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Disney Infinity Developer Would Like to Include Star Wars And Marvel

Posted by Andy Green

No decision made as yet

Yesterday Disney Interactive revealed that Disney Infinity — possibly its most ambitious project yet — would be coming to Wii U, Wii and 3DS this summer, as well as mobile devices and other platforms.

The game allows the player to bring real-world toys to life by scanning them into the game in the same way that Skylanders has been doing for a while now. So far we know characters from franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Muppets and The Incredibles will all feature, but there are other major franchises currently owned by Disney that haven't yet been confirmed.

Probably the most obvious absentee at the moment is Disney's mascot himself: Mickey Mouse. You'd expect him to be mixing it up with Jack Sparrow and Sully but as of right now he's not been confirmed. However Avalanche Software CEO John Blackburn has been speaking to Polygon and told them (probably with a nudge and a wink) "we're all things Disney".

All things Disney, well that's actually quite a lot. Take for example the two more recent additions to the Disney family: Marvel and Star Wars. Could we soon be seeing Darth Vader frolicking with Spider-Man? It's a possibility, and one Blackburn would like to see:

As a developer, I so want that. When Disney bought Lucasfilm, I was like, 'Holy crap! This is awesome!' But at this point in time, there's been some discussions about that, there's just been no decisions made.

The idea that we usually try to get to is 'what do people love?' What kind of properties are most game-able? If there's a gameplay mechanic that adds significantly to that mashup experience in the Toy Box, we love those properties, and will bring that into the game.

So no decisions have yet been made on whether or not Star Wars or Marvel characters will end up in Disney Infinity, but we do know the game looks set to expand for many years. There will surely be plenty of DLC for the game, whether any of the upcoming packs will ever feature Star Wars or Marvel, only time will tell.

Would you like to see Star Wars and Marvel come to Disney Infinity? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.


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Shworange said:

That's fine, but if Jack Sparrow beats up my Darth Vader or Silver Surfer, I'm going to be pissed!!



UnseatingKDawg said:

I don't see why not. Especially if players aren't forced to play as certain characters, this could accommodate a huge multitude of players.



TheChosen said:

If they'd do that, it would be like the proverbial gold-mine would also have a huge vein of diamonds and a oil-well.



JayceJa said:

i really hope this doesnt fall flat in terms of actual gameplay and real content, having a million characters doesnt do a lot if the gameplay isn't good

on the otherhand, i dont want it to be TOO good or then ill have to buy it, and then invest in buying all the characters, and my wallet would not appreciate that



Scollurio said:

If this has classic star wars, indy jones, pirates of the caribean and IRON MAN, well I don't know... I think Ill just marry the game and faint from joy!



NintyMan said:

Yet more reason to hope that they will deliver and make the game reach full potential. If they did this and also brought in lesser-known Disney films of the past, they'll make a real treat that would satisfy both the fans with fanservice and the business with raking in the cash.



MerchantPrince said:

It would be very interesting to see these characters included. They have a lot of options with this game and hopefully it can be as successful as Skylanders in its own way. If they do manage to get the rights to Star Wars and Marvel's characters, I do not have any doubt that it will be able to do just that.



rjejr said:

No. And again, no. If they add them to Disney Infinity they can only sell more toys, not more $60 games. They will make Star Wars Infinity and Marvel Infinity if this does well. Ok maybe Star Marvel Wars Infinity.

They need to make Disney Live Infinty with the Apple Dumpling Gang, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Flubber, The Worlds Greatest Athlete, and One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing.



Captain_Balko said:

If Marvel and Star Wars are included... I will be forced to waste all of my money on this game...



HaastMK7 said:

Do the world a favor and don't bother. Until Star Wars is released in 2015 and you do a good job on making the movie then you can, until then No.



Sir_Deadly said:

Marvel, YES PLEASE!!!! Cant say anything about Star Wars because we dnt kno wut they are goin to do with the new movies they are making. IF its from Episode 4,5, and 6 maybe. If its from 1,2, and 3 the HELL NO!!!



ianmage1 said:

Maybe if Star Wars and Marvel had been part of Disney for a longer time, but it just seems awkward to include them right now; some people would be really confused, as Star Wars and Marvel really weren't part of the Disney canon. I still can't accept LucasArts and Marvel as Disney; they're completely separate from the Disney that I have known. Keep these characters out, please.



sinalefa said:

Sounds interesting. And since this seems to be an ongoing project, they can add them later on. Right now it almost seems as Pixar Infinity.



rjejr said:

@sinalefa Right now it seems like Pixar Infinity b/c the people making the game made Toy Story 3 and Disney wanted them to expand the toy box part into a big game.
Ild add a link but I actually read that in the morning newspaper.



MagicEmperor said:

I'd prefer them to focus on including, oh, I dunno, actual classic Disney characters. Where's Mickey? Donald? Goofy? Where are characters from the feature films? Honestly, as interested as I am in Infinity, I dislike how it's a Pixar overkill. I think Star Wars and Marvel should be set aside for at least a full year, personally. Maleficent, Alice (animated), Baloo, Yen Sid, Coachman, Pinocchio, Merlin, Jessica Rabbit--those are the kind of characters I'd like to see included.



Banker-Style said:

Hopefully there'll be a Mickey Mouse figure,and a Oswald,Goofy Donald and Daisy Duck figures.

The amount of characters Disney could bring out is infinite.



Neram said:

If there were Star Wars and Spider-Man figures for this game I would instantly buy it. It would be like Skylanders, only much cooler.



wiiUnbaCODaclll said:

i just look at the trailer they have alot of disney characters...but i would definitely like to play with wolverine, black panther, and DEAD POOL

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