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Tuesday, January 15 2013 21:12

Loads of pics from Disney INFINITY... plus the first easter egg discovered?

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When the news officially hit this afternoon that Disney Interactive and Avalanche Software would be entering the cross-platform realm currently dominated by SKYLANDERS with the launch of Disney INFINITY this summer, I jumped on that trailer immediately. My first reaction? This multi-platform adventure looks FANTASTIC. My second reaction? Buying all the physical figures to intermix with the digital world looks EXPENSIVE.

 

With an expansive experience that blends characters from The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation, the looming question of the day has been "will characters from the Disney-owned worlds of MARVEL, STAR WARS, and THE MUPPETS appear?" While MARVEL and STAR WARS are said to have been "discussed," the first indication that THE MUPPETS will appear is hidden in plain sight. Behold this screenshot from the trailer, in which Captain Jack Sparrow can be seen standing atop the famous "Electric Mayhem" Bus (sidebar: the bus is also now a part of Hot Wheels' Retro Entertainment Series of diecast vehicles).
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“Disney Infinity introduces a new way to interact with the best of Disney on one game platform, both now and in the future. With this innovative approach to gaming, Disney Infinity will bring to life new characters, stories and environments from The Walt Disney Company over time in a way that will delight fans and gamers alike.” John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive


More Details on Disney INFINITY:

difiguresIn a way that only Disney can, Disney Infinity integrates collectible character figures that come to life in the game. These figures provide experiences that are true to these characters and stories, as well as the opportunity to bring characters from various Disney and Pixar films to play together in a virtual “Toy Box.” This all-new game universe will launch in June across all consoles and will have a phased roll out across mobile and online devices throughout 2013.

Throughout each story-driven experience, called a “Play Set,” players will solve challenging puzzles, battle enemies and explore iconic locations from famous Disney properties, while collecting unique characters, vehicles, and gadgets from each world and saving them to a virtual “Toy Box.” Players can access their “Toy Box” and build and customize their own unique virtual world using their favorite characters, vehicles, settings and accessories. Disney Infinity allows players the opportunity to share these unique creations in the “Toy Box” mode with friends both online and off.

The Disney Infinity Platform includes:
· Disney Infinity Interactive Pieces – Initially a line of 40 collectible interactive pieces will be introduced that allow players to expand and customize their play experiences.
· Disney Infinity Interactive Character Figures – Seventeen character figures will allow players to experience a variety of their favorite characters in true to property experiences and in “Toy Box” mode.
· Disney Infinity Base – When figures are placed on the Infinity base, they unlock the world and play experiences of Disney Infinity.
· Disney Infinity Power Discs – Interactive discs can be placed on the Infinity base to power up characters and “Toy Box” with unique powers, customizations and gadgets.

“Disney Infinity combines prominent Disney and Pixar characters and scenarios in a way that mimics how kids play in real life. With our platform’s unique gameplay mechanics and innovative approach to user generated content within the “Toy Box” mode, Disney Infinity will spark imaginations and provide endless hours of fun and creativity.”John Blackburn, vice president and general manager, Avalanche Software
Check out some screens from Disney INFINITY below...

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Play Set
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Play Set
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THE INCREDIBLES Play Set
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The Toy Box
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CHARACTER RENDERS:
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Are you excited for Disney INFINITY? Share your thoughts below! For more updates on the game, check out the official site.
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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