SAN FRANCISCO – February 15, 2005 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, and Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., today announced the launch of Disney's Winnie the Pooh’s Rumbly Tumbly Adventure. The game features Winnie the Pooh, one of Disney's most beloved properties, and a great birthday adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood. Rated “E” for everyone, the game is releasing on the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube™ system and Game BoyÂ® Advance system.
Developed by Phoenix Studio, this new Action/Adventure game for children ages three and up allows players to follow five different birthday adventures while playing as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore or Piglet. Players must use the special skills of each character, such as Piglet’s scary face or Eeyore’s butterfly collecting, in order to help Winnie the Pooh advance through each level. Players will need to avoid the fast-moving Heffalumps and Woozles and, at the same time, collect honey pots to offer the bees in exchange for special items.
“The game is specifically designed to be fun for younger players while using a brand that is trusted and loved by parents,” said Helene Juguet, director of marketing at Ubisoft. “The game’s launch date coincides with the highly anticipated release of Disney’s new theatrical film, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, which adds an extra dimension of excitement to this launch.”
Expanded features for PlayStationÂ®2 and Nintendo GameCube™ include five mini-games and a special Junior mode where players can explore the Hundred Acre Wood and interact with their favorite Pooh characters at their own pace. Whether it’s finding a new house for Eeyore or helping Tigger out of sticky situation, players will be entertained for hours as they help Pooh celebrate birthdays, find honey pots, and avoid mischievous Heffalumps and Woozles. Disney’s Winnie the Pooh’s Rumbly Tumbly Adventure is available for a $29.99 MSRP.
Disney Interactive is an award-winning publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company’s Consumer Products business unit. The label publishes, markets and distributes interactive entertainment based on Disney branded properties. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market.
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft has grown considerably, especially through its strong and diversified lineup In addition to steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of â‚¬ 508 million for the 2003–2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at a constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.