‘Disney Infinity’ Power Discs Series 3 Release Date Announced

'Disney Infinity' Power Discs Wave 3The third and final wave of power discs for the first generation of ‘Disney Infinity’ will be released on April 1, 2014, the same day that the ‘Phineas & Ferb’ Toybox Set is scheduled to be released. This news comes via a new listing for the blind packs on DisneyStore.com.

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Disney Interactive Seeking Adults to Playtest New Mobile Game

Disney Interactive has issued a notice that it is seeking males and females of 18 years of age and older to participate in a playtest for a new mobile game currently being developed. Because of the game’s nature, the opportunity is offered to anyone who is deemed eligible regardless of geographic location. All that is needed to be considered is an eligible mobile device and a commitment to play at least 30 minutes between the dates of January 21 and February 11.

As an incentive, Disney will be providing each selected participant with a $20 Visa gift card upon completion of the playtest.

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‘Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX’ New Trailer, Screens

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX

Square Enix and Disney Interactive Studios have just released a new game trailer as well as screens from their upcoming title, ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX,’ available exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3 console in 2014. The trailer comes from the Jump Festa event in Japan and features fan-favorite characters like Sora, Roxas, Riku and Naminé alongside the Disney cast including Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Hercules, King Mickey, Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) and others – now in stunning high-definition graphics.

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WATCH: ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX HD’ Game Trailer

'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix' for PlayStation 3Walt Disney Studios UK has published a new trailer (titled ‘Introduction to Kingdom Hearts’) for Square Enix’s upcoming release of ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX’ available September 10, 2013, exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3 (now available for pre-order). You can find it embedded below.

This 1.5 ReMIX collection con tains the classic original game redone in HD along with the immediate continuation of ‘Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories’ and HD-enhanced cutscenes from ‘Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days’ in addition to the enhanced, original ‘Kingdom Hearts’ title. The new edition comes complete with additional weapons, enemies, skills, scenes, trophy support and more.

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‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX’ to Get North American Release

'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX'Square Enix and Disney Interactive today announced that ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX,’ previously believed to be a Japan exclusive, will be released in North America in fall of 2013 for the PlayStation 3 console.

This 1.5 ReMIX collection con tains the classic original game redone in HD along with the immediate continuation of ‘Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories’ and HD-enhanced cutscenes from ‘Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days’ in addition to the enhanced, original ‘Kingdom Hearts’ title. The new edition comes complete with additional weapons, enemies, skills, scenes and more!

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‘Epic Mickey 2′ Demo Now Available for PlayStation, Xbox

Disney Interactive today announced that a demo of the highly-anticipated “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” video game is now available for download on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in North America. In the video game demo, players will adventure as Mickey Mouse and explore the extensive tutorial and early levels of the game including the magical laboratory of the sorcerer, Yen Sid. In addition, players will meet Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, and experience a few of the fun co-op abilities that will be available in the full game at launch. The adventure will culminate with an exciting sizzle reel that showcases some of the exciting and action-packed elements of the game. “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” will be available for all major console systems in North American retail stores on November 18th.

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Disney Teases ‘Disney Infinity’ (Code Name Toy Box), Its Game-Changing Game

Disney InfinityIn a recent New York Times article on Disney Interactive, Robert Iger teased an upcoming ‘ambitious’ project known internally as ‘Toy Box,’ but our readers probably know it better by its commercial title, Disney Infinity. Although we’ve known about Disney Infinity for quite some time, there really hasn’t been much information available for us to share, so we could only do as much as to mention it briefly last month when responding to rumors about ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5.’ (Note that in our article, we incorrectly identified the project name as sandbox when it should read ‘Toy Box’).

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SPECULATION: Disney Interactive’s Next Big Buzz is ‘Infinity,’ Not ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5′

Disney InfinityReporting on Jay Rasulo’s appearance during a conference last week, Business Insider has speculated on a statement Disney’s CFO made regarding the future of gaming. According to the report, Rasulo has promised two ‘game-changing’ titles in the upcoming [fiscal] year, the first being ‘Epic Mickey 2,’ due out on November 18 and the second as-of-yet-unannounced title to debut at some point in 2013.

Cycling through a list of upcoming films and deeming none of them game-changing, the article jumps to the (hopeful) conclusion that the upcoming title is ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5,’ a recently announced title known to be exclusive only to Japan. This speculation has spread like wildfire, being reported on several gaming news sites.

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‘Disney Epic Mickey 2′ Fort Wasteland Screens, Gameplay, Concept Art and Vintage Frontierland Photos

'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' Screenshot (NextGen)

At the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) this weekend in Seattle, Warren Spector and Junction Point Studio will be unveiling a brand new level from ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2,’ which attendees will be among the first to experience. Fort Wasteland, as the area will be known (formerly the Disney Gulch), is based on Frontierland as it appeared at the Disneyland theme park in 1955, featuring attractions such as the Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland and Fort Wilderness on Tom Sawyer Island.

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‘Epic Mickey 2′ ‘Power of Characters’ Featurette, Frontierland Screenshots and Concept Art

Disney Epic Mickey 2 Concept Art - Fort Wasteland

Disney Interactive has released a new featurette for its upcoming ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,’ titled ‘The Power of Character.’ In the video, the creative team at Junction Point talk about the importance of choosing elements and the attributes of the characters that appear within the game. In addition to talking about Mickey and Oswald’s special abilities, Warren Spector discusses the influence that Oswald’s galpal, Ortensia, will yield in the game (including some great looks of her in action — no samples of her speaking yet, unfortunately) and the internal struggles of the Mad Doctor who marks his return in the game’s sequel.

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