While we expect to see and hear a lot more as E3 rolls around next month, Amazon.com and other etailers have begun listing some of the accessories by PDP that will be available for Disney Infinity at launch on August 18, 2013.
The big ticket item appears to be the Disney Infinity Play Zone (seen here), which according to etailers will be able to store up to 17 character figures and 3 playset tokens along with 20 power discs and the Disney Infinity base and software disc. Amazon is also listing a Disney Infinity Play ‘N Store which is currently lacking a product image, but it appears to be a more convenient form of the Play Zone, allowing easy storage to play conversion, featuring stackable capability for multiple Play ‘N Stores and the ability to easily slide in the Disney Infinity base for game play.
For the figures themselves — and hopefully an indication that we may see variants and/or exclusives on the Disney Infinity figures — PDP will offer a 3-pack of Disney Infinity Figure Display Cases which are also stackable. The cases also include clips for web codes.
Power discs, of which we expect multiple waves of twenty discs each, have their own storage options courtesy of PDP. The Disney Infinity Power Disc Capsule features a slide-out tray that provides easy access to your favorite power discs and even comes complete with a set of dual power disc bands (one round, one hexagon) that allows you to keep your favorite combination of power discs at the ready for gameplay. To aid you in collecting the complete set of power discs, a special wave one edition of the Disney Infinity Power Disc Album will house all 20 (though Amazon currently incorrectly lists it at 30) of the first wave, each disc in their own specially marked slot.
Also listed is a 6-Feet Extension Cable which will presumably allow the Disney Infinity base to be used further away from the console if needed.
Walmart also lists a Disney Infinity Base Protector which encases the Disney Infinity base in clear plastic which still allows play-through as well as the ability to insert art cards, offering an element of customization. The manufacturer is not listed for this item.
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.
Disney also provided us with new screen shots and even some concept art which take a look at Disney Gulch, a new land that debuts in ‘Epic Mickey 2′ and is reminiscent of Frontierland. The concept art also demonstrate the wealth of Disney references that inhabit the game, such as Jiminy Cricket’s disturbing appearance at the Disney Gulch train station.
Disney Gulch concept art:
‘Disney Epic Mickey 2′ Screenshots (newest at beginning of gallery)
‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ is scheduled for release on Mickey’s birthday, November 18, 2012 and is currently available for pre-order for Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3. Windows and Mac platforms will also be available
What an unexpected surprise! And by unexpected, I mean completely expected! Okay, not really. Disney Interactive Studios today announced that Danville and several of its citizens are now available as a Downloadable Content (DLC) package for ‘Disney Universe’ on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
Players can now suit up as Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Agent P or Dr. Doofenshmirtz and explore Danville using all new gadgets such as the Chick-Inator which can turn players into chickens in order to access small spaces, while the Atomic Leaf Blow-Inator will allow them to blow away piles of leaves to reveal collectibles and more as they advance through the neighborhood avoiding traps and hazards. The level will culminate as players battle Dr. Doofenshmirtz in an epic showdown to bring down his blimp and save a trapped passenger.
Below is a gameplay video of the new ‘Phineas and Ferb’ DLC for ‘Disney Universe’ courtesy of Walt Disney Studios France (in which Ferb speaks French)
Below are our galleries of costumes and screenshots from ‘Disney Universe’ which now feature the ‘Phineas and Ferb’ downloadable content.
As previously announced, a Muppets DLC pack for ‘Disney Universe’ is expected to be released next month.
Disney Interactive Studios today announced that it has released a new downloadable content (DLC) pack for ‘Disney Universe’ featuring characters from the Walt Disney classic, The Jungle Book. Players on Microsoft Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can now suit up with characters such as Mowgli, Shere Khan, King Louie, Bagheera and a baby elephant. Each costume is $.99 on PlayStation Network and 80 Microsoft points on MSN Live or the complete set is available for $2.99 and 240 Microsoft points on the respective console.
The Jungle Book joins previously released packs such as Nightmare Before Christmas and Disney Villains. In addition, a Muppets pack is expected to be released in March.
The new costumes as well as screenshots from the game featuring the costumes in use have been added to the beginning of our growing, extensive library below.
At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Microsoft released new details on the upcoming Xbox Kinect title, ‘Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure.’ Using KinectScan technology, players can scan themselves into the game and create a unique, custom avatar to enjoy the game. A new trailer for the game (below) was also released demonstrating how the KinectScan will be integrated into gameplay.
Based on several popular Disney/Pixar films (Up, Toy Story, The Incredible, Cars and Ratatouille), ‘Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure’ allows gamers to use both their bodies and their voice to solve play games and solve puzzles. A unique co-op play option will allow gamers to play with friends or to team up directly with one of the Disney/Pixar characters.
