Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced the release of a series of cool new Star Wars apps called Star Wars Journeys! These series of apps will give fans a new way to experience the saga with the app’s interactive storytelling and episodic content for all six films. The first one is available now, which focuses on “The Phantom Menace,” with the other 5 films to be released in the coming months to lead up to Episode VII. Here are the details about Star Wars Journeys from StarWars.com as well as a brief traielr:
Drawing from the success of its interactive storytelling products, Disney Publishing Worldwide today announced the launch of Star Wars Journeys, a new episodic series of apps featuring the stories, heroes, and villains from a galaxy far, far away. With immersive story content and fast-paced activities and gameplay, Star Wars Journeys apps will introduce the epic Star Wars universe to a new generation of fans like never before. Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace is available now, with additional installments slated for release in the lead up to Star Wars: Episode VII.
Each Star Wars Journeys app includes interactive features that fully immerse readers in the franchise’s epic adventures, including a 180-degree parallax viewing experience, infinite zoom scene transitions, collectible character profiles, brand new art, and unlockable hidden content. Each will also feature a set of unique activities that deepens the story experience.
“The Star Wars film franchise has continuously excited and engaged audiences of all ages for more than 30 years,” said Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Now, Disney Publishing is connecting Star Wars fans to their favorite franchise through a series of innovative new apps that combine storytelling, play, and technology for an epic experience. We are thrilled to help introduce the Star Wars universe to the next generation of fans, and provide those already familiar with the power of the Force new ways to connect with this legendary franchise.”
Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace, available now for iOS, reveals the first story in the classic saga in an explosive new way. As readers tap and swipe their way through the story, they are challenged to fast-paced races across four different galaxies in customizable anti-gravity Podracers where they can earn special rewards that allow them to complete the story. Additional apps in the Star Wars Journeys series rolling out in the coming months include:
- Star Wars Journeys: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Journeys: Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Journeys: A New Hope
- Star Wars Journeys: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Journeys: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace can be found on the App Store in the Kids and Entertainment categories. For additional Star Wars mobile apps updates and information, visit www.DisneyStories.com, Facebook.com/disneyreads, and @DisneyReads.
Star Wars Journeys really sounds like a cool way to go through the saga again, and to hopefully bring in some new young fans as well. You can check out more images from “The Phantom Menace” app over at StarWars.com