Disney Branded Mobile Comics and Games
A pair of press releases just came through from Vodafone K.K. with news that WDIG will be rolling out comics and games on Vodafone live! starting June 1, 2006. Disney Mobile Comics will be Disney’s first-ever digital comic content for mobile phones, and will consist of three types of mobile comics for customers to enjoy. Also announced, Disney’s first Bluetooth multiplayer 3D racing game. The Cars 3D V-appli will feature characters from Disney/Pixar’s latest movie Cars, which is scheduled for release in Japan on July 1. Cars 3D is said to be the first game based on a Disney/Pixar movie to appear ahead of film release.
At the time of launch a total of 10 Disney Comic titles will be available; 6 Film Comics, including Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, 2 American Comics, including Chicken Little, and 2 Graphic Comics, including The Lion King II: Simba?s Pride and The Aristocats, will be available to customers. According to the press release more popular titles, including The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, and Cinderella, planned for the future.
A 2 character/2 course version called Cars: Speed Challenge will be available at the time of launch on June 1. Customers will be able to choose from a Bluetooth multiplayer mode or a solo time attack mode. In addition, a powered up version called Cars: Final Cup is scheduled for July. Cars: Final Cup will feature 5 characters and 3 courses for players to choose from. A Grand Prix mode will be added for competition in all 3 courses. Customers will also be able to download additional characters and courses. More courses, characters and game modes are scheduled to be available for download in the future.
— WWJ Editors