Shortly after Disney announced its landmark acquisitions of Marvel Comics and then LucasFilm, many figured it was only a matter of time before all of those various properties started bleeding together. Obviously, Marvel would still have its superhero films and there would still be Star Wars games — developed by Electronic Arts’ studios, no less — but the crossover potential was hard to overlook.
One surefire crossover that is slowly coalescing into something real is the one between Disney Infinity and Marvel. The company teased a crossover with a Captain America-themed trailer last week, and now it appears they are ready to say more on the matter.
According to Polygon, who received a super secret Captain America shield invitation, Disney’s video game branch has an event slated for April 30th that will give attendees a closer look at “the latest chapter of Disney Infinity.” Unfortunately, that’s all we know at this point.
While it seems all but a given that Disney is bound to come out and confirm that, yes, they are working on a Disney Infinity and Marvel crossover, it’s unclear in what form that crossover might appear. Will this be an add-on to the existing Disney Infinity game or will this be a completely new title?
When the idea of Star Wars and Marvel tie-ins was first broached with the Disney Infinity devs they seemed to suggest those crossovers might occur in a future title. Similarly, it might be a more financially viable strategy to release each tie-in as separate games — i.e. Disney Infinity: Marvel, Disney Infinity: Star Wars, etc.
That being said, the Captain America teaser trailer does use the sandbox mode and characters from the first Disney Infinity, which leads us to believe the expansion road is still in play. The game has already seen a few expansions since release — namely Toy Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Frozen — but only one actual new world disc. Hopefully, whatever this Marvel news is, it means more substantial content for the game. We’ll have to wait until the end of the month to find out.
What are your hopes for a Disney Infinity and Marvel crossover? Does this increase your interest in the Disney franchise?