Disney Infinity 2.0 coming to Xbox One, PS4 [UPDATE]

Plus, Marvel super heroes like Spider-Man and Captain America coming to Disney's new game later this fall.

[UPDATE] During a special presentation today, Disney reiterated that Disney Infinity has sold over 3 million $75 starter packs so far, driving $500 million in revenue. Disney also confirmed past rumors, officially announcing Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes for fall 2014.

Disney has even hired Brian Michael Bendis, a veteran Marvel Comics artist and writer, to work on the story for the new game.

New characters include Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Black Widow. Spider-Man is also coming to Disney Infinity through what Disney is calling "Disney Infinity 2.0."

All of the toys and power discs from the original Disney Infinity will work with Disney Infinity 2.0, the company said. In addition, all of your custom-made toyboxes are compatible with the new version.

Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and iOS, Disney confirmed. Starter packs include two power discs and three characters: Thor, Black Widow, and Iron Man.

As part of Disney Infinity 2.0, the character level cap is being raised to 20. Disney is also overhauling the game's toybox mode, making it more accessible to newcomers, the company said. In addition, Disney Infinity 2.0 virtual playsets will be much larger than those from the original game, "because our characters can fly," Disney said.

Lastly, Disney announced that it was so impressed with the work of one community member that the company actually hired him to join developer Avalanche Software.

The original story is below.

During a special webcast today, Disney will unveil "the latest chapter" of its toys-to-life game Disney Infinity. You can watch the live broadcast right here in this post through the video above. The presentation starts at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT, though it's not clear how long it will run.

It's unknown what Disney might show during the event, but some options include new character packs (Star Wars or Marvel, perhaps?!) or maybe even a version of the game for new consoles like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Whatever the announcement turns out to be, it will come just days after competitor Activision revealed its all-new