The lights are on
Disney is calling its Skylanders-like Infinity more than just a
game, but a platform for its entire list of intellectual properties.
Project Infinity has been rumored for awhile, but Disney finally announced the game at a press event in Hollywood earlier today. The game is being developed by Avalanche Software, which has developed other games for Disney, including adaptations of Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. This new game sprung from Toy Story 3's toy box mode, which allowed players to explore a customizable sandbox-style environment.
The first three play sets Disney has announced for Disney Infinity are based on the Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc, and
Incredibles properties, and they're included with the game's starter set. Each game, or "play set," comes with a set of
toys that players will be able to bring into their games a la
Each play set has a traditional story-mode component that stays faithful to the individual license. In the Monster's
University game, Sully and Mike end up in a battle with a rival monster
university called Fear Tech. The Pirates game allows your to build and manage your own
pirate ship. The game's Toy Box mode is where players will have a lot of
freedom to really play around with their toys. Players can bring Pirates
characters and have them interact with the cast of Monsters Inc., the Incredibles, and many others.
Toy Box mode allows you to unlock hundreds of new toys such as
vehicles, which you can use to explore a large open world. You'll also
have missions to complete during Toy Box mode, which will teach you many
of the game's mechanics. Toy Box mode is really a toy box, because you'll be
able to build your own worlds and levels to create your own experience.
In this mode you can also also link objects so that you can create
buttons that open doors or raise elevators, for example. You can also create race
gates, add enemy spawn points, or change the placement of the camera. In
a lot of ways, Toy Box mode sound like an interesting cross between
Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet.
also briefly talked about Power Discs, which are physical flat discs
that you place on your portal base just like one of the figures. These
Power Discs will add additional items to your game world, such as dropping in Cinderella's carriage or Abu from Aladdin in elephant form.
can't wait to get our hands on Infinity, because it looks awesome.
Infinity launches in June and further playsets and figures will continue
to roll out down the pipe. Here's the pricing info:
Check out the trailer below.
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