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Disney and Marvel unveiling Disney Infinity collaboration soon

Disney and Marvel Entertainment are set to unveil a collaboration on a Disney Infinity project later this month, according to an invitation the companies sent to Polygon today. The invitation, which you can see below, is for a media event scheduled to take place April 30 that will show off "the latest chapter of Disney Infinity." There's no word on whether that refers to a new game or an add-on to the existing title, which launched last August. Marvel released a brief teaser trailer for the project last week; the video mentioned the phrase "Disney Infinity 2.0."

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Marvel teases Avengers in Disney Infinity '2.0 Edition' (update)

Marvel's Avengers appear to be on their way to Disney Interactive's Disney Infinity, according to a teaser trailer released today by Marvel Entertainment. The 27-second clip, named "Get Ready to Assemble," shows Captain America's shield flying through the world of Disney Infinity, zooming past characters like Dash from The Incredibles, Sully from Monsters, Inc. and Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. A Disney Infinity logo pops up at the end of the video, along with a label mentioning a "2.0 Edition." We're reaching out to Disney Interactive for more details, and will update this article with any information we receive. The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in August 2009 for $4 billion. John Blackburn, CEO of Disney Infinity developer...

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Disney Infinity's Phineas and Agent P arrive first at GameStop March 15

Disney Infinity's Phineas and Agent P/Ferb, the latest expansion to Avalanche Software's action figure/video game hybrid, will be available at GameStop March 15, two weeks before their April 1 release elsewhere, the retailer announced today. GameStop customers will be able to purchase a two-pack that includes both characters for $29.99. A Phineas figure and an Agent P/Ferb figure are also listed on GameStop's website for $13.99 with release dates of April 29. March 15 will also be Disney Infinity Day at the retailer, which will offer the following discounts: Buy two get one free on all individual game characters Get a free Power Disc when you spend $20 on Disney Infinity products 50 percent off all play sets 50 percent off all Disney Infinity accessories 30 percent extra...

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Disney Interactive lays off approximately 700 employees

Disney Interactive laid off roughly 700 employees, about a quarter of its workforce, a representative for the company confirmed to Polygon today. The layoffs were a result of a company restructure. "Disney Interactive has consolidated several lines of business as part of an effort to focus the division on a streamlined suite of high quality digital products," a Disney spokesperson said. "As a result of this restructuring, we have undergone a reduction in workforce. These actions were difficult but necessary given our long-term strategy focused on sustainable profitability and innovation." According to a report in The New York Times, the layoffs hit Playdom hardest, a division focused on free online games like Disney City Girl, Marvel Avengers Alliance and Pirates of the Caribbean:...

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Phineas and Agent P coming to Disney Infinity's Toy Box April 1

Two characters from one of Disney's more popular cartoon franchises Phineas and Ferb — sleuthing platypus Agent P and the titular Phineas — are joining the ruckus in Disney Infinity's Toy Box on April 1. These two characters will be accompanied by two new power disks that give Toy Box a makeover to look like Phineas and Ferb's city of Danville: one is for an all-over terrain remake and the other paints over Disney Infinity's Skydome to look like the TV show's cloud-pockmarked sky. The Danville power discs even recreate the show's antagonistic Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building and a small waterslide park invented in one of the cartoon's episodes. Phineas carries his trademark Baseball Shooter, a gun that fires baseballs, while Agent P uses his signature fedora to thwack...

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Disney Infinity conjures Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Feb. 9

Disney Infinity will add another iconic character to its real-world toy/video game platform this Sunday, Feb. 9: Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Mouse. The Fantasia star will be available at retailers nationwide for $12.99, according to publisher Disney Interactive's Tumblr. Press play above to see Mickey in action and his Mickey's Magical Escape toy box. Disney unveiled Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey at the D23 fan event last August. Avalanche Software's Disney Infinity, which has sold 3 million units, has added several new characters since its release last year, including A Nightmare Before Christmas' Jack Skellington and characters from Frozen, Rapunzel and Wreck-It Ralph. For more on the game, be sure to read and watch Polygon's Disney Infinity review.

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Disney Interactive revenue up 38 percent in Q1 2014

Disney Interactive recorded solid performance in the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with significant year-over-year growth in both revenue and operating income, according to an earnings report from parent company The Walt Disney Co. Net revenue for the three-month span from Sept. 29 through Dec. 28, 2013, came in at $403 million, a 38 percent increase from the $291 million of revenue in the same period one year prior. Disney Interactive's operating income saw a massive year-over-year jump from $9 million in 2012 to $55 million last year, a growth of more than 511 percent. According to Disney officials, the improvement in operating income was largely due to the continuing success of Avalanche Software's Disney Infinity, which was released in August. The publisher's main...

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Disney Infinity sales hit 3 million units

Disney Interactive has sold 3 million of Disney Infinity's $74.99 starter packs since the game's release in mid-August, officials for the publisher told the New York Times yesterday. According to the NPD Group, Disney Infinity came in at No. 10 on the list of 2013's best-selling games in the U.S. And last month, it managed to stack up well against its more entrenched competitor in the video-game-with-physical-toys market, Activision's Skylanders Swap Force. During the month of December, Activision sold 597,000 copies of the third main Skylanders game, while Disney moved 551,000 units of Disney Infinity. Swap Force, which was released in November, ended up as the No. 2 best-selling game of December, and counting revenue from figures and accessories, Skylanders was the No. 3...

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GameStop hosting in-store 'Play Day' Dec. 7 with demos, discounts

Parents looking for help with holiday-season game purchases can head to GameStop stores Dec. 7 for Play Day, where they'll be able to try out kid-friendly new releases and get discounts, GameStop announced today. Play Day will take place at all GameStop locations in the U.S. this Saturday, and each store will offer a hands-on demo for at least one of the games listed below: Disney Infinity Lego Marvel Super Heroes Mario Party: Island Tour Skylanders Swap Force Super Mario 3D World GameStop will also be offering giveaways like coupons for kid's meals at Chipotle, along with deals on a variety of kid-oriented titles. The discounts include a $25 savings on the Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack and a $15 savings on the Disney Infinity Toy Box Challenge Starter Pack; a full list of...

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Disney Infinity adds five new Toy Boxes

Disney Infinity players now have access to five new Toy Boxes, including two inspired by Toy Story, Disney Interactive recently announced. In the Toy Story Claw box, based off the movie's claw crane game, players must find 10 aliens and return them to their ship. The Toy Story Racer box, meanwhile, is a space-themed racetrack. Other new boxes add a race track inspired by Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a box for players to solve puzzles and a sequel to the original Sky Gauntlet Toy Box. New boxes can be downloaded by selecting Toy Box from the game's main menu. Watch the trailer below for a look at all five boxes. Disney recently announced that characters from movies such as Tangled, Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph will be available this holiday. According to the game's executive producer,...

Disney Infinity Releases
North America
  • 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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