Fabricated News: With Apologies to Disney

Fabricated News apologies for factual errors in our September article about Disney-based videogames.

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Princess BannerBefore I start this article, I need to make an official retraction. In September, I poked fun at Disney Infinity for being a huge ripoff that was rushed through production. Specifically, I pointed to the $45 Girl Power Pack as an example of overpriced uselessness. That was wrong, and I apologize for the misunderstanding.

The truth is that Disney Infinity has created an even worse three-character set than the Girl Power pack. Behold, the Toy Story In Space pack:

Toy Story in Space Playset

As you can see, this set features the three characters Buzz Lightyear, Cowgirl Jessie, and Plastic Blob That Kinda Looks Like Buzz’s Spaceship. Clearly, this set will fly off the shelves. Plastic Blob is the most popular Toy Story character of all time. The game developers clearly made the right decision when they put her in the game.

In the same article, I said that the Sega Genesis fighting game Disney Princess Battle was cancelled due to issues with the controls. It turns out that I was incorrect about that, as well. Some of the finalized character designs reveal the true story behind the game’s cancellation:

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As you can clearly see, the game was cancelled due to its horrible character selection. Seriously, Nala the Lionness was going to be included as a Disney Princess? That’s even more ridiculous that Pocahontas being considered as a Princess, when the movie clearly shows she is a chieftain’s daughter! Who’s next to be made a fake princess, Mulan? Don’t let the fact that she lives in an Emperor-run China stop you!

[Editor’s Note: At this point, Michael went on a huge rant about marketing departments and fake princesses. He specifically disliked Sofia the First, the Latina princess with no recognizable Latina characters at all, and My Little Pony‘s Twilight Sparkle, who became a princess after reciting bad poetry. For the benefit of our readers, we removed this section.]

In conclusion, if you want to make a good Disney Princess game, make sure to include real Disney Princesses, like Snow White and Toy Story‘s Plastic Blob. Thank you.

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From 2007 to 2016

Michael Gray is a staff writer for GameCola, who focuses on adventure games, videos and writing videogame walkthroughs.

3 Comments

  1. I’m…still confused. How much of this is actually fabricated? This all looks and sounds perfectly plausible, except maybe for Rapunzel’s inclusion in a game planned for a system 20 years before her time. I choose to believe that it’s the sentiment about poor character selection; true princesses or not, those battle poses look pretty awesome.

    1. I’m pretty sure the sprites are edits from other games. The Nala sprite is a pretty obvious edit of Felicia from Darkstalkers.

    2. The story about Disney Infinity releasing a plastic ship in a Toy Story character set is real. I couldn’t find a good way to stretch that topic beyond two paragraphs, not even by adding a snide remark about the figurine for Woody being sold separately.

      So I supplemented the real news story with more screenshots of the completely made-up Disney Princess Fighting game. The pictures were released earlier this year, as part of a sprite art set.

      http://mikev.me/post/58320631216/disney-princesses-vs-capcom

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