Academy Award®-Nominated Feature Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. Comes to Life on PlayStation®2
Comedic Action-Platform Game Featuring PlayStation 2-Exclusive, Enhanced DVD Content Set to Captivate Gamers and Animation Fans This Spring
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Disney Interactive and Pixar Animation Studios (NASDAQ: PIXR) announced today the release of Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Featuring a clever story and entertaining characters, this diverse action-platform game showcases vibrant environments, brilliant graphics, exploration, puzzles, comically scary activities and challenging gameplay throughout eight monstrous environments taken directly from the beloved Academy Award®-nominated film.
Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. is one of the first PlayStation 2 titles to augment an interactive game with platform-exclusive, enhanced DVD features. The software includes cut-scenes from the movie, a collection of Pixar artwork and sketches, a behind-the-scenes look at Pixar Animation Studios, and interviews with Pixar's John Lasseter and the Monsters, Inc. filmmakers.
Designed for gamers and animation fans of all ages, Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. for PlayStation 2 is based on the computer-animated feature released in theaters last November. In a spine-tingling adventure that closely follows the plot of the movie, the game allows players to navigate as Monsters, Inc.'s top Scarer, James P. Sullivan -- a.k.a. Sulley -- a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns.
"We are delighted to bring Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. to the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "The game recreates and brings to life the magic of the animated feature in an interactive experience that appeals to everyone from kids to adults. In addition, the enhanced DVD extras on the disc make this a must-have title for every animation fan."
Set in the realm of things that go bump in the night, Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. for PlayStation 2 implores players to take care of an adorable lost human child, Boo, who has accidentally made her way into the monster world. Players must lead Boo back to her home, avoiding the CDA (Child Detection Agency) and other obstacles along the way. Players will interact with Sulley's best friend and Scare Assistant, Mike -- a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster who provides helpful advice throughout the adventure. Players also interact with some not-so-nice characters, such as the slimy chameleon monster, Randall Boggs, and Monsters, Inc.'s CEO, Henry J. Waternoose. With stunning graphics and eye-popping special effects made possible by the power of PlayStation 2, the game brings all the magic of the feature film to life in a fun-filled, fur-raising romp.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. for PlayStation 2 "E" for Everyone. For more information about the ESRB visit http://www.esrb.org/.
About Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive, part of the Disney Consumer Products division of The Walt Disney Company, develops, markets and globally distributes a wide variety of interactive entertainment, educational and sports CD-ROMs and videogames. For more information on Disney Interactive's products, visit http://www.disneyinteractive.com/ .
About Pixar Animation Studios:
Pixar Animation Studios (http://www.pixar.com/) combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. In partnership with Disney, Pixar has created four of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Academy Award®-winning Toy Story (1995); A Bug's Life (1998); Golden Globe-winner Toy Story 2 (1999); and Monsters, Inc. (2001). Pixar's four films have earned more than $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio's next film, Finding Nemo, will be released in summer 2003.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one™ game console, and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console and the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000510/SFW104-a
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