Disney Interactive today shipped Disney Friends, a virtual life simulation and adventure game for Nintendo DS. Disney Friends lets children interact with their favorite characters from popular Disney films including “The Lion King,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Lilo & Stitch,” and “Finding Nemo.”
Players use the Nintendo DS touch screen and microphone to explore the worlds of Stitch, Dory, Simba and Winnie the Pooh. In addition, players can use voice recognition features on the DS to influence their character’s actions and behaviors. The goal: teaches players the virtues of caring and nurturing friendships.
Disney Friends allows players to interact with their on-screen friends in day or night exploration mode, which is determined by the Nintendo DS’ real-time clock. The game even allows players to celebrate special events and holidays in the virtual world, then capture special moments with the in-game camera and save them to browse later on.
In addition, players can obtain unique tradable “pins” and earn gold through their adventures, which allows them to purchase new objects such as food, clothing and toys for their Disney friends.