Microsoft also released several new stills from the game, including one showing a KinectScan avatar, which we have added to the beginning of our gallery below:
Developed by Asobo Studio and released by Microsoft, ‘Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure’ is rated E for everyone for cartoon violence. It will be available to own on March 20, 2012.
Only a month after its release, and just in time for the holidays, Amazon.com is now offering the top-selling and well-reviewed ‘Kinect Disneyland Adventures‘ for Microsoft Xbox with Kinect for just $24.99, representing a savings of 50% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
Harnessing the controller-free magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures will allow children and Disney fans of all ages to explore Disneyland park, enjoy immersive adventures based on popular attractions, engage in challenging quests, and interact with beloved Disney characters using their full bodies and voices, no controller required. Kinect: Disneyland Adventures is your ticket to the magical world of Disneyland through Kinect, right in your living room.
For more information or to purchase the game at this incredible discount, visit Amazon.com
Special thanks to @RogerRadcliffe for the heads up.
Following up on the success of their latest Disney title, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Microsoft today announced Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure is coming to the Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect and will be available on March 20, 2012.
Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure is described as an exciting racing adventure game and invites families and fans of all ages to experience the worlds of five beloved Disney/Pixar films like never before. Through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, families are invited to become part of one of five Disney/Pixar worlds and team up with characters from The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Cars and Toy Story to race against time and solve time-based challenges without setting foot (or wheel) out of the living room.
For the first time in Kinect history, you and your favorite Disney/Pixar character can interact on screen and play cooperatively to help solve challenges. Use your voice and body to seamlessly move from fast-paced puzzle-solving to moments of pulse-pounding agility and speed. You can also work with a friend to help solve puzzling the obstacles or engage a Disney/Pixar character to find hidden secrets.
Courtesy of Microsoft, we have our first look at the game in the way of a screen shot as well as a teaser trailer:
Not yet rated, Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure is being developed by Asobo Studio and is currently expected to be released on March 20, 2012.
Those poor, unfortunate souls. That is how you describe anyone who doesn’t yet own their own copy of ‘Disney Universe‘ for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and/or Sony PlayStation 3.
Less than a month since its release, Disney Interactive Studios has released its first downloadable content (DLC) for the game: a villains pack featuring five costumes of some of Disney’s most beloved villains throughout the year. Now gamers can suit up as Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations, Hades from Hercules, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, the Wicked Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and, the villains that all villains fear, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.
Available now on the Microsoft Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network, Disney has graciously provided us with new costume images as well as screenshots featuring their newest offerings, which have been added to our gallery of ‘Disney Universe’ costumes and screenshots below:
Today we get our sixth and final look at the lands to explore in Disney Interactive’s ‘Disney Universe’ before it hits shelves on October 25 (available for pre-order for Xbox, PS3, Wii and PC), just in time for Halloween. The world of Aladdin joins previously viewed worlds Monsters, Inc., Wall-E, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King and Pirates of the Caribbean as the six worlds that will ship with the game, with more becoming available via Downloadable Content (DLC) for the Microsoft Xbox and PlayStation 3 editions.
The gameplay trailer released today shows us some action in Agrabah as well as some of the newly available costumes such as Aladdin, Jasmine and Jafar, with screenshots also previewing Abu.
Below are our our character and screenshot galleries for the game. Although we have not yet received the Aladdin costumes from Disney Interactive yet, we will add them as soon as they become available to us.
Lastly, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios France, we have these short teasers for ‘Disney Universe’ featuring the worlds and costumes of Pirates of the Caribbean, Aladdin and Wall-E.
In honor of International Talk Like A Pirates Day, we have a new video look at the ‘Pirates World’ portion of the upcoming Disney Interactive Studios title, ‘Disney Universe’ which will be available to own October 25 (and now available for pre-order from Amazon.com).
Although we had previously gotten a look at the Captain Jack Sparrow costume from the game’s box art, we also now get a look at the Angelica costume via the newly released screenshots from the playing level, with
hopefully more costumes to be released to us later today. We’ve now added costumes for Jack, Angelica, Mr. Gibbs, Blackbeard and Barbossa!
The Pirates of the Caribbean world joins The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, WALL-E and Monsters, Inc. as one of six worlds that will come with the game initially, with more promised in the way of Downloadable Content on the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox platforms in the future.
Included below is our character and screenshot galleries for the game which includes several new screen captures from the ‘Pirates World’ featuring Jack Sparrow and Angelica costumes. We expect to add more costumes inspired by the world of Pirates of the Caribbean later today to the costume gallery, so please check back later.