Yesterday, at a panel as part of the PlayStation Experience, Disney showed a first look at the PlayStation Vita version of the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Starter Pack and revealed that the exclusive character it will come with is none other than Black Suit Spider-Man. He will be accompanied by the two Marvel Toy Box Game Discs and the Spider-Man Play Set Piece, the Starter Pack does not include a Nova figure.
This version of the Spider-Man toy is only going to be available in the Vita Starter Pack but in-game it will look the same as when you use the Alien Symbiote Costume Power Disc with the regular Spider-Man.
Could this pave the way for figures of any of the other Costume Power Discs?
The Vita edition is scheduled for launch in May 2015 and will also be compatible with the PlayStation TV device.
The most recent update to the PC version of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) has included (inadvertently perhaps) the statue bases for the final two mystery Disney Originals. They are Sam Flynn and Quorra from the Tron franchise.
It has also included spaces for two new Tron themed Power Discs:
You can go check them out for yourself and watch their videos by updating your version of the PC version of Disney Infinity 2.0, visiting the Hall of Heroes and walking over to the plinths on opposite sides of the new Disney Originals area.
Also included in the update were a few other new Disney Originals Power Discs based on Mulan, Flubber and Beauty and the Beast:
Mulan's Training Uniform, Flubber, Enchanted Rose
I have also updated the Avengers Bonus Box Map with the Wall Crawl boxes thanks to the free Hulk trial in the recently released PC version of Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes, and have also added the Maximum Strength Bonus Boxes to the Spider-Man Bonus Box Map as I finally received Venom.
Hot on the heels of the Avengers maps I have created a brand new pair of maps of New York for the Spider-Man Play Set, complete with the locations of the Crossover Coins and Bonus Boxes (no Maximum Strength ones just yet, sorry now with Maximum Strength Bonus Boxes).
The Crossover Coin map may be a little pointless considering the proximity of the coins to each other but the included screenshots should help if you've somehow managed to miss one or two of them.
A guide for the Guardians of the Galaxy collectibles is in the works so check back soon for that!
With today marking the official US release of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) I have whipped up a couple of rough maps of New York as seen in the Avengers Play Set. This first one should help you find the Crossover Coins which allow you to bring Rocket Raccoon and Nova into the Avengers Play Set. If you click here I've provided screenshots of their exact locations to further help you pin them down.
And I've also made a map for the Flight, Super Jump, Tech,and Ultimate Strength Bonus Boxes that give you concept art (unfortunately I don't own a Hulk toy so it doesn't contain the Wall Climb boxes just yet, sorry now updated with Wall Crawl Bonus Boxes thanks to the PC version's Hulk trial). Again I've made a page here that contains screenshots of all the locations if the general outline isn't quite enough.
Check back soon for similar collectible guides for the Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy Play Sets.
With the game's release in Australia the review embargo has been lifted and quite a few sites have posted their opinions on the brand new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition), it's a real mixed bag with just as many negative as positive focusing on the additions to the Toy Box and the content of the new Play Sets.
A big deal has been made about Disney Infinity 2.0 characters having a level tree and rightfully so. There’s more incentive to level up to the new cap of 20 in order to gain tokens to spend on new abilities and weapons.
This is a game about the joys of creativity and imagination that speaks to these ideas by inspiring you to indulge in them. Disney Infinity is a genuinely impressive creation, so entwined with the essential nature of "Toys to Life" gaming that you’d be excused for thinking this is where the genre started. It isn’t, but it’s certainly where it’s been best expressed.
As you adventure through the game you'll collect more pieces to flesh out your own level creations, letting you put the Marvel heroes in any circumstance that your imagination can muster.
There were moments in The Avengers set where my jaw dropped open as enemies tossed cars around like they were cardboard and errant blasts tore chunks out of buildings, giving the whole experience a truly super-heroic epic scale that I didn't expect.
The game itself is much better executed than the original in terms of structured gameplay, but you will need to purchase additional characters to unlock all that Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes has to offer.
There is an awful lot of value packed into Disney Infinity 2.0. Whether it is the adventures themselves, the new Marvel worlds, creating new experiences in the toy box or the new toy box mini-games we will be playing this for months to come.
But while missions may not stray from genre-conventions, Avalanche really nailed how each character plays. Iron Man is particularly impressive, as his animations and abilities directly mirror how you'd expect him to look in a game.
