Disney Infinity - Exciting Game Pushes the Animation Boundaries
Walt Disney is expanding its animation reach this summer with a new video game, "Disney Infinity."
The Incredibles," "Monsters, Inc." and "Pirates of the Carribean," with later "available-separately" packs to be revealed. "Marvel" and "Star Wars" characters are confirmed to be appearing in this game at some point. "Disney Infinity" has similarities to the Activision published "Skylanders" games: players take real, physical toys and place them on a sensor (in Disney terminology, the "Infinity Base"). The character selected then appears, playable, on screen. "Power discs" enable special powers for the character: to activate them, you stack the disc underneath the character on the Infinity Base. Every character has basic abilities - all characters have slightly different powers - that the power discs add upon.
"Disney Infinity" isn't so much a game as a gaming platform. By having the base able to read characters, the number of possible game heroes is limitless. You control characters from, say, "Toy Story" and have them battle against one of the monsters from "Frankenweenie." The characters are able to fly, drive, run, and jump as they shoot ray-guns and and use grappling hooks, or drive miniature tanks.
Disney Infinity's due for a June 2013 release on Wii, WiiU, PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS, PC and mobile platforms. Here is the official Disney/Pixar Infinity press release. Avalanche software is preparing the game for Disney.
Phineas and Ferb
Nightmare Before Christmas
Walt Disney World Resort
Lilo and Stitch
Rumored/Spotted Power Discs:
Alice In Wonderland
Below are a couple of videos about the game that show it in action.
Disney Infinity Premiere