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.
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