New Disney Universe looks like Sackboy with mouse ears

Disney Interactive looks to be taking a page out of LittleBigPlanet’s playbook with its upcoming release of Disney Universe, a multiplayer action adventure game featuring adorable avatars doing cutesy things while wearing costumes inspired by Disney and Pixar properties.

Coming this fall, the game will feature over 40 old-school and modern Disney character outfits, each of which will bestow upgradable powers toup to fourplayers as they solve puzzles, fight baddies and traverse six Disney and Pixar inspired lands in their quest to save the universe. Available costumes will include TRON from TRON: Legacy, Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, Mike from Monsters Inc., and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Check out the announcement trailer to see these guys in action:

“Disney Universe is a vast treasure chest of Disney properties with memorable characters, places and experiences that gamers, as well as Disney fans will enjoy,” said Adam Sussman, senior vp of publishing for Disney Interactive Media Group, under which Disney Interactive resides. “The fast-paced, frenetic gameplay combined with wacky humor and hilarious situations make Disney Universe the perfect game to play with family and friends.”

Today’s announcement also came with word Disney Interactive will support the game post-launch with DLC containing new worlds, costumes and other purchasable add-ons. Hopefully it’s not the kind of support that gets staffers at a subsidiary studio fired for failing to meet sales expectations with a bold new take on Mickey Mouse games *cough-JunctionPointEpicMickey-cough* Sorry, was that snarky? I’ll move on…

Disney Universe is currently in development for the PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PC/MAC.

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