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Disney Infinity 3DS is a 'very different experience'

Expect mini-games in the handheld version of Disney Infnity

Disney Infinity is coming to 3DS as well as Wii U and Wii but the handheld version will be different from the console games.

According to Avalanche Studios chief creative officer John Blackburn, the 3DS just isn't powerful enough to work in a similiar way to the Wii U game and so his team built a handheld game featuring mini-games.

"The 3DS is a very different experience," Blackburn told Destructoid. The 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."

So while there is still a building element like in the console versions, it seems that the likes of Sulley, Jack Sparrow and Mr Incredible will have to complete mini-games to progress.

The price for Disney Infinity 3DS Starter Packs at many stores is £54.99 which is cheaper than the Wii U version.


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  1. TheSlenderman Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 13:40

    So this is essentially a Ł55 mini-game collection. More than that, actually, when you factor in the extra costs of the other figures. Those are gonna have to be some darn' good mini-games!

  2. CDS Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 13:55

    Porting a console game to a handheld usually means awful, painful experiences.
    Even if the handheld game of the console version is made on an entirely different engine, it is still doomed to fail.
    This, it appears, is no different.

  3. KH81314 Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 18:39

    Wont be picking up the 3Ds version. Still waiting to see if I want to get the Wii U version for that price.

  4. GuitarHero Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 18:58

    "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."

    No, that is not what I expect on the 3DS. Not at all.

  5. TenTen Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 21:15

    3DS isn't powerful enough to run Disney Infinity, yet it is powerful enough to run Monster Hunter Tri? Wow, Disney Infinity must be one hell of a game.

  6. stealth1497 Saturday 19th Jan 2013 at 22:16

    Okay, whilst I don't like mini games myself (like many others), is not this that annoys me about this announcement - it's the fact that, based on what's been said, you have to pay for the mini-games separately AFTER paying the Ł55. At least with Skylanders you could play most of the game through without paying loads extra, but with this, it seems most of the content comes with the figurines. That is ridiculous.

  7. WII_UNITD Monday 21st Jan 2013 at 21:39

    I know i'll definitely be getting this on Wii U. The Toybox mode looks like it will be the main attraction. The game (console version) will be expanded through DLC and if they plan on putting the entire Disney Universe in one game...then no, the 3DS cant handle all that! Monster Hunter is big, yes; but it will never require the amount of space and memory Disney Infinity will add up to.

  8. imbusydoctorwho Tuesday 22nd Jan 2013 at 13:05

    I'd rather get Disney Infinity on the Wii U anyway.

  9. liveswired Tuesday 22nd Jan 2013 at 22:23

    LOL at the title. 'Very different experience' = Flash games at a premium price.

  10. CInfinity Monday 25th Feb 2013 at 11:05

    Check out my Disney Infinity fan site if you want more info on the game!

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