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Power Discs in Detail

30/07/2013 7:06 PMdark52

We've known what the 20 Power Discs for launch are for quite a while but now Disney have provided a video showcasing some of them as well as details on exactly what each one does.

Quote: Disney Press Release


Circular Discs

  • Bolt’s Super Strength – Character that you’re playing with does 10% more damage
  • Fix It Felix’s Repair Power – Character you’re playing with has 20% more health
  • C.H.R.O.M.E’s Armor Shield – In-game character receives -10% less damage
  • Pieces of Eight – In-game character gains 10% more loot

Hexagonal Discs

  • Mickey’s Car – Drive Mickey’s Jalopy in the Toy Box
  • Cinderella’s Coach – Drive Cinderella’s Carriage in the Toy Box
  • Kahn– Ride Kahn the Horse from “Mulan” in the Toy Box
  • Stitch’s Blaster – In-game character gets Stitch’s blaster from “Lilo and Stitch”
  • Carl Fredericksen’s Cane – In-game character gets Carl’s cane from “Up”
  • Sugar Rush
    • King Candy’s Dessert Toppings Texture Set– Adds a “Sugar Rush” theme from “Wreck-it-Ralph” to Toy Box terrain objects
    • Sugar Rush Sky Skydome – Adds a “Sugar Rush” theme from “Wreck-it-Ralph” to the Toy Box sky
  • Alice in Wonderland
    • Alice’s Wonderland Texture Set – Adds an “Alice in Wonderland” theme to Toy Box terrain objects
    • Tulgey Wood Skydome – Adds an “Alice in Wonderland” theme to Toy Box sky
  • Finding Nemo
    • Marlin’s Reef Texture Set– Adds a “Finding Nemo” theme to the Toy Box terrain objects
    • Nemo’s Seascape Skydome – Adds a “Finding Nemo” theme to the Toy Box sky
  • Tangled Lantern
    • Rapunzel’s Kingdom Texture Set – Adds a “Tangled” theme to Toy Box terrain objects
    • Rapunzel’s Birthday Sky Skydome – Adds a “Tangled” theme to the Toy Box sky

Rare Hexagonal Discs

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Adds the Dumbo ride from the Parks in the Toy Box
  • Abu the Elephant – Adds the elephant version of Abu in the Toy Box
  • Astro Blasters Space Cruiser – Adds the Astro Blaster vehicle from the Buzz Lightyear attraction in the Toy Box

The exclusive Power Discs Album from Toys R Us has space for another ten discs but as yet it is unclear how to get them.

Toy Box Game Creation Trailer

24/07/2013 6:56 PMdark52

Even with the launch of Disney Infinity less than a month away there is still plenty of time to show off even more Toy Box videos. This one kicks off with Sulley, Barbossa, Syndrome and Mater all collaborating to build a game of their own creation for Wreck it Ralph to play, and it goes on to tease you with the sheer number of types of game that are possible to create within the Toy Box.

There's also a whole new set of screenshots to take a look at.

The Infinity Machine Starts Spinning

23/07/2013 2:14 AMdark52

The Disney Infinity Youtube channel is at it again, this time with a rather unique method of viewing the videos, press the big red button and you will get a randomly selected combination of two characters and an item and will then get to see a short video featuring that combination.

The number of combinations isn't quite infinite but there are plenty of videos to find (maybe 40 videos?), and seeing as it's randomly selected you may well be spinning for quite a while before you've seen them all!

Update: To save you that time I've included all of the videos after the break.

