Disney’s Planes flying onto Wii U, Wii, 3DS and DS later this year

planes-logoDisney’s Planes, the Cars spin-off of sorts which was originally scheduled to go straight to DVD but was then upgraded to “motion picture” status, is flying onto the Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and DS later this year.

The game version will be Nintendo exclusive as announced this morning, and will launch on August 6th to coincide with the movie release on August 9th.

Take a look at the first batch of screens and read on for the announcement.

Disney’s Planes Wii U screens:

Disney’s Planes 3DS screens:

Disney Interactive today announced that “Disney’s Planes,” a flying adventure video game inspired by the upcoming Disney animated comedy adventure film, will be available exclusively for Nintendo platforms including the Wii and Wii U systems as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS handheld devices on August 6^th, just a few days prior to the film’s August 9th opening in theaters nationwide. The game will expand beyond the storyline of “Disney’s Planes,” offering players the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of flight as one of the popular characters from the film.

From above the world of “Cars,” “Disney’s Planes” video game takes players on a high-flying, action-packed, fun-filled adventure with Dusty, a big-hearted, speed-loving crop duster who is voiced by actor and comedian Dane Cook. Players will take to the skies with Dusty and other characters, including Ishani, voiced by actress Priyanka Chopra; Echo, voiced by actor Anthony Edwards; and Bravo, voiced by actor Val Kilmer, as they embark on global missions, air races and grand adventures around the world.

In “Disney’s Planes” video game, players travel through breathtaking environments and play as one of 10 cast of characters on console and one of 6 cast of characters on handheld in either single-player, on all platforms or race against one another in two-player drop-in and drop-out gameplay on console. Players will roll, turn and loop their way through mission-based objectives in exciting modes of play including a narrative-based Story mode and a score-based mini-game that challenges the players’ precision flying skills called Balloon Pop. The exploratory Free Flight mode and racing-based Air Rallies mode are exclusive to the consoles and the objective-achieving Challenge mode is only offered via the handheld platforms.

“Disney’s Planes” video game is currently rated ?E’ for Everyone by the ESRB. For additional information about the video game, please visit the official site at http://www.disney.com/planesvideogame and like “Disney’s Planes” on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/disneyplanes.