CONFIRMED: ‘The Lone Ranger’ Playset for Disney Infinity

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‘Disney Infinity’ Accessories by PDP Now Available for Pre-Order

Disney Infinity Play Zone by PDPWhile 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.

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Electronic Arts Receives Exclusive Multi-Year ‘Star Wars’ Game Development Deal

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.

Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.

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‘Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff’ Video Game Set for August Launch

'Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff'Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of games for the mass market along with Disney Interactive, announced today that ‘Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff‘ is expected to launch this August. Based on the top-rated Emmy Award-winning hit series, ‘Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff’ will release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U video game system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ from Nintendo. The title is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com with a release date of August 13, 2013.

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‘DuckTales Remastered’ from Capcom Available Summer 2013

Scrooge's Money Bin in 'DuckTales Remastered'Earlier today at PAX East, Capcom announced they will be reviving the popular ‘DuckTales’ NES title for NextGen consoles with ‘DuckTales Remixed.’

According to Polygon, the new version has new hand-drawn sprites, and features Disney’s voice talent, remastered versions of the original’s 8-bit music. New elements include a tutorial, Scrooge’s Money Bin and a museum.

It will be available this summer for Wii U and PlayStation Network for $15 and Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 points.

A trailer announcing the game has also been released.

h/t @rwmead

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‘Disney Infinity’ Pre-Order Best Deals Online

Disney InfinityWith the August 18, 2013 release date for Disney Infinity looming, retailers are beginning to step up their offers to entice consumers to choose them as the shop of choice when it comes to the starter pack, expansion packs, additional figures and accessories from PDP to show off and tote collections.

Tied for the leaders in the fairly tight race currently appears to be Amazon.com and GameStop.com who are bundling the starter sets with a figure of choice plus a blind pack of Disney Infinity power discs at the retail list of $74.95. For details and options, visit Amazon.com or GameStop.com.

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Disney Infinity Launch Pushed Beyond ‘Monsters University’ … and ‘Lone Ranger’

Disney Infinity Power Disc Blind PackEarlier this evening, the New York Times broke the news that Disney Infinity will no longer be released in June as previously announced, but has been pushed back to August 18 domestically, with a European release a couple of days later.

The move, according to the article, was one based on market and positioning, suggesting retailers were receptive to the product and offering valuable shelf space for it but wanted it closer to the holiday season.

While the article gives the impression that Disney Interactive feels the move will be better overall for its bottom line (at least come 2014), it also introduces some doubts as well.

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APP REVIEW: ‘Toy Story: Smash It!’ is Flawless Spin on Mobile Classic

Toy Story Smash It! Title: Toy Story: Smash It! (link)
Publisher:
Walt Disney
Released:
February 27, 2013
Cost:
$.99
Platforms:
Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), Android Soon
Pros: Familiar intellectual property, addictive play, well executed spin on popular mobile game franchise
Cons: Restart button isn’t immediate
Review: Toy Story: Smash It!, a new title from Disney Mobile and Disney Mobile Studio Prague, is a physics oriented game that’s sure to make any player anything but angry.

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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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‘Disney Infinity’ Cars Play Set Officially Announced (Screenshots, Trailer, Figures)

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Although it had already been announced (and confirmed our initial reports), Disney Interactive today noted that at launch, ‘Disney Infinity’ will have a Cars play set available to purchase. This makes Cars the fourth officially announced play set (along with Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles) and the first add-on pack.

As we reported (and confirmed) yesterday, the Cars play set allows gamers to take on the role of Lightning McQueen, Mater, Holley Shiftwell and Francesco Bernoulli and enter the virtual world of Radiator Springs, where they will prepare the town for a big international racing event.

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