Disney takes the wraps off Infinity 2.0, with the reveal of a certain cast of superheroes from the Marvel universe.
Disney Infinity has been a successful interactive game move for the Mickey Mouse conglomerate. So it stands to reason that they would want to improve on it. Enter the announcement of Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition today, with an appearance by Marvel's Avengers.
Disney revealed the Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes, with Thor, Iron Man and Black Widow as a Starter pack that also includes "Tower Defense and Dungeon Crawl experiences," according to a series of tweets by The Escapist's Andrea Rene, who was at the event.
Other details include an increased level cap to 20, new attributes and skill trees and a system that allows players to choose what abilities to upgrade. Disney also has hired toy box creators from the community to create content, Rene said. All figures from the original Disney Infinity, along with the power discs and toy boxes, will work with the newer version.
Disney has sold more than 3 million starter packs and more than $500 million is global sales since the game launched in mid-August of last year, with more than 10 million toy boxes downloaded. Disney had previously included sets from its movies, such as Monsters Inc., The Lone Ranger, Cars and The Incredibles, and the company said it wants to continue to capitalize on it "treasure trove" of IPs and stories. With the popularity of the Marvel universe, especially the Avengers movies, it stands to reason that Disney would want to have its lucrative franchise cross over into the interactive game.