Action figure/video game hybrid Disney Infinity is now only weeks away from its August 18th release date. With parents everywhere prepped to shed literal pounds off their wallet weight, publisher Disney Interactive has announced the pricing structure behind the game’s additional ‘Power Disc’ incentives.
Comprised of 16 hexagonal platforms and a further 4 circular bases, the Power Discs perform a variety of play-shifting tricks, from altering the scheme of a surrounding landscape to granting heavyset lugs like Monster’s Inc’s Sully the ability to fly. For more on how the game handles these additions check out our Disney Infinity E3 preview.
With an eye on creating a swap-meet style atmosphere for the game, (or perhaps simply on squeezing out that little extra income from it) power discs will be sold in so-called ‘blind packs’ of two, forcing gamers to deal with the dreaded possibility of ‘doubles’. Disney Infinity’s base unit is capable of utilizing up to 2 circular or 3 hexagonal pads when used in conjunction with one of the game’s numerous play sets.
Individual packs are priced at $4.99 in the US & £3.99 in the UK. The Disney Infinity ‘Power Disc Wave #1’ will feature:
Circular Discs (For use in both ‘Toy Box’ and ‘Play Set’ Modes)
- Bolt’s Super Strength — Character that you’re playing with does 10% more damage
- Fix It Felix’s Repair Power — Character you’re playing with has 20% more health
- C.H.R.O.M.E’s Armor Shield — In-game character receives -10% less damage
- Pieces of Eight — In-game character gains 10% more loot
Hexagonal Discs (For use in ‘Toy Box’ Mode)
- Mickey’s Car — Drive Mickey’s Jalopy in the Toy Box
- Cinderella’s Coach — Drive Cinderella’s Carriage in the Toy Box
- Kahn— Ride Kahn the Horse from “Mulan” in the Toy Box
- Stitch’s Blaster — In-game character gets Stitch’s blaster from “Lilo and Stitch”
- Carl Fredericksen’s Cane — In-game character gets Carl’s cane from “Up”
- King Candy’s Dessert Toppings Texture Set— Adds a “Sugar Rush” theme from “Wreck-it-Ralph” to Toy Box terrain objects
- Sugar Rush Sky Skydome — Adds a “Sugar Rush” theme from “Wreck-it-Ralph” to the Toy Box sky
Alice in Wonderland
- Alice’s Wonderland Texture Set — Adds an “Alice in Wonderland” (animated film) theme to Toy Box terrain objects
- Tulgey Wood Skydome — Adds an “Alice in Wonderland” (animated film) theme to Toy Box sky
- Marlin’s Reef Texture Set— Adds a “Finding Nemo” theme to the Toy Box terrain objects
- Nemo’s Seascape Skydome — Adds a “Finding Nemo” theme to the Toy Box sky
- Rapunzel’s Kingdom Texture Set — Adds a “Tangled” theme to Toy Box terrain objects
- Rapunzel’s Birthday Sky Skydome — Adds a “Tangled” theme to the Toy Box sky
Rare Hexagonal Discs
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant — Adds the Dumbo ride from the Parks in the Toy Box
- Abu the Elephant — Adds the elephant version of Abu in the Toy Box
- Astro Blasters Space Cruiser — Adds the Astro Blaster vehicle from the Buzz Lightyear attraction in the Toy Box
So, are you excited to check out Disney Infinity? Can it repeat the smash-hit success of Activision’s similar Skylanders series? What other franchises might benefit from an action figure/video game mashup? Let us know in the comments below.
Disney Infinity will emerge from the toy box on August 18th (USA) & August 23rd (UK) for Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii, Wii U & PC platforms. Power Disc Packs are priced at $4.99/£3.99 each.
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