If there was one company capable of replicating the success of Activision’s Skylanders model, it was Disney, so it’s no surprise to see the media behemoth announcing its very own adventure game that relies on physical, collectible toys in order to play.
Disney Infinity will pull together a myriad of Disney and Pixar favorites into one game that will feature several smaller games relevant to each character. As is demonstrated at the beginning of the trailer, players will need to place a compatible Disney toy onto a platform, enabling them to experience certain games.
DISNEY INFINITY unlocks the freedom to play with some of your favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar worlds like never before! You can experience adventures in the worlds of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles and Monsters University – take on the role of Sulley, the naturally gifted ‘scarer’; become Captain Jack Sparrow, the sword-wielding pirate; or transform yourself into Mr. Incredible, one of the world’s greatest crime-fighters. Battle enemies, solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and complete a variety of other unique quests.
Or create your own world! Unlock virtual toys, characters, buildings, weapons, gadgets and more — and bring them into the Disney Infinity ‘Toy Box’ where you can mix them all up to create your own game. In the Disney Infinity Toy Box, there are no rules and you can create any adventure you want. Share your creations with your friends with up to 4-player co-op play.
Disney Infinity, developed by Avalanche Software, is scheduled to be released in June, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS.