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5.08.06 - BUENA VISTA GAMES STRENGTHENS SELF-PUBLISHING BUSINESS, UNVEILS NEW VIDEO GAME LINEUP AT 2006 ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced its largest and most diverse lineup ever of console, computer and handheld video game titles to be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth No. 1024 in the South Hall.
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5.02.06 - KINGDOM HEARTS II ACHIEVES MILLION-UNIT SALES MARK IN NORTH AMERICA IN FOUR WEEKS
Square Enix, Inc. (Square Enix), the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, and Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS II, the action role-playing game available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, has sold through more than one million units in North America, making it one of the top-selling new releases of 2006. KINGDOM HEARTS II is the sequel to KINGDOM HEARTS, one of the top ten best-selling PlayStation 2 titles of all time in North America (Source: The NPD Group, March 2006).
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5.01.06 - BUENA VISTA GAMES TO CREATE AND PUBLISH NEW ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME PROPERTY - SPECTROBES
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that it is creating and publishing the company's first video game based on an original property, Spectrobes. Set to release exclusively for the Nintendo DS™, Spectrobes is an anime-inspired action/role playing game that is being developed by Jupiter Corporation in Kyoto. The announcement was made this morning from BVG's local offices in Tokyo.
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4.26.06 - BUENA VISTA GAMES ENTERS AGREEMENT TO PUBLISH FOUR NEW GAMES FROM Q ENTERTAINMENT
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced it has entered into an agreement with Tokyo-based Q ENTERTAINMENT, Inc., to publish four new titles in all international regions except Asia.
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4.7.06 - KINGDOM HEARTS II SHIPS 1.3 MILLION UNITS IN NORTH AMERICA
Square Enix, Inc. (Square Enix), the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, and Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS® II shipped 1.3 million units to North American retailers since its March 28 ship date last week.
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4.4.06 - SAMSON AND BENNY NEED HELP ON THEIR FUR-RAISING ADVENTURE IN 'WALT DISNEY PICTURES PRESENTS THE WILD' GAME
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Wild for the Game Boy® Advance system is now available at retail outlets across North America. A video game adventure that will test kids' animal instincts, The Wild is inspired by the upcoming animated feature film of the same name from Walt Disney Pictures. The game features Samson the Lion and Benny the squirrel, who must leave their pampered lives and set out on an adventure to save Samson's son, Ryan, who accidentally gets shipped from the New York City Zoo to the wild.
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3.28.06 - AN EPIC JOURNEY BEGINS AS KINGDOM HEARTS II SHIPS IN NORTH AMERICA
Square Enix, Inc. (Square Enix), the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, and Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced today that the highly-anticipated role-playing game (RPG), KINGDOM HEARTS® II, has shipped to retailers nationwide. Exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, KINGDOM HEARTS II is the sequel to KINGDOM HEARTS, one of the top ten best-selling PlayStation 2 titles of all time in North America (Source: The NPD Group, Dec. 2005).
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3.24.06 - BUENA VISTA GAMES ANNOUNCES 'DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES' PC GAME BASED ON ABC/TOUCHSTONE TELEVISION'S TOP-RATED, GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARD-WINNING SERIES
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced it will publish Desperate Housewives, a lifestyle simulation PC game based on the top-rated, Golden Globe-winning ABC-TV series, produced by Touchstone Television. In the Desperate Housewives game, players take on the role of a new housewife who moves into Wisteria Lane and unlocks the delicious scandals hidden in the seemingly "perfect" neighborhood.
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2.08.06 - SQUARE ENIX AND DISNEY'S BUENA VISTA GAMES UNVEIL ALL-STAR VOICE CAST FOR KINGDOM HEARTS II
Square Enix, Inc. (Square Enix), the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, and Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced today the all-star voice cast and North American release date for KINGDOM HEARTS® II, the highly-anticipated action role-playing game (RPG) exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. KINGDOM HEARTS II is the sequel to KINGDOM HEARTS, one of the top 10 best-selling PlayStation 2 titles of all time in North America (Source: The NPD Group, Dec. 2005).