Mr. Incredible, Vanellope, Pixar Ball

Mike, Mr. Incredible, Jalopy

Mrs. Incredible, Lightning McQueen, Helicopter

Mrs. Incredible, Mike, Jet Pack

Perry, Mr. Incredible, Paintball Gun

Sulley, Skellington, Soccer Ball

Sulley, Jack Sparrow, Invisinator

Sulley, Lightning McQueen, Carriage

Sulley, Lightning McQueen, Jet Barrel

Sulley, Mr. Incredible, Rocket Booster

Sulley, Mr. Incredible, Jet Barrel

Sulley, Vanellope, Shrinking Goo Gun

Sulley, Vanellope, TP Launcher

Syndrome, Mater, Helicopter

Vanellope, Davy Jones, Jet Barrel

Wreck-It Ralph, Mr. Incredible, Condor Wings

Jack Sparrow, Jack Skellington, Jet Pack

Barbossa, Vanellope, Rocket Booster

Jack Sparrow, Sulley, Zero Point Energy Ray

Lightning Mcqueen, Jack Skellington, Sticky Hand

Mike, Jack Skellington, Splash Pool

Davy Jones, Jack Skellington, Jet Pack

Davy Jones, Lightning McQueen, Astro Blaster

Davy, Mr. Incredible, Coach

Mike, Lightning McQueen, Box O' Fireworks

Mike, Jack Sparrow, Sticky Hand

Jack Sparrow, Lightning McQueen, Condor Wings

Jack Sparrow, Jack Skellington, Invisinator

Mike, Lightning McQueen, Booster Pack

Mike, Jack Sparrow, Boxing Glove Prank Launcher

Jack Sparrow, Mike, Hand Slap Prank Launcher

Sulley, Vanellope, Jet Barrel

Captain Jack Sparrow, Vanellope, Sticky Hand

Mike, Davy Jones, TP Launcher

Mike, Vanellope, TP Launcher

Lightning Mcqueen, Vanellope, Prank Launcher

Sulley, Davy Jones, Carriage

Mike, Jack Sparrow, Jet Pack

Jack Skellington, Mr. Incredible, Sticky Hand

Phineas and Agent P at Comic-Con

20/07/2013 9:31 PMdark52

This weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con saw the Disney Infinity debut of some handmade and handpainted versions of the Phineas and Agent P figures from Phineas and Ferb.

While the ten figures that were given out are fully functional in-game you likely won't see them at retail for launch.

The Incredibles Under the Spotlight

17/07/2013 9:07 PMdark52

Following suit with all of the other Play Sets the official Disney Infinity Youtube channel has posted a set of brand new videos for each of the characters for The Incredibles Play Set, as well as the Play Set itself, naturally.

The Incredibles Play Set

Dash, Violet, Syndrome, Mrs Incredible, Mr Incredible

At the end of the compilation video you get a glimpse of the vault that you can unlock and find inside special "hidden content" when you have all five of the characters from The Incredibles Play Set.

And there's another new video about the Toy Box, this time it's about missions and you get to see a few of the challenges that are unlocked by each character.

There's also a whole host of new screenshots in our gallery:

Disney Infinity at the D23 Expo

12/07/2013 5:33 PMdark52

At the D23 Expo next month (August 9th-11th) Disney are planning to showcase Disney Infinity in a presentation on the 11th (Sunday) and show off some brand new game features as well as to reveal some characters for the game that have yet to be seen. They will also be giving away a "never-before-seen" Disney Infinity figure for every fan in the audience.

Click "Read More" to see the full press release.

And as for what some of those characters might be it's time for some rumours... by way of Disney Infinity France the folks over at Disney Infinity Fans have spotted listings for several new characters which includes several characters from this November's film release "Frozen", Anna and Elsa, and there's even a listing for Mickey Mouse himself.

Curiously there are also many listings for "crystal" versions of some existing characters, these seem to be slightly more expensive than the regular figures but no further details were given so who knows what they may eventually turn out to be.


Full press release:

Disney Interactive Invites Fans to Play, Discover, and Explore the Future of Interactive Storytelling at Disney’s D23 Expo, August 9–11, 2013

Division to offer sneak peek at un-announced projects, including Arena presentation with exclusive performances, reveals and D23 Disney Infinity giveaway

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disney Interactive is inviting fans to experience the latest digital offerings from Disney at the D23 Expo, August 9–11, giving fans hands-on experiences, first-look presentations, and exclusive D23 Expo giveaways. With an unprecedented lineup of upcoming games and products, including Disney Infinity, Fantasia: Music Evolved and more, Disney Interactive is turning up the excitement with its largest D23 Expo presence ever including a show floor pavilion, daily presentations, and the D23 Expo Arena.

Arena Presentation: On Sunday, August 11, fans won’t want to miss “To Infinity and Beyond: Disney Interactive Takes the Stage,” Disney Interactive’s first ever D23 Expo Arena Presentation. Kicking off at noon, Disney Interactive Co-Presidents, Jimmy Pitaro and John Pleasants, host an inside look at the division’s upcoming slate of games, apps, and online shows including:

  • The world premiere of Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, the highly anticipatedupcoming web series based on the Vinylmation franchise.
  • An Expo-exclusive demo of the just-announced video game Fantasia: Music Evolved, complete with a live performance from the Disney Chamber Ensemble.
  • Disney Infinity will pull out all the stops with several surprises fans won’t want to miss, including un-announced character reveals, brand new game features and an exclusive giveaway of a never-before-seen Disney Infinity figure for every fan in the audience!

Pavilion Experience: Located in Hall B,the Disney Interactive pavilion lets Guests step into the world of interactive storytelling through hands-on experiences with the latest games and products from Disney Interactive. Gamers, fans and families will have the opportunity to discover Disney Interactive’s upcoming digital innovations bringing them closer to the characters and stories they love on the platforms and devices they use every day.

