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Disney Infinity: Everything You Need To Know

From the Play Sets to the Figures, the characters, the Toy Box and more

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.

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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.

Formats

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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.

Release Date

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.

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  1. TheSlenderman Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 16:37

    This is not just a game. This is a moneygrabbingrippffofskylanderswasteofyourmoneyandmildlyappealing game. 8)

  2. 5OUNDWAVE Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 17:04

    so skylander's had it's way with little big planet and this is it's love child , joking aside after reading this article it sound's epic but whether or not they can pull it off is another thing !

  3. LOZanges Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 18:24

    The: Skylanders meets Little Big Planet idea seems interesting. I wonder how it'll play out. I also wonder whether it's worth 70 odd quid.

  4. Xenobladeperson Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 18:47

    I fail to see why this game was worth the effort of a 7-page feature.

  5. smash-brother Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 19:04

    i lost intrest when you said "just like skylanders". Good day gentleman and ladies 8)

  6. Aboyandhissequel Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 19:10

    Useful article actually... Count me out. Not necessarily because of the cost but I honestly think there's too much to do. Overbloated, to the detriment of playing some other games.

    That, and I'm not a very creative person in terms of what this game is expecting. Shame, I'd have bought a game that was a straight mash-up of Pixar characters across worlds and levels in the box.

  7. KH81314 Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 19:21

    Still not sold on the idea of paying this much for a game. Have to wait and see the reviews.

  8. Dalekbuster523 Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 19:35

    This sounds great. Shame it's a con.

  9. KirbyKoolAid Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 20:04

    I will like it when it comes down in price. If it plays well, then fine; I don't care that some people will pay hundreds of pounds for one game. Effectively, if it is all good, they are paying for a lot of game. If it doesn't play well, then it's the con of the century.
    Also, IT'S PERRY, PERRY THE PLATYPUS! Sorry, had to do that...

  10. TheSlenderman Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 20:20

    Disney Infinity: Everything You Need To Know


    It's 60 quid. Done.

  11. scott1and Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 21:07

    I'm not sure if I'll get the game. As others have said, I want to wait for the review. But in all honesty, as a Disney fan, I do want some of the figures, especially Barbossa, even if they are only a few inches tall.

    Guess that's another way to appeal to hardcore Disney fans; even if you don't want the game, you can still get a wee vinyl statue of your favourite characters, which admittedly, do look very nice :D

  12. Tailzy Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 21:49

    May as well call it Pixar infinity

  13. wghtmf Friday 18th Jan 2013 at 11:34

    It's Skylanders all over again. Don't get me wrong, I love Disney and this looks awesome, but £70 for the starter pack alone? Really?

  14. Tazer_Silverscar Friday 18th Jan 2013 at 13:50

    While I normally wouldn't be interested in this kind of thing, the fact that these are all reasonably established characters makes this a little more worthwhile. Kinda hard to see me buying into some of them though - Pintel and Ragetti, for example, while quite strong characters in their own right during the Pirates of the Carribean movies, they don't seem to have kept that strength in transition (they look a bit too... clean).

    If they release a figure for Ferb though, I might be willing - just because out of all the stuff Disney created recently (2007 is still pretty recent, and it's still ongoing), Phineas and Ferb seems the most creative and imaginative. And well... why just have Phineas?

    I'm not surprised Ralph is in there too, although that then brings in the potential for even more, as the interest people took in Wreck-it-Ralph is the cast of existing game characters alongside him, rather than Ralph himself, it would seem.

    It's Skylanders all over again. Don't get me wrong, I love Disney and this looks awesome, but £70 for the starter pack alone? Really?

    £70? It's lower depending on where you look. Toys R Us has it for under £50.

  15. fluggy2003 Friday 18th Jan 2013 at 21:34

    This looks dreadful. It will get reviews between 50 and 55% and still sell by the bucketload. Poor unsuspecting parents will be duped into spending a fortune. Play testing and quality control with be thrown out the window and the devs will be laughing all the way to the gold reserve. . . how can anyone look at this rubbish without extreme skepticism. PS When was the last 'good' Disney game?

  16. HaydnRhys Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 08:42

    This looks dreadful. It will get reviews between 50 and 55% and still sell by the bucketload. Poor unsuspecting parents will be duped into spending a fortune. Play testing and quality control with be thrown out the window and the devs will be laughing all the way to the gold reserve. . . how can anyone look at this rubbish without extreme skepticism. PS When was the last 'good' Disney game?

    November 2012 : Epic Mickey 2

  17. Oocoo Jr. Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 11:58

    The game itself looks good.
    But the whole concept is just despicable. When I first heard about Skylanders, I had a feeling that it would have a huge negative effect on the gaming industry. I was correct.

  18. spacemen13 Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 12:11

    Not sure anybody is excited about it, it looks like just another sad Disney game.

  19. pokeforthewin Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 13:22

    I personally think this game could be good. With some shops like toys r us selling it for £50 (the same amount as a new COD game) it might be worth the money. But i do agree £70 is disgraceful.

  20. NOM is NOM Sunday 20th Jan 2013 at 12:31

    Too much Pixar - not that I don't love Pixar, but they had better open this up to Disney Animated Features as well. The worlds of Hercules, Mulan, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Tarzan and Aladdin are so much more interesting than Cars, Toy Story or Incredibles. It's a shame about the cost, it could put people off. But in my opinion this is a much better use of NFC than Skylanders.

  21. Bhaggie Tuesday 26th Feb 2013 at 19:03

    I think everyone is being unreasonably harsh on the game. If each playset lasts 10 hours then thats 30 hours in the starter pack already plus you get the toybox. Also as the playsets seem to be about £40 for 10 hours of gameplay plus two figures it seems like very good value to me :D

  22. Waldy565 Tuesday 26th Feb 2013 at 22:51

    I kinda dismissed this game, a few years ago this would've been right up my alley, all though it probably would have been Skylanders that grabbed me (MASSIVE Spyro fan) but every time someone types the word Pixar in the comments I'm reminded of all there great films! Ironic really...

  23. Spyrolad Friday 1st Mar 2013 at 20:06

    Hey, a good kids game, that's a welcome change.

  24. CInfinity Friday 1st Mar 2013 at 21:01

    Check out my Disney Infinity fan site!
    http://www.infinity-figures.com

  25. infinityplayset Monday 11th Mar 2013 at 10:18

    Marvel Universe playset - for the win! :P

    http://www.infinityplaysets.com

  26. smikey666 Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 12:33

    I've got it on pre order along and will prob add another £100 worth of extras to that on release day.

    My son will be 2 & half by then and absolutley love this (as will his mum) It's not really my thing but I'm a collector at the end of the day.

    Also I'll no doubt spend a bit of time messing in the toy box making stuff even if I leave most of the actual game play for the kids.

    I get people slagging off this because of the skylanders factor (We got virtually all them for the kids / mum too) but this has far more variety and far more game play value than skylanders ever has!

    yes it's expensive but then isn't everything these days???

  27. Lego master Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 20:11

    This game actually looks relatively decent however there's now ay that I'll be able to afford the games full potential which is why I won't be getting it.

  28. liveswired Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 20:34

    Everything You Need To Know:

    It's a RIP OFF.

    Cash and grab, ps2 game in higher resolution. The graphics are pathetic, developed by a team of cheap ass talentless developers and it will have as much depth as a flash mini game. SCUM.

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