Beat the heat with Phineas and Ferb

Its summertime and that means that all of the kids are home and thankfully, Disney has help for the parents.  Disney Interactive has really stepped up the quality as of late with the Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 games. Both games are notably top of their genres and aren’t at all what you might expect for a kid’s game.  You could argue that Cars 2 isn’t a kid’s game at all but a quality kart game more suited towards an adult’s skill level.  The next game in line is Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension, due out Tuesday, August 2nd for Nintendo’s Wii and DS and Sony’s Playstation 3.

Again the animators have teamed up with the game developers to add to the authenticity of the game and create an experience as close to watching the new movie as possible.  Several of the actors from the popular TV series will even be voicing the Wii and PlayStation 3 system versions of the game including Vincent Martella as Phineas, Thomas Sangster as Ferb, Alyson Stoner as Isabella and show creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire as Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Jeff Marsh as Major Francis Monogram.

In Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension, gamers can play as their favorite characters including Phineas, Ferb and Agent P as they journey through new dimensions, in a quest to battle the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.  In a mission to save the world, players will journey through 25 exciting levels while overcoming obstacles and upgrading cool new gadgets including the Carbonator, that fires carbonated orange soda that can melt enemies and ninja gloves, which allows players to stick to walls. Along the way, fans will collect cool items and unlock additional playable characters, including a new OWSA special agent created specifically for the game.

The PlayStation 3 and Wii versions will allow you to play as up to 10 characters. Players will have the option to work together in two-player cooperative mode while navigating through an old time 1928 style cartoon world, a lawn gnome land and a gelatin world.  Additionally, the Playstation 3 version will utilize the Playstation Move.  The DS version of Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension, players will play as Phineas, Ferb or Agent P. and will jump, dodge, race and battle through five worlds featuring over 30 levels.

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