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Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Flying Exclusively to Nintendo Systems This Fall

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

That's Wii U, 3DS, Wii AND DS

As we begin to swelter in the summer months, Disney is doing its bit to distract children from wanting more ice cream by bringing Planes: Fire & Rescue to theatres, with screenings kicking off this week in some regions. It's naturally taken the chance to reveal that Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue will also be released worldwide as a video game during the Fall season; like its predecessor it'll be exclusive to Nintendo hardware, arriving on Wii U, 3DS, DS and Wii.

Development duties once again fall to Little Orbit, seemingly the go-to studio for licensed games, including its recent efforts with How To Train Your Dragon 2. The storyline will follow on from the second Planes film, meanwhile, with the press release blurb below outlining some details on the content that'll be included.

Inspired by Disney’s adventure-comedy adventure film, the video game continues the storyline as players join the Piston Peak Air Attack team to fight fires and rescue those in need. Kids will embark on an adventure playing as any one of nine playable characters from the big screen including world-famous air racer Dusty and a new crop of characters Blade, Dipper, Dynamite and more! Together, kids will combine heroic action and teamwork as they scoop up water, drop smokejumpers and bulldoze debris in an effort to battle massive wildfires.

Players will soar across rich environments that feature iconic monuments and structures from the film as they participate in two exciting modes of play: Fire & Rescue and Training Academy. Take to the skies with 12 story missions and more than 30 training academy missions as players operate planes, helicopters and ground vehicles as to respond to emergencies. Heroes in training can “earn their wings” as they progress through training and story missions to reach new heights!

That all sounds jolly, though we also know that these games licensed on children's movies can have a sketchy record. We gave the first Planes game a reasonable recommendation in our Wii U review, however, so there's perhaps some cause for optimism.

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outburst

#3

outburst said:

It means PSBoxOne are 95% for teens and adults while Nintendo consoles are for everyone. That's why they are only releasing it on Nintendo consoles.

Birthday_Boy

#5

Birthday_Boy said:

It's clear what audience this is for. But I do wish we can get another good racing game on Wii U. After all, some of the Pixar Cars Licensed games are actually pretty good racers.

Nintendzoey

#11

Nintendzoey said:

Honestly, I couldn't care less about this Disney game. The only Disney game I want is Disney Magical World and that has still not come to Europe or Australia. Sigh...

Nintenjoe64

#12

Nintenjoe64 said:

If we all support this game, Disney might make some more Nintendo exclusive games and banish EA from making the Star Wars games. Although it's more likely they'd just throw more shovelware at us.

rjejr

#17

rjejr said:

After How to Train your Dragon 2 Little Orbit should be kicked out of the video game making fraternity. I've played demos that have had more substance.

Maybe Little Orbit should make games for the LeapTV.

And I'm not opposed to Disney games, Toy Story 3 was actually good, especially the "toy box" mode that the PS3 got but the Wii didn't. And Disney Universe before Disney Infinity was ok as well. But a video game based on a sequel to a movie that was originally supposed to be direct to video, not holding out much hope for this one.

Glad to see the DS getting some love, maybe Ninteod can give it out as a Club Nintnedo Gold reward next year.

cyrus_zuo

#19

cyrus_zuo said:

I heard the first one was pretty ok, and I really have a thing for airplanes...so I'll probably check this out at some point.
Doesn't the movie come out tomorrow?
Surprised the game isn't coming out at the same time. I've got to imagine that means they were way behind schedule. This fall is a bit on the late side for a movie game when the movie was released in the middle of summer.

Kaze_Memaryu

#21

Kaze_Memaryu said:

It's just screaming ripoff when a developer decides to release a game on WiiU AND Wii, and even for an obsolete system like the DS.
Good job, Disney. You're really working hard on ruining your image for those extra pennies.

sub12

#22

sub12 said:

Hey, it's a fair trade off, everybody else gets Destiny, Evolve, and Arkham Knight.......we get Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue.

DBPirate

#25

DBPirate said:

Absolutely positive I won't be picking this up but it's good that Disney is supporting the system(s). If only we got Arkham Knight....but noooooo....the Batmobile would only be "25 mph" on the Wii U.

andrea987

#27

andrea987 said:

Nintendo exclusive? Wait for Sony and MS fans to start a flamewa...oh, never mind.

Drobotic

#30

Drobotic said:

@xj0462 Planes was never a hit.Everyone hated it,but it made a profit,so Disney just had to make a pointless sequel.

AlexSora89

#37

AlexSora89 said:

I'm not mad about the only new Wii and DS games being licensed Disney games; what bugs me instead is that Planes got a sequel. The Cars-verse has to be put to sleep, unless some good writing saves it. But seriously, A Bug's Life didn't get a sequel, and Cars (with Planes joining in now) got it because it's marketable?!

Drawdler

#40

Drawdler said:

Depending on when exactly "Fall" is, Skylanders TT could be a Wii game that'll come out a little later, actually. :P

Prizm

#41

Prizm said:

More bargain bin garbage that only grandmothers rummage through for johnny's birthday.

Barbiegurl777

#42

Barbiegurl777 said:

When does disney planes - 3ds go on sale in the 3ds e-shop? The first game released last year... prefer to have as download but cartridge is $20 while download is $40. I don't understand the price difference... :(

Happy Gaming! (^_^)

Dooyoo

#45

Dooyoo said:

The first planes game on 3ds actually wasn't terrible. It definitely did not meet the low bar of "shovelware." It was too easy, and a bit boring at times, but it was worth one play through. I hope this one is at least as good, then I might check it out. (hopefully better). Something like a sequel to Pilotwings would be fantastic, but I'll take what I can get.

Barbiegurl777

#46

Barbiegurl777 said:

Just bought the disney planes 3ds game on cartridge couldn't wait any more lol. I did try it from my local library for free for three week's that's what convinced me to make a trip to GS to buy the game & plus 3 weeks would not be anough time to finish the game from the library. Really enjoying it so far. :)

Plus there's a miiverse community for it on the europe/oceanica region. Adding community to favorites in case need to ask questions on levels lol. :D

Happy Gaming! (^_^)

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