Disney Interactive Studios has announced the release of Toy Story 3: The Video Game on June 15th, to tie in with the film release this summer. The game’s Story mode will feature adventures from the forthcoming film, with Buzz, Woody, and friends coming to terms with their uncertain future as Andy prepares to depart for college. Aside from this familiar Story mode, the game will also include Disney’s first open-world gameplay for kids, called Toy Box – a virtual box full of toys. The open-world sandbox-style of play brings fans into the toys’ world to create their own unique story. Game developer Avalanche Software is working closely with filmmakers at Pixar to create an authentic Toy Story experience that inspires imagination and celebrates the joy of play.
Toy Box mode is designed to take you back to how it used to feel playing with toys as a kid, with cowboys, space rangers, dinosaurs, and little green aliens all involved in helping you create adventures only possible in a child’s imagination. *Here’s John Blackburn, vice president and general manager of Avalanche Software talking about Toy Box mode:
“Toy Story 3: The Video Game addresses a fact understood to every kid: imagination is what truly brings toys to life. 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.”