  • Just days before Disney Infinity arrives in stores, attendees will be among the first to experience the new gaming platform that lets fans play in the worlds of their favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar films.
  • Fans can assume the role of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in the upcoming game Fantasia: Music Evolved and transform classic and contemporary music through motion-controlled movement like never before.
  • Guests can join the “D23 Expo Story Scavenger Hunt” by using Disney’s new personal storytelling app, Story, to share their favorite memories and moments from this year’s expo to win great prizes throughout the weekend.
  • Attendees will have the chance to demo an un-announced premium tablet experience which gives Guests unprecedented access to Disney’s rich heritage.
  • Catch exclusive trailers and sneak peeks from the latest online shows like Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, apps, and games at the Disney Interactive Main Stage.

With exclusive collectible giveaways, still-to-be-announced panels and presentations, and first looks at the Fall’s hottest digital products, Guests won’t want to miss the surprises Disney Interactive has up its sleeve. Visit www.D23Expo.com and DisneyInteractive.tumblr.com for more updates leading up to the D23 Expo 2013.

Disney Infinity Goes on Tour

08/07/2013 4:01 PMdark52

To prepare for the launch of Disney Infinity next month Disney are sending the game off on a "Summer of Endless Fun" tour around a select few of the United States.

There will be activities at the events including a demo of the game as well as giveaways and contests. It all kicked off yesterday in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California and will continue on through July and up to release in August, check out the list below for the locations and dates where they'll be stopping off:

July 13-14: Taste of Chicago in Chicago, Ill.
July 18-20: Gaslamp Quarter during San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, Calif.
July 19-21: Revere Beach National Festival in Boston, Mass.
July 26-28: Coast Guard Festival in Detroit, Mich.
August 10-11: Prince William County Fair in Richmond, Va.
August 17: Nintendo World Store in New York City, N.Y.
August 18: Times Square in New York City, N.Y.

The game is released on that last day so the ones in New York will be special events to mark the launch.


Press release below:

Disney Infinity is Hitting the Road for “Summer of Endless Fun” Tour

Kids and Families Will Have the Opportunity To Play Disney Infinity for the First Time Before It Launches On Aug. 18

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive’s biggest and most ambitious video game to date, is embarking on a multi-city “Summer of Endless Fun” tour to showcase the most anticipated game of the year. The cross country road trip, which is free to the public, kicked off on July 7 in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. Players will get an exclusive sneak peek at the game before it hits store shelves on Aug. 18.

Zigzagging across the country, fans will get the chance to play Disney Infinity – featuring the innovative Toy Box mode that truly brings every kids’ imagination to life. Who hasn’t thought about building a world where Mr. Incredible uses a Monsters University toilet paper launcher while driving around in Cinderella’s carriage with monster truck wheels? Now players can let their imaginations run free and create their own adventures.

The “Summer of Endless Fun” Tour will make stops in Chicago, San Diego, Boston, Detroit and Richmond, culminating with a weekend of launch activities in New York City on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. Activities at each tour stop include game demos, surprise guests, photo opportunities, giveaways, contests, entertainment provided by Radio Disney and more.

Disney Infinity is an all-new game platform that gives players the freedom to create stories and play experiences featuring characters from The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios. Players can place real-world toy versions of beloved Disney characters onto a device called the Disney Infinity Base and transport them into the virtual game worlds of Monsters University, the Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars and The Lone Ranger, as well as into a giant Toy Box.

July 13-14: Taste of Chicago in Chicago, Ill.
July 18-20: Gaslamp Quarter during San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, Calif.
July 19-21: Revere Beach National Festival in Boston, Mass.
July 26-28: Coast Guard Festival in Detroit, Mich.
August 10-11: Prince William County Fair in Richmond, Va.
August 17: Nintendo World Store in New York City, N.Y.
August 18: Times Square in New York City, N.Y.

Double Depp

03/07/2013 12:57 AMdark52

The amusing coincidence has not been lost on the Disney Infinity team as Yahoo posts a short video showing Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Tonto (Johnny Depp) facing off, the trailer will apparently be played right before screenings of The Lone Ranger which is being released this week.

And in new rumours news, Stitch Kingdom have posted a photograph of a mock-up display for Disney Infinity, at the top of the photo you can see a lineup of characters very similar to an unfinished piece of artwork that was released back when the game was announced. It contains a few potential playable characters not referenced to since that time, namely Victor Frankenstein and Sparky from Frankenweenie as well as a few backing characters that are more like to just be NPCs. What is most interesting is an addition to the lineup, instead of The Underminer from The Incredibles you have two characters from the recent Disney movie Oz the Great and Powerful.