Disney announces Cars 2:The Videogame to speed its way to release in Summer 2011

Video Game Based on Highly Anticipated Cars 2 Film Features New International Spy-Themed Adventures with Favorite Cars Characters 

Disney today announced that Cars 2: The Video Game is coming to major platforms this summer. Unveiled at the American International Toy Fair in New York City on 14 February 2011, Cars 2: The Video Game will allow players to jump into the Cars universe with a brand new international spy theme.  The game will feature an array of beloved Cars characters competing in action-packed spy adventures, as well as world-class racing. Inspired by the upcoming Disney•Pixar animated film. Cars 2: The Video Game is slated for release this summer.

Cars 2: The Video Game introduces the international training center for CHROME (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage), where players choose from one of 25 different characters such as Mater, Lightning McQueen and the newly introduced Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell and train to become world-class spies.  As part of their international training, they will participate in simulated hazardous missions using high-tech gadgets to evade and slow down adversaries.

Avalanche Software, video game developers of the critically acclaimed Toy Story 3: The Video Game, are back in the driver’s seat for Cars 2: The Video Game, working in close collaboration with Pixar to bring the humor and personality of the feature film to life.

“Cars is one of Pixar’s most successful and treasured franchises, so we are thrilled to be working with Avalanche Software again to extend our creative vision of the Cars 2 universe into the interactive medium,” said Jay Ward, Cars franchise guardian at Pixar Animation Studios. “Avalanche Software has the technology, experience, and history in working with us to create the best-looking Cars video game to date.” 

“The team at Avalanche Software is working on exciting ways to combine the power of the franchise with new storylines and characters in Cars 2: The Video Game to create something unlike any other racing game,” said John Blackburn, vice president and general manager of Avalanche Software. “The combination of racing, international locations and spy themes, and the beloved Cars characters makes Cars 2: The Video Game a truly unique game for players of all ages and skill levels to enjoy.”

Cars 2: The Video Game will feature connectivity with the World of Cars Online – a free-to-play browser-based, virtual world based on the hit Disney•Pixar animated Cars universe.  Players will be able to discover an exciting new world beyond Radiator Springs with Mater, Fillmore, Sarge, and others as they gain rewards in the video game and then use them to unlock new items in the World of Cars Online.

Cars 2: The Video Game will be available on major video game platforms this summer including PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and PC/MAC.

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