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Disney Infinity is an action-adventure sandbox toys to life[2][3] video game series developed by Avalanche Software. The setting of the series is a giant customizable universe of imagination, known as the Toy Box, populated with toy versions of iconic Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters.

Disney Infinity
Disney Infinity logo.jpg
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Sandbox
Toys-to-life[1]
Developer(s)Avalanche Software
Publisher(s)Disney Interactive Studios
Platform(s)Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, Apple TV
First releaseDisney Infinity
August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)
Latest releaseDisney Infinity 3.0
August 29, 2015 (2015-08-29)

As Avalanche Software was closed down on May 11, 2016, Disney announced that the franchise would be retired.[4] However, "Gold Editions" of the three games in the series were released for Microsoft Windows (via Steam) on December 9, 2016, which contain all the existing released figures and playset contents up to and including the third game's Zootopia figures.

GamesEdit

The first game, Disney Infinity, was released on August 18, 2013 for Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Microsoft Windows and iOS. The second game, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, was released on September 23, 2014 for Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. The third game, Disney Infinity 3.0, was released on August 29, 2015 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, iOS and Android.[5] The series was discontinued on May 10, 2016, due to Avalanche Software's closure, despite some sources stating that there were some major plans in place to keep the series alive, and the presence of numerous new characters and playsets previously planned.[6]

GameplayEdit

Disney Infinity are action-adventure games with physical toys, open world creation and story-driven gameplay. Characters, playsets and other features are brought into the game using figurines and discs with the included Infinity Base. With the exception of non-human characters, such as those from the Cars series, each character has a double jump (unless in a vehicle) and a default set of attacks, as well as a unique ability. For example, Sulley and Jack Skellington can roar to scare others, while Violet and Randall can turn invisible. There are two main modes in this game: Play Set[7] and Toy Box.[8] Each playset is essentially a self-contained world with its own gameplay, based on a specific film or series with recognizable characters and storylines. Characters from one world cannot enter into another world, but players can put any characters together in Toy Box mode. Toy Box is a sandbox mode that players can fully customize and explore.

Play Set modeEdit

There are a number of playsets available in the series, which are accessed via placing the relevant playset piece onto the Infinity Base and are based upon several intellectual property franchises. These playsets include:

Disney Infinity 1.0
Disney Infinity 2.0
Disney Infinity 3.0


These playsets have their own unique campaign, which can be played with up to two players. However, all characters from a specific franchise can only play in their respective playset (for example, Mr. Incredible can't be used in the Pirates of the Caribbean playset), meaning two figures from the same series are required to play a playset in split-screen multiplayer. However, Marvel and Star Wars playsets feature collectable "Crossover/Champion coins", which enable the use of certain characters from different playsets.[7] Playing through a playset unlocks objects and vehicles that can be used in the Toy Box mode.

Toy Box modeEdit

Toy Box mode[9] allows players to create their own game in an open-world arena. Players can mix and match everything that is unlocked within each of the playsets including characters, weapons and gadgets. By unlocking new content in the Disney Infinity play-sets, players are able to build their own worlds and essentially create their own game.[9] There are various "adventures" in this mode, which help teach the player how to use the mode's tools. Players can also earn "spins" by playing through playsets or leveling up their characters, which can be used to unlock additional items. The mode supports online multiplayer, in which players can play around with items that only the other player has, albeit only during that session.

A portable Toy Box became available in late 2013, exclusively for the iPad.[10] A version of the Toy Box is also available for Microsoft Windows. These versions of the Toy Box utilize the web codes included with each Disney Infinity character.

Physical elementsEdit

The Infinity Base[11] has two round spots to place figurines, and a hexagonal spot to place world discs. When the figurines are placed on the Infinity Base, the characters are imported into the game, while world discs unlock Play Sets.[8]

Power Discs are discs that can be placed on the Infinity Base along with their characters to add new elements to the game. Players can use up to three environment enhancements (Hexagonal Power Discs) that can only be used in the Toy Box mode and up to two character enhancements (Circular Power Discs) per character. The environment enhancements can alter the terrain, change the background "sky," add new vehicles or add new weapons. The character enhancements will alter things about the character such as damage done, replenish health, allow for faster experience gain for leveling and so on. One Power Disc is included with the Starter Pack while additional discs are sold in blind bags each containing two discs.[12]

