It's not just a game, it's an interactive platform that will grow, diversify and improve with time. So say Disney about Disney Infinity, a new game that's coming out for Wii U, 3DS and Wii in August 2013. Confused? We're going to tell you everything you need to know about Disney Infinity from the figures to the Play Sets, The Power Discs, The Toy Box mode and more...
What is Disney Infinity?
Play Sets, Starter Packs and the Toy Box
Despite saying that Disney Infinity is not just a game, it is really. A game with three Play Sets based on Disney films and a Toy Box mode which enables you to build, edit and play with your favourite Disney characters.
The Play Sets are action games which have been designed by Disney for you to play. These are based on Disney stories and only feature characters, toys and environments from the films that the Play Set is inspired by. If you want to mix things up, you need to play Toy Box mode where you can bring any character and toy you've unlocked and create your own fun.
The Disney Infinity Starter Pack you'll buy comes with three figures - Mr Incredible, Jack Sparrow and Sulley. Just as in Skylanders you can transport these characters into the game using a special portal called The Infinity Base. It also features three Play Sets based on The Incredibles, Monsters University and Pirates Of The Caribbean.
There will be additional Play Sets at launch, including a Cars Play Set. There will be also be over 20 characters and toys at launch and Disney will continue to add more characters and more Play Sets throughout 2013.
Play Set Pieces and Power Discs
You'll also get one Power Disc and three Play Set Pieces with your Starter Pack. The Play Set Pieces slot into the portal and give you access to the Monsters University, Pirates Of The Caribbean and The Incredibles games.
The Power Discs can be put under your characters to give them extra abilities. It's a round Disc which gives your characters different abilities. There are also Hexagonal discs which can add extra toys to your Toy Box.
Power Discs include abilities and toys from Aladdin, Mickey Mouse, Brave, Bolt, Frankenweenie, Tangled, Kermit the Frog, Finding Nemo, Dumbo, Cinderella, Peter Pan and Tron: Uprising.
Disney Infinity will be released for Wii U, Wii and 3DS as well as other consoles and mobile platforms.
Disney Infinity 3DS
Disney Infinity 3DS will differ from the Wii U version. While you can still buy a Disney Infinity 3DS Starter Pack, the 3DS doesn't have the memory to compete with Nintendo's new home console. So, you'll build teams with characters and each one will have a mini-game. That said, you can still build out the different play fields that you'll go through with your team, and Avalanche has said that there is a strategy component when you play with someone else.
The Disney Infinity UK release date has been delayed from June until August. It will now launch in the US on 18 August and internationally on 20 August.