All is not lost when it comes to Star Wars video games, as EA has signed a multi-year agreement with Disney to keep the brand alive on consoles, computers, and handhelds.
Disney wants to infuse a little gaming magic into the movie-going experience by allowing theater patrons the ability to play games on mobile devices while watching their films. Now, if only Retina screens were somehow made to be popcorn butter-proof.
With the big success of iOS titles like Where’s My Water? and Where's My Perry?, Disney has proved that they can compete in the world of mobile games. That's kind of a funny thought, considering that it doesn't get any bigger than Disney when it comes to media companies. But the world of mobile games is an uncharted wild west, where early pioneers like Rovio and Gameloft can go toe-to-toe with the House of Mouse.
Another studio closure arrives during an inauspicious April as Disney formally announced plans to close down Lucasarts on Wednesday.
Following the success of Temple Run: Brave, Disney Mobile Games and Imangi Studios partnered up today to release Temple Run: Oz, the latest in a string of collaborations between the legendary studio and mobile game makers. The game arrives on mobile devices ahead of the upcoming film "Oz the Great and Powerful," which hits theaters this Friday.
As Pixar's Toy Story franchise is still one of the most revered film sagas, it makes sense for Disney to try and capitalize on the license in any way, shape, or form it can. While more Toy Story would almost always be a good thing, that's not the case with Toy Story: Smash It!