It's how much you enjoy the Disney and Marvel characters that will decide whether you'll enjoy what's on offer here. Even with some added superhero heft, the game isn't substantially different, or better, than its predecessor.
The missions themselves are very basic, mostly revolving around standard beat-em-up objectives. You could be told to go to one place on the map and beat up bad guys, or protect someone – by pounding bad guys – or escort people from one area to another.
It takes time and actual, honest-to-goodness skill to make anything remotely playable, which makes the new additions to Toy Box in 2.0 extremely welcome ones.
We're also a bit disappointed that there aren't any collectibles hidden in the levels, either. Leaving them with no replay value, once you're done, you're done, with little incentive to go back.
Uneven and undercooked, Disney Infinity 2.0 isn’t the major upgrade I expected. It lacks the playful fun and diversity that made Infinity 1.0 so great last year.
Disney Infinity’s leap into the Marvel universe is bafflingly bad – a gut-punch of a sequel stripped of most of the magic, wonder, and imagination that made the play sets from the first Infinity game enjoyable for children and adults alike.
We were also sent the Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy Play Sets and they’re just as bad, and just as obsessed with transporting batteries, turning on generators, and fighting the same cannon fodder bad guys again and again.
While many improvements have been made in 2.0, the core experience remains the same--including its awkward combat, boring, repetitive quests, and obtuse controls.
I'll be continuing to update this post for the next few days with more reviews as they come in. Disney Infinity 2.0 releases on Friday in Europe and on Tuesday in North America.
The final two Marvel characters for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) have been revealed as none other than Yondu, as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set, and the Falcon for an eighth member of the Avengers Play Set (although he doesn't get a spot on the Collector's Edition stand). It does not appear that either of them will be able to crossover between the Marvel Play Sets but you will of course be able to freely use them together in the Toy Box.
Yondu's presence might be a little confusing considering there's a Marvel Team-Up Power Disc for him but you can apparently team up with him as him no problem.
The pair of them are not due to be released until sometime in 2015. This announcement means that there are just two characters left to be revealed, both of them confirmed to be Disney Originals (at least one is female). Will the mystery manage to remain beyond the release of the game or will it all get spoiled with the release of the game? That's just one week away now, Thursday in Australia, Friday in Europe and the Tuesday after that in the US.
Another pair of Disney Originals are to be added to the growing collection in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition), and yes they too do not have an accompanying Play Set. Hiro and Baymax are from the upcoming Disney film "Big Hero 6" which is due to be released on the 7th of November.
|From the heart of San Fransokyo into Toy Box 2.0 comes the brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who created "Big Hero 6." The inventor of mind-controlled microbots uses his brain as his most powerful weapon.||There is no robot better suited for the Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 than the plus-sized inflatable Baymax. While this robot might have a huggable side, he definitely packs a hard armor shell. His Kung Fu fighting moves can ward off even the fiercest of enemies. His rocket fist, super strength and thrusters are unmatched.|
|Allows players to create a cloud of frost that freezes enemies right in their tracks.|
Hiro and Baymax will be available from November 4th, being released at the same time as the Toy Box Starter Pack.
Another brand new "Disney Original" character for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) has been announced today at gamescom in Germany... Donald Duck! And yes, he's Toy Box only.
|Donald Duck||All For One|
Another reveal for "Disney" Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) sees the addition of two classic Disney characters to the line-up, Aladdin and Jasmine from the 1992 film Aladdin. Unfortunately just like Maleficent, Merida, Tinkerbell and Stitch they are, once again, Toy Box only.
|"With a scimitar and a magic lamp at his disposal, Aladdin’s brand of action is the answer to all your Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 wishes. You’ll want to seek out this diamond in the rough."||"From within the walls of the Sultan’s palace in Agrabah, Princess Jasmine leaps into acrobatic action in Toy Box 2.0. With the help of a magic carpet, Jasmine can summon desert winds to keep enemies at bay."|
While there won't be an Aladdin Play Set there will be four Aladdin themed Power Discs for you to try and find in blind bags/get too many of:
|Aladdin's Magic Carpet|
|Your wish for flight has been granted. Soar above the Toy Box on Aladdin’s Magic Carpet with this rare Power Disc.|
|The Sands of Agrabah|
|Transform your Toy Box terrain into the dunes and desert of Agrabah.|
|Jasmine’s Palace View|
|Transform the Toy Box skyline with this Power Disc and you will feel as if you’re in the land of Agabah.|
|Rags to Riches|
|Slip on this Prince Ali costume for added style and increased riches.|
And for some reason while Aladdin will be released this Fall, Jasmine is instead due out in early 2015. Look for their double pack once you've given up waiting and bought one of them already.
