Disney's Treasure Planet, a Classic Tale With a Futuristic Twist, Comes to Life on PlayStation®, PS one™ and PlayStation®2

Solar Surfing and Action-Platform Adventure Intertwine Into a Great Gaming Experience for All Ages This Holiday Season


Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Disney Interactive today announced the release of two titles centered on Disney's new feature film based on Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island," titled Disney's Treasure Planet, which opens in theaters nationwide on November 27. Featuring an all-star cast with voice actors from the motion picture, gamers will join Jim Hawkins, a cabin boy, and his devoted pet and protoplasmic "shape shifter" Morph who can transform into valuable tools and help solve puzzles in a balanced mix of solar surfing and action-platform adventure.

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"We are excited to expand both our PlayStation and PlayStation 2 libraries with entertaining and engaging Disney content that brings the movie experience into the home for all ages," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "We continue to reaffirm our commitment in delivering quality titles for the whole family with the PlayStation catalogs while bringing to life a new vision for a classic tale with updated audio and visual capabilities for this holiday season on PlayStation 2."

Disney's Treasure Planet for PlayStation and PS one™ game consoles, builds upon the story in the movie, where Jim leaves home in search of treasure to discover the treasure within himself. Gamers will go beyond the realms of the motion picture to discover new characters, environments and gameplay elements while viewing cut-scenes that tie in the feature film narrative. Featuring 10 levels, mini-games and boss challenges as well as original artwork, behind-the-scenes game footage and stored movie clips, there is added replay value for all to enjoy.

Blast space pirates or fly across environments with the help of Morph who can transform into a glider in this colorful game younger gamers can pick-up and play for hours on end. Collect treasure to bypass guards and open up new areas in Monstressor, Cresentia Spaceport, The RLS Legacy and Treasure Planet, all parts of the galaxy featured in the movie.

Disney's Treasure Planet for PlayStation 2 allows gamers to explore 20 vast intergalactic levels based on the movie with unlockable film clips to gather and store. Gamers take on the role of Jim as they solar surf and perform action moves with the help of Morph who can transform into a variety of items -- a Glider, Speedy Boots, Smashing Hammer, Helping Hand, a giant glove that can throw switches, Cyborg Arms that can smash crates and a Jet Pack. Featuring striking CGI (computer generated images), virtual sets enhanced with classic Disney-style animation and a wide variety of video options including Widescreen 4:3, Letterbox, and Anamorphic displays as well as supporting 5.1 Dolby Digital (during the movie clips) and Dolby Pro Logic 2 audio for gameplay, gamers' senses will be heightened in this intergalactic comedic adventure on PlayStation 2.

Whether gamers are looking for a hilarious space action-platform adventure or solar-surfing exploration, both Disney titles are sure to captivate everyone in the family this holiday season.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Disney's Treasure Planet "E" for Everyone. For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.

About Disney Interactive

Disney Interactive, Inc., a worldwide leader in the creation of innovative interactive entertainment, develops, markets and globally distributes a wide variety of interactive family-oriented entertainment, educational and sports CD-ROMs and video games. Disney Interactive is the multimedia arm of The Walt Disney Company's Consumer Products business unit. For more information on Disney Interactive's products, visit www.disneyinteractive.com

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.

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