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Star Wars & Marvel Characters Under Discussion For Disney Infinity

Matt Gardner
Avalanche Software, Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive, Marvel, Star Wars

Star Wars & Marvel Characters Under Discussion For Disney Infinity

...But No Decisions Made Just Yet

Disney unveiled their new cross-platform gaming universe last night with Disney Infinity - ostensibly a sandbox titles that looks to take the action-adventure and collectible-snaffling shenanigans of Skylanders and combine them with the content creation of games like Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet.

We learned yesterday that the launch in June will see Play Sets from the worlds of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles, and Monsters University, with the presentation also showing off cameos from The Muppets, Aladdin, Toy Story, and The Nightmare before Christmas.

But what about larger, franchised acquisitions - Marvel and Star Wars to be precise?

"As a developer, I so want that," Avalanche Software's Blackburn told Polygon. "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."

According to the Polygon report, Blackburn says that when it comes to picking out characters for Disney Infinity need to be both lovable and "game-able."

"The idea that we usually try to get to is 'what do people love?'" Blackburn explained. "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."

Disney is planning to launch Disney Infinity this June for home consoles, mobile devices and online platforms.

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JonLester  Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:48

The potential for Marvel/Star Wars crossovers will definitely be enough to push me into Disney Infinity, no doubt. But are Avalanche Software really up to the challenge of developing something this massive? They've made some decent tie-ins and have been around for donkey's years, but this is a whole different league.

I guess that's a rhetorical question, since we'll find out in a few months. Perhaps Infinity is the big project that they've been waiting for?


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