Disney Interactive Studios has announced that Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2: The Video Game is now available for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. Following the multi-platform release of the console versions earlier this year, the game joins the latest line of offerings in the franchise.
From a spy-driven plotline to international locales and intense racing adventures, the game allows fans to play as their favorite characters including Lightning McQueen, Mater the tow truck, Finn McMissile and others, as they navigate through adventures within C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage).
“This latest video game in the Cars franchise will be a real treat for fans and gamers,” said Javier Ferreira, senior VP of Publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group. “Bringing the world of Cars to the Nintendo 3DS for the first time will deliver a heightened feeling of space and depth just in time for the holidays.”
According to the company, Cars 2: The Video Game for Nintendo 3DS will offer the very best in eye-popping gameplay through the system’s stereoscopic 3D display. The game will take advantage of StreetPass communication, allowing players to unlock and share new skins. Multiplayer action with up to four players will also be available.
Development for Cars 2: The Video Game was led by Avalanche Software in collaboration with the filmmakers at Pixar Animation Studios. The game features full 3D support for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and is also currently available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and Windows PC/MAC.
The console versions are all rated E 10+, while the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS versions are rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
The Wii, PlayStation3 system and Xbox 360 versions are available for a suggested retail price of $49.99, while the Windows-based PC/Mac, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS versions are available for $29.99.