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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is poised to save the day

Disney-Infinity-Marvel-figures logoWith the success of the original Disney Infinity now mostly behind them, Disney Interactive has officially introduced Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). Yes, it was leaked out a few weeks ago, but at least now it's official.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is headed to the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC along with iOS tablets and phones (in some capacity) sometime for fall 2014.

This 2.0 Edition kicks off with Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and Hawkeye from The Avengers, though as you would expect, more play sets and figures are also in the works. Figures and Power Discs from the original game will work with the new game, but not the old Play Sets. The Toy Box mode is much improved with easier to use tools for creating and sharing content.

Apparently the PS4 version will play nice with the PS3 USB base, though Xbox One owners will need to upgrade.

Take a gander at the first trailer, screens and figure product shots and read on for the announcement.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) trailer:

GAMEDisney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) screens/figures:

Today, Disney Interactive and Marvel Entertainment confirmed that the world’s most iconic Super Heroes are assembling for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes – the 2.0 edition of the #1 best-selling new hybrid toy / video game of 2013, according to the NPD Group’s video games retail sales data.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes features more than 20 new interactive figures from across the Marvel universe, original storylines penned by award-wining Marvel comic writer Brian Michael Bendis, and an all-new Toy Box mode that makes it easier for players to create and share their one-of-a-kind levels and mini-games with family and friends. In addition, all characters and power discs from last year’s release of Disney Infinity will be compatible with the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box.

“Disney Infinity was, from the start, built to be an interactive experience where players could bring together their favorite Disney characters and stories to create new Disney memories.  With the introduction of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, we’re ushering in a new chapter of adventures, featuring a cast of the world’s most popular Super Heroes,” said Jimmy Pitaro, President of Disney Interactive.  “Bringing popular and iconic Marvel characters to the Disney Infinity platform truly takes this game to the next level.”

“We’ve worked closely with the Disney Interactive team to deliver an incredible line-up of Marvel characters and great storytelling for the next chapter of Disney Infinity,” said Peter Phillips, EVP and General Manager, Interactive & Digital Distribution at Marvel Entertainment. “The 2.0 edition will allow Marvel fans around the world to interact with their favorite Marvel Super Heroes in entirely new ways, including compelling gameplay and a new line of collectible interactive figures.”

The Avengers’ Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and Hawkeye will debut when the game launches this fall, along with additional Play Sets and characters from other popular Marvel and Disney franchises, which will be announced in the coming months. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U system from Nintendo, PC and iOS tablets and smart phones.

“Marvel Super Heroes fit perfectly into Disney Infinity, and with them we are pushing the platform’s limits of creativity and imagination,” said John Blackburn, VP and General Manager of Avalanche Software. “We’ve enhanced and redesigned the gameplay to match the Marvel characters, while also making it easier than ever for players to express and share their own creativity.”

The game is being developed by Avalanche Software and is currently rated “RP” by the ESRB.  For additional information, please visit www.disney.com/Infinity and youtube.com/disneyinfinity, join the Disney Infinity Facebook Community (Facebook.com/disneyinfinity) and Google+ community (https://plus.google.com/+DisneyInfinity), and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/disneyinfinity) and Instagram (instagram.com/disneyinfinity). To access press materials, please visit http://disneyinteractive.smugmug.com/DisneyInfinity.