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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Preview

Scheduled release date:
September 23, 2014
Disney Interactive
Avalanche Studios
Number Of Players:
Release Date:
September 23, 2014

If you’ve got a kid who got hooked on Skylanders , but then decided to switch to Disney Infinity last year, you’re not alone. The new effort from Disney Interactive successfully countered the latest Activision title, managing to sell nearly as many copies as the recently released SWAP Force . Now, the sequel looks to steal away even more market share, as Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes will undoubtedly be on many a child’s holiday wish list. After all, it’s Disney combined with superheroes; how can you go wrong?

The game will initially boast a round of “Avengers” characters: Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, the Hulk, and Hawkeye. Even though this game sits on the cartoon-y side of the fence (for obvious reasons), the character designs of these new superhero characters are a bit more on the darker side. Not that they’re mature-looking by any stretch of the imagination, but they’re not quite as cute, either. Aside from this minor cosmetic difference, the sequel will feature plenty of gameplay improvements and additions, which will result in a more robust, compelling experience. First up, the appreciated addition of depth.

Not only are the new characters separated into distinct classes, complete with melee and ranged specialties, but each fighter also has an extensive skill tree. This should make the game more appealing to core gamers, despite its cutesy exterior. You have the freedom to build and customize your character however you see fit, and these changes will be reflected in the character’s appearance, too. The more you play, the more you earn items and gadgets, which can also be used to deck out your favorite Disney mascot or Marvel superhero. This brings us to another new feature: The madcap Toy Box Mode, which will be great for multiplayer fun.