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2.08.06 - FINDING NEMO: ESCAPE TO THE BIG BLUE, A NEW UNDERWATER JOURNEY INSPIRED BY A DISNEY PRESENTATION OF A PIXAR FILM, FINDING NEMO, NOW AVAILABLE FOR NINTENDO DS™
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), today announced the release of Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue for Nintendo DS™. Families will now be able to follow the new adventures of Nemo and The Tank Gang from the beloved Academy Award®-winning film Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue is now available at retail outlets throughout North America.
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1.11.06 - GET READY FOR A WILD VIDEO GAME ADVENTURE THAT WILL TEST KIDS' ANIMAL INSTINCTS IN WALT DISNEY PICTURES PRESENTS THE WILD
Samson the Lion must use his animal instincts when he sets out on the adventure of his life to save his son, Ryan, who accidentally gets shipped from the New York City Zoo back to the wild. Samson gets help in the quest from his best friend, a squirrel named Benny. Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Wild, a new video game from Buena Vista Games based on the upcoming CGI animated feature film, will hit retail shelves April 4, 2006, exclusively for the Game Boy® Advance system.
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12.06.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES SHIPS MORE THAN 2 MILLION UNITS OF THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA VIDEO GAME TO RETAIL OUTLETS IN NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
In anticipation of Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media's epic feature film release of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" on December 9, retail support of the movie-inspired video game has been brisk throughout North America and Europe. Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), announced today that the company has shipped more than 2 million units of the multiplatform video game to retail outlets in the two regions. The video game is available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance system and PC*.
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11.17.05 - Live as Lizzie McGuire in Game Boy® Advance Game Plus Episode from Popular Lizzie McGuire TV Show
"Lizzie McGuire" fans can both play as her in a handheld video game and watch her adventures from the hit Disney Channel show wherever they go. Disney's Lizzie McGuire 2: Lizzie Diaries Game + TV Episode Edition for the Game Boy® Advance system is now available at retail stores across North America, Buena Vista Games Inc. (BVG) announced today.
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11.15.05 - Buena Vista Games Ships the Highly Anticipated Multiplatform Video Game The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to Retail Outlets Worldwide
The quest to save the enchanted land of Narnia has begun. Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), brings gamers and Narnia fans an unforgettable adventure with video games inspired by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media's epic feature film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," scheduled to release in theaters December 9. The video games are now available at retail outlets worldwide for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance system and PC, Buena Vista Games announced today. Players are thrust into a mysterious frozen world where they will play as four heroes -- Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy Pevensie -- to free Narnia from a cold, bleak eternity under the control of the evil White Witch.
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11.11.05 - Disney Channel Favorite The Proud Family Premieres on Game Boy® Advance
Join Penny Proud in an action-packed, hilarious adventure, as she works to purchase the ultimate present for her parents' wedding anniversary in The Proud Family, a game exclusively available for the Game Boy ®Advance system from Nintendo. The Proud Family is now available at retail outlets across North America, Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) announced today.
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11.09.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES EXTENDS ITS COMMITMENT TO GIRL GAMERS WITH RELEASE OF ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME ON NINTENDO DS TM,DISNEY'S KIM POSSIBLE: KIMMUNICATOR
As more girls are playing video games than ever before, and according to The Education Arcade, 39% of all video game players are female, Buena Vista Games (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), has emerged as the leader in providing compelling content that appeals to girls, leveraging top-rated television series from Disney Channel, each featuring today's most popular kid and tween icons, to create new games for handheld video game platforms. BVG's newest release, Kim Possible: Kimmunicator, is the first Kim Possible game created for the Nintendo DS TM. Based on the international hit animated series "Kim Possible," the game is now available at retail outlets across North America.
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10.18.05 - One Little Chicken, One Big Video Game Adventure!
