In August of last year our own resident hardcore Disney fanboy Eric Ford went to the D23 event where Disney Interactive showcased their upcoming video game projects. Among major players like Kingdom Hearts 3 and Star Wars: Battlefront was a little mobile game called Disney Magic Kingdoms which will task you with creating your very own Disney theme park using rides and attractions that actually exist in real-life Disney parks across the globe. Given the popularity of city-builders on mobile, Disney Magic Kingdoms isn’t surprising in the least, and by partnering up with Gameloft it looks like there’s a fair bit of polish on this one based on this newly-released teaser trailer.
Even though free to play city-builders aren’t really my jam, it’s hard not to appreciate just how high the production values and how deep the fan service is in Disney Magic Kingdoms based on this first trailer. I think it sort of has to be that way, as this isn’t exactly the deepest genre but it sure can survive on quality production and a great use of IP, as The Simpsons, Family Guy, Star Trek, and tons of other huge brands have shown us. No release date has been set but Disney and Gameloft state that Disney Magic Kingdoms is “coming soon" and you can pre-register right now over at the official website for a chance to unlock some additional goodies in time for the game’s launch.