Disney Infinity confirmed, coming in June

Disney Infinity has been officially announced, confirming several of the details from earlier leaks. It will be starting to roll out in June.

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Disney officially announced Disney Infinity today, confirming several of the details circulating last month. The ambitious game draws together characters from Disney and Pixar, pitching itself as a platform for "play sets" starring the cast of various film properties.

The "Play Set" story modes take you through themed stages to solve puzzles, battle enemies, and explore. You'll collect characters, vehicles, and gadgets to store in your "Toy Box," where you'll customize your own virtual world using Disney icons. You'll also be able to collect character figurines for use in the game, a la Skylanders. The initial roll-out will consist of 40 collectible pieces, 17 figurines, the Disney Infinity base, and discs that interact with characters to grant them unique powers.

The game will initially be available on consoles, and then move into mobile and online devices throughout the rest of the year. It's being handled by Avalanche Software, the company behind Toy Story 3. If you played that game and experienced its own sandbox mode, you probably have the right idea.

"Disney Infinity combines prominent Disney and Pixar characters and scenarios in a way that mimics how kids play in real life," said Avalanche VP John Blackburn, in the announcement. "With our platform's unique gameplay mechanics and innovative approach to user generated content within the 'Toy Box' mode, Disney Infinity will spark imaginations and provide endless hours of fun and creativity."

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    January 15, 2013 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Disney Infinity confirmed, coming in June.

    Disney Infinity has been officially announced, confirming several of the details from earlier leaks. It will be starting to roll out in June.

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      January 15, 2013 2:10 PM

      If Skylanders is any indication, this thing is going to print money

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        January 15, 2013 2:33 PM

        Cool I just ran into the first vid, pics and chars, nice to see the games info here.

        I agree ^^^^ it should do very well for sure.

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        January 15, 2013 3:22 PM

        How could Nintendo not do this for a Pokemon game?

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          January 15, 2013 3:46 PM

          i bet they're shooting themselves in the foot realizing they missed the chance to make an ultra pokemon online battle system using the skylanders tech. Question is, is SKylanders patented so no one else can use toys to link on plates like that???

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          January 15, 2013 3:51 PM

          It could be coming. You can have characters that you put on the Wii U tablet like in the new Rayman game.

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            January 15, 2013 3:55 PM

            Oh yeah, it does have NFC in it. Printing money with random blind boxes is just one good (Pokemon) game away.

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          January 15, 2013 3:53 PM

          I would say that I expect it's in the pipeline, but Nintendo kind of always seems to be marching to the beat of their own drum and I find them pretty damn unpredictable

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          January 15, 2013 4:01 PM

          I love Nintendo to death, but having followed them for so long, I'm pretty sure they're going to jump on this trend about 10 years too late.

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            January 15, 2013 4:57 PM

            I know right? And when they do, it will have been their own original idea. By that I mean, I swear they live in a world where they are completely alone and don't learn from others, good or bad. It's so weird!

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            January 15, 2013 5:18 PM

            But in special Nintendo fashion they will do it so clean and fancy that it will probably be bigger and more successful than anything before it.

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          January 16, 2013 8:25 AM

          Because Nintendo sucks at the internet...

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      January 15, 2013 4:20 PM

      I predict Disney will make a metric fuckton of money with this.

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      January 15, 2013 4:39 PM

      Woody and Darth Vader fighting as a team? They have to bring Star Wars in

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        January 16, 2013 2:04 AM

        Do we know anything about any other properties than Disney/Pixar? Star Wars would be pretty cool but bring Marvel characters into that game and boy... I can't even imagine...

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      January 15, 2013 4:53 PM

      They gonna need a bigass vault to hold all that cash

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        January 16, 2013 5:58 AM

        Ducktales sized

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          January 16, 2013 9:12 AM

          Adding the older IP like Ducktales or Gummi Bears would be awesome.

          Oh, and we just dated ourselves.

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      January 16, 2013 6:09 AM

      ........... I want to play it.