Chicken Little is on a mission to go from "zero to hero," rebounding from the time he inadvertently alerted his entire town that "the sky is falling!" after an acorn fell on his head. Disney's Chicken Little video games for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM system, Game Boy ® Advance system and PC are now available at retail outlets across North America, Buena Vista Games Inc. (BVG) announced today. Inspired by the highly anticipated theatrical release from Walt Disney Pictures, Disney's Chicken Little video games revitalize the classic character with action-packed adventures for the entire family.
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10.11.05 - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Video Games for PlayStation®2, Xbox® and Game Boy® Advance Now Available at Retail
The unique world of Tim Burton's cult-classic stop-motion animated film "The Nightmare Before Christmas" can be experienced in interactive digital form as The Nightmare Before Christmas video games are now available in North America, Buena Vista Games, Inc. announced today. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Oogie's Revenge for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King for the Game Boy® Advance system are now at retailers.
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10.10.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES EXPANDS EXECUTIVE TEAM
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced two key executive hires to help manage the company's growing video game development and publishing business worldwide. Filling the newly created positions are Raj Murari, vice president, strategic development and integration, and Mark Meyers, vice president, internal studios.
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10.05.05 - New Learning Video Game Inspired By A Walt Disney Pictures Presentation Of A Pixar Animation Studios Film, Finding Nemo, Makes Learning Fun for Kids
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, announced today that its fun, underwater learning game, based on a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, Finding Nemo: Learning With Nemo, is now available for the PC and Macintosh at retail outlets nationwide. The game sends players on an all-new, exciting adventure guided by the film's popular characters, Nemo and Dory.

"Finding Nemo: Learning With Nemo brings a new level of enjoyment to interactive learning entertainment," said Dana Long, director of marketing, Buena Vista Games. "Bolstered by beloved characters and stimulating graphics, children will learn about colors, numbers, letters and other fundamentals in a fun and exciting way."

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9.27.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES SIGNS UP MULTIPLE UNREAL ENGINE 3 LICENSES
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), and Epic Games, world-class developers of cutting-edge video games and pioneer of the award-winning Unreal® Engine, today announced an agreement to license Unreal Engine 3 for multiple next-generation BVG projects. The first game under the agreement is based on the popular "Turok" franchise, and will be developed by BVG's new Propaganda Games studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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9.20.05 - DISNEY'S CINDERELLA: MAGICAL DREAMS FOR GAME BOY® ADVANCE AND DISNEY'S CINDERELLA DOLLHOUSE 2 FOR PC NOW AVAILABLE
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, announced today that Disney's Cinderella: Magical Dreams for the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance and Disney's Cinderella Dollhouse 2 for PC/CD-ROM are now available at retail outlets nationwide.
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8.16.05 - DISNEY'S LIZZIE MCGUIRE 3: HOMECOMING HAVOC NOW AVAILABLE
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, announced today its highly anticipated teen-action puzzle game, Disney's Lizzie McGuire 3: Homecoming Havoc, is now available for Game Boy® Advance at retail outlets nationwide. Based on the Disney Channel's hit television series "Lizzie McGuire," starring Hillary Duff, Disney's Lizzie McGuire 3: Homecoming Havoc takes players on a high-energy popularity quest as Lizzie vies for the coveted crown of Homecoming Queen.
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7.26.05 - THE GIRLS OF SUMMER HAVE ARRIVED! DISNEY'S KIM POSSIBLE 3: TEAM POSSIBLE AND DISNEY'S THAT'S SO RAVEN 2: SUPERNATURAL STYLE HANDHELD GAMES NOW AVAILABLE ON STORE SHELVES
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, announced today that Disney's Kim Possible 3: Team Possible and Disney's That's So Raven 2: Supernatural Style are now available at retail outlets nationwide. Exclusively for the Game Boy® Advance, Kim Possible 3 and That's So Raven 2 take players on interactive adventures with their favorite stars of hit Disney Channel television shows "Kim Possible" and "That's So Raven."
