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Disney Infinity - Disney/Pixar meets Skylanders? Wii U and 3DS logos spotted
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January 15, 2013, 23:52:19
 
Disney Announces New Gaming Universe Disney Infinity

Superhero Hype said:
"'Disney Infinity' introduces a new way to interact with the best of Disney on one game platform, both now and in the future," said John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive. "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."

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.


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Posted: 01/15/13, 23:52:19  - Edited by 
 on: 01/16/13, 06:14:51    
 
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I actually think this looks awesome, but I'm not sure about the art style. I know they're all toys, but some of the characters seem to have survived the 'angularization' of their characters better than others. Sully looks kind of odd. Why not make him fuzzy?


Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 23:59:51
Coming to Wii, Wii U, and 3DS. I'm pretty excited! I've never played Skylanders, but if this is actually decent, I am so in.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:01:07
I never got behind Skylanders because I wasn't big into the Spyro franchise before...but this has my interest. I wonder if they could, in theory, use NFC on the Wii U?

Also curious that it's not coming to Vita.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:01:38  - Edited by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:02:04
It's also for the Wii, not that anyone cares.

It'll be interesting to see how well Disney figures sell against Skylanders, though with the overlap of Disney collectors I'd bet this'll be more popular than Skylanders.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:02:07
It's too bad they had to involve collectible figures. The game's concept is pretty nifty to me, although it looks a little rough around the edges.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:02:32  - Edited by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:04:07
It's a human, Sully, don't touch it!

The Incredibles' representation has me very interested, but I'm not quite sold on the gameplay or the core "buy toys to play game" concept. Isn't that essentially like DLC, albeit with some physical value?


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:06:12
Hmm, Disney taking it to Skylanders huh? I guess it had to happen eventually.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:06:25
Is it only a matter of time before we're scanning Pokemon figurines into our games? That's essentially what Pokemon Rumble was, wasn't it? Pokemon toys fighting each other?


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 00:07:29
I might end up buying a WiiU for this.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 01:08:59
Disney + Skylanders? Yeah that should just about cover the cost of buying Star Wars...


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 01:12:52
System seller? Oh Earindil confirms it!

Not sure what this is, not having seen the trailer yet (I at work).



Pokemon on Wii U could be like this and sell a gajillion units and move consoles, if they condescend to work on consoles that is.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 01:18:54
Is it a game, or is it just a virtual playground for you to take your favorite Disney characters around to your favorite Disney "worlds?"

Kind of hard to tell from the trailer.

Mop it up said:
It's also for the Wii, not that anyone cares.

Not so fast! @rebonack mentioned that it's coming to Wii just prior to your post! Some people (might?) care!


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 16:09:07
From what I've read, it sounds like the main game will be made up of the various Disney worlds, which you can only use the characters from that world (i.e., Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean level). There's also the toy box mode, which is kind of like Minecraft or something, where you can build all kinds of stuff and use any of the characters you have unlocked, which sounds more like a virtual playground. So it's a bit of both, I guess.

GameDadGrant said:
Not so fast! @rebonack mentioned that it's coming to Wii just prior to your post! Some people (might?) care!



Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 16:12:49  - Edited by 
 on: 01/16/13, 16:19:08
ploot said:
It's too bad they had to involve collectible figures. The game's concept is pretty nifty to me, although it looks a little rough around the edges.

The absolute key to the Skylanders success so far is that the figures are so great. High quality, durable (I mean, for plastic toys - they don't shatter if you drop them, your 5-year-old can play with them reasonably and they won't break instantly), and just plain cool looking to kids (and a lot of us adults). The fact that the toys are something kids would play with anyway (my son cerainly does, when we tell him to turn off the Wii) and/or geeks would collect anyway, makes the fact that you're buying additional product to unlock content that's already on the disc seem like much less of a ripoff.

So, I'd say the Disney game will rise or fall on the same basis: Are the toys cool?


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 17:41:23  - Edited by 
 on: 01/16/13, 17:42:15
Sorta sad that Spiro's about to get flattened by the Mouse. But I'm still enough of a Disney fan to be interested to see where this goes. They should have slipped R2-D2 in at the end, though.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 17:51:01
@kriswright

I'm wondering if the Star Wars characters will show up at some point. They've got to get the most out of that $4 billion investment somehow...


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 on: 01/16/13, 18:10:09


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 18:29:01  - Edited by 
 on: 01/16/13, 18:29:28
@rebonack

I hadn't thought about Marvel. Could you imagine Fro-Zone alongside Silver Surfer? Could be interesting...


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 18:36:34  - Edited by 
 on: 01/16/13, 18:36:46
@carlosrox

I was sold the second I saw Perry the Platypus.


Posted by 
 on: 01/16/13, 19:10:17
This is going to be a very, very dangerous game for me. I've managed to stay away from Skylanders, but I don't think that will hold here. I love Disney, especially The Incredibles. I see many plastic toys in my future.


Posted by 
 on: 01/18/13, 05:36:13
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