‘Star Wars’ and Marvel Versions of ‘Disney Infinity’ Are Coming

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Star Wars Marvel Coming to Disney Infinity

When word first broke of Disney’s acquisition of Marvel, many speculated that this would be a landmark joining of two major brands. And then, when the company took control of LucasFilm, it seemed like Disney was putting themselves on a path for dozens of crossovers, from Pixar-produced superhero films to Star Wars-themed amusement parks.

For us gamers, however, the union of Disney with Marvel and LucasFilm (parent company to game developer LucasArts) meant some pretty exciting interactive experiences were likely in our future. It wasn’t a question of if, but simply a matter of when.

While we know that Electronic Arts is hard at work on several Star Wars products, we still haven’t heard much about Star Wars or Marvel games from the Disney branch. Sure, there has been some speculation that Disney Infinity, the new Skylanders-esque, collectible-fueled sandbox from the mouse house would soon feature Star Wars and Marvel characters, but we haven’t seen that yet.

Nevertheless, it appears that possibility is still very much in the cards for Disney Interactive, and we may see Marvel and Star Wars iterations soon. A source close to Disney Interactive claimed as much on Monday. The source revealed this information a few days before Disney Interactive is slated to reveal their quarterly financial numbers.

Disney Infinity Review

Unfortunately, while Disney Infinity sold well, it apparently didn’t sell well enough for the company to avoid layoffs. Word is that the layoffs will be company-wide, about 3,000 staff members in total, with developer Playdom taking a substantial hit. Obviously, company layoffs are a sobering part of this industry, and our hearts go out to anyone affected, but we’re talking about Disney Infinity here.

Star Wars and Marvel versions of Disney Infinity are coming, that much was clear the second DI announced their new franchise, but the question is how the publisher plans to use the new brands. While the characters of Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Cars can all mix and match in the Disney Infinity world, it’s unclear whether that’s true of Star Wars and Marvel. It would be great to see Disney Infinity 2 incorporate both brands, and characters from those respective brands, but it’s equally as likely that we will see both a Disney Infinity: Marvel and a Disney Infinity: Star Wars. If Disney Interactive is struggling financially, they will want to get as much mileage out of the Infinity franchise as they can.

Would you like to see the characters of Star Wars and Marvel folded into a Disney Infinity sequel, or separate titles for each brand? Which do you want to see first: Star Wars or Marvel?

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Source: Wall Street Journal (via VG 24/7)

TAGS: Disney, Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive, Marvel, Star Wars

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  1. I think part of the appeal of Disney Infinity is the ability to build and play with various movie characters from different worlds side by side. So I’d prefer if Marvel and Star Wars were both built into Infinity 2 and not separated. Also, and mainly, because my bank account would be non-existent if there were two Marvel/Star Wars Infinity games.

  2. It’s surprising how Nintendo and Pokemon have not used this idea when I was kid pokey cards were the in thing it’s seems only fitting to young audiences now to take advantage of what sky landers and Disney infinity are doing :S

  3. I’m not feeling this. I have continued to buy Skylanders for my kids each Christmas because it was something new and the series has found ways to innovate so far. I have not bought any Disney Infinity stuff (b/c I’m not made out of money) but I can see how it’s unique since it’s the only game you can get Lightning McQueen & Jack Sparrow together.

    There are already tons of Marvel & Star Wars games out there, though, and there have been for years. What’s the incentive to plunk down tons of cash on Marvel Skylander-type figures for what will probably be a lesser experience than one can get from Lego Marvel or Marvel Ultimate Alliance? Same goes for Star Wars.

    Best case scenario is they do them both at once so you could have co-op between, say, Venom & Han Solo. But even then, the game will have to be truly fantastic for me bleed my wallet for it. You know they will do the same ruthless packaging schemes as the first Infinity: Han Solo will only be packaged with Maid Marion and if you want Venom, he only comes packaged with the Blue Fairy from Sleeping Beauty. $30 per pack.

    • Is buy the venom/fairy pack for the fairy. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney film, one of my favorite films period as well

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