History VideoGame / DisneyInfinity

23rd Nov '16 8:44:53 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* EasterEgg: [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] uses the new "[=MagicBand=]" RFID system, [[http://disneyinfinity.wikia.com/wiki/Disney_Parks_Magic_Band and it unlocks special content when scanned]] in ''Infinity''. 1.0 unlocked a toy that made a dragon appear, ''2.0'' unlocked the Clock Tower from it's a small world, and ''3.0'' unlocked the Partners statue--the bronze statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse holding hands. Likewise, ''3.0'' also adds several toys that can only be unlocked with Disney Cruise Line's similar Oceanneer Band. Fair warning to mobile and PC players, you need to scan them on a console version's base to use them digitally.

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* EasterEgg: [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] uses the new "[=MagicBand=]" RFID system, [[http://disneyinfinity.wikia.com/wiki/Disney_Parks_Magic_Band and it unlocks special content when scanned]] in ''Infinity''. 1.0 unlocked a toy that made a dragon appear, ''2.0'' unlocked the Clock Tower from it's a small world, Ride/ItsASmallWorld, and ''3.0'' unlocked the Partners statue--the bronze statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse holding hands. Likewise, ''3.0'' also adds several toys that can only be unlocked with Disney Cruise Line's similar Oceanneer Band. Fair warning to mobile and PC players, like with power discs, you need to scan them on a console version's base to use them digitally.
15th Nov '16 2:30:04 PM RisefromYourGrave
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''Disney Infinity'' was an ActionAdventure PlatformGame series that ran from 2013 to 2016. The series, inspired by ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3: The Video Game''[='=]s Toy Box mode, was made by Avalanche Software[[note]]with assistance from several other developers; also, not to be confused with Creator/AvalancheStudios[[/note]] and published by Creator/DisneyInteractiveStudios. Taking a page from ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'', the game used figures of Disney characters to unlock content. The idea was that players are literally playing with virtual toys of Disney characters, and while certain characters can enter themed "Play Sets" based on the movies they come from, the Toy Box mode allows players to take their toys and play any way they want thanks to a deep LevelEditor.

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''Disney Infinity'' was an ActionAdventure PlatformGame [[WideOpenSandbox sandbox]] [[MerchandiseDriven toys-to-life]] game series that ran from 2013 to 2016. The series, inspired by ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3: The Video Game''[='=]s Toy Box mode, was made by Avalanche Software[[note]]with assistance from several other developers; also, not to be confused with Creator/AvalancheStudios[[/note]] and published by Creator/DisneyInteractiveStudios. Taking a page from ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'', the game used figures of Disney characters to unlock content. The idea was that players are literally playing with virtual toys of Disney characters, and while certain characters can enter themed "Play Sets" based on the movies they come from, the Toy Box mode allows players to take their toys and play any way they want thanks to a deep LevelEditor.
9th Nov '16 1:40:28 PM DragonRanger
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** Averted for ''Frozen'', as ''Infinity'' never really exploited its popularity; ''1.0'' had some content (Anna, Elsa, and a couple Power Discs) and Olaf was later added in ''3.0''. [[http://infinityinquirer.com/2016/07/15/exclusivepodcast-information-releases-planned-disney-infinity/ According to Word Of God]], this was because the execs ''vastly'' [[ItWillNeverCatchOn underestimated how much of a cash cow the movie would become]], instead believing ''[[BoxOfficeBomb The Lone Ranger]]'' would be more of a hit.

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** Averted for ''Frozen'', as ''Infinity'' never really exploited its popularity; ''1.0'' had some content (Anna, Elsa, and a couple Power Discs) and Olaf was later added in ''3.0''.popularity. [[http://infinityinquirer.com/2016/07/15/exclusivepodcast-information-releases-planned-disney-infinity/ According to Word Of God]], this the relatively small amount of content in ''1.0'' (Anna, Elsa, and a couple Power Discs) was because the execs ''vastly'' [[ItWillNeverCatchOn underestimated how much of a cash cow the movie would become]], instead believing ''[[BoxOfficeBomb The Lone Ranger]]'' would be more of a hit.hit. But even after ''Frozen''[='s=] release, ''Infinity'' failed to follow up beyond adding Olaf in ''3.0''.
5th Nov '16 3:22:35 PM RisefromYourGrave
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The third and last game, ''Disney Infinity 3.0'', was released in August 2015, introducing the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe to the game. This was also the first version of the game to support downloadable updates, as Disney Interactive seemed to focus on expanding and supporting the ''3.0'' platform for some time instead of upgrading to a "''4.0 Edition''". It was released for all the same platforms as ''2.0'' except for the PS Vita. It was also later released with the Apple TV, which had its own digital version of the game complete with its own unique base.

