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Disney Infinity Goes Above and Beyond Skylanders This Year

Posted by Sammy Barker

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It was inevitable, wasn’t it? After muted rumours, Disney Interactive has announced Disney Infinity, a brand new PlayStation 3 sandbox title powered by toys based on characters from the illustrious filmmaker’s storied history. The title’s set to launch this June, which is sure to have Skylanders publisher Activision quaking in its boots.

There’ll be 20 figures available at launch, initially based upon Monsters University, The Incredibles, and Pirates of the Caribbean. The starter pack will include three protagonists from each of the aforementioned franchises: Sulley, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Mr. Incredible. Each brand will boast its own world or Play Set, which you’ll be able to combine with other universes in the title’s Toy Box mode.

There you’ll have the option to “build and customise” your own virtual scene using your “favourite characters, vehicles, settings, and accessories”. You’ll then be able to share these with friends online. Power Discs – physical coins that accompany the character models – will allow you to add items and power-ups to your in-game figures for further customisation. The title will support two players in split-screen and four players online.

Naturally, new characters and franchises will be released over time. The debut trailer below shows cameos from Cars, Toy Story, Wreck-It Ralph, and The Nightmare Before Christmas' stars. The sky's the limit for how far this can expand.

There’s still no exact release date, but the title’s due out at some point this summer. According to Polygon, the starter pack – including the game, the base, and the previously discussed trio of characters – will cost $74.99, with Play Sets retailing for $34.99, packs of three figures costing $29.99, individual characters selling for $12.99, and random Power Discs going for $4.99. That’s already making our eyes water.

We’re sure that we’ll be learning a lot more about the title in the coming days. In the meantime, feel free to air your thoughts in the comments section.

[via polygon.com, joystiq.com, vg247.com]

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User Comments (8)

hydeks

#2

hydeks said:

in the video, especially at the end, it's shows characters from all different kinds of Disney franchises (the detective duck in the video is from Phineas and Ferb :P) so it could be a very awesome game, depending on which characters we can get :P Also, I'm kinda diggin there "portal of power", very slick looking.

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@hydeks I'm pretty sure you're going to get hundreds of characters by the time they're done with this. And you're going to have spent THOUSANDS of dollars by that point!

(Phineas is in the promotion material Disney sent us.)

bauckster

#4

bauckster said:

Yeah, this seems like a HUGE cash-in, but who knows maybe it will be a decent product. Disney doesn't have the best v. game track record, though. Just look at how bland Disney Universe was...bleh.

rjejr

#5

rjejr said:

Perry is a Platyous, not a duck.
Is the Vita getting it? The Wii, Wii u and 3DS are according to NL.

Zombie_Barioth

#6

Zombie_Barioth said:

Yea, being Disney this will sell on the name alone. Disney is awesome and all but I don't like these big collectable games. Not only are they pricey but they just end up as more clutter. At least Disney isn't likely to screw around with characters the way activision did with Spyro.:(

FuzzyYellowBalls

#7

FuzzyYellowBalls said:

Outrageously overpriced... much like being in a Disney store.
Hell, I'm just waiting for a full-on NBX game. One where you're completely immersed in Halloween Town. If they ever make a game like that, I'll get it.

Why no Vita love, Disney? - Sony's handheld seems to be on the brink of extinction more and more. So sad.

Stuffgamer1

#8

Stuffgamer1 said:

Well, Avalanche made the surprisingly fun Toy Story 3 game, and this appears to be an evolution of that formula, so I think it has very real potential to be better than Skylanders. But I'm not convinced that pricing HIGHER than the competition is the best way to enter a market. At this point, I'm cautiously optimistic.

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