Disney and Marvel have confirmed that Disney Infinity 2.0: Guardians of the Galaxy will be coming to the Wii U this fall. Disney invites players to join Marvel’s newest team in an action-packed space adventure in a battle to defend Knowhere against Ronan the Accuser and his army of Sakaarans. Star-Lord and Gamora are included in the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set Pack. Rocket, Drax and Groot sold separately. Disney Infinity 2.0: Guardians of the Galaxy is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC.
- Star-Lord & Gamora are in the playset, while you have to buy Rocket, Groot, & Drax separately.
- Everyone is based off their movie designs except Drax, who draws from his Ultimate Spider-Man design (adding evidence to the rumored/sorta leaked GotG animated series)
- Kid Nova is fully compatible with the GotG playset, even though he’s from the Spider-Man playset.
- There’s a Power Disc that turns the Toy Box into Knowhere, & Knowhere is in the playset, too.
- Cosmo, the telepathic Russian space-dog from the 2008 run, is in the game as the guide for the Guardians, similar to his role in the comics.
- Star-Lord & Rocket got voice changes since their appearances on Ultimate Spider-Man & Avengers Assemble, while Gamora, Groot (at least Kevin Michael Richardson, who replaced Michael Duncan after his untimely death), & I think Drax’s VAs reprise their roles.
Disney revealed that it has been busy developing Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes. The game is coming this fall to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and iOS.
- Award-winning comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis working on the game’s story
- 6 characters revealed: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow
- Over a dozen more to come
- All of the figures and power discs from the first Disney Infinity will be compatible
- All Toy Box content created in the first game will work in the second
- New and existing characters will be able to reach level 20
- Upgrade tree system will give players choice in how they progress
- Starter kit comes with three figures, the Avenger’s playset piece, and a pair of Toy Box game discs
- Toy Box games use game assets to create new experiences
- Genres for Toy Box games include tower defense and dungeon crawlers
- Toy Box mode returns, but has been streamlined for easier use
- Paint brushes have been included
- These will instantly procedurally generate cities and scenery
- AI workers can be released into the play space to build on their own content
- Create building interiors
- Pre-made game templates available, including ready-made 1-4 player games
Disney and Marvel have recently joined forces to present a united front under the Disney Infinity franchise – which will be officially unveiled in a press conference on April 30 – but the company has no current plans to feature any Star Wars characters.
Rumours had been floating across the virtual spectrum that characters from the Star Wars universe may find their way into Disney Infinity, and it was further escalated when the Disney Store posted a Darth Vader figure – pictured above – onto their official Facebook page.
However, the company has since clarified to a social network user that plans to incorporate the franchise are not in motion “at this moment in time.” Patience is a virtue, as they say. Here’s what Disney said in full:
“Whilst there are no plans for Star Wars to join Disney Infinity at this moment in time, Laura, please do continue to check back for more exciting updates to our Star Wars collection!”
announced the introduction of Marvel’s beloved superheroes for Disney Infinity 2.0. Rumours had begun circulating the world wide web back in February when the Wall Street Journal reported “new versions” were in development and could feature a Marvel superhero.
Marvel Entertainment and Disney Interactive Studios together
Yesterday, Marvel Entertainment released a trailer – which you can see above – starring the very first Avenger. It’s only a sneak-peek of the events to come, though, but at the very least we can get a glimpse of Captain America’s famed shield. Since the rumours were spot on regarding Marvel’s characters, could we be looking at the inclusion of the rumoured Star Wars characters too?
Aside from character inclusion, the sequel to Disney Infinity is currently referred to as “2.0″. Although this oddly sounds like an updated version rather than a sequel, it could be a recurring trend for the franchise.
Disney Interactive Studios may be planning a sequel to the hit title Disney Infinity which could feature a Marvel Superhero and Star Wars characters. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, “new versions” of Infinity are currently in development by Avalanche Software and are likely to feature characters from both franchises.
Elsewhere, Disney has posted a job listing for a Games Tester at Avalanche Software, which could give weight to a possible sequel. The job listing also requires the individual to be familiar with current gaming platforms - Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.
While no official confirmation has been revealed by Disney Interactive, the leaks of a sequel come just as the corporation is due to post their quarterly financial results and will lay off several hundred people, according to various reports.
Disney Interactive today launched the company’s largest and most ambitious gaming initiative to date, Disney Infinity for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 system, Wii U system, Wii system and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. The starter pack features the game software, the Infinity Base, three character figures and Play Sets inspired by the worlds of The Incredibles, Monsters University and Pirates of the Caribbean, one Power Disc pack, a trading card with a web code and countless hours of creative play in the groundbreaking Toy Box mode.
“Disney Infinity allows players the creative freedom to bring to life original adventures that are only limited by their own imaginations. We are excited to see how our Guests will combine Disney and Pixar characters to create all new stories that they can share with friends and family across gaming systems.”
- John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive.
In a way that only Disney can, each Disney Infinity character figure will come to life and play together in a virtual “Toy Box,” where they can build and customize their own unique virtual worlds using their favorite characters, vehicles, settings and more. The game also includes story-driven experiences, called “Play Sets,” which allow players to solve challenging puzzles, battle enemies and explore iconic locations from famous Disney properties.
Disney Infinity is available now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Unique play experiences are available for Wii and 3DS systems, and on mobile devices. The Disney Infinity starter pack carries a suggested retail price of $74.99 and all versions are rated “E10+” by the ESRB. The Lone Ranger and Cars Play Sets are available separately for a suggested retail price of $34.99.
Disney Interactive Studios has delayed the release of Disney Infinity, which was previously scheduled to release in June, by two months. The upcoming action-adventure game features numerous characters from multiple Disney films, including The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters, Inc., Wreck-It Ralph and Cars. When it arrives in the summer, on August 18th, Disney Infinity will launch on Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.
Disney has announced that the fourth playset coming to its Disney Infinity franchise is based upon the Disney Pixar hit, Cars. Disney has confirmed that Lightning McQueen, Mater, Holley Shiftwell and Francesco Bernoulli are all going to feature in the set. If you purchase the Cars playset then you will gain access to Radiator Springs, where you’ll be able to race, perform tricks in a stunt park, and customise the town. You will also be able to add the Cars set to your existing Toy Box. Disney Infinity is coming to all platforms on June 18th.
Avalanche Studios chief creative officer John Blackburn has told online gaming publication Destructiod that the Nintendo 3DS version of Disney Infinity will be a very different experience compared to its console counterparts. Blackburn cites hardware limitations for this, but he promises a handheld game littered with a variety of interesting mini games.
“The 3DS is a very different experience. They memory can’t handle all that stuff, so technologically we couldn’t do the same thing there. It’s more of a game you expect on a 3DS: You build teams with characters and they each have a mini-game that comes along with them. You can go and build out the different play fields that you’ll go through with your team, so there is a strategy component when you play with someone else. The mobile versions are actually more attuned to touch controls. We aren’t ready to share that yet, but it will be tied to the economy and the experience with all the characters you have. We’ll leave that it at that.”
American video game and entertainment retailer GameStop has apparently stopped taking pre-orders for upcoming Wii games. The reason for this is because GameStop supposedly wants to have more virtual space available for Wii U pre-orders. The Wii is over six years old, and Nintendo confirmed that it’s no longer developing new Wii titles. However, there are publishers that are still bringing games to the aging platform, including Xseed with the localization of Pandora’s Tower for North America and Disney Interactive Studios with Disney Infinity, both of which will be released this year.
Update: Pandora’s Tower Now Available For Pre-Order From Amazon And GameStop