Disney Interactive have finally unveiled Disney Infinity which is due for release this summer. The game is best described as very similar to Skylanders. Disney Infinity will integrate collectible physical toys into a sandbox game that can include the best of Disney and Pixar titles. The game is due for release sometime in June for all platforms, which of course, includes the Nintendo 3DS.
Avalanche Studios chief creative officer John Blackburn has told online gaming publication Destructiod that the Nintendo 3DS version of Disney Infinity will be a very different experience compared to its console counterparts. Blackburn cites hardware limitations for this, but he promises a handheld game littered with a variety of interesting mini games.
“The 3DS is a very different experience. They memory can’t handle all that stuff, so technologically we couldn’t do the same thing there. It’s more of a game you expect on a 3DS: You build teams with characters and they each have a mini-game that comes along with them. You can go and build out the different play fields that you’ll go through with your team, so there is a strategy component when you play with someone else. The mobile versions are actually more attuned to touch controls. We aren’t ready to share that yet, but it will be tied to the economy and the experience with all the characters you have. We’ll leave that it at that.”
Since the game is very similar to Skylanders and uses basically the same toy system ,Activision’s vice president of consumer marketing, John Coyne, welcomed the game and has gone on to say that the company feels flattered that Disney is releasing this game. However, he also rushed to state that they think Skylanders still has the lead in the genre, thanks to the innovation it brings in each game released.
“We are thrilled by the incredible success that the Skylanders franchise has had in such a short period of time. We are also flattered that one of the leading family entertainment companies is joining our ‘toys to life’ category.”
“We continue to focus on delivering innovative and immersive entertainment experiences to kids around the world and are pouring more creativity into our games. As a result, we are well positioned to continue leading the category.”
-Activision vice president of consumer marketing John Coyne
[Source: My Nintendo News]