Licensed video games don’t have the best reputation amongst the masses, but one title that’s managed to rope in consumers with just that premise last year was Disney Infinity. Featuring a plethora of popular Disney characters, the most recent entry in the toys-to-life genre was an immense success for the house of mouse — which is why it’ll be receiving a sequel in the form of Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes.
A number of iconic Marvel mascots have already been confirmed for the comic-centric sequel, the latest being an entire play set dedicated to Spider-Man and his super hero pals, and now Disney has finally announced another play set that’ll be coming to Disney Infinity 2.0. Get ready to go cosmic when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive in toy form later this year.
Starring the characters from the forthcoming, highly anticipated, blockbuster movie, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax and Gamora will all be playable characters in the new game. Best of all, they’ll have their very own space-themed adventure for players to bomb through.
The story for this play set revolved around the Guardians arriving in Knowhere after they’ve stolen a very rare and powerful cosmic item from the menacing Ronan the Accuser. It’s up to the Guardians to protect the city from Ronan’s evil forces, comprised of a Sakaaran fleet, but they won’t find themselves without a little outside help.
According to Disney, both Iron Man and Nova will be able to participate in the galactic assault on baddies given their relationship to the team within Marvel’s universe. All of these heroes will be able to interact with one another in the Toy Box mode alongside more traditional Disney mascots, but they can also participate in a Toy Box Game known as ‘Attack on Asgard’. Starring Thor’s not-so-good brother, Loki, players will be tasked with ridding the mythical realm from the frost giants that inhabit it.
Releasing toys based on Guardians of the Galaxy was heavily suspected from developer Avalanche Software after the inclusion of Groot and Rocket Raccoon were teased in Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes‘ reveal trailer. Even if they weren’t featured briefly in the video, the fact that a film based on the Marvel property is due to hit theatres was a pretty solid indicator that the cosmic crusaders’ additions were imminent.
Admittedly, aside from the sleek collector’s edition of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes that’s coming exclusively to PlayStation owners, comic fans will almost definitely be chomping at the bit to add this play set (and all of the other Guardians figures) to their collection.
The only question now is just who else will join Disney Infinity 2.0? Only time will tell.
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes will arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 23, 2014.
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