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6.21.05 - START YOUR ENGINES! DISNEY'S HERBIE: FULLY LOADED NOW AVAILABLE ON STORE SHELVES
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, announced today its action-packed racing game, Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded, is now available at retail for Game Boy® Advance. Inspired by the upcoming feature film "Herbie: Fully Loaded" starring Lindsay Lohan, Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded gives players the ride of a lifetime in Herbie, one of the world's most beloved cars.
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5.16.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES UNVEILS BLOCKBUSTER LINE-UP AT 2005 ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, today announced its line-up of highly-anticipated console and handheld titles to be unveiled at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. For console gamers, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, KINGDOM HEARTS II, and Disney's Chicken Little will be available for hands-on game play. Also showcased will be additions to BVG's highly successful handheld games business with new titles for the '"tween" market, including games based on the upcoming theatrical release "Herbie: Fully Loaded," and Disney Channel properties "Lizzie McGuire," "Kim Possible," "That's So Raven" and "The Proud Family." BVG will be located in Booth #900 of the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 18-20.
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5.16.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES REINFORCES COMMITMENT TO PORTABLE GAMES SPACE WITH NEW 'DISNEY ON THE GO' TITLES
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced its portfolio of new games for PSPTM, Nintendo GameBoy® Advance and Nintendo DSTM, based on upcoming feature films and popular Disney Channel properties. Titles will be showcased at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, May 18-20, 2005 (Booth #900, South Hall, L.A. Convention Center).
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5.13.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE VIDEO GAME PUBLISHING RIGHTS TO COMIC BOOK HERO 'TUROK' FROM CLASSIC MEDIA
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), announced today that Classic Media, Inc. has awarded BVG the video game publishing rights to the comic book property, "Turok." A popular franchise in both the comic book and video game worlds, the new Turok games will target the core gamer audience and will be developed by BVG's new Vancouver studio, Propaganda Games. BVG plans to publish games for multiple console and handheld game platforms, including the next generation successors.
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5.11.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES CONTINUES STRATEGIC GROWTH, ANNOUNCES KEY EXECUTIVE HIRE
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company today announced that Craig Relyea has been named vice president of marketing. Reporting to Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games, Relyea will be responsible for leading the integration of domestic and international brand positioning, advertising, retail marketing, promotions, public relations, creative services and vendor relations strategies. He will also focus on building and executing internal synergy initiatives.
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4.27.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH D3 PUBLISHER TO DISTRIBUTE BVG GAMES IN JAPAN
Games Line Up to Include The Chronicles of Narnia, Disney's Chicken Little, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas for Game Boy® Advance, and Multiple Disney Channel Titles.
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4.22.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES TO SELF- PUBLISH VIDEO GAMES IN KEY EUROPEAN TERRITORIES
Buena Vista Games (BVG), the global interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, today announced that effective from Summer 2005, it will become a multi-platform publisher launching a portfolio of high profile video games in UK, Germany and France. BVG will extend its current portfolio of kids and family focused titles to a wider audience, to include tween, teen and core gamers.
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4.19.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES STRENGTHENS INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT BY ACQUIRING AVALANCHE SOFTWARE AND ESTABLISHING A NEW VANCOUVER DEVELOPMENT STUDIO
BVG Bolsters Strategy to Self-Publish Console and Handheld Games and Create New Video Game Intellectual Properties.
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4.18.05 - BUENA VISTA GAMES TO BUILD TREASURED VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE FOR 'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN'
BVG Announces Development of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' Next-Gen Handheld Games and Sets Course for Next Generation Console Titles
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3.8.05 - DISNEY INTERACTIVE REVEALS NEW DETAILS ON THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE VIDEO GAMES
Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., today announced new details about its upcoming action/adventure title, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, for the PlayStation® computer entertainment system, PSP (TM) handheld entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo DSTM and PC. Inspired by the upcoming highly anticipated motion picture from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, the games will launch this Holiday season, in conjunction with film's release.
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