Disney has teamed up with Australian developer Hipster Whale to create a Disney-themed version of the popular mobile game Crossy Road. Launched in 2014, the game gathered 50 million downloads in its first 90 days.
“Move over Chicken, there are new road crossers in town! From Hipster Whale and Disney comes Disney Crossy Road — an all-new take on the 8-bit endless adventure to cross the road without splatting,” the video description posted by Disney said.
Conceptually, the collaboration seems a bit strange as the game is all about characters trying to cross the road without getting smashed by a car. In the Disney version, more than 100 Disney and Pixar characters will be available who you can play with. Also, there will be 9 Disney and Pixar themed environments with their own soundtrack. However, the video only shows Mickey trying to dodge traffic.
According to Chris Heatherly, the head of mobile games at Disney, with gameplay mechanics, the new Crossy Road games marries Disney characters that have been proven to be popular. “They were big fans of Disney characters, and that made them a very good match,” he said.
It’s not sure exactly when the game will launch as the trailer only mentions that the game is coming soon. If you are interested in this game you can follow its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for updates.