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Video: Marvel Characters Making Their Way to Disney Infinity

Posted by Jowi Meli

Interestingly referred to as "version 2.0"

After Disney's acquisition of Marvel in 2009, it seemed fitting that speculation would crop up regarding the usage of the comic book giant's characters in the NFC-driven Disney Infinity. After all, that game's universe-merging crossover potential would only be better served by the appearances of fan-favourite heroes like Captain America and Spider-Man. Today, that speculation ends: Disney has confirmed the existence of Marvel characters in its property by way of a YouTube trailer that made its début earlier today.

In the trailer, lovingly titled "Get Ready to Assemble," the iconic shield of Captain America soars over the famous fantasy worlds and personas of Disney lore before giving way to the words "bring on the super heroes." Bring them on, indeed — this addition to the already robust lineup of cartoon personalities is sure to attract both adults and children alike. Of further note is the inclusion of a "version 2.0" tag in the upper-right-hand corner when the logo appears; this calls to mind a hefty upgrade that, once again, can only bring more fun speculation to the table. For now, no specific release information has been divulged, but make sure to keep your eyes peeled in the coming days and weeks.

What do you think about the inclusion of Marvel characters in Disney Infinity? Will you be returning to the interactive playgrounds of the game when the superheroes make their appearance?

[via officialnintendomagazine.co.uk]

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Dreamz

#1

Dreamz said:

Oh wow.....this completely killed my interest in Infinity. So tired of seeing the same handful of Marvel characters plastered everywhere.

Nik-Davies

#3

Nik-Davies said:

Hell yes. This was the reason I bought Infinity. It'll be great to dust off my other figures for when this is released. Hopefully soon. I have a whole summer of no obligations what so ever.

epicdude12302

#4

epicdude12302 said:

They better include Wolverine! I also hope they make different figures for different Iron Man suits!

rjejr

#5

rjejr said:

I assumed Marvel figures would make it into Disney Infinity eventually, but I thought that wouldn't happen until after Disney put some of it's own famous characters in it like more of the Princesses or the Classics. I'm sure there are people out there who would buy all 7 Dwarves. Or the 80's roster of lions, dancing singing teacups and sealife. And there's the matter of a certain mouse, duck and dog. I guess none of them will make it in until after the Star Wars figures.

Guess a big reveal at E3 then. Along w/ Skylanders 4 and it's rumoured vehicles. Wii U has to get a game w/ a date beyond May 30 at some point.

Volmun

#6

Volmun said:

that's ok... but how about letting us use random non lvl kit characters in the adventure packs? even if its just a Free mode like in the lego games it'd beat the "Toy box only" toys from only being useabil in Toybox mode hence why I haven't bothered paying £30 for a lvl kit sofar.. i want my dame moneys worth specially as i can buy a NEW game for that (the price verye's from £30 to £40 for the lvl kits here in shops not online)

ICHIkatakuri

#7

ICHIkatakuri said:

So how long is it before I bullseye wamprats around cinderellas castle and give sully a lightsaber?

Katzii

#8

Katzii said:

Yeah, the rest of the game was pretty lame. I can give these a miss, too.

dkxcalibur

#9

dkxcalibur said:

Does the 2.0 refer to the possibility that it will be an update and not a sequel that needs to be purchased? We have D.I. for the 360 and own most of the figures. It's a money racket! I'm not sure I'll purchase another game or base to play with these new figures. In a perfect world, they would update the existing game to allow for the new figures and playsets. If they did this, we would probably end up buying all the figures.

SphericalCrusher

#10

SphericalCrusher said:

I think it's a sweet idea! Disney Infinity is fun, and something that my family and I can play every now and then. Having more things to do in it always makes for a better play experience. I am wondering if these characters will just be for toy box, or if they will release a story mode for them. Now I guess we wait and see if they do the same thing for Star Wars!

OdnetninAges

#11

OdnetninAges said:

@dkxcalibur
"In a perfect world, they would update the existing game to allow for the new figures and playsets."

They confirmed that this was the case a long time ago.

jjmesa16

#12

jjmesa16 said:

I'm kind of disappointed that Marvel is making its way into Disney Infinity. I don't think that a cartoon Captain America figure/character will look good. Disney has so many other potential characters to put in Disney Infinity. Characters from The Lion King, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Jungle Book, Robin Hood, Wall•E, and Finding Nemo would all be awesome to have in Disney Infinity. Disney has way too many good characters and shouldn't have to go into the Marvel Universe. Marvel has too many of their own games too.

10000mario

#13

10000mario said:

yessssss!!!!!

Disney Infinity (if you didn't know) is the best game of all times.... well according to me anyway. I'm not into marvel, but i'd still love to see a marvel playset.

jon45030

#15

jon45030 said:

love! i knew this would happen disney is going to ruin marvel! i hate them so dam much you have no idea!

Mytoemytoe

#17

Mytoemytoe said:

Disney and Nintendo could strike a killer partnership where Wii U owners wouldn't have to buy a portal for their characters. Is that possible?

Mytoemytoe

#18

Mytoemytoe said:

Disney and Nintendo could strike a killer partnership where Wii U owners wouldn't have to buy a portal for their characters. Is that possible?

MadAdam81

#19

MadAdam81 said:

@rjejr I have that certain mouse already, doesn't need another one, just a playbox world for the classic Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck cartoons.

AltDotNerd

#20

AltDotNerd said:

So Disney owns Marvel, Star Wars, ABC, and ESPN...
When are they going to add NFL characters to Disney Infinity?

rjejr

#21

rjejr said:

@MadAdam81 - Yeah, I got a bit carried away there, too much repetition of all the things they left out at the beginning. I almost bought that Fantasia Mickey even though I have no real interest in another toy game. We already have about 30 Skylanders, and I fear a Pokemon game would overrun my house like Tribbles.

supermario182

#22

supermario182 said:

hopefully 2.0 adds some wii u gamepad features, like 2 player mode with gamepad and tv for each player, touch screen menus, and better management and access to the downloaded toy box share levels.

Aaronzord

#23

Aaronzord said:

I love Infinity and I love Marvel...I'm excited for this. Spidey, Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor and Hulk are all pretty much certs, but I'm really hoping for the Fantastic Four too.

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