Not long ago, we relayed information pertaining to a potential Disney Infinity version 2.0 release. However, at that time, things were still in rumour form, despite a leak that seemed to officially list a forthcoming sequel. That veil has now been lifted, thanks to today’s Disney Interactive webcast.
What the gaming populace has now been made privy to is the existence of Disney Infinity’s 2.0 release, which has been dubbed Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. Its comic book affiliation shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, though, since a teaser trailer featuring Captain America’s shield recently hit the Internet.
Developed by Avalanche Software and scheduled for release during the Fall 2014 window, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will mark the first time that some of Marvel’s most iconic characters have crossed paths with the hit toy/video game series. As such, you can expect to be able to play as the likes of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Black Widow, along with at least fifteen other heroes. It’s been said that at least twenty will be available for utilization, along with upwards of 80 new power discs. Only three figures will come with the game’s starter set, though, with those being Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow.
Continuing this onslaught of information, the following enhancements, additions and introductions have been confirmed for this version of the best-selling toy/video game series:
- An all new Toy Box mode that will feature new brushes. Said brushes will allow for more creation options, including cities and forests.
- A.I. builders, who can be given tasks to accomplish
- Characters that will not only be classified by their ability-related play styles, but also their locomotion. What this means is that flight will be a part of the experience, with the same being true of climbing.
- New vehicles and environments that relate to the iconic Marvel Universe
- An increased level cap of 20
- Originally crafted plot lines, which will take full advantage of the title’s enhanced gameplay mechanics
- The ability to use Disney Infinity 1.0 characters, at least in Toy Box mode
Last, but certainly not least, is confirmation that Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be making its superpowers known on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC and iOS (tablets and smartphones). While a brand new portal will be required for play on Xbox One, the PlayStation 3’s Disney Infinity portal will apparently work with its PlayStation 4 successor.
Stay tuned for more information as it develops.
DISNEY AND MARVEL TEAM UP FOR SUPER-POWERED SEQUEL – DISNEY INFINITY: MARVEL SUPER HEROES (2.0 EDITION)
New Chapter in Best-Selling Disney Infinity Franchise Delivers More than 20 Marvel Super Heroes Including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor and More
TORONTO, ON. – (April 30, 2014) – 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).
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