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Disney Pixel RPG unites classic characters in 8-bit adventure


  • GungHo Online Entertainment announces Disney Pixel RPG, featuring cherished Disney characters in an 8-bit adventure.
  • The turn-based game offers touch controls, auto-play, expeditions, and avatar customization, set for September 9 release in Japan.
  • Disney Pixel RPG will be free on Android and iOS with microtransactions and may see an international release.
  • GungHo Online Entertainment has announced its latest venture, Disney Pixel RPG, an 8-bit adventure game that brings together a host of cherished Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Genie from Aladdin, and Baymax from Big Hero 6, among others. The upcoming title will have multiple worlds converge and feature fast-paced, strategic gameplay designed to appeal to a broad audience.

    What to expect from the new Disney Pixel RPG

    Disney Pixel RPG will have a turn-based combat system, which is user-friendly and accessible through simple touch controls, complete with an auto-play option. The game also introduces expeditions, so players can dispatch their Disney characters on quests to collect resources and other items, improving the interactive and immersive nature of the game.

    This image is a promotional graphic for "Disney Pixel RPG," emphasizing the unique pixel art versions of popular Disney characters. The layout features diamond-shaped frames, each highlighting a different character, such as Maleficent holding a staff, Mickey Mouse in a cheerful pose, Ariel dancing, and others like Baymax and Stitch, all depicted in vibrant, colorful backdrops. The headline "Head out on a unique adventure with pixel art versions of Disney characters!" is displayed at the top, suggesting a dynamic and engaging experience. Below the headline, a brief description explains that the game's story takes place in a chaotic domain where multiple Disney game worlds have merged, leading to an ensemble of characters from different universes.

    An exciting addition for players is the ability to customize their own avatar within the game, adding a personal touch to their gaming experience. As of now, fans in Japan have the exclusive opportunity to pre-register for the game, which is set for a September 9 release.

    The game will be available for free on both Android and iOS platforms, but it will include microtransactions, as seen by its listing on Apple’s App Store. The developers have optimized Disney Pixel RPG for tablet devices, in a bid to maximize the advantages of larger screens without compromising on quality by avoiding letterbox formatting.

    The image presents the "Story" section of a promotional material for "Disney Pixel RPG." It features a graphical depiction of the game's narrative, highlighting Disney worlds invaded by strange programs, causing chaos and disarray. The image contains three vivid illustrations: the first shows a whimsical path winding through a fantastical, candy-themed world, bustling with small characters; the second portrays a dark, eerie castle surrounded by a foreboding forest; and the third is a colorful, sprawling amusement park map filled with various attractions. The text emphasizes the plot where isolated game worlds have merged, urging players to take on the role of a hero to embark on quests across these worlds to restore order, adding a layer of urgency and adventure to the game's storyline.

    In a special promotion, Japanese players who pre-register can enter a drawing to win a ¥10,000 Amazon gift card, adding an extra incentive. While GungHo has not confirmed an international release, the presence of promotional materials in English suggests that it could be launched in other regions.

    The character lineup for Disney Pixel RPG features icons like Donald Duck, Goofy, Ariel, Maleficent, Stitch, and Sleeping Beauty. In related news, Disney is also collaborating with Sega on another mobile game, showcasing the company’s ongoing expansion into digital entertainment.

    This image displays two key features of the "Disney Pixel RPG" system: Battles and Avatars. The top section of the image illustrates the game's battle system with a vibrant, detailed screenshot showing Disney characters engaged in a strategic, turn-based fight in a lush forest environment. Descriptive text next to the image highlights the game's fast-paced battles, simple controls, and convenient auto-play function, noting that these features are user-friendly even for those with little RPG experience. The lower part of the image focuses on avatar customization, depicting a user interface where players can outfit their character with various Disney-themed clothing items. The avatar shown is styled in a Mickey Mouse-themed outfit, showcasing the personalization options available within the game. The overall layout is playful and colorful, aligned with the game's engaging and accessible design.

    Disney Pixel RPG seems reminiscent of the Kingdom Hearts series but offers a more casual, family-friendly alternative. Disney enthusiasts can also look forward to the return of Epic Mickey later this year with the release of Epic Mickey: Rebrushed, and Kingdom Hearts IV in 2025.

    Featured image: Disney

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    Suswati Basu is a multilingual, award-winning editor and the founder of the intersectional literature channel, How To Be Books. She was shortlisted for the Guardian Mary Stott Prize and longlisted for the Guardian International Development Journalism Award. With 18 years of experience in the media industry, Suswati has held significant roles such as head of audience and deputy editor for NationalWorld news, digital editor for Channel 4 News and ITV News. She has also contributed to the Guardian and received training at the BBC As an audience, trends, and SEO specialist, she has participated in panel events alongside Google. Her…

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