While this year’s Disney Infinity 2.0 may not be coming to the Wii, the Wii U game benefits from all the upgraded features of the new game creator Toy Box mode.
You can access this by purchasing the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes starter pack or upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Combo starter pack. If you have Disney Infinity 1.0 and are minding the pennies, there's also the opportunity to digitally upgrade via a downloadable release later in the year.
Wii U owners get some special attention here with a free to download version of Disney Infinity 1.0 promised. This is to support Wii owners who purchased the original game last year and already have their Infinity Base peripheral.
In this Family Gamer TV video we can see first hand how the new Toy Box experience looks on Wii U. Visually this sits more towards the Xbox 360 and PS3 end of the spectrum rather than Xbox One and PS4 — however, this is all about creativity rather than visuals, and with the GamePad the Wii U feels tailor-made for the Toy Box.
The video looks in detail at how Toy Box 2.0 supported items from last year’s play-set adventures. As you can see, all you have to do is place your play-set piece on the Infinity Base and you get the entire set of collectable toy building blocks from last year’s game. This is no small thing as to earn all these previously would have taken hours of gameplay. Also it means if you buy Disney Infinity 2.0, you can pick up an old play-set for a few pounds second hand and hugely expand your arsenal of creativity (as we like to call it).
This compatibility is better than in the play-set adventure side of Disney Infinity. The old game doesn’t support play-set adventures from 2.0 — no surprise there. But more surprisingly the new game doesn’t support play-set adventures from 1.0, which is something of a missed opportunity.