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The Final Disney Infinity Patch

19/05/2016 10:10 PMdark52

If your console is connected to the internet you should now (or very soon) be able to download the final update to Disney Infinity 3.0 that brings in the Finding Dory Play Set which is due to launch in about a month's time - so if you see the Play Set in the shops early and are able to buy it you'll be able to play right away.

Version 1.06

The update also heralds the arrival of ten new Achievements and Trophies for Marvel Battlegrounds and the Finding Dory Play Set as well as five pages of new Finding Dory themed items for your Toy Box.

So far it doesn't seem that the patch has accidentally left in any hints to any of the other originally planned characters but in case you missed it Kotaku posted an article last week detailing some of the plans that were in place before the game got canned. It includes things like the identity of the Disney Animation Play Set (Moana, of course), a range of giant sized premium figures, and even some of what could have been for 4.0.

Alice, Mad Hatter, and Time are due out next week. And the Finding Dory Play Set and Nemo are due out in a month to round out the series.

The End of Infinity - Disney Infinity Cancelled

10/05/2016 10:00 PMdark52

Unfortunately it has emerged today that Disney are shutting down Avalanche Software, resulting in the loss of approximately 300 jobs, and with it ending the Disney Infinity franchise.

"After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model," says Disney consumer products and interactive media chairman Jimmy Pitaro. "This shift in strategy means we will cease production of Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market, coupled with high development costs, has created a challenging business model. This means that we will be shutting down Avalanche, our internal studio that developed the game. This was a difficult decision that we did not take lightly given the quality of Disney Infinity and its many passionate fans."
Disney Infinity Cast

The imminent releases of the standalone Alice Through the Looking Glass figures and the Finding Dory Play Set and figures are still scheduled as previously expected but beyond that it seems there will be no more.

And Nemo Completes Finding Dory

06/05/2016 10:40 AMdark52

Somehow we're a week into May and still not even an announcement of the next NEXT announcement video, instead here we have another one of those things that are inevitable if you wait this long to tell us anything: a leak! Over on Disney Infinity Codes they've spotted an Amazon Mexico listing for a single Nemo figure, who will be part of the previously revealed Finding Dory Play Set, which includes our first look at the figure.


He comes packaged with two Power Discs that were originally released in the very first Power Disc wave of Disney Infinity 1.0: Marlin's Reef and Nemo's Seascape. Perhaps they had trouble creating anything other than a basic fish as European listings peg this as the only additional character for the set beyond Dory herself.

So why are they waiting so long to announce these things? The Alice toys are due out in just 18 days and have still not yet been officially revealed but they hardly seem like something that would need to be kept so tightly under wraps, neither really does the Finding Dory content. At this point the only thing I can possibly think of that could be holding them back is some sort of Marvel announcement in the video. Otherwise this is an utterly bewildering wait.