Disney Interactive Studios’ Original Franchise Continues with Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals for NDS

March 19, 2008

Disney Interactive Studios’
Original Franchise Continues with Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals for Nintendo DS

Details of the next game in the
highly popular anime-inspired, sci-fi action/role playing game series Spectrobes
have been uncovered. Disney Interactive Studios today announced the name of
Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals, the sequel to Spectrobes, one of the most
successful third-party Nintendo DS™ games of 2007 with more than 1 million units
shipped worldwide.

Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals for
Nintendo DS continues the story of Rallen and Jeena, interplanetary patrol
officers who discover, excavate, awaken and train mysterious fossilised
creatures known as Spectrobes and then use them to battle enemies. The story
surrounds the origins of mysterious portals that lead to distant dimensions.

Developed by Kyoto, Japan-based
Jupiter Corp., the studio behind Spectrobes, Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals has
a wealth of new features, including an entirely new story; a new
three-dimensional perspective; a map to assist with exploration; new excavation
and battle features; more creatures; and the debut of an online battle system
utilising the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals also
includes DGamer, Disney Interactive Studios’ innovative new technology that
provides a fun, connected online game community for Disney video game fans.
Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals is currently planned for a Autumn 2008 release.

“Spectrobes has become an
international sensation,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global
marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “By continuing to build on its
enthralling story, unique gameplay features and memorable characters,
Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals will continue to thrill fans. This second game is
part of our plan to expand the series in the coming years.”

The game is being overseen by Disney
Interactive Studios’ Tokyo office.

“With Spectrobes: Beyond The
Portals, we’re working with Jupiter Corp. again and ensuring the series adheres
to its defining features while capturing new elements of anime style and
storytelling,” said Kentaro Hisai, producer, Disney Interactive Studios, based
in Tokyo. “Spectrobes was a major success last year and we look forward to
continuing the series.”

In Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals,
players can take on the role of either Rallen or, for the first time, Jeena.
Jeena uses her research and technological skills so the duo can solve puzzles
and complete their missions.

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