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The third and last game, ''Disney Infinity 3.0'', was released in August 2015, introducing the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe to the game. This was also the first version of the and only game in the series to support downloadable updates, as Disney Interactive seemed to focus on expanding and supporting the ''3.0'' platform for some time instead of upgrading to a "''4.0 Edition''". It was released for all the same platforms as ''2.0'' except for the PS Vita. It was also later released with for the Apple TV, which had its own digital version of the game complete with its own unique base.
9th Oct '16 1:24:48 PM RisefromYourGrave
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!!!Update required:[[note]]These characters and play sets are not playable in the discontinued digital versions of the game, with the exception of Baloo being playable in the (soon-to-be-disabled) mobile version.[[/note]]

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!!!Update required:[[note]]These characters and play sets are not playable in the discontinued digital versions of the game, with the exception of Baloo being playable in the (soon-to-be-disabled) (disabled) mobile version.[[/note]]
1st Oct '16 2:56:06 PM kablammin45
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** Averted for ''Frozen'', as ''Infinity'' never really exploited its popularity; ''1.0'' had some content (Anna, Elsa, and a couple Power Discs) and Olaf was later added in ''3.0''.

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** Averted for ''Frozen'', as ''Infinity'' never really exploited its popularity; ''1.0'' had some content (Anna, Elsa, and a couple Power Discs) and Olaf was later added in ''3.0''. [[http://infinityinquirer.com/2016/07/15/exclusivepodcast-information-releases-planned-disney-infinity/ According to Word Of God]], this was because the execs ''vastly'' [[ItWillNeverCatchOn underestimated how much of a cash cow the movie would become]], instead believing ''[[BoxOfficeBomb The Lone Ranger]]'' would be more of a hit.
1st Oct '16 11:43:28 AM RisefromYourGrave
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There are also various digital versions of the game released for PC, UsefulNotes/{{iOS|Games}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Android|Games}}. They're not compatible with the ''Disney Infinity'' base, instead giving players the option to buy digital figures and power tokens, [[FridgeLogic which would seem like it's kinda missing the point of buying physical figurines in the first place]]. Thankfully, most physical ''Disney Infinity'' figures, play sets, and all Toy Box Expansion Games come with a web code that gives you the digital version for free,[[note]]The ''Marvel Battlegrounds'' Play Set and ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/AntMan, and ComicBook/BlackPanther figures come with web code cards, but because none of these are in the digital versions, redeeming them are practically pointless. The [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo]] figure also comes with a card, but among the digital versions, he's mobile-only. The ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass'' figures and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' Play Set and figures completely dropped the web code cards, becoming console-only.[[/note]] and using the hexagonal power discs in the console versions also unlock them in the digital versions as well. Most of the various PC versions are free-to-play, with a rotating selection of trial characters every five days.[[note]]Three characters in ''2.0'', also three in ''3.0'' with the ability to gain two bonus trial characters by completing quests.[[/note]] If you're interested, you can download them from the Windows Store (1.0 Toy Box [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-toy-box/9wzdncrdcv5k here]], ''2.0'' [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-20-play-without-limits/9nblgggztspn here]], and ''3.0'' [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-30/9nblggh39h1m here]]; Windows 8 or above required for the first two, ''3.0'' is Windows 10 only), UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} (''2.0'' [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/321860/ here]] [costs money] and ''3.0'' [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/361640/ here]] [free-to-play]), or the [[https://infinity.disney.com/pc-game Disney Infinity website]] (currently ''3.0'' only). A special sidenote; each PC release tracks their ''own separate stats'' for the second and third games on the ''Disney Infinity'' website. That means there are different stats for the standalone PC games downloaded from the ''Disney Infinity'' website, the Steam release of ''3.0'' (don't ask why ''2.0'' on Steam isn't tracked), and the Windows Store releases of ''2.0'' (under Windows 8) and ''3.0'' (under Windows 10).

After the digital ''3.0'' versions [[http://gameranx.com/updates/id/44545/article/disney-evaluating-pc-strategy-for-disney-infinity-no-new-content-for-2016/ failed to receive]] [[http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/03/disney-infinity-and-the-death-of-apple-tvs-gaming-ambitions/ some of the later-released content,]] it was announced on May 10, 2016 that ''Disney Infinity'' [[http://infinityinquirer.com/2016/05/10/disney-infinity-officially-no-ceasing-operations-june/ would cease production by the following month,]] as it was just costing too much money to keep the series and figures rolling. As part of the end of the franchise, [[CreatorKiller Disney Interactive Studios had its publishing unit shut down]], relegating it to a licensing unit for Disney's properties, and developer Avalanche Software closed. The company has laid out their end-of-life plans on July 29, 2016, which can be viewed [[https://infinity.disney.com/closing here.]][[note]]Long story short, the home and handheld console versions of all games and the Steam versions of ''2.0'' and ''3.0'' will still function, but will lose online functionality. The mobile and standalone PC versions of all games will be rendered unplayable on September 30, 2016, with the Apple TV version of ''3.0'' removed from the App Store and the Disney Infinity team no longer accepting submissions for Toy Box uploads on the same date. The Windows Store versions of all games and the Apple TV version of ''3.0'' will be rendered unplayable on March 3, 2017, the day which all remaining online services for the game will be disabled.[[/note]]

