Star-Studded Talent Lend their Voices to In-Game Characters
 
BURBANK, Calif. — (April 10, 2013) – Disney Interactive today announced that “Disney’s Planes,” a flying adventure video game inspired by the upcoming Disney animated comedy adventure film, will be available exclusively for Nintendo platforms including the Wii™ and Wii U™ systems as well as the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ handheld devices on August 6th, just a few days prior to the film’s August 9th opening in theaters nationwide.  The game will expand beyond the storyline of “Disney’s Planes,” offering players the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of flight as one of the popular characters from the film.
 
From above the world of “Cars,” “Disney’s Planes” video game takes players on a high-flying, action-packed, fun-filled adventure with Dusty, a big-hearted, speed-loving crop duster who is voiced by actor and comedian Dane Cook.  Players will take to the skies with Dusty and other characters, including Ishani, voiced by actress Priyanka Chopra; Echo, voiced by actor Anthony Edwards; and Bravo, voiced by actor Val Kilmer, as they embark on global missions, air races and grand adventures around the world. 

In “Disney’s Planes” video game, players travel through breathtaking environments and play as one of 10 cast of characters on console and one of 6 cast of characters on handheld in either single-player, on all platforms or race against one another in two-player drop-in and drop-out gameplay on console.  Players will roll, turn and loop their way through mission-based objectives in exciting modes of play including a narrative based Story mode and a score-based mini-game that challenges the player’s precision flying skills called Balloon Pop.  The exploratory Free Flight mode and racing based Air Rallies mode are exclusive to the consoles and the objective achieving Challenge mode is only offered via the handheld platforms. 
 
“Disney’s Planes” video game is currently rated ‘E’ for Everyone by the ESRB.  For additional information about the video game, please visit the official site at http://www.disney.com/planesvideogame and like “Disney’s Planes” on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/disneyplanes.
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