Disney Infinity free on Wii U eShop

Nintendo's eShop update this week packs a surprising strategy from the House of Mouse. Disney Infinity, the initial release from last year, is a free download for Wii U.

The announcement notes that a figure and base are needed to play, so presumably Disney hopes to sell more figures by offering the game itself up for free. Of course, players who haven't bought the game on another plaform would need to purchase a used base, since it's not sold separately. The sequel, Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes, is due on September 23.

Other notable releases on the eShop this week include Mega Man 6 for Wii U Virtual Console, the new game Life Force, and discounts on Abyss, Chasing Aurora, and Nano Assault Neo, among others.