E3 2012: Saving Princesses the Disney Way

During our 3DS presser live blog just now, I was just thinking of how Disney should make a kick-ass Disney Princess game for all the little girl gamers out there.

And they’ve actually kind of done it, albeit in their usual ‘let me sing and the birds shall help me’ way.

In Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure, you get to play as an apprentice fairy godmother who has to help the Disney princesses out in their respective worlds. Based on the game’s cover, it seems like you’ll be helping out Ariel, Tiana (Princess and the Frog), Belle, Cinderella and Rapunzel.

Quests and mini-games take centrestage in Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure, and they include platforming, hide-and-go-seeking, and puzzles to solve.  It’s a lot more challenging than the types of games that used to be made for girls back in the 90s, and that’s a good thing!

In spite of all that, the game still knows how to go straight to the hearts of its target demographic by letting you customize your fairy godmother avatar and your room in the Fairy Godmother’s castle. You do so by trading for items with gems you earn through the game.

Based on the trailer, it also seems like co-op play is available. I guess that’s what kids do at sleepovers nowadays.

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure is scheduled to be released in the fall for the Wii, 3DS, PC and MAC. Looks like the Xbox and PlayStation aren’t princessy enough.


(Source: Seattle Times; screenshots: disneydreaming.com)