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|Publisher(s)||Disney Interactive Studios|
Disney Universe is a 2011 co-operative action-adventure video game, published by Disney Interactive Studios. It was announced at E3 in 2011 and was released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Microsoft Windows on October 25, 2011 in North America and October 28, 2011 in Europe. It features the ability to suit up as characters from multiple Disney franchises, including: The full-length animated feature films such as Aladdin and, The Lion King. Pixar feature films such as Monsters, Inc., WALL-E and, Finding Nemo. live-action films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and television series such as The Muppet Show.
The game resembles Lego games or LittleBigPlanet, with a few notable additions. Up to four friends can connect through local multiplayer and play through 6 different worlds to defeat enemies, and collect powerups and coins. One unique feature is that the enemies actively try to hinder a player's progress by setting up traps or hiding key items.
The two main attractions of the game are the levels and the costumes. Players travel to 6 worlds from classic and contemporary Disney and Pixar properties, consisting of Alice In Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, Wall-E, Monsters, Inc., and Aladdin. The travelers can acquire 45 costumes based on numerous other Disney franchises, such as The Little Mermaid, Tron, Mickey Mouse, Lilo & Stitch and Finding Nemo.
The costumes need to be upgraded by finding stars in the levels. The skill set remains the same for each, but becomes more powerful. Each character has a handheld weapon specific to that character. For example, Aladdin ends up with Genie's lamp at 4 stars, and Sully has a piece of Boo's door.
Downloadable content has been announced to be a big part of Disney Universe for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 versions of the game. Through the "Online Shop" featured in the game or the PlayStation Store, Wii and Xbox Marketplace the DLC's will feature additional costumes and worlds. The first release featured a "Disney Villains Costume Pack." A theme-pack based on The Nightmare Before Christmas, was released near the Christmas season and is the first and only Disney Universe Official Site's Voting Poll Winner. Theme-packs based on Phineas and Ferb and The Muppets were released in March 2012.
|Pirates of the Caribbean||Jack Sparrow, Angelica, Gibbs, Barbossa, Blackbeard|
|Alice in Wonderland||Alice, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Red Queen|
|The Lion King||Simba, Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa, Scar|
|Monsters, Inc.||Sulley, Mike, Randall, Celia, Sushi Chef|
|Aladdin||Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, Jafar, Iago|
|WALL-E||WALL-E, EVE, Hal, M-O, BURN-E|
|Random #1||Mickey, Quorra, Nemo, Clu 2, Robin Hood|
|Random #2||Tron, Baloo, Sam, Rapunzel, Minnie|
|Random #3||Donald, Ariel, Stitch, Goofy, Tinkerbell|
|Random #4 (Pre-Orders)||Daisy Duck, Absolem, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tiana, Hercules, Cinderella, Prince Ali, Zazu|
|Disney Villains||Cruella de Vil, Hades, Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Ursula|
|The Nightmare Before Christmas (First and Only Disney Universe Official Site's Voting Poll Winner)||Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, Doctor Finklestein, Mayor of Halloween Town|
|The Jungle Book||Mowgli, Shere Khan, King Louie, Bagheera, Hathi's Junior|
|Phineas and Ferb||Phineas, Ferb, Perry the Platypus aka Agent P, Candace, Dr. Doofenshmirtz|
|The Muppets||Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Animal|
|Peter Pan, Neverland||Wendy, John, Michael, Smee, Slightly|
- Clark, Matt. "'Disney Universe' Is Mickey's Answer To 'Little Big Planet'". MTV Multiplayer. 2011-05-26.
- Disney Universe DLC Unveiled Archived June 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Disney Universe's Nightmare Before Christmas DLC now out