‘Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes’ Announced – Forbes
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes announced in Hollywood as the next edition of the best-selling toy-video game of 2013.
At an event today Disney Interactive unveiled the next chapter in their Disney Infinity game. Like competitor Skylanders Trap Team this uses collectable toy figures to access in-game characters and content along with power discs to tap into upgrades and equipment.
Even before things got started Disney’s experience in consumer products was telling. Unlike Activison ‘s retail partners who had inadvertently leaked the name of their new game, the internet was uncharacteristically low on rumors about the exact content of Disney Interactive’s new offering.
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes focuses entirely on the Marvel Universe with classic characters and new story lines. Pulling no punches with its “best-selling new hybrid toy / video game of 2013” (according to the NPD Group’s video games retail sales data) Disney went on to lay out plans for the franchise in 2014.
A new line of physical interactive Marvel figures are again used to access in game characters. Alongside these are the all important Play Sets, the adventures of Disney Infinity. Written this time by Marvel comic writer Michael Bendis players will play as more 20 Marvel characters including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk and Hawkeye (provided they have purchased the related figurine) to battle enemies, complete challenging missions, solve puzzles and ultimately save the world from destruction.
The Toy Box is getting a bump in Disney Infinity 2.0 as well with new structured, franchise-themed adventures that players can customize and play using any in-game character from across the Disney Infinity universe. A new Creator tool helps players build worlds faster and easier. Add to this the hundreds of unlock-able Marvel-themed items, locations, props and characters and there is the raw material to create all manner of experiences.
New pyramid shaped discs deliver franchise-themed games to the Toy Box too. Build and customize your games by using Toy Box Toys of your choice and play through each game using any Disney Infinity character to complete missions.
Gameplay is enhanced with new combat and more destructible game worlds along with a new set of Marvel gadgets and vehicles.
Happily all the existing Disney Infinity figures, toys and power discs are compatible with the Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes – stats and upgrades intact. Bring them into the new game and they get a level cap increase from level 15 to 20 along with skills that are chosen using the Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes skill tree.
Finally the power discs. New circular and hexagonal Power Discs add costumes, Area of Effect attacks and team team-ups. Hexagonal power discs will add new weapons, vehicles and sky and terrain customizations.
Current the following power discs have been detailed:
Marvel Skies and Textures
- World War Hulk – Customize your landscape to make it look as if Hulk went on a smashing rampage
- World War Hulk Sky – Turn your blue skies green with this Hulk themed power disc
- Stark Tech – Deck out your Toy Box compliments of Tony Stark. Unlock the Stark Industries Tech theme with upgraded Hologram Readout Tech ability
- View from the Suit – Ever wonder what it’s like to see the world from inside Iron Man’s helmet? Check out the Hologram Readout Tech upgrade and unlock Stark Industries “View from the Suit”
- Hydra Motorcycle – Take Hydra’s Motorcycle for a spin. Sidecar included
- Lola – Need a ride? Unlock this Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hover car
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Containment Truck – Contain enemies and protect civilians with this S.H.I.E.L.D. truck
- Falcon’s Wings – You’ll be soaring when you put on Falcon’s Wings
- The Avenjet – Hop on board the Avenjet for a speed boost in your Toy Box
Marvel Team-Ups and Costumes
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Strike – Send down a missile strike from above. Your enemies will need to take cover
- Marvel Team Up: Winter Solder – Team up with the Winter Soldier and catch your enemies in the crossfire
- Marvel Team Up: Iron Patriot – Hit them hard, hit them fast, hit them everywhere! Iron Patriot reporting for duty
- Stark Arc Reactor – Try the Mark 42 on for size! Unlock Iron Man’s black and white special edition Guardians of the Galaxy armor with added boom!
- Sentinel of Liberty – Expand your Super Hero wardrobe with Captain America’s World War II costume and original shield!
- Gamma Rays – Time to get old school and unlock the Original Grey Hulk costume with added smash!
The game is purchased in a Starter Pack that include the Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes video game, three Marvel Super Heroes Figures: Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow, a Disney Infinity 2.0 Base, two Toy Box Game Discs, a Marvel’s The Avengers Play Set piece and a Web Code Card.
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes starter packs will be available in the fall on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, iOS.