The folks over at Disney are kickstarting the traditional holiday sale season by placing a few of their games in the Play Store at big discounts. These discounts range from 50-80%, bringing the price of each title down to only $0.99.
As they saying goes, there’s a first for everything. In this case, this is the first time I’ve covered a keyboard for this site, even one with a gaming aspect to it. Disney has released a new keyboard (!!!) that’s chock full of emoji as well, called the Disney Emoji Blitz.
For those that enjoy games that tie into theatrical releases, Disney’s The BFG (which opens today) now has an accompanying game for fans to enjoy. Released by Reliance Games, the game is in a Match-3 puzzle format where players are tasked with “matching dream jars”.
Disney launched their multi-platform ‘world’ full of games and things players can do, including creating pretty much whatever they want in that world, about 2 years ago. It’s a lot like Skylanders in the way of using physical toys (characters) that can be scanned into the game world and used by the player that scanned them in.
Square Enix and Disney’s release of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ onto mobile has apparently done quite well for itself since its recent launch, amassing over 2 million downloads in North America alone. This number may not seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things until you realize that this was done in under a month’s time. Like any milestone breaking, Square Enix and Disney are going to host an in-game event for a limited time.
Crossy Road – or as I like to call it, Totally Not Frogger – hit the Play Store in 2014, amassing a player-base of more than 100 million people worldwide. Crossy Road developers Hipster Whale have now teamed up with Disney to bring you, Disney Crossy Road, which has left its soft launch period and it now available globally.
Back during E3 2015, Disney and Square Enix revealed that they would be bringing their Kingdom Hearts franchise to mobile with a game called Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key. Well this is that game from what we understand, and it is coming out this week for Android gamers to sink their time into.
Disney and NetMarble have teamed up to develop a new board game for Android devices called Disney Magical Dice. Along with the announcement of this game heading to Google Play soon comes the pre-registration for folks interested in this game in the US going live as well.
Gameloft has partnered up with Disney to release a new theme park style of game onto Android called Disney Magic Kingdoms. Since this is a theme park sim type of game, players will be presented with their own area in which they can build their attractions of choice, all of which are themed around Disney of course.
Today Disney has confirmed a huge list of mobile games the company is retiring. Before everyone gets worried though, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are going to be pulled for Google Play (or other markets for that matter) and won’t be downloadable. What this does mean is that development won’t be continuing for these particular titles. This means no future updates or support for the retired games.