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Next ‘Disney Infinity’ Adds Marvel Characters, Toy Box Enhancements

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Posted by Brkyo614 • April 30, 2014

Last year’s Disney Infinity was not only an enjoyable game, but also a huge moneymaker for Disney – from the starter pack to additional toys, Infinity has raked in over $500 million since it launched in August. It’s no surprise, then, that the company is eager to get a sequel out. At a Los Angeles event this morning, Disney Interactive unveiled its plans for the next Disney Infinity, which shifts its focus to Marvel characters while still offering a handful of surprises for fans of the original game.

Though the announcement trailer above focuses almost entirely on the Marvel elements of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, it does hint at one Pixar-related newcomer: Merida from Brave, who briefly appears in the opening of the trailer. At the reveal event, Disney detailed some of the gameplay improvements that will come with the sequel. Characters will now unlock abilities as they level up, and new power discs will feature support characters and alternate costumes. The Toy Box has also been upgraded; terrain can now be drawn with ease using brushes, and buildings with separate interior rooms can be built. Figurines, power discs, and Toy Boxes from the original game will be compatible with the sequel (no word on playsets).

Disney promises that more Disney/Pixar content will be revealed soon. The game launches this Fall on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS.

Which Pixar characters are you hoping to see in the sequel?

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‘Disney Infinity’ Now Available!

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Posted by Brkyo614 • August 18, 2013

After a stream of rumors, delays, and anticipation, Disney and Pixar fans can now get their hands on Disney Infinity for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, with a PC version to follow in October.

Despite the Disney name, Pixar franchises are most prominently featured in Avalanche Software’s new release; The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc. worlds are both included in the starter pack, and others based on Cars and Toy Story are on the way. For more information on how it all works, check out the official website and trailer below:

Unfortunately, Infinity doesn’t come cheap; the base game alone is $75, and additional characters, items, and playsets will quickly pile onto that. Nonetheless, it’s a tempting offer for Disney/Pixar loyalists (not to mention millions of quick-tempered kids).

Let us know if you pick up the game!

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‘Disney Infinity’ Delayed to August!

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Posted by Brkyo614 • March 14, 2013

Originally set to release in June, the release of Avalanche Software’s Disney/Pixar crossover Disney Infinity has been pushed back to August, according to Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants.

The delay was confirmed in a New York Times interview, where Pleasants assured that it was not triggered by any development issues: "We could deliver in June if we wanted to […] Will a two-month timing change help us? Sure, of course. It gives us a little more time to add bells and whistles and make sure it really sings and pops."

A June release to coincide with the release of Monsters University made sense, but Pleasants and Disney (as well as retailers) hope to take advantage of the more quiet August month and push the game’s launch closer to the holiday season.

Disney Infinity, which prominently features characters from Monsters University, The Incredibles, and Cars, will hit Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo 3DS on August 18 in America and August 20 worldwide.

Do you have high hopes for Disney Infinity?

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‘Cars’ Universe Coming to ‘Disney Infinity!’

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Posted by Brkyo614 • February 22, 2013

When Disney showed off their impressive Disney Infinity game platform last month, they also introduced the three ‘playsets’ that would be included with it: Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Incredibles. In addition to these, Avalanche Studios is busy developing separately sold worlds to unlock ingame. The first of these has just been revealed: players will able to explore Radiator Springs from Cars when the game launches this summer!

This is pretty much a no-brainer, as Cars is easily one of the most popular and profitable Disney/Pixar franchises. Lightning McQueen, Mater, Francesco Bernoulli, and Holly Shiftwell will be playable as gamers race and pull off stunts throughout Radiator Springs. The gameplay looks nicely varied compared to, say, the Monsters University world, so there should be plenty of incentive to pick the individual playsets up.

Infinity will launch with six playsets; expect the last two to be revealed closer to the game’s June debut.

Which Disney Infinity world are you most looking forward to exploring?

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Disney Teases ‘Disney Infinity’ Disney/Pixar Crossover Game!

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Posted by Brkyo614 • December 21, 2012

Back in 2010, Avalanche Software put out an unexpected hit with Toy Story 3: The Video Game, an anomaly among the usual heap of rushed movie tie-in games. The game’s unique Toy Box mode, which incorporated Toy Story characters into an open-world sandbox, proved a success among critics and players alike. Expanding on this idea, the studio is now developing a similar game featuring a slew of Disney and Pixar characters called Disney Infinity.

Though not set to be formally announced until January 15 at El Capitan Theatre, Polygon recently received an inside scoop about the game, set to launch on all major platforms including iOS and Android. According to their sources, players will assume the roles of characters from major Disney and Pixar franchises, including Toy Story, Cars, The Incredibles, and Wreck-it Ralph, and explore a variety of open-world environments. The game will include standard modes like capture the flag and an Angry Birds-esque castle-destroying game, but players will be encouraged to come up with their own objectives.

It’s also been rumored that, in the vein of Activision’s wildly successful Skylanders franchise, content may be able to be unlocked in-game by purchasing real-life figurines and scanning them through a NFC device. This would certainly make sense given the profitability of Skylanders, but Polygon found no evidence of the concept in the material they received.

Keep in mind that none of this has been made official, but the developers at Avalanche have a brilliant idea on their hands if these concepts are present in the final product. Check back for the official announcement on January 15, which will be presented by John Lasseter and Disney Interactive’s John Pleasants.

Would you be interested in a game like Disney Infinity?

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