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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Adds More Than The Avengers

The Escapist Staff | 24 Jun 2014 18:02
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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes adds more features and heroes than you might think.

At E3 earlier this month, Andrea Rene spent some time talking to Disney Interactive Studios Executive Producer John Vignocchi about Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes.

The second installment of the franchise introduces Marvel heroes, and while the Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers are at the front of Disney Infinity, other characters are present. Vignocchi shares the Spider-man Playset, which brings in Spidey, Nova, and a Spider-man specific story centered on trouble cause by Venom.

Also new to the franchise are attributes and skill trees, which allow players to customize how their characters will play. Of course, the characters from the first Disney Infinity will work in 2.0, and those old characters will now have attributes and skill trees in the new game.

Power discs are the other big addition. The come with starter sets and are placed directly beneath the figures to add to the game. A power disc might boost attributes for anyone, but place that same disc under Spider-man and you unlock his black, symbiote suit. Other discs can add in AI controlled companions like the Winter Soldier or vehicles like Agents of SHIELD's Lola.

Disney isn't only focusing on Marvel. Maleficent is making her way to Disney Infinity, but like the added characters of Elsa and Anna to 1.0, she may not work within the story mode and will be restricted to the Toy Box. The Toy Box is Disney Infinity's creation suite for players, and Disney is adding some structured games to the Toy Box this time around. Also, thanks to some of the fantastic creations by players in the Toy Box, Disney has begun to hire these creators. Vignocchi mentions that Disney is still looking to bring in more players that have made fantastic creations with the Toy Box.

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes will be available for Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360 on September 23rd.

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