Toys ‘R’ Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com will become the ultimate retail destinations for consumers eager to explore the new, magical worlds of Disney Infinity when it officially launches this Sunday, August 18. Disney Interactive’s new video game platform, which will be available on the Xbox 360 game and entertainment system, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U and iPad, integrates collectible figures featuring beloved characters from The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios with an immersive video game experience that allows the characters to come to life and interact together – for the first time ever. In the U.S., Toys ‘R’ Us also will be the only place where fans can find figures from the Infinite Crystal Series, an assortment of exclusive, collectible figures that have enhanced in-game abilities, as well as exclusive Power Discs that unlock special in-game powers, gadgets, vehicles and more.
Disney Interactive is bringing together an exciting lineup of musicians to the ‘Disney Infinity’ in-game soundtrack including, Daft Punk, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino and more. Each of these songs, initially from Disney & Pixar movies, will be featured in the Toy Box mode – where players can build and customize their own unique virtual world using their favorite character, vehicles, settings and accessories from the Disney & Pixar family.
As per a thread located on DisneyInfinityFans.com, a French etailer had temporarily listed several ‘Disney Infinity’ items that had long been suspected, but had not been formally announced.
Among the items listed were toys (figures) featuring the likenesses of Elsa and Anna of Disney’s Frozen, Mickey Mouse (which we believe will be a Sorcerer’s Apprentice inspired item) and Jack Skellington. Also identified are toy packs branded for Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph (both consisting of perhaps just two characters based on the pricing). Oddly enough, a separate toy listing for Woody existed, casting doubts on the figures expected to be included in the Toy Story Space play set. An oddly named ‘girls’ pack of figures was also listed.
Via its official Tumblr site, Disney Interactive today announced it will be kicking off a national tour commemorating the release of ‘Disney Infinity.’
The tour will kick off this Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort from 4 pm to 9 pm PT and will then make its way across the country, ending up at New York City’s Times Square (home to both Toys ‘R’ Us and Disney Store flagship stores) on release day, August 18. Each stop along the way promises game demos, surprise guests, photo opportunities, giveaways, contests, entertainment provided by Radio Disney and more.
Whether it was intentional or not, the release of a new ‘Disney Infinity’ featurette titled ‘Creating Disney Infinity: Play Sets’ has officially confirmed our previous reports that ‘Toy Story Space’ does in fact appear to be an upcoming playset for the ‘Disney Infinity’ gaming platform.
The video also features minor clips from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ which we also believed to be an upcoming playset but are unclear if it had ever officially been announced as such (characters such as Phineas and Agent P have often been touted as playable characters in previous promotional videos).
Just ahead of E3, we have received confirmation of something we have been reporting for quite some time: a previously as-of-yet unannounced playset for ‘Disney Infinity,’ The Lone Ranger. Although we have been talking about the playset since before the original announcement, we last visited the possibility back in March, when the launch had been delayed until August. While most outlets focused on that its launch no longer coincided with the theatrical release of Monsters University, we also pointed out that it now releases after the theatrical debut of The Lone Ranger, which will now mean Disney Infinity will be relying on the success of the film rather than being a marketing tool for it.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.