|Platform Wii U, PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS, Win||Publisher Disney Interactive||Developer Avalanche Software||Release Date N/A|
By Brian Crecente on Aug 18, 2013 08.18.13
Disney Infinity, powered by a treasure trove of characters, settings, stories and childhood memories, manages to deliver a game that isn't about any of those things. Instead, Disney Infinity is about you. It is a toy box dumped onto your living room floor, brought to life by imagination, both yours and Disney's. That those precious items, packed away in the game, take so much effort, time and ultimately luck to unlock, is the game's one major stumbling block. if you want to play with a child or friend, you're going to have to plunk down some cash Infinity hopes to live up to its name. A play set brings with it two meticulously detailed plastic figures and a set piece. To access the content, a player places the figures and set piece on the Disney Infinity base and they are...
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By Owen S. Good on Jul 28, 2014 07.28.14
As promised at Comic-Con 2014, here is the video introducing the first three baddies in the Marvel Villains lineup that will join the Marvel Heroes in Disney Infinity 2.0 this fall. Loki, the Green Goblin and Ronan the Accuser (main bad guy of Guardians of the Galaxy) are playable figurines in the game. Disney Infinity 2.0 will bring more than just a roster of Marvel superheroes and villains when it launches Sept. 23 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS. A slew of changes are also coming to the game's popular Toy Box mode; read more about them here.
By Owen S. Good on Jul 27, 2014 07.27.14
Disney Infinity 2.0 may still be seen as a kids' game, primarily — but it will also let you put Tinkerbell and The Incredible Hulk in bed together. "That's the bed from Bedknobs and Broomsticks," said John Vignocchi, the game's executive producer, just so we were both clear. It's a vehicle, OK, in Disney Infinity's "Toy Box" mode, where gamers take all of their virtual toys and play with them together, regardless of what continuity or movie or product line they come from. (Bedknobs and Broomsticks was a Mary Poppins clone from 1971 starring Angela Lansbury. It featured a flying bed.) Disney Infinity is the latest money-printer in the toys-to-life genre, in which players bring heroes and other characters into the game by stacking a cool little figurine on a special controller. With...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 23, 2014 07.23.14
Disney Infinity players on PlayStation consoles will have the opportunity to snag the Hulk figurine early in one of two bundled sets, executive producer John Vignocchi announced in a post on the PlayStation Blog. Starting soon, players can pre-order the PlayStation Collector's Edition — which includes Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk figurines, as well as an Avengers-themed play set, two power discs and the glow-in-the-dark Frost Beast Collector's Edition display. A closer look at the display, which Vignocchi notes was designed with both Disney Infinity and Marvel collectors in mind, is available in the video below. Additionally, Sony will be offering a Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation 3 hardware bundle this holiday season. The $249.99...
By Owen S. Good on Jul 21, 2014 07.21.14
Maxis appears ready to begin work on a new franchise, according to a job listing that cites LittleBigPlanet, Minecraft and Disney Infinity as models. It could figure to be big news as, since its acquisition by Electronic Arts more than 15 years ago, Maxis has begun only two new series: The Sims, the very profitable, long-running lifestyle series, and Spore, an ambitious but critically panned biology simulator that spawned few expansions and a partial sequel, 2011's Darkspore. The job listing is for a senior designer and says the person will work on "a new unannounced Maxis product." Maxis is looking for someone with experience in "deeply social multiplayer games, such as MMOs," and tips off that crafting and RPG leveling play a large role in this game. Oh, and this game will involve...
By Colin Campbell on Jun 24, 2014 06.24.14
The Game Critics Awards nominations have been announced, detailing the games that most impressed reviewers and reporters at E3 2014. The awards are generally highly regarded by publishers and developers, who use nominations and wins in game marketing. Evolve leads with six nominations, followed by Destiny and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege with four nominations each. Polygon reporters contributed to the voting process. You can read our full E3 coverage here as well as view every E3 trailer here. Best of Show Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega) Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE) Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games) Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE) No Man's Sky (Hello Games) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Best Original Game D...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jun 20, 2014 06.20.14
Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) features all-new playsets bringing The Avengers and pals into the action. This new edition is slated to launch later this year for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. To see the rest of the E3 trailers, check out our StoryStream.
By Samit Sarkar on Jun 06, 2014 06.06.14
Take Disney Infinity as your foundation, then imagine layering a few other experiences on top: an action role-playing game, with a skill tree out of Mass Effect for upgrading the characters' abilities; the procedural generation technology from Minecraft's sandbox world; the game creation tools of LittleBigPlanet; and the interior decoration element of The Sims. That combination is something like Avalanche Software's grand plan for Disney Infinity 2.0, which is set for release this September on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. As you would expect, everything from the original game — figures, Power Discs and Toy Boxes — will be compatible with the sequel. But the term "sequel" seems somehow inadequate to describe Disney Infinity 2.0. Publisher...
By Jenna Pitcher on May 29, 2014 05.29.14
Maleficent — the nefarious sorceress and main antagonist of Disney's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty — is joining Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition's character roster, Disney Interactive announced during a preview of Maleficent and later confirmed with Polygon. Held in San Francisco on Wednesday night, attendees saw a presentation from Disney Infinity before the Maleficent screening.The Official Disney Fan Club event's description stated "Disney Interactive is bringing the evil to the next chapter of Disney Infinity." Maleficent's addition to the sandbox action game was teased by the game's official Twitter account earlier this month. Maleficent is a live-action movie retelling the Sleeping Beauty story from the witch's point of view. The film stars Angelia Jolie as Maleficent and is...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 22, 2014 05.22.14
The latest trailer for Disney Infinity 2.0 shows Marvel's Avengers in action, showing players what they can expect from the new Play Set when it launches this fall. The Play Set — announced at a Disney Infinity event last month — bundles figurines for Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow and features separate figures Captain America, Hawkeye and Hulk sold separately. Toy Box 2.0 will also include hundres of Marvel-themed items, props and vehicles as well as locations from the Marvel universe. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, which includes the above Play Set, is part of the second iteration of sandbox title Disney Infinity — Disney Infinity 2.0. The game will launch this fall for iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 12, 2014 05.12.14
Maleficent — the famous horn-haired sorceress and main adversary of Disney's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty — is likely joining the character ranks of Disney Infinity, according to a teaser tweeted by the game's official account. Check out the full teaser image below, which reads "Bring on the wicked" over the hard-to-mistake silhouette of Princess Aurora's biggest and meanest critic. Her introduction into the sandbox world of Disney Infinity is likely tied to the release of Maleficent, a live-action movie retelling the Sleeping Beauty story from the witch's point of view. The film, starring Angelia Jolie as Maleficent herself, is slated to be released in theaters on May 30. Disney Infinity launched last August for PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Windows PC....