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There are also various digital versions of the game released for PC, UsefulNotes/{{iOS|Games}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Android|Games}}. They're not compatible with the ''Disney Infinity'' base, instead giving players the option to buy digital figures and power tokens, [[FridgeLogic which would seem like it's kinda missing the point of buying physical figurines in the first place]]. Thankfully, most physical ''Disney Infinity'' figures, play sets, and all Toy Box Expansion Games come with a web code that gives you the digital version for free,[[note]]The ''Marvel Battlegrounds'' Play Set and ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/AntMan, and ComicBook/BlackPanther figures come with web code cards, but because none of these are in the digital versions, redeeming them are practically pointless. The [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo]] figure also comes with a card, but among the digital versions, he's mobile-only. The ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass'' figures and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' Play Set and figures completely dropped the web code cards, becoming console-only.[[/note]] and using the hexagonal power discs in the console versions also unlock them in the digital versions as well. Most of the various PC versions are free-to-play, with a rotating selection of trial characters every five days.[[note]]Three characters in ''2.0'', also three in ''3.0'' with the ability to gain two bonus trial characters by completing quests.[[/note]] If you're interested, you can download them from the Windows Store (1.0 Toy Box [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-toy-box/9wzdncrdcv5k here]], ''2.0'' [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-20-play-without-limits/9nblgggztspn here]], and ''3.0'' [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-30/9nblggh39h1m here]]; Windows 8 or above required for the first two, ''3.0'' is Windows 10 only), only) or UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} (''2.0'' [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/321860/ here]] [costs money] and ''3.0'' [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/361640/ here]] [free-to-play]), or [free-to-play]).[[note]]The Steam versions have been temporarily taken down so that way they can be updated to remain operational once the [[https://infinity.disney.com/pc-game Disney Infinity website]] (currently ''3.0'' only). servers shut down. A "Gold Editon" will be released that contains all DLC that was ever released for the game, and anyone who bought DLC for this version will receive the Gold Edition for free.[[/note]] A special sidenote; each PC release tracks their ''own separate stats'' for the second and third games on the ''Disney Infinity'' website. That means there are different stats for the (now-non-functional) standalone PC games downloaded from the ''Disney Infinity'' website, the Steam release of ''3.0'' (don't ask why ''2.0'' on Steam isn't tracked), and the Windows Store releases of ''2.0'' (under Windows 8) and ''3.0'' (under Windows 10).

After the digital ''3.0'' versions [[http://gameranx.com/updates/id/44545/article/disney-evaluating-pc-strategy-for-disney-infinity-no-new-content-for-2016/ failed to receive]] [[http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/03/disney-infinity-and-the-death-of-apple-tvs-gaming-ambitions/ some of the later-released content,]] it was announced on May 10, 2016 that ''Disney Infinity'' [[http://infinityinquirer.com/2016/05/10/disney-infinity-officially-no-ceasing-operations-june/ would cease production by the following month,]] as it was just costing too much money to keep the series and figures rolling. As part of the end of the franchise, [[CreatorKiller Disney Interactive Studios had its publishing unit shut down]], relegating it to a licensing unit for Disney's properties, and developer Avalanche Software closed. The company has laid out their end-of-life plans on July 29, 2016, which can be viewed [[https://infinity.disney.com/closing here.]][[note]]Long story short, the home and handheld console versions of all games and the Steam versions of ''2.0'' and ''3.0'' will still function, but will lose online functionality. The mobile and standalone PC versions of all games will be were rendered unplayable on September 30, 2016, with the Apple TV version of ''3.0'' removed from the App Store and the Disney Infinity team no longer accepting submissions for Toy Box uploads on the same date. The Windows Store versions of all games and the Apple TV version of ''3.0'' will be rendered unplayable on March 3, 2017, the day which all remaining online services for the game will be disabled.[[/note]]
15th Aug '16 8:07:17 PM RisefromYourGrave
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''Disney Infinity'' was an ActionAdventure PlatformGame series that ran from 2013 to 2016. The series, inspired by ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3: The Video Game''[='=]s Toy Box mode, was made by Avalanche Software[[note]]with assistance from several other developers[[/note]] and published by Creator/DisneyInteractiveStudios. Taking a page from ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'', the game used figures of Disney characters to unlock content. The idea was that players are literally playing with virtual toys of Disney characters, and while certain characters can enter themed "Play Sets" based on the movies they come from, the Toy Box mode allows players to take their toys and play any way they want thanks to a deep LevelEditor.