CharactersEdit

Character Franchise Disney Infinity Disney Infinity 2.0 Disney Infinity 3.0
Agent P Phineas and Ferb  Y  Y  Y
Ahsoka Tano Star Wars: The Clone Wars  N  N  Y
Aladdin Aladdin  N  Y  Y
Alice Kingsleigh Alice Through the Looking Glass  N  N  YCon
Anakin Skywalker Star Wars: The Clone Wars  N  N  Y
Anger Inside Out  N  N  Y
Anna Frozen  Y  Y  Y
Ant-Man Captain America: Civil War  N  N  YCon
Baloo The Jungle Book  N  N  YConMob
Barbossa Pirates of the Caribbean  Y  Y  Y
Baymax Big Hero 6  N  Y  Y
Black Panther Captain America: Civil War  N  N  YCon
Black Suit Spider-Man Ultimate Spider-Man  N  Y  Y
Black Widow The Avengers  N  Y  Y
Boba Fett Star Wars  N  N  Y
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story  Y  Y  Y
Captain America The Avengers  N  Y  Y
Captain America - The First Avenger Captain America: Civil War  N  N  Y
Chewbacca Star Wars  N  N  Y
Darth Maul Star Wars  N  N  Y
Darth Vader Star Wars  N  N  Y
Dash The Incredibles  Y  Y  Y
Davy Jones Pirates of the Caribbean  Y  Y  Y
Disgust Inside Out  N  N  Y
Donald Duck Duck Universe  N  Y  Y
Dory Finding Dory  N  N  YCon
Drax the Destroyer Guardians of the Galaxy  N  Y  Y
Elsa Frozen  Y  Y  Y
Ezra Bridger Star Wars Rebels  N  N  Y
Falcon The Avengers  N  Y  Y
Fear Inside Out  N  N  Y
Finn Star Wars: The Force Awakens  N  N  Y
Francesco Bernoulli Cars  Y  Y  Y
Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy  N  Y  Y
Green Goblin Ultimate Spider-Man  N  Y  Y
Groot Guardians of the Galaxy  N  Y  Y
Han Solo Star Wars  N  N  Y
Hawkeye The Avengers  N  Y  Y
Hiro Hamada Big Hero 6  N  Y  Y
Holley Shiftwell Cars  Y  Y  Y
Hulk The Avengers  N  Y  Y
Hulkbuster Iron Man Avengers: Age of Ultron  N  N  Y
Iron Fist Ultimate Spider-Man  N  Y  Y
Iron Man The Avengers  N  Y  Y
Jack Skellington The Nightmare Before Christmas  Y  Y  Y
Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean  Y  Y  Y
Jasmine Aladdin  N  Y  Y
Jessie Toy Story  Y  Y  Y
Joy Inside Out  N  N  Y
Judy Hopps Zootopia  N  N  Y
Kanan Jarrus Star Wars Rebels  N  N  Y
Kylo Ren Star Wars: The Force Awakens  N  N  Y
Leia Organa Star Wars  N  N  Y
Lightning McQueen Cars  Y  Y  Y
Loki The Avengers  N  Y  Y
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger  Y  Y  Y
Luke Skywalker Star Wars  N  N  Y
Mad Hatter Alice Through the Looking Glass  N  N  YCon
Mater Cars  Y  Y  Y
Maleficent Maleficent  N  Y  Y
Merida Brave  N  Y  Y
Mickey Mouse Mouse Universe  N  N  Y
Mike Wazowski Monsters University  Y  Y  Y
Minnie Mouse Mouse Universe  N  N  Y
Mr. Incredible The Incredibles  Y  Y  Y
Mrs. Incredible The Incredibles  Y  Y  Y
Mulan Mulan  N  N  Y
Nemo Finding Dory  N  N  YCon
Nick Fury Ultimate Spider-Man  N  Y  Y
Nick Wilde Zootopia  N  N  Y
Nova Ultimate Spider-Man  N  Y  Y
Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars: The Clone Wars  N  N  Y
Olaf Frozen  N  N  Y
Phineas Flynn Phineas and Ferb  Y  Y  Y
Poe Dameron Star Wars: The Force Awakens  N  N  Y
Quorra Tron: Legacy  N  YPC  Y
Randall Boggs Monsters University  Y  Y  Y
Rapunzel Tangled  Y  Y  Y
Rey Star Wars: The Force Awakens  N  N  Y
Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy  N  Y  Y
Ronan the Accuser Guardians of the Galaxy  N  Y  Y
Sabine Wren Star Wars Rebels  N  N  Y
Sadness Inside Out  N  N  Y
Sam Flynn Tron: Legacy  N  YPC  Y
Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Fantasia  Y  Y  Y
Spider-Man Ultimate Spider-Man  N  Y  Y
Spot The Good Dinosaur  N  N  Y
Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy  N  Y  Y
Stitch Lilo & Stitch  N  Y  Y
Sulley Monsters University  Y  Y  Y
Syndrome The Incredibles  Y  Y  Y
Time Alice Through the Looking Glass  N  N  YCon
Tinker Bell Tinker Bell  N  Y  Y
Thor The Avengers  N  Y  Y
Tonto The Lone Ranger  Y  Y  Y
Vanellope von Schweetz Wreck-It Ralph  Y  Y  Y
Venom Ultimate Spider-Man  N  Y  Y
Violet The Incredibles  Y  Y  Y
Vision Captain America: Civil War  N  N  YCon
Woody Toy Story  Y  Y  Y
Ultron Avengers: Age of Ultron  N  N  Y
Wreck-It Ralph Wreck-It Ralph  Y  Y  Y
Yoda Star Wars: The Clone Wars  N  N  Y
Yondu Guardians of the Galaxy  N  Y  Y
Zeb Orrelios Star Wars Rebels  N  N  Y
Peter Pan (Unreleased Prototype) Peter Pan (disney franchise)  N  N  N
Spider-Gwen (Unreleased Prototype) Ultimate Spider-Man  N  N  N

^PC – Windows version only
^Con – Console versions (^Mob and the discontinued mobile version) only; update download required

Disney Toy BoxEdit

Following the cancellation of the series, it was announced that Disney would be launching a series of action figures based on the art style used in the games.[13][14]

To date, the following characters have been released or revealed:

Star WarsEdit

Play setsEdit

Marvel Cinematic UniverseEdit

Play setsEdit

PixarEdit

DisneyEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Disney is ending its Infinity video game line, shutting down Avalanche Software". May 11, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Cork, Jeff (May 5, 2015). "June Cover Revealed – Disney Infinity 3.0". Game Informer. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
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  9. ^ a b "Disney Infinity Toy Box Mode". Disney Infinity. May 29, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013.
  10. ^ Butts, Steve (August 14, 2013). "Disney Infinity Goes Mobile". IGN. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  11. ^ "Disney launches Infinity video game that costs more than an iPad Mini". Daily Mail. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  12. ^ "Disney INFINITY Figures — Power Discs". Disney Infinity Figures. April 24, 2013. Archived from the original on April 20, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  13. ^ "Inside the New Disney Infinity-Inspired Star Wars Toybox Figures". StarWars.com. November 21, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 14, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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