The dastardly Bowler Hat Guy and his robotic hat Doris are weaving through time, changing the past and warping the future. It's up to Wilbur Robinson to outmaneuver the diabolical duo in Walt Disney Pictures Presents Meet the Robinsons video games. Offering a captivating, time-traveling adventure inspired by the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated film, Meet the Robinsons is now available for the Wii from Nintendo, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, Windows PC and Game Boy Advance.
"With a completely original story, Meet the Robinsons expands on the film by allowing players to experience the unique and action-packed environments of the Robinson's universe," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "For example, players can completely explore the eccentric and mystifying Robinson house to uncover all of its secrets. Players of all ages will find the experience engaging and most of all, fun."
Meet the Robinsons illustrates Disney Interactive Studios' commitment to extending the entertainment of Disney films. The games' unique story line expands the movie's plot by exploring the alternative futures of several characters that are affected by the Bowler Hat Guy. This original story line led to the creation of two new villains, exclusive to the video games and created in cooperation between developer Avalanche Software and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
"It was critical to create an authentic Robinsons' experience by working closely with Walt Disney Animation Studios to explore new possibilities for the franchise while designing a creative and compelling experience for players," said Jon Warner, senior producer for the console versions from Avalanche Software.
The games' levels represent entirely new worlds like Ancient Egypt and gadgets such as the Protectosphere, along with popular film sets such as the Science Fair. Players utilize Wilbur's gadgets in clever and entertaining ways to unravel puzzles and complete missions. In addition to discovering hidden upgrades and exploring fantastical locales, players interact with hysterical and distinct characters from the film as they adventure through stunning, interactive environments that expand the movie universe.
Each console version showcases the platform's unique capabilities. On the Xbox 360 players can post scores and view achievements on Xbox LIVE. With the Wii, players can enable features like aiming the Wii Remote to fire gadgets and using the Nunchuk's motion sensor to target objects.
The handheld versions of Meet The Robinsons feature unique gameplay and story experiences. On the Nintendo DS, players take advantage of the system's touch screen capabilities to aid Wilbur in his quest to retrieve Cornelius Robinson's stolen time-machine, and participate in single or wireless multiplayer touch-based matches of the Charge Ball mini-game. On the Game Boy Advance, players will venture from the present to the future in an effort to free the Robinson family from the clutches of Little Doris and her villainous minions.
Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Avalanche Software (for PlayStation 2 system, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube and PC), Altron Corporation (for Nintendo DS) and Climax Group (for Game Boy Advance). Meet the Robinsons is available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 (PC), $29.99 (PlayStation2 system, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance) and $49.99 (Wii and Xbox 360). The game is rated E 10+ for "Everyone ten and older" on all systems except Game Boy Advance, which is rated E for "Everyone" by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
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About the Meet the Robinsons Film:
Lewis is an orphan who dreams of finding a family. His journey takes an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson whisks him away to a world where anything is possible...THE FUTURE.
There, he meets an incredible assortment of characters and a family beyond his wildest imagination, The Robinsons, who help lead him on an amazing and hilarious adventure with heartfelt results.