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Disney Battles
Developer(s) Avalanche Software
NetherRealm Studios
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Distributor(s) WB Games
Platform(s) PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
PC
Release Date(s)
Worldwide: 2019
Age Rating(s)
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
PEGI: 12
Genre(s) Fighting
Cost $59.99 USD
Disney Battles is a crossover fighting video game published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Avalanche Software and NetherRealm Studios in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company. The game will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).

Gameplay

The game is a spiritual successor to Marvel Battlegrounds (from Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition) as it involves players fighting it out as characters from the movies, short films, and television shows of the Disney, Disney/Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars (Lucasfilm), and Fox (20th Century Fox) brands in 3D stages that characters can move freely around. Along with each charcter having a moveset which includes Normal, Special, and "Magical" attacks, items are available for characters to use.

Disney Battles features 4-player local and online multiplayer in all versions.

Development

Initially, the game was in development at Disney Interactive Studios, but following their demise in 2016, the company scrapped the project. The project went back into development when Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revived and acquired Avalanche Software. Disney heavily supervised the project to make sure the game doesn't ruin the family-friendly reputation of the company. The opening movie was jointly created by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, and all characters are fully voiced (most by actors and actresses whom are reprising thier respective roles). Due to a recent announcement made by Disney, characters from Fox-branded movies and television shows will be added to the game later in development unless the acquitision falls through.

The Nintendo Switch version takes advantage of exclusive system features. The Switch version includes Touch Screen menu navigation and a Local Wireless multiplayer mode (both for use in Handheld mode only) as well as the ability to use either a single Joy-Con, both Joy-Con (in the Joy-Con Grip), or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (when in TV mode or Tabletop mode).

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