“Disney Infinity” is the New and Improved Skylanders

In the New York Times in October, Disney chief executive Robert Iger hinted to the production of an unannounced gaming initiative code-named Toy Box, now it seems the rumors might start becoming true.

A while back Activision released a game called Skylanders, which looked fun and pretty neat with little figurine creatures you bought and could put in a game. From what I heard, there is a market for Skylanders, personally, I thought the creatures were cute enough, but I never bought any.

The rumor is that Disney is going to create a Skylanders type game for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U,and Nintendo 3DS to go against the Skylanders franchise. The Disney Infinity game are said to have plastic tokens that teleport iconic Disney characters like Mr. Incredible from The Incredibles and Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean to virtual worlds via a USB or infrared device, very similar to Skylanders. The idea includes a starter pack and later on “landmark tokens” used to gain access to additional levels or worlds.

If it’s not clear as day what is going to happen, I have a good feeling that Disney is going to capitalize the Star Wars brand into Disney Infinity especially after taking over Lucasfilm, let’s not forget Marvel either. I wasn’t in line to buy Skylanders and I don’t plan on buying Skylanders at all in the future, but I sure am interested in Disney Infinity— just imagining the different realms and the world of Disney in one game, I think it’s brilliant!


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