Disney INFINITY Starter Pack Wii U
Released on 23-Aug-2013
Begin your journey into the wonderful world of Disney with the Disney Infinity Starter Pack for Nintendo Wii U.
Disney Infinity brings your favourite Disney and Disney/Pixar characters and movies to life with the Infinity Figures and interactive Infinity Base letting you play, explore and create within these magical worlds like never before.
The Disney Infinity Starter Pack for Nintendo Wii Uincludes everything you need to begin your Disney Infinity Adventure:
- A copy of Disney Infinity Video Game
- Infinity Base
- Three Infinity Figures: Mr. Incredible, Jack Sparrow, and Sulley
- Three Infinity Play Sets: Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Incredibles.
- Your first Infinity Power Disc
- Unique web codes to unlock content online and on your mobile device.
Play in their worlds.
Disney Infinity lets you enter and explore the worlds of your favourite Disney characters, and the Starter Pack opens three worlds up to you to get your adventure started. Each world has its own Play Set within the game, which can be accessed by placing the character figures from that movie onto the Infinity Base.
Mr Incredible leads the charge into the super-hero action of The Incredibles, giving you the chance to fight crime and save the day. Or if you fancy being on the other side of law and order, take a ride with Captain Jack Sparrow and explore the high-seas fun of Pirates of the Carribean. Or join Sulley, the naturally gifted 'scarer' and take to the campus of Monsters University.
Each Play Set is a magical open world of its own with hours of fun to be had as you battle enemies, solve puzzles and complete a variety of other enjoyable tasks and quests, unlocking fun vehicles, gadgets and more as you go. The more character figures you collect, the more fun you can have telling your own Disney Infinity stories.
Create your own world!
But the fun of Disney Infinity can't possibly be contained within these separate worlds - and that's where the Toy Box mode comes in, letting you mix and match elements from different Play Sets to create your own stories and adventures.
The Toy Box lets you play with all the characters, vehicles, weapons and other cool stuff you've unlocked in the Play Sets, combining them for awesome adventures of your own devising. Team Captain Jack with Mr Incredible! Send Sulley and his monster pals sailing into the Caribbean! There really are no limits to the stories you can tell - it's all up to you and your imagination! and you can even share your creations with your friends with up to 4-player co-op fun.
Collect more.This Starter pack really is just the beginning of your Disney Infinity fun. The more you play, the more new cool items you can unlock, and the more stories you can tell. And you can even take action to the next level with Power Discs - an all new way to unlock character powers, fun gadgets and new ways to customise your world in really specific detail, adding fun new features to the buildings and vehicles in your Toy Box and creating your own Disney Infinity games. Your first Power Disc is included in this pack - what exciting new features will you enjoy?
To Infinity and Beyond!
Nobody can beat them when it comes to cartoons and theme parks, but those creative folk at Disney haven't always seemed quite as comfortable when dealing with videogames. If you're old enough to remember the glory days of the Mega Drive and SNES, you'll probably have a few golden memories of brilliant platformers like QuackShot and Castle of Illusion, yet Mickey and Donald have been left behind by the likes of Mario and Master Chief in recent years.
All that might be about to change, however. The house of mouse has just unveiled a brand new gaming initiative called Disney Infinity. It's ambitious stuff, and it looks like it could be a winner. Has Disney finally mastered the art of the videogame?
Like Activision's Skylanders, Disney Infinity promises to bring a series of chunky plastic toys to life. The toys themselves depict various Disney characters, ranging from Mr Incredible to Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc., and the moment you place them on the glowing pedestals of the Infinity Base, you'll be able to control their likenesses on your TV screen.
The game itself, meanwhile, unfolds as a series of play sets that are themed to individual Disney franchises. The Incredibles play set is all about super-heroic combat and gentle platforming, for example, while fans of Monsters Inc. will get to explore the leafy grounds of Monsters University, stealthing passed guards and pulling off a series of elaborate pranks. Fancy a gun that shoots toilet roll? This is the game for you!
Each play set is an open world experience, and promises around five hours of content by itself - and more play sets will be made available after Disney Infinity launches. A few years from now, you probably won't get a new Disney movie without Infinity getting its own play set, actually, and while you'll need to buy all of this new content (and the figurines to access it), between side quests, story missions, and a massive number of collectibles - and if Disney gets the balancing right - you should hopefully feel that you're getting your money's worth.
The play sets should be brilliant fun, then - although the platforming controls in work-in-progress demoes are currently a little rough around the edges - but they're only half of what Infinity's all about. Alongside the story-driven content built around specific Disney universes, Infinity also provides an elaborate toy box mode. This is where you can use all of your Disney Infinity characters in the same world, teaming Mike from Monsters Inc. up with Captain Jack Sparrow, say, and then sending them on adventures where you're in charge of what happens next.
Think of it as a kind of My First LittleBigPlanet, in other words: Infinity's toy box mode gives you all the tools you'll need to create your own levels and even your own games. Special plastic power discs can be placed on the Infinity Base alongside the figures themselves, and they'll create texture packs and new items to bring into the game, along with everything you've unlocked while messing around on play sets. You can meddle with the specifics to your heart's content, as well. If you want Cinderella's carriage to have airplane wings and massive off-road tyres, for example, you can probably make that happen. You can also move in really close, shifting the camera around and creating anything from platformers to racing games.
It's powerful stuff, in other words, and Disney's only just got started. The company's promising to get behind this project for ten years, and almost all of your favourite characters will feature in some way, whether they pop up in their own play sets, or in texture and item packs and figurines. The starter pack will get you started: it includes the game and the Infinity Base along with three play sets, covering Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles and Monsters U, and figurines for Captain Jack, Sulley, and Mr Incredible. You'll also get some power disks to mix things up.
Can Disney take on Skylanders and LittleBigPlanet at once and emerge victorious? It's far too early to say. This looks like creative and engrossing fun, though, and it will be interesting to see how Disney builds on it in the years to come.
Disney has finally unveiled its long-rumoured interactive toy/game crossover project, and it's incredibly ambitious. Disney Infinity takes its cue from Activision's enormously popular Skylanders, but takes the concept of playable toys even further.
Unlike Skylanders, where every toy appears in the same game, in Disney Infinity each toy unlocks its own virtual "playset", depending on the movie it comes from. The Starter Pack will contain Sulley from Monsters Inc (and new prequel Monsters University), Captain Jack Sparrow and Mr. Incredible, but there will be at least twenty other characters to choose from at launch.
Play as Mr Incredible and you unlock a free-roaming beat-em-up. Players with other Incredibles figures will be able to join you. Jack Sparrow, meanwhile, opens up a sea-faring exploration game with tropical islands. Sulley and others Monsters Inc characters will place players in a college rivalry where you must play pranks on the other monsters. Each game contains lots of customisable options. You'll be able to create and enhance your own galleon in the Pirates of the Caribbean game, for example.
Characters from different movies will only be able to crossover in the Toybox Mode, a creative suite where players will be able to put together their own games or just build things for fun. Just like LittleBigPlanet, you'll be able to share your Toybox online as well as visit and rate others.
Disney Infinity is being developed by Avalanche Software, the studio behind the rather wonderful Toy Story 3 game. It'll be out in June for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS.
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