In other news, the full list of Achievements for the game has been revealed, they all look like they're going to be pretty straightforward to earn.
As part of their presence at this year's San Diego Comic Con, Disney have revealed the third Play Set of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) as "Guardians of the Galaxy".
The Play Set features five playable characters: Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, and Groot. Star-Lord and Gamora are included in the Play Set pack, you'll have to buy the others separately. The Play Set is described as "an action-packed space adventure in a battle to defend Knowhere against Ronan the Accuser and his army of Sakaarans".
The game has also finally been given a confirmed release date, that of the 23rd of September in North America, the 19th of September in the UK, and the 18th of September in Europe and Australia.
Despite announcing it at E3 we only got a tiny glimpse of the item that will make the PlayStation exclusive Collector's Edition of Disney Infinity 2.0 so special, but today we've been given a much better view of the Collector's Display that's included.
The display has space for the six Avengers characters that are included in the Collector's Edition (Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the 30 days timed-exclusive Hulk) as well as an extra seventh slot for an as yet officially unannounced additional character that will also be a part of the Play Set.
Also announced was a PlayStation 3 bundle consisting of a 12GB PS3 and the regular Starter Pack for $249.99. The PS4 and PS3 Collector's Editions will cost $179.99 and they should become available for pre-order following the San Diego Comic-Con a little later this week.
Disney have unveiled another two actual Disney characters for Disney Infinity 2.0, this time it's Tinker Bell and Stitch.
Just like Maleficent and Merida these have been confirmed to be Toy Box only characters meaning that once again there won't be a dedicated Play Set for either character.
The big Disney Infinity 2.0 reveal for E3 is the debut of the Spider-Man Play Set.
There are five playable characters; Spider-Man, Nova, Iron Fist, Nick Fury and Venom. The Play Set's storyline is described as follows:[quote from="Spider-Man Play Set Story" href="http://disneyinteractive.tumblr.com/post/88370546407/marvels-spider-man-play-set-swings-into-disney" class=""]
The Spider-Man Play Set features a brand new storyline as the Green Goblin tries to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. once and for all. After capturing Venom to extract and clone symbiotes from him, he hires Mysterio to be his second in command and wreak havoc on the Marvel universe. Players will fight the spreading symbiotes and face Mysterio and Green Goblin in in the sewers, labs and skies above Manhattan.[/quote]
The Play Set will also feature appearances from characters like White Tiger, Black Cat and Luke Cage. Unlockable items for the Toy Box include a S.H.I.E.L.D. Hover Car, a S.H.I.E.L.D. Sky Cycle, and the Daily Bugle Building.
During Sony's E3 press conference there were a couple of blink and you'd miss it mentions of Disney Infinity 2.0. First it was announced that there would be a special collectors edition of the game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 which will contain all six of the Avengers characters, including the Hulk who won't otherwise be available to buy at launch. He will of course be released later so don't worry too much if you don't have a PS3 or PS4, you'll just have to be patient (although I'm sure eBay will have plenty).
The second mention was during a section about the new PlayStation TV device (also known as PS Vita TV in Japan), it was mentioned that Disney are at work on a Vita version of Disney Infinity 2.0 that will launch early next year.
Toys R Us and Target have put several new items up for pre-order confirming a Spider-Man Play Set along with several other new characters as part of the Spider-Man collection including Spider-Man and Nova who are included in the Play Set itself, as well as single figures for Venom, Iron Fist and Nick Fury (since he's in the Spider-Man set rather than the Avengers set he is not a part of the exclusive PlayStation collector's edition).
Earlier this week at a special D23 event Disney unveiled a pair of new characters for Disney Infinity 2.0: Maleficent, from the recent movie of the same name, and Merida, from Brave.
The video shows both Maleficent and Merida interacting entirely within the Toy Box.
You can also see a few new screenshots of the pair in the screenshots gallery linked below:
The official Facebook page for Disney Infinity posted this image which appears to be teasing an announcement of Maleficent for Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition.
