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  • Blog Post: Grab Disney Infinity For Free On Wii U

    Nintendo is trying to incentivize gamers to migrate to its newest console by letting Disney Infinity players download the Wii U version of the game for free via the Nintendo eShop. Anyone can go into the Nintendo eShop right now and download the original Disney Infinity onto their Wii U. The only catch... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity 2.0 Gets Toy Box Starter Pack This November

    When Disney Infinity was first announced, people assumed that it was Skylanders with Disney characters. As we learned more, it became clear that one of the differentiating factors was Infinity’s Toy Box mode, a playground for building adventures and minigames, or just crafting a brand new sandbox... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes' Hulk Is Sony Exclusive

    If you want to play as Hulk in the upcoming Disney Infinity: Marvel Heroes, you will have to do it on a Sony console. Sony announced that Hulk will be available only for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 version of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity Out In September

    It looks like Disney will be getting the jump on Activision this fall as the war of the toy-based games heats up. This year will see a new version of Disney Infinity with Marvel Super Heroes and a new Skylanders game that puts players in control of villains as well as heroes. Activision announced last... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Disney Says August Infinity 2.0 Release Date Was An Error

    Update : Disney has posted a statement on the reports of an August release date for Disney Infinity 2.0. "In D23′s News Briefs published April 15, 2014, we erroneously reported about the launch of the next chapter of Disney Infinity," the statement reads. "This information was incorrect... More
  • Blog Post: More On Marvel's Team-Up With Disney Infinity Coming

    Last week Disney unveiled a teaser trailer (see below) for what's forthcoming for Disney Infinity – Marvel super heroes. Now it looks like we can expect more details thanks to a press event at the end of the month. This morning we received an invite to a Disney event on April 30 to "unveil... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Confirms Marvel Figures For Disney Infinity, But What Is '2.0 Edition'?

    With Captain America: The Winter Soldier reigning victorious at the box office, it’s no surprise that Disney is choosing this moment to promote tie-in products. We reported on Marvel figures for Infinity , and today Disney has confirmed that superheroes are coming. We don’t know a lot about... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Cuts One-Quarter Of Game And Internet Division Staff

    Following reports in early February of impending Disney Interactive layoffs , the company has let go of approximately 700 employees. The staffing reductions come alongside a 50 percent scale back in annual game releases. The division released over 20 titles in 2013. Disney previously suggested it would... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Interactive Sees 38 Percent Revenue Growth In First Quarter 2014

    During its first quarter 2014 earnings call yesterday, Disney reported strong performance in its Interactive division. The segment was responsible for $403 million in revenue compared to $291 million during the same quarter last year. During the earnings call, CEO Bob Iger laid out some expectations... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Marvel And Star Wars Coming To Disney Infinity, Layoffs This Week

    Disney is reportedly working to bring more of its properties into the Infinity family. With Disney in control of the Marvel and Star Wars universes, many Infinity fans have been hopeful for playsets and characters from those worlds. It seems those are, in fact, happening. According to the Wall Street... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity Launches Weekly Behind The Scenes Video Show

    Disney Infinity has been counting down the best user-made maps on its official YouTube channel for some time, but this week marks the launch of a much more in-depth show with Disney Infinity Toy Box TV. The show will continue to do what the Disney Infinity YouTube channel does already, which is highlight... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Sequels Ruled 2013, But Infinity Showed New IP Can Thrive Late In Console Cycles

    Conventional wisdom holds that new IP is best delivered during the establishment of a new platform. When consumers are buying a new piece of hardware, they are more open to new gameplay experiences. Many publishers also believe it's much harder to launch a new game franchise toward the end of a console... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Announces Infinity's Holiday Lineup

    We've already known that characters including Rapunzel and Wreck-it Ralph were coming to Disney Infinity, but we didn't have any dates beyond "holiday 2013." Disney has now revealed when players will be able to get their hands on the figurines and new power discs, and they've released... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Interactive Co-President Resigns

    Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants has resigned today, though he'll stay on as a consultant for an undisclosed amount of time. Pleasants told the New York Times that he would have liked to stay on, but it's "complicated" to have two presidents. He oversaw the release of... More
  • Blog Post: New Disney Infinity Toy Boxes Celebrate Halloween

    Disney has released a new batch of toy boxes for Disney Infinity. This batch was made by users in response to the Halloween Toy Box contest . The five toy boxes include diverse experiences, including an obstacle course, a story-driven adventure, and a quest for a sword in the stone. You can download... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity Wants Your Spookiest Creations

    One of Disney Infinity's big selling points is its Toy Box mode , which allows players to build their own levels and adventures, and share them with other players. Disney has been encouraging that kind of creativity with a series of community challenges. The latest one gives players one more reason... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity Off To Strong Start With 294,000 Units Sold In First Two Weeks

    Disney Infinity has been out for approximately one month now, and officials at the company are pleased with the game's performance. The title charted at number two in August NPD's report in a month that showed an uptick in sales for the first time since November 2011. Speaking with GamesIndustry... More
  • Blog Post: Retailer Listings Appear For New Disney Infinity Figures

    We spotted some new listings for Disney Infinity figures and playsets this morning. If correct, we should be seeing new additions soon. GameStop (disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer's parent company) has listings for the following items: Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas) figure (usable... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Releases Five New Toy Boxes, Including One (Bio)Shocking Choice

    Update: Disney Infinity executive producer John Vignocchi has clarified the genesis of the new toy boxes via Twitter. To clarify, the downloadable Toy Boxes that have been created to date for @DisneyInfinity were done by the guys at Avalanche and some in QA — John Vignocchi (@JohnVignocchi) September... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Park Wristbands Pack In A Surprise For Infinity Players

    Disney is experimenting with new RFID-infused wristbands the company is calling Magic Bands. In addition to streamlining visitors' park experiences, the bands also unlock a special toy box item in Disney Infinity. Writer Suzannah Mitchell made the discovery on her Zannaland blog, where she often... More
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