On January 15th, Disney announced its new Infinity game that will be available in June of 2013. Take a peek at the trailer:
Personally, I anticipate that it will be a big success. By including three of their popular franchises (Monsters University, The Incredibles, and Pirates of the Caribbean) from the start, Disney already has a built-in audience. Also, Infinity merges key aspects of two game franchises that are especially popular right now – Skylanders and Minecraft.
-Like Skylanders, Infinity has physical figurines, which you can collect and place on a pad to allow the characters to go into the game. The prices are also comparable to Skylanders. (A starter pack is $79.99 and individual figures cost $12.99.)
-With its “toy box” option, Infinity allows players to build their own customized virtual environments inhabited by a combination of their favorite characters. That creative ability to mix and match characters and settings reminds me of Minecraft. (For kids who prefer less creativity/more structure, you can purchase one of the playsets, because they offer traditional gaming storylines. Play sets are $34.99)
In any event, I can’t wait until this game comes out in June. I wouldn’t call it revolutionary, but it looks and sounds like it will be pretty amazing. Overall, I think that young kids and nostalgic adults (like me!) will definitely like it. I’ll have to wait and see how older kids respond to it. I also think that Disney will need to add some more girl-themed Disney characters to attract more young girls to the game. What do you think? Will your kids want this game?If you enjoyed this post, then please consider sharing it with your friends. Also, don't forget to sign up for my email newsletter so that you don't miss future updates. Thanks!