Kids and Their Favorite Disney Characters Bond with Disney Friends

August 8, 2007

Kids and Their Favorite Disney Characters Bond
with Disney Friends

Befriend, Nurture, and Talk with Stitch, Dory,
Winnie the Pooh and Simba on the Nintendo DS

Stitch, the mischievous creature from the popular
“Lilo & Stitch” films and television series, sings cheerfully as he saunters
across the screen, attempting to get your attention. Disney fans will find
plenty of fun ways to bond with the little blue alien and other popular Disney
characters in Disney Friends, a unique simulation and adventure game exclusively
for the Nintendo DS™ from Disney Interactive Studios. Scheduled to release
Spring 2008, Disney Friends also features interaction and unique adventures with
Dory, the forgetful fish from “Finding Nemo;” Simba, the lion cub from “The Lion
King;” and Winnie the Pooh.

“As kids of all ages play Disney Friends, they’ll
build friendships with beloved Disney characters, taking on the responsibility
of caring for and nurturing another being,” said Craig Relyea, vice president,
marketing for Disney Interactive Studios. “Disney Friends goes beyond simple pet
simulations as players team up for adventure with their Disney friends while
exploring classic film locations and re-enacting memorable scenes.”

Disney Friends welcomes players into the worlds
of favorite Disney personalities with helpful tips and guidance from the feisty,
fun-loving fairy, Tinker Bell. Using the Nintendo DS’ touch screen and
microphone with voice recognition, players influence the actions and unique
emotional behaviors of the game’s characters and join them on fun adventures in
an array of character-specific environments. The game takes advantage of the
Nintendo DS’ real-time clock enabling players to interact with their Friends
throughout the day/night cycle and to experience special events and holidays.
Players collect unique tradable “pins” and earn gold to purchase objects for
their Friends.

Published by Disney Interactive Studios and
developed by Amaze Entertainment, Disney Friends Nintendo DS is scheduled for
release Spring 2008 in the U.S. and Japan, and this October in Europe (except in