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Disney Infinity 2.0 comes with AI builders, game makers, interiors and more

Disney Infinity 2.0 brings with it a slew of new options for the open-world, build-it-yourself Toy Box mode of the toys-to-life game, the company announced this week. The new Disney Infinity, due out Sept. 23 in North America on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Windows PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, includes a host of new options designed around some of the issues with the original game. Fans, myself included, found it frustrating to unlock the toys, pieces and characters they wanted to use in Toy Box mode. In the original game, things were unlocked randomly. In the new game, players can choose what they unlock. But that's the smallest of the changes coming to Toy Box. This time around players can easily control procedurally generated content on a map by simply choosing a theme they like and...

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Donald Duck joins Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney Infinity hit last year, bringing with it a broad cast of characters from a variety of Disney movies, but what it didn't deliver were very many of Disney's iconic creations. Today, Disney Interactive announced that Donald Duck will be joining Mickey Mouse in the toys-meet-video-game title in time for the September release of Disney Infinity 2.0. Donald is only the second of Disney's big five to hit the game. Still no word on when or if Minnie Mouse, Pluto or Goofy will be joining the ranks. Donald's abilities include tossing objects, sweeping up enemies with a brook and getting angry. (I assume we can add being completely unintelligible to that list as well.) Donald will also come with a themed Power Disc that change Donald's in-game character's clothes into a Three Musketeers...

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Disney Infinity goes to the Middle East with Jasmine and Aladdin figures

Disney's Aladdin and Princess Jasmine are the next two characters to be added to the ever-growing pool of Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0, developer Disney Interactive announced today. The Aladdin protagonists will launch alongside new Power Discs, the collectible discs that players can place on the game's power base to import characters, vehicles and more. This will now include the option to change the Toy Box skyline to that of Agrabah, transform the terrain into the dunes and desert of the film, along with the addition of a Prince Ali costume and magic carpet. Disney's Aladdin figure will become available in North American retail stores this fall, while Jasmine is scheduled to release a bit later in early 2015. The Toy Box in Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition, where players can build and...

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Loki and the Green Goblin introduce Marvel Villains to Disney Infinity 2.0

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.

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Hulk, Tinkerbell and a flying bed make Disney Infinity's 'Toy Box' a whole lot weirder

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...

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PlayStation players can get Disney Infinity's Hulk first in these collector sets

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...

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Job ad says Maxis is working on a new franchise, cites Minecraft as model

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...

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Evolve leads E3 2014 critics nominations

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...

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Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) trailer, E3 2014

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.

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Disney Infinity 2.0 is an ambitious attempt to evolve the series and all its characters

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...

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  • Wii U
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
    • Score 8.0
  • PlayStation 3
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
    • Score 8.0
  • Xbox 360
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
    • Score 8.0
  • Wii
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
  • Windows
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
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