Monsters, Inc. Run jumping onto iOS App Store at midnight
Product: Monsters, Inc. Run
Developer: Get Set Games
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Format: iPhone, iPad
Disney is all set to relaunch Pixar's 2001 CGI hit Monsters, Inc.
at the cinema in full 3D. To mark the event it's releasing Monsters, Inc. Run
for iOS tonight.
Before you dismiss the game as a cynical cash-in, consider these two things. Disney knows what it's doing with iOS games, as evidenced by Where's My Water?
Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, Disney has put Get Set Games on the case. If anyone can make a cute, appealing game about loveable monsters it's the developer of Mega Jump
and Mega Run
In fact, Monsters, Inc. Run
looks suspiciously like the latter game - just with a bit of a Pixar reskin. This would mean it's a simple single-button 2D platformer with coins to collect and enemies to bounce on.
You'll probably recall that Disney did a similar thing with the launch of Brave, partnering up with Imangi to produce a reskinned take on Temple Run
called Temple Run: Brave
We'd wager that far fewer people have experienced the source material in this instance, so we can only see Monsters, Inc. Run
as a positive thing.
We'll find out at midnight tonight when Monsters, Inc. Run
hits the UK App Store for 69p / 99c.