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''Disney Infinity'' was an ActionAdventure PlatformGame series that ran from 2013 to 2016. The series, inspired by ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3: The Video Game''[='=]s Toy Box mode, was made by Avalanche Software[[note]]with assistance from several other developers[[/note]] developers; also, not to be confused with Creator/AvalancheStudios[[/note]] and published by Creator/DisneyInteractiveStudios. Taking a page from ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'', the game used figures of Disney characters to unlock content. The idea was that players are literally playing with virtual toys of Disney characters, and while certain characters can enter themed "Play Sets" based on the movies they come from, the Toy Box mode allows players to take their toys and play any way they want thanks to a deep LevelEditor.
5th Aug '16 9:54:33 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Mike, Sulley, and Randall]] from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Monsters University]]'' Play Set on the starter pack play set piece; Sulley included in the original starter pack.[[/labelnote]]
* Captain Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, and Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pirates of the Caribbean]]'' Play Set on the starter pack play set piece; Jack Sparrow included in the original starter pack.[[/labelnote]]
* Lightning [=McQueen=], Mater, Holley, and Francesco from ''Franchise/{{Cars}}''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cars]]'' Play Set; Holley and [=McQueen=] included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Mike, Sulley, James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, Mike Wazowski, and Randall]] Randall "Randy" Boggs]] from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Monsters University]]'' Play Set on the starter pack play set piece; Sulley included in the original starter pack.[[/labelnote]]
* Captain Jack Sparrow, Hector Barbossa, and Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pirates of the Caribbean]]'' Play Set on the starter pack play set piece; Jack Sparrow included in the original starter pack.[[/labelnote]]
* Lightning [=McQueen=], Tow Mater, Holley, Holley Shiftwell, and Francesco Bernoulli from ''Franchise/{{Cars}}''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cars]]'' Play Set; Holley and [=McQueen=] included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]



* Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie from ''Franchise/ToyStory''[[labelnote:*]]''Toy Story [[RecycledInSpace in Space]]'' Play Set; Buzz and Jessie included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]

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* Buzz Lightyear, Sheriff Woody, and Jessie from ''Franchise/ToyStory''[[labelnote:*]]''Toy Story [[RecycledInSpace in Space]]'' Play Set; Buzz and Jessie included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]



* Hiro and Baymax from ''Disney/BigHero6''

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* Hiro Hamada and Baymax from ''Disney/BigHero6''



* Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett from ''Franchise/StarWars'' ([[Film/ANewHope Origin]][[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack al Tri]][[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi logy]])[[labelnote:*]]''Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire'' Play Set; Luke and Leia included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]

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* Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett from ''Franchise/StarWars'' ([[Film/ANewHope Origin]][[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack al Tri]][[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi logy]])[[labelnote:*]]''Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire'' Play Set; Luke and Leia included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]



!!!Update required:[[note]]These characters and play sets are not playable in the discontinued digital versions of the game, with the exception of Baloo being playable in the mobile version.[[/note]]
* "First Avenger" Captain America, ComicBook/BlackPanther, ComicBook/AntMan, and ComicBook/TheVision from ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''[[labelnote:*]]''Marvel Battlegrounds'' Play Set; Captain America -- The First Avenger included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]

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!!!Update required:[[note]]These characters and play sets are not playable in the discontinued digital versions of the game, with the exception of Baloo being playable in the (soon-to-be-disabled) mobile version.[[/note]]
* "First Avenger" Captain America, America - The First Avenger, ComicBook/BlackPanther, ComicBook/AntMan, and ComicBook/TheVision from ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''[[labelnote:*]]''Marvel Battlegrounds'' Play Set; Captain America -- The First Avenger included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
5th Aug '16 9:45:03 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* YourSizeMayVary: Part of the reason the toy justification is used is because if they use the "real" characters, they'd be out of scale (imagine action figure Buzz Lightyear or young clown-fish Nemo next to full-size car Lightning [=McQueen=]). This is especially noticeable with Tinker Bell, as here she's sized the same as any other human(oid) while every other appearance of hers emphasizes just how ''tiny'' she is.

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* YourSizeMayVary: Part of the reason the toy justification is used is because if they use the "real" characters, they'd be out of scale (imagine action figure Buzz Lightyear or young clown-fish clownfish Nemo next to full-size car Lightning [=McQueen=]). This is especially noticeable with Tinker Bell, as here she's sized the same as any other human(oid) while every other appearance of hers emphasizes just how ''tiny'' she is.
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