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Disney Infinity brings interactive figures and Play Sets to consoles this June


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Disney Interactive Studios today revealed what can best be described as a cross between Skylanders and LittleBigPlanet… except with Disney characters and worlds of course.

Utilizing interactive figures, Play Set pieces and power discs with what they dub the "Disney Infinity Base" accessory, characters and worlds from various Disney studios can be brought to life on the console system of your choosing. The figures and pieces, all of which will be available to purchase at retail of course, will unlock new adventures in the open world-style Disney Infinity game. Presumably, the more items you have or purchase, the more Play Sets become available and the larger the game gets.

So far, characters and Play Sets from Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles have been revealed, along with characters such as Sully, Jack Sparrow and Mr. Incredible.  You can expect most if not all of Disney popular properties will be represented in one way or another.

The items you collect and unlock in the game are stored in a virtual "Toy Box", which can then be used to create new stories and environments… infinitely.

Take a look at the announcement trailer along with product shots and the press release for even more information.

Disney Infinity trailer:

Disney Infinity screens:

Disney Infinity is scheduled for a June 2013 release for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U and PC. Mobile and online versions are in development as well.

In Disney's most ambitious video game initiative ever, Disney Infinity introduces an all-new game universe where a spark of imagination unlocks a fantastical world where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences starring the beloved characters from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios’ most popular franchises.

For the first time, players will place real-world interactive figures – characters, power discs and Play Set pieces – on a device called the "Disney Infinity Base" to activate original, story-driven adventures in the game worlds, also known as “Play Sets,” of "Monsters University," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Incredibles." In each respective ”Play Set,” players will take on the role of a variety of popular characters including Sulley, the naturally gifted scarer; Captain Jack Sparrow, the sword-wielding double crosser; and Mr. Incredible, one of the world's greatest crime-fighters, and battle enemies, solve challenging puzzles, overcome obstacles and complete a variety of other unique quests.

As players advance through each adventure, they will collect characters, vehicles, upgrades, gadgets and more which they can save to a virtual "Toy Box."  At any time, players can access their personal "Toy Box" and use the items to create one-of-a-kind Disney adventures featuring any combination of characters, environments and items across all franchises. The possibilities are endless and players are only limited by their imaginations.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Unprecedented Creative Play – Featuring a virtual "Toy Box" and a vast open world environment, players can create their own stories and customize their adventures combining characters, environments, gadgets, vehicles and more.  The possibilities are truly infinite as Disney will add new additions from the company's vast library of entertainment properties.
  • Infinite Storyline Possibilities – Disney prides itself on its storytelling culture and for the first time ever, Disney Infinitywill put the story creation into the hands of consumers. Players will be able to create their own adventures in an open-world environment and will give players unprecedented freedom for creative play.
  • Multiple Franchises Across All Platforms – Disney Infinity introduces an all-new universe, featuring a toy-inspired art style where multiple Disney franchises and characters can exist and interact in one game and across Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PC and online, as well as on smart devices including tablets and mobile phones.
  • Interactive Figures Activate In-Game Adventures and Customizations – Disney Infinity will initially introduce a line of 40 collectible interactive figures – characters, Play Set pieces and power discs – that allow players to expand and customize their play experiences. Over time, Disney Infinity will release additional characters and “Play Sets” and this platform will constantly evolve.
    • 17 interactive character figures allow players to experience a variety of their favorite characters in each "Play Set" and in "Toy Box" play
    • 3 Play Set pieces that add new Disney and Disney•Pixar “Play Set” locations
    • 20 power discs enhance environments, add gadgets and more
  • Co-op Multiplayer Action – Disney Infinity supports 2 player co-op play in structured adventures and up to 4 players in "Toy Box" mode.