Sony Computer Entertainment America Releases Two Action-Packed Titles Based on Disney's New Animated Summer Feature Lilo and Stitch
Disney's Lilo and Stitch for PlayStation® and PS one™, and Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 for PlayStation®2 Promise Comedy And Adventure For the Entire Family
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Disney Interactive today announced the release of two titles based on Disney's new feature film, Lilo and Stitch, which opens in theaters nationwide on June 21. Disney's Lilo and Stitch is an interactive, action-platform game for the PS one™ and PlayStation® game consoles and allows gamers to embark on an exciting Hawaiian journey as either Lilo or Stitch. For the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626, is designed as a prequel to the film, allowing gamers to take part in the hilarious adventures of Stitch, before his fateful journey to Earth.
"We are extremely excited to expand both our PlayStation and PlayStation 2 libraries with fresh, enchanting Disney content that brings the movie experience directly into the home," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "With the addition of Disney's Lilo and Stitch to the PS one catalog, we're continuing our commitment to deliver quality franchises and titles that are ideal for the whole family. And, as the power of PlayStation 2 brings the magic of the feature film to life, Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 introduces PlayStation 2 fans to the hilarious antics of Stitch in a comical prequel to the highly anticipated movie."
Adventure gamers and enthusiasts looking for fast-paced gameplay combined with widespread destruction will find all the action necessary in Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626, an action shooter for PlayStation 2. Taking place before the film's storyline begins in the massive universe of space, the player controls Stitch, a.k.a "626", a genetic experiment gone out of control on an alien planet. The tiny terror known as 626 is the brainchild of Jumba, an evil genius who wants to create the ultimate fighting machine. Jumba's creation is a six-armed bulletproof and fireproof alien with a brain of a super computer, and the unnatural ability of being able to lift 1000 times his own weight.
With a constant yearning to cause mass destruction and wreak complete and total chaos, thrill-seeking gamers can help Stitch become the universe's "Public Nuisance #1" by using his powers to shoot, climb, dash, fly and swing using the grapple gun. Players can immerse themselves in vibrantly rich, alien environments and compelling clips from the movie as Stitch fights against new out-of-this-world characters.
Disney's Lilo and Stitch for the PlayStation allows young gamers and animation fans alike to assume the role of Lilo, the sassy surfer girl and Stitch, a wild, pint-sized fighting machine. Set in a gorgeous Hawaiian paradise, a lonely little girl, Lilo, adopts what she thinks is a dog, and claims him as her new friend. Naming her new pet "Stitch", she is unaware that he is a dangerous genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet. Initially, Stitch's interest in Lilo is to use her as a human shield to protect himself from the alien bounty hunters who are out to recapture him. Lilo's strong commitment to "ohana," the Hawaiian tradition of family and never leaving anybody behind, unlocks Stitch's heart and he finally gets the one thing he was never able to have -- the ability to care for someone else.
When playing as the rambunctious Lilo, players will be able to run, catapult and bum-bounce their way through dangerous volcanoes of Hawaii, as Lilo's Voodoo magic attacks ward off opponents. When gamers play as Stitch, the more mischievous of the mismatched duo, they will find out why "Destruction" is his middle name by engaging his spins, alien breath and angry roll attacks to keep the alien bounty hunters at bay.
The game brings the locations of the movie vibrantly to life on the PlayStation and PS one platforms. Twenty-three levels set in lush, tropical Hawaii will captivate players' attention as they discover the secrets of the islands by picking up tropical fruits along the way and smashing through pots and boxes to unearth hidden items for extra-lives and power-ups. Disney's Lilo and Stitch delivers fun for all gamers with bonus and hidden items included for the more advanced players.
Whether gamers are looking for a hilarious Hawaiian adventure or a galaxy-surfing, shoot-out, both Disney titles are sure to keep everyone in the family glued to the wacky adventures of Disney's Lilo and Stitch this summer.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 and Disney's Lilo and Stitch "E" for Everyone. For more information about the ESRB visit http://www.esrb.org/.
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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.
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