Disney gives its characters a license to fight in this Apple-exclusive game

If you dreamed of the day, Disney would wake up and see the huge potential in creating its own bid on Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. fighting game … that day has not yet come. But Disney may have just taken a step toward that future Disney Melee Mania, an exclusive Apple Arcade coming in December.

While we have only got the shortest glimpses from the game’s Twitter account (below) and Apple’s press release today, it actually shows Disney and Pixar characters like Elsa, Moana and Buzz Lightyear slamming each other with their powers, laser beams and an evil oar in search of a victory.

This is how Apple describes the 3v3 MOBA-like game:

Each master will perform in a distinct action-ready design equipped with their own set of iconic movements and unlockable cosmetics. Through five-minute battles bursting with action in the battle arena, players must score as many points as possible – or defeat the opposing team as many times as they can – to stand a chance of victory.

Apple’s promising 12 characters to boot, and more on the way, presumably all included in your Apple Arcade subscription fee – $ 5 a month with no ads and no in-app purchases is the entire Apple Arcade offering.

So far we have seen:

  • Cargo It-Ralph
  • Moana
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)
  • Mickey Mouse (with his wizard apprentice costume)
  • Frozon (The incredible)
  • Bing Bong (Inside out)
  • Jasmine (Aladdin)
  • Timon (Lions King)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)

It’s from a studio called Mighty Bear Games, which brought Butter Royale to Apple Arcade last year.

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