Video: Toy Story 3 Hits PS3 June 15th: It's All About Zurg

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201w ago - Avalanche Software Producer John Day has confirmed that Toy Story 3: The Video Game will be hitting Sony's PS3 entertainment system on June 15, 2010 and has shared a video trailer today via PlayStation Blog.

To quote: The game comes out in less than a week, and we can't wait for you all to get your hands on it. Developing this game was an extraordinary experience and a whole lot of fun.

Working closely with Pixar and in the Toy Story universe was an exciting opportunity, and we could not be happier with how the game turned out.

Back in April, we announced here that you can play as Buzz Lightyear's arch-nemesis Zurg only on the PlayStation 3. Despite being in Toy Story 2 for only a few minutes, he is our favorite character – we're excited to have him in the game for you to experience and enjoy!

And today I wanted to share some more details on what you can expect when you pop in your PS3 copy of Toy Story 3: The Video Game and unlock the evil Emperor Zurg.





Zurg is quite a bit different from our other playable characters, which allowed us to create some fun things to do specifically as Zurg in Toy...
 

Video: Toy Story 3: Pixar and Avalanche Software PS3 Q&A

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204w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video today on the PlayStation Blog showcasing Toy Story 3: Pixar and Avalanche Software complete with a PS3 Q&A.

To quote: We've shown you the PS3-exclusive character, Zurg. We've given you our full hands-on preview. We've even given you a peek inside Pixar Studios.

Now there's only one thing left to do: talk to the developers of Toy Story 3: The Video Game! The PlayStation.Blog participated in a roundtable that included the film's director and senior production staff from Avalanche Software, and we've highlighted the best exchanges below.

Movie-based games have a mixed track record. What will make Toy Story 3 work well as a game?

We think it's successful because Avalanche Software tapped into something great – the fundamental idea of play, of kids at play. It's something we've done in all three of the movies, where we've seen Andy playing with the toys. This free, unbridled, silly play that's exhilarating to watch.





In Toy Story 3, we decided to go into that world and see what play time is like from a toy's perspective. Avalanche Software tapped into that early...
 

Video: Toy Story 3 PS3 Hands-on with Zurg and PlayStation Move

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205w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman is back with another fresh video today highlighting Toy Story 3 for PS3, covering both a hands-on with Zurg and also a PlayStation Move update.

To quote: We got a chance to play as Zurg in the game's open-world, highly customizable Toy Box mode.

Distinct from the Story Mode, Toy Story 3's Toy Box mode is a standalone sandbox that enables you to build a town and populate it with whatever landmarks, characters, and missions you'd like.

When playing as Buzz, Woody, or Jessie, there's plenty to do: mine for gold, take on side quests, race in various vehicles, beat down baddies, and compete in challenges.

The reward is more gold and, by extension, more unlockable toys and buildings for your custom town. Get a peek at Toy Box mode in the video below.





Enter Zurg. Formally introduced in Toy Story 2 as a villain and arch-nemesis to Buzz Lightyear, Zurg is a Vader-esque bad toy who possesses enormous offensive power compared to the milder, meeker Woody and team.

Once you buy a special toy in the Toy Box mode, you can use it to transform your character into Zurg and begin a reign of destruction. Zurg is...
 

Video: Toy Story 3 for PS3 - First Look at Exclusive Content!

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207w ago - Today Producer John Day has shared a video trailer preview of some PlayStation 3 exclusive content from Toy Story 3: The Video Game for Sony's PS3 entertainment system which hits store shelves on June 15, 2010.

To quote: We're hard at work finishing up Toy Story 3: The Video Game, due for release on June 15th. Toy Story 3 is much more than your average movie-based game.

The game gives players two ways to experience Toy Story 3: Story Mode and Toy Box Mode, a sandbox style of gameplay set in the Toy Story universe.

In Story Mode, the player plays as Buzz, Woody, and Jessie, each with their own unique play style, to play through eight action platforming levels.

While not a complete retelling of the movie plot, the player will visit some of the places, and meet some of the new and classic characters that are in the film. We take the player to some totally new places as well. Also in Story Mode, we've stashed all of our collectibles. The collectibles, when found, allow the player to unlock new toys...
 







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