Ensemble casts aren’t just for television and movies anymore. Sure, there have been video games that have nailed the feeling of bringing together vastly different characters into the same universe to serve some uniform purpose, but few seem to boast the buzz-worthy names that are coming to populate Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. Following along with the Marvel theme, upcoming film Big Hero 6 will be making its way into the figure-based adventure game.
There was little doubt that while other Disney properties would make their way to the forefront in Disney Infinity 2.0, the focus would remain on those spandex-clad heroes we all know and love. For this reason alone, the inclusion of comic series and soon-to-be Disney animated film Big Hero 6 makes complete sense.
Making the jump from the silver screen will be series protagonist Hiro Hamada and his inflatable robot Baymax. As has come to be expected from the Disney Infinity series, these characters will come in the form of their own figures that will unlock their playable selves in-game. Like Donald Duck and Marvel’s rogues gallery of villains before them, these figures will also present players with hundreds of items, vehicles, and locales like San Fransokyo from the upcoming movie.
Hiro will represent a more cerebral take on the Marvel universe as instead of relying on his brawn, he will be highlighted by the mind-controlled microbots that come as a product of his genius-level intellect. At the opposite end of the spectrum is Baymax. Despite being an inflatable robot with an even bigger heart, he packs a fierce knowledge of Kung Fu, super strength, thrusters, and a rocket fist that would even make Hulk jealous. Rounding out the package, players will also be able to collect a Chem Capsule Power Disc which will open up the ability to freeze would-be enemies with a cloud of frost.
Judging by the images and trailer, this futuristic addition to Disney Infinity 2.0 will retain much of the humor that fans would expect from the upcoming film. From Hiro’s microbots which materialize as dangerous rows of spikes to Baymax’s combination of agility and raw power, the new characters look to be no slouch in the action department as well. Arguably most exciting though, is the inclusion of a futuristic cityscape to explore and build upon.
While this will hardly represent the first urban environment to make its way into Disney Infinity, the high-tech nature of San Fransokyo as well as its melding of cultures makes for a striking and visually interesting environment that will make itself right at home in the game’s creation-focused Toy Box mode. Who could say no to hover-boarding past neon advertisements while taking on a horde of mutated pirates?
Between this announcement and the inclusion of the Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s clear that Marvel and Disney Interactive are focused on integrating not only their most recognizable properties into Disney Infinity, but also the ones that are sitting on the horizon. If this is the case, then this series could prove to have some serious lasting-power based solely on the constant flow of new content coming out of these two media giants.
Will you be picking up Hiro and Baymax for Disney Infinity 2.0 when it launches later this year? What other Disney and Marvel properties would you like to see make it into the game?
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) releases on September 23, 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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