BURBANK, Calif. — (September 26, 2006) — Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that “The Cheetah Girls,” “Phil of the Future,” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble” are now available. “The Cheetah Girls” and “Phil of the Future” are available for the Game Boy(R) Advance. “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble” is available for the Nintendo DS(TM). All three games are rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
“Kids can take their favorite Disney Channel characters anywhere this fall with new adventures from ‘The Cheetah Girls,’ ‘Phil of the Future’ and ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,’” said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Buena Vista Games. “With the recent success of ‘The Cheetah Girls 2’ Disney Channel Original Movie, we’re particularly excited to offer fans more ways to interact with the performers’ story.”
In “Phil of the Future,” developed by Handheld Games Corp. for the Game Boy Advance, players help their favorite characters from the popular Disney Channel series save a town overrun with the mischievous pets from the future – “The Blahs”. As Phil, Keeley or Curtis, players collect and assemble more than 20 futuristic gadgets to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and capture the blahs to save the day. With several mini-games and unlockable features, “Phil of the Future” offers players hours of fun.
Join “The Cheetah Girls” as they dance and sing their way to a talent competition in Spain, where the top prize is a record contract. Players take on the role of each of the four Cheetah Girls – Galleria, Chanel, Aquanetta and Dorinda, plus Galleria’s pedigree pooch, Toto. To prepare for the big gig in Barcelona, players create their own tunes in the music studio, choreograph dance moves and coordinate Cheeta-licious outfits. The game also features mini jobs for each girl — flip ribs on the grill with Aqua; teach dance with Dorinda; make music with Galleria and Toto at home or coordinate outfits at a high-end fashion store with Chanel. Developed by Gorilla, “The Cheetah Girls” is an adventure that fans won’t want to miss.
“The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble” is an action platform game from developer A2M, based on the Disney Channel’s popular TV show, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” The game enables players to enter the world of Zach and Cody, 12-year-old twins who live with their mother in one of Boston’s swankiest hotels. As in the TV show, the twins attempt to save themselves from 14 outrageous situations by jumping, crawling, climbing, running and racing to conquer enemy forces. Players can race through corridors on Zack’s skateboard, shoot various objects like water balloons, bubble gum and cream pies from Cody’s amazing vacuum, and unlock mini-games that feature two-player wireless action.
About the “Phil of the Future” TV Show
Disney Channel’s popular TV show, “Phil of the Future,” features 15-year-old Phil Diffy as part of a time traveling family from the future that gets stuck in the present year. Armed with an array of futuristic gadgets, Phil and his family must find ways to navigate and adapt to their new surroundings. Phil of the Future stars Ricky Ullman and features co-star and music sensation Alyson Michalka, of Hollywood Records’ musical team Aly & A.J.
About “The Cheetah Girls” Franchise
“The Cheetah Girls” movie first aired on Disney Channel in 2003 and remains one of the most widely popular original movies on the channel. In August, the sequel premiered and became the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie of all time. The first soundtrack is Platinum and the sequel’s soundtrack is fast-selling. Three cast members – Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams and Sabrina Bryan – are now on a nationwide concert tour as The Cheetah Girls.
About the “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” TV Show
Disney Channel’s popular TV show, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” centers around 12-year-old twins whose lives change when their single mom, gets a job as the headlining singer at Boston’s swankiest hotel, and as part of her contract, an upper floor suite in which they all now live. While mom works to keep them in line, the twins are elated with the amenities of their new home especially room service, a swimming pool, a game room and a candy counter. To the chagrin of the hotel manager, they try to turn the hotel into their playground. Along the way, they make friends and foe with the staff, guests and residents including the owner’s spoiled daughter and the teenage gift shop clerk.
About Buena Vista Games
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to www.bvg.com.
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