15 January 2013 4:53 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Today Disney Interactive made their ambitious video game and toy hybrid project Disney Infinity official, almost 18 months after Activision and Toys For Bob first announced Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure and unintentionally gave birth to a new genre of gaming.

At first glace Disney Infinity looks like a Skylanders concept ripoff. Using a device called the Infinity base that looks like a pancaked Portal of Power, players can place their Disney and Pixar figures - seventeen are expected to be available at launch - onto it and watch them magically come to life in the game. It's pretty straightforward and nothing you haven't seen before.

From here is where Disney Infinity and the Skylanders franchise start to differ dramatically. Infinity is built around two different gameplay patterns. The first involves one of several "Play Sets" that are geared toward a particular Disney or Pixar property. Think Skylanders Adventure packs. At launch there »

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Star Wars (1977)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Monsters University (2013)


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners