Disney Interactive Studios has announced the development of Toy Story 3: The Video Game, coming to all major platforms on June 15, 2010.
The official video game of this summer's highly anticipated animated feature film from Disney Pixar promises film adventures along with Disney's first open-world gameplay for kids.
Toy Story 3: The Video Game features a story mode that follows the Toy Story 3 film in which Buzz, Woody and friends grapple with their uncertain future as Andy prepares to depart for college.
Disney Interactive Studios also revealed a new gameplay mode called Toy Box, found in console versions of the game. Toy Box is a virtual box full of toys, offering an open-world sandbox-style of play. The game's developer, Avalanche Software, is working in close collaboration with filmmakers at Pixar to create an authentic Toy Story experience.
Designed to replicate the universal experience of playing with toys as a kid, Toy Box mode brings cowboys, space rangers, dinosaurs, and little green aliens together to create adventures previously only found in a child's imagination.
"Toy Story 3: The Video Game addresses a fact understood by every kid: imagination is what truly brings toys to life," said John Blackburn, vice president and general manager of Avalanche Software. "That's really what a toy box is about. We remember that kind of play from our own childhood, and it’s where we began as game designers. With this title, we want to encourage and reward creativity in others."
In addition to the Toy Box mode, the console versions put the toys in non-film related environments and situations such as light video game combat with Buzz Lightyear.
Toy Story 3: The Video Game will be released on June 15, 2010 for Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, DS and PSP.