Disney Infinity games and toy line delayed to August

Disney has delayed its Disney Infinity video games and toy line to August, according to The New York Times, a new release window reportedly requested by retailers.

Disney Infinity was originally slated to hit current consoles and Nintendo 3DS this June, the same month Pixar's Monsters University hits movie theaters. Play sets based on Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles are planned to debut alongside the games. A set based on Pixar's Cars has also been announced.

John Pleasants, co-president of Disney Interactive, says Disney Infinity is now due Aug. 18 in North America and Aug. 20 elsewhere. Pleasants tells The New York Times the two-month delay will allow developer Avalanche Software "a little more time to add bells and whistles and make sure it really sings and pops."

Disney announced Disney Infinity in January. The multi-platform game will bring characters from Disney and Pixar properties into the same game, offering players a sandbox world in which to create their own adventures. The video game is tied to a line of collectible toys that enable in-game features, like new characters, vehicles and themes, when placed on a wireless sensor.

The game is seen as a direct competitor to Activision's Skylanders series, which combines video games and toys, and has generated more than $1 billion in revenue since 2010. Pokemon Rumble U, a recently announced Wii U game from Nintendo, will adopt a similar approach, combining collectible Pokemon toys with software.

Disney Infinity is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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