She was previously spotted hiding in the background of the recent announcement trailer but it is still unclear whether she will be part of a full Maleficent Play Set or just be a standalone Toy Box character.
At a live event today Disney and Marvel together unveiled their next entry to the Infinity series. Called "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes" (or "Disney Infinity: Play Without Limits" in Europe) the game sees the addition of a whole host of new characters from the Marvel universe.
At the event only six characters were revealed in toy form, as you can see in the picture above they were:
They also showed an Avengers Play Set Piece that you'll get in the Starter Pack which allows you to play in Manhattan. And while no other toys were shown they did mention that over a dozen more Marvel Super Heroes were still to be revealed, also giving a total of over 20 Marvel characters in all. The various trailers included a brief glimpse of some possible other characters and Play Sets including Spider-man and The Guardians of the Galaxy.
While no other Disney franchises were mentioned for new content they did give a vague mention that new "Disney content" would be announced in the future but with the focus of the game being on Marvel it's likely that most future announcements will be for the various different Marvel franchises.
All your existing Infinity toys and Power Discs will be compatible with the new game and you'll be able to use your existing Infinity Base, although no details were given on whether you can actually get Infinity 2.0 without a Base. The Starter Pack that was shown, as you can see above, had Thor, Iron Man and Black Widow included which means that unlike the first game you'll be able to play co-op in the Play Set from the start. The version of New York City in the single Play Set they give you is reportedly four times the size of Metroville from 1.0's Incredibles Play Set which will hopefully makeup for it only being one Play Set versus the three that were in the original. A press release also mentions that certain heroes will be able to cross between Marvel Play Sets.
The two discs you can see in the Starter Pack are actually new pyramid shaped "Toy Box Game Discs" which add new structured game content to the Toy Box including a Tower Defense mode and a Dungeon Crawler mode. Tower Defense sees you defend places like Asgard from enemies by setting traps and going out to defeat the approaching hordes yourself. The Dungeon Crawler mode utilises a new procedural generation tool to give you unique new dungeons to explore each time you play.
Platforms mentioned include PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It has been confirmed that there will not be Wii or 3DS versions this time.
Characters will now have a Skill Tree to help upgrade their abilities like Captain America's Shield or Thor's Lightning Strike. In the footage shown this appeared in the form of a large grid with items linked together that you could purchase with Skill Points. The level cap for your toys has also been increased to 20. This all applies to new characters and old.
The Toy Box mode has not been forgotten, there are many improvements to help you with building your own Toy Boxes. One such thing is the "Ez-Create! Brushes", these quickly procedurally generate environments for you to further customise and make your own. There are also little citizens called "Builders" who you can place to wander around and randomly build according to a specific theme, examples shown include a Castle Wall Builder, a Treehouse Builder, and a Rail Slide Builder.
Another addition to the Toy Box is the concept of interiors. Previously we were consigned to be stuck outside but now you can use a special door and go inside buildings. You can customise the interior but the only thing shown at the event was a Home which gives you a place to show off your progress through the game.
There are also new logic toys to help create more cohesive games within the Toy Box, which will hopefully mean more interesting variations on marking success than a load of fireworks going off. They will also be provided "Templates", these are a group of linked items that have been set up for a specific game, all you have to do is move them around and you've almost instantly got a game going.
New variations on the Power Discs include Team Up discs which provide you with a sidekick character to help you, an example given was the Iron Patriot. There will also be another new type of disc that will see you become able to change your toy's costume, like the "Gamma Rays" disc above that unlocks a Grey Hulk costume.
No specific release date was given, all we were told was to expect it in Fall 2014.
A teaser from Nick Fury at the end of the presentation promised more at E3 2014 which runs from June 10th to June 12th. In the meantime you can check out some new screenshots from the game, images of the revealed Avengers toys and a look at several of the new Power Discs in the galleries below:
Marvel Entertainment's official Youtube Channel has posted a short Disney Infinity based teaser trailer titled "Get Ready to Assemble" seemingly confirming the recent rumours about the future of Disney Infinity.
The teaser only features existing Infinity characters but shows Captain America's shield at the end with the tagline "Bring on the Super Heroes" as well as a "2.0 Edition" label.
April 14th Update: Several media outlets, including Polygon, have received invitations to an unveiling event on the 30th of April. So just two more weeks of speculation to go!