A big thank you to Disney for providing me with a trip to D23 in exchange for sharing the info with you.
While I was at the D23 Expo last week, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media unveiled new details about one of the most exciting new products in the interactive line up, Playmation.
Kids are so comfortable with tech that they are uncomfortable without it. As much as tech is important to today’s kids, it’s also important for them to get outside.
I know with my own kids, I often feel like they would rather stay in all day and game. Knowing the importance of being active, I want them to go outside to get fresh air and exercise. Playmation is making it easy to do both. Because of Bluetooth and cloud connectivity, the Playmation interactive game can be taken outside! In fact, though kids can set up their mission on a smart phone or tablet, once the game begins, they have to get up and get moving. Kids were at the core of developing Playmation, by parents just like you and me. It was fun to get a first hand look at the game that will be taking the holiday season by storm!
“We have the most exciting slate of upcoming game titles in our history, and we’re also focused on new platforms and technologies that enable us to develop experiences we would never have dreamed possible just a few years ago,” said Jimmy Pitaro, co-chairman of Disney Consumer Productsand Interactive Media and president of Disney Interactive. I’ll be sharing more about Disney Interactive next week.
Coming October 4th and available for preorder now is Playmation Marvel Avengers Starter Pack Repulsor, inspired by the 7-foot Hulk! This fun new game lets you smash into battle using motion-sensing technology that puts you right in the middle of Avengers action. By slipping your hands into the Gamma Gear, you can use the motion-based controls to smash your way through missions and stomp through battlegrounds with different Hulk moves like Ground Slam, Thunder Clap, and other combos. Check out the basic training video:
We got a peek at what playing this game looks like by watching it in action. As you can see, the wearable gear lets players feel the action, just as if they were in the middle of an Avenger’s battle!
With the Avenger Gear on, this player moved all around the room using motion-sensing technology to work her way through missions. My first thought? I want to play, too! I’m thinking exercise just got a lot more fun for adults, as well! My friend Choya from Just a Splash of Diva seemed to have the same idea!
The Disney Store has a special limited time pre-order offer that gets you a FREE Smart Figure when you preorder the Playmation Starter Pack. You can also try it out in the Disney Store, but call your local store for details. As this is going to be HOT when released, Disney is limiting purchases to 5 per guest.
- Includes Repulsor Gear, 2 Power Activators, 2 Smart Figures (Captain America and Iron Skull), instructions, and 25 embedded missions
- Track progress and access new missions with AvengersNet app (see below for app details).
- Additional missions available for download for Gear registered with the AvengersNet app. (see below for app details.)
- Collect additional Playmation Marvel Avengers Smart Figures, each sold separately
This will definitely be a hot toy this holiday season! A Star Wars Playmation package will be released in 2016, and a Frozen package will follow in 2017. What are your thoughts on Playmation? I’d love to read your comments below!