Disney Infinity

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Disney Infinity
Disney Infinity logo.jpg
Genres Action-adventure
Sandbox
Toys-to-life[1]
Developer(s) Avalanche Software
Publisher(s) Disney Interactive Studios
Platforms Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, Apple TV
Platform of origin PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii
Wii U
Nintendo 3DS
Year of inception 2013
First release Disney Infinity
August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)
Latest release Disney Infinity 3.0
August 29, 2015 (2015-08-29)

Disney Infinity is an action-adventure sandbox toys to life[2][3] video game series developed by Avalanche Software. The setting of the series is a giant customizable universe of imagination, known as the Toy Box, populated with toy versions of iconic Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters.

As Avalanche Software was closed down on May 11, 2016, Disney announced that the franchise would be retired.[4] However, "Gold Editions" of the three games in the series were released for Microsoft Windows (via Steam) on December 9, 2016, which contains all the existing released figures and playset contents up to and including the third game's Zootopia figures.

Games[edit]

The first game, Disney Infinity was released on August 18, 2013 for Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Microsoft Windows and iOS. The second game, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes was released on September 23, 2014 for Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. The third and final game, Disney Infinity 3.0 was released on August 29, 2015 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, iOS and Android.[5] The series was discontinued on May 10, 2016, due to Avalanche Software's closure, despite some sources stating that there were some major plans in place to keep the series alive, and the presence of numerous new characters and playsets previously planned.[6]

Gameplay[edit]

Disney Infinity are action-adventure games with physical toys, open world creation and story-driven gameplay. Characters, playsets and other features are brought into the game using figurines and discs with the included Infinity Base. With the exception of non-humanoid characters, such as those from the Cars series, each character has a double jump and a default set of attacks, as well as an ability unique to each figure. For example, Sulley and Jack Skellington can roar to scare others while Violet and Randall can turn invisible. There are two main modes in this game: Play Set[7] and Toy Box.[8] Each playset is essentially a self-contained world with its own gameplay, based on a specific film or series with recognizable characters and storylines. Characters from one world cannot enter into another world, but players can put any characters together in Toy Box mode. Toy Box is a sandbox mode that players can fully customize and explore.

Play Set mode[edit]

There are a number of playsets available in the series, which are accessed via placing the relevant playset piece onto the Infinity Base and are based upon several intellectual property franchises. These playsets include:

Disney Infinity 1.0
Disney Infinity 2.0
Disney Infinity 3.0

These playsets have their own unique campaign, which can be played with up to two players. However, all characters from a specific franchise can play in their respective playset (for example, Mr. Incredible can't be used in the Pirates of the Caribbean playset), meaning two figures from the same series are required to play a play-set in split-screen multiplayer. However, Marvel and Star Wars playsets feature collectable "Crossover/Champion coins", which enable to use certain characters from different playsets.[7] Playing through play set unlocks objects and vehicles that can be used in the Toy Box mode.

Toy Box mode[edit]

Toy Box mode[9] allows players to create their own game in an open-world arena. Players can mix and match everything that is unlocked within each of the play-sets including characters, weapons and gadgets. By unlocking new content in the Disney Infinity play-sets, players are able to build their own worlds and essentially create their own game.[9] There are various "adventures" in this mode, which help teach the player how to use the mode's tools. Players can also earn "spins" by playing through playsets or leveling up their characters, which can be used to unlock additional items. The mode supports online multiplayer, in which players can play around with items that only the other player has, albeit only during that session.

A portable Toy Box became available in late 2013, exclusively for the iPad.[10] A version of the Toy Box is also available for Microsoft Windows. These versions of the Toy Box utilize the web codes included with each Disney Infinity character.

Physical elements[edit]

The Infinity Base[11] has two round spots to place figurines, and a hexagonal spot to place world discs. When the figurines are placed on the Infinity Base, the characters are imported into the game, while world discs unlock Play Sets.[8]

Power Discs are discs that can be placed on the Infinity Base along with their characters to add new elements to the game. Players can use up to three environment enhancements (Hexagonal Power Discs) that can only be used in the toy box mode and up to two character enhancements (Circular Power Discs) per character. The environment enhancements can alter the terrain, change the background "sky," add new vehicles or add new weapons. The character enhancements will alter things about the character such as damage done, replenish health, allow for faster experience gain for leveling and so on. One Power Disc is included with the Starter Pack while additional discs are sold in blind bags each containing two discs.[12]

Characters[edit]

Character Franchise Disney Infinity Disney Infinity 2.0 Disney Infinity 3.0
Agent P Phineas and Ferb Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Ahsoka Tano Star Wars: The Clone Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Aladdin Aladdin Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Alice Kingsleigh Alice Through the Looking Glass Red XN Red XN Green tickYCon
Anakin Skywalker Star Wars: The Clone Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Anger Inside Out Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Anna Frozen Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Ant-Man Captain America: Civil War Red XN Red XN Green tickYCon
Baloo The Jungle Book Red XN Red XN Green tickYConMob
Barbossa Pirates of the Caribbean Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Baymax Big Hero 6 Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Black Panther Captain America: Civil War Red XN Red XN Green tickYCon
Black Suit Spider-Man Ultimate Spider-Man Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Black Widow The Avengers Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Boba Fett Star Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Captain America The Avengers Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Captain America - The First Avenger Captain America: Civil War Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Chewbacca Star Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Darth Vader Star Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Dash The Incredibles Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Davy Jones Pirates of the Caribbean Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Disgust Inside Out Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Donald Duck Duck Universe Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Dory Finding Dory Red XN Red XN Green tickYCon
Drax the Destroyer Guardians of the Galaxy Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Elsa Frozen Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Ezra Bridger Star Wars Rebels Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Falcon The Avengers Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Fear Inside Out Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Finn Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Francesco Bernoulli Cars Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Green Goblin Ultimate Spider-Man Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Groot Guardians of the Galaxy Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Han Solo Star Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Hawkeye The Avengers Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Hector Barbossa Pirates of the Caribbean Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Hiro Hamada Big Hero 6 Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Holley Shiftwell Cars Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Hulk The Avengers Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Hulkbuster Iron Man Avengers: Age of Ultron Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Iron Fist Ultimate Spider-Man Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Iron Man The Avengers Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Jack Skellington The Nightmare Before Christmas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Jasmine Aladdin Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Jessie Toy Story Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Joy Inside Out Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Judy Hopps Zootopia Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Kanan Jarrus Star Wars Rebels Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Kylo Ren Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Leia Organa Star Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Lightning McQueen Cars Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Loki The Avengers Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Luke Skywalker Star Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Mad Hatter Alice Through the Looking Glass Red XN Red XN Green tickYCon
Mater Cars Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Maleficent Maleficent Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Merida Brave Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Mickey Mouse Mouse Universe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Mike Wazowski Monsters University Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Minnie Mouse Mouse Universe Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Mr. Incredible The Incredibles Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Mrs. Incredible The Incredibles Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Mulan Mulan Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Nemo Finding Dory Red XN Red XN Green tickYCon
Nick Fury Ultimate Spider-Man Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Nick Wilde Zootopia Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Nova Ultimate Spider-Man Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars: The Clone Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Olaf Frozen Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Phineas Flynn Phineas and Ferb Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Poe Dameron Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Quorra Tron: Legacy Red XN Green tickYPC Green tickY
Randy Monsters University Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Rapunzel Tangled Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Rey Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Ronan the Accuser Guardians of the Galaxy Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Sabine Wren Star Wars Rebels Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Sadness Inside Out Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Sam Flynn Tron: Legacy Red XN Green tickYPC Green tickY
Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Fantasia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Spider-Man Ultimate Spider-Man Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Spot The Good Dinosaur Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Stitch Lilo & Stitch Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Sulley Monsters University Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Syndrome The Incredibles Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Time Alice Through the Looking Glass Red XN Red XN Green tickYCon
Tinker Bell Tinker Bell Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Thor The Avengers Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Tonto The Lone Ranger Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Vanellope von Schweetz Wreck-It Ralph Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Venom Ultimate Spider-Man Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Violet The Incredibles Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Vision Captain America: Civil War Red XN Red XN Green tickYCon
Woody Toy Story Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Ultron Avengers: Age of Ultron Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Wreck-It Ralph Wreck-It Ralph Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Yoda Star Wars: The Clone Wars Red XN Red XN Green tickY
Yondu Guardians of the Galaxy Red XN Green tickY Green tickY
Zeb Orrelios Star Wars Rebels Red XN Red XN Green tickY

^PC – Windows version only
^Con – Console versions (^Mob and the discontinued mobile version) only; update download required

Disney Toybox[edit]

Following the cancellation of the series, it was announced that Disney would be launching a series of action figures based on the art style used in the games.[13][14]

To date, the following characters have been released or revealed:

Star Wars[edit]

Marvel Cinematic Universe[edit]

Pixar[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Williams, Katie (May 4, 2015). "Toys-To-Life Are Gaming's Hottest-selling Accessory of 2015". IGN. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Disney is ending its Infinity video game line, shutting down Avalanche Software". May 11, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ Cork, Jeff (May 5, 2015). "June Cover Revealed – Disney Infinity 3.0". Game Informer. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Disney Infinity's Ambitious Plans For The Future (before it was cancelled...) -". Iheartinfinity.com. May 13, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Disney INFINITY (May 29, 2013). "Disney INFINITY Playsets". Disney INFINITY Figures. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Nichols, Scott (18 January 2013). "Disney Infinity preview: Skylanders challenger not the usual toy story". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Disney Infinity Toy Box Mode". Disney Infinity. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Butts, Steve (August 14, 2013). "Disney Infinity Goes Mobile". IGN. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Disney launches Infinity video game that costs more than an iPad Mini". Daily Mail. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Disney INFINITY Figures — Power Discs". Disney Infinity Figures. April 24, 2013. Archived from the original on April 20, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  13. ^ https://www.starwars.com/news/inside-the-new-disney-infinity-inspired-toybox-star-wars-figures
  14. ^ https://nerdist.com/disney-toybox-star-wars-marvel-pixar/

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