Tron: Evolution release date and Collector's Edition revealed

Disney seems to have gotten the message that you guys like collector's editions. With toys in them. One day after the reveal of the Epic Mickey Collector's Edition, Disney Interactive has announced the Collector's Edition release of Tron: Evolution for PS3 and Xbox 360.

The package contains the game (obviously), along with a toy model Light Cycle by Sideshow Collectibles and a display case with a drawer for the game -- all for $130. We spent too long thinking about this and realized that since "real" light cycles are only supposed to exist in a virtual computer world, these toys are more tangible than the genuine article!

Disney has also announced a December 7 release date for the Collector's Edition and, of course, all other versions of Tron: Evolution game, including those for Wii, PSP, DS and PC.
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TRON Video Game Portfolio Release Date Set for December 7, 2010 in North America

BURBANK, Calif. - (August 30, 2010) – Disney Interactive Studios today announced a collector's edition of TRON: Evolution will be available at retail. The TRON: Evolution collector's edition package will include an exclusive TRON light cycle collectible based on the in-game model from TRON: Evolution. The light cycle model is being created by renowned collectibles manufacturer Sideshow Collectibles. Available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the collector's edition will be packaged in a special protective casing with a drawer for the game.

The company also announced December 7 as the North American release date for all its TRON: Evolution video games on popular platforms. TRON: Evolution games will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii™, Windows PC, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The Wii game's title is TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids.

The TRON: Evolution collector's edition will only be available in limited quantities and will have a suggested retail price of $129.99 in North America. The collector's edition will be available on December 7 with the rest of the TRON: Evolution video game portfolio before the "TRON: Legacy" film hits U.S. theaters on December 17 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.

Developed by Propaganda Games, Disney Interactive Studios' action and role-playing game studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, TRON: Evolution is set during the era between the two TRON films, "TRON" (1982) and "TRON: Legacy." TRON: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

TRON: Evolution is one of the keys to unlocking the TRON mythology. The game's story takes place before the "TRON: Legacy" events and provides insight into the film's past. As an integrated entertainment experience, the film will reference elements of the game's story. Fans will want to play the game to learn more about the TRON mythology seen in the film, but each entertainment experience will stand on its own.

"TRON has proven to be a franchise that inspires loyal fans and collectors and will continue with the holiday's new entries," said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "This collector's edition will give fans of TRON: Evolution and the TRON movies a great opportunity to not only get the game but also a unique TRON collectible."

TRON: Evolution is Rating Pending from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

Disney Mobile's TRON app ( for the iPhone® and iPod® touch is free to download and features an all-new version of the classic Tanks game from the Tron Arcade. The app also features "TRON: Legacy" trailers, pre-sale order information for the TRON: Evolution game, and it will be updated as the premiere of the "TRON: Legacy" film in December draws closer with additional video, music, and free and premium games.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.