Disney has confirmed Disney Infinity for Wii U and Wii. Described as a "new interactive gaming platform," the release date has been confirmed for June 2013.
As with Skylanders, there are figures to collect - 17 in total - and the Starter Packs come with three figures - Mr Incredible from The Incredibles, Sully from Monsters and Jack Sparrow from Pirates Of The Caribbean. These are the stars of the first three 'Play Sets' based on the The Incredibles, Monsters University and Pirates Of The Caribbean. Here's a trailer:
These figures can be placed on the Infinity base to unlock the world and play experiences of Disney Infinity. There are also Disney Infinity Power Discs, interactive discs which can be placed on the Infinity base to power up characters and the Toy Box with unique powers, customisations and gadgets. Additionally, a line of 40 collectible interactive pieces will be introduced that allow players to expand and customise their play experiences.
Each of the Play Sets offer different experiences with their own storylines and gameplay but all the Disney characters will be brought together in Toy Box mode which was inspired by the Toy Story 3 game. Here, you can play quests created by Disney or create your own adventures, editing the world and mixing up the gadgets that toys can play with. It also promises to answer the question of who's faster: Lightning McQueen or Dash?
You'll unlock toys in the Play Sets and can then bring them into the Toybox.
Here's some information about the Play Sets, each of which feature multiplayer options. Disney showcased two-player split screen during the press conference.
This is a game based on an alternative ending to The Incredibles film. All four characters use their super powers so Mr Incredible is really strong, Mrs Incredible is stretchy, Dash can run really fast and Violet can not only use her forcefield defensively but also offensively. Mirage also appears to help defeat Syndrome.
There's also a Superhero HQ building which you can customise, plus a catalogue of gadgets and behicles which you can take into the Toy Box.
This one is based on the forthcoming Disney film and is a prequel to Monsters Inc. Here, Mike and Sully are at university and you'll find out how they got together. It is slightly different from the story of the film as rival universities try to outdo each other by playing pranks on each other. You have to protect your campus from the rival university in a game that - according to Disney - is all about humour and customisation. You can customise and build your frat row area.
Pirates Of The Caribbean
The Pirates Of The Caribbean Playset is a homage to the film as well as the move. The video we saw began with Jack Sparrow rowing through the Caribbean but later on we see him at the helm of a big ship and 50% of this game will be about travelling from island to island on your ship which, of course, you can build and make your own.
There is also swordfighting and you can use a bunch of different combos.
Are you looking forward to Disney Infinity?