Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Coming Late 2014

Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Coming This Fall

At a special event in Los Angeles this morning, Disney announced the second phase of its toys-meets-games franchise, bringing Marvel characters into the mix with Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes.

Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada took the stage at the event (introduced by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Agent Phil Coulson) to talk about the collaboration, following the new game's debut trailer. He was joined by award-winning comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis, who has been tapped to help develop the story for the new game.

Following a bit of back and forth, Bendis and Quesada revealed the first Marvel figures for the game.

Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Coming This Fall
Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Coming This Fall
Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Coming This Fall

Those are the first six figures in the Marvel collections — there are over a dozen more on the way. There will also be new Disney-centric content and characters coming to Infinity 2.0.

Along with the new figures, all of the figures and power discs from the first Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes, and all Toy Box content created in the first game will work in the second as well. All new and existing characters will be able to reach level 20, and a new upgrade tree system will give players some choice in how they progress.

Here's the new starter kit:

Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Coming This Fall

The starter kit comes with three figures, the Avenger's playset piece, and a pair of Toy Box game discs. Toy Box games, new for the second phase, use game assets to create new experiences based on existing game genres — tower defence and dungeon crawlers were mentioned.

The creative Toy Box mode from the first game returns, even more streamlined to allow younger players to easily create magnificent works. Paint brushes have been included that instantly procedurally generate cities and scenery, while AI workers can be released into the play space to build on their own. Players will also be able to create detailed interiors.

Creating games in the Toy Box mode will be easier as well, with pre-made game templates available, ready-made 1-4 player games ready to be dropped into the creative environment and played.

Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes is coming late 2014 to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, iOS and PC, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


Comments

    Looks like I'll be buying a whole 'nother set of figures (toys). Have to say though I'm a fair bit more excited about this than I was about the first one. My son's gonna love it too.

    More than likely pick it up on Xbone (and maybe 360).

    And next year we'll have Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars. I know they haven't officially announced it, but Disney owns Star Wars now, and with episode VII coming out next year it's pretty much a no-brainer.

      I think the Skylanders may have met their match with this one for our house.... We resisted the first wave of infinity, but the new skylanders with 58 billion different characters vs Ironman....... Eruptor doesn't stand a chance vs Ironman.

        No one stops the Disney train when it comes to merch... no one. Activision are pip squeaks in comparison.

    I was right in to skylanders, but I haven't been able to find any new swap force figures since before Christmas.

    I'll dedicate more time and money to this if the figures are actually easy to find.

    I want non-avengers film characters. Hank Pym would have me sold.

    So if you have the first Infinity, do you need to buy a new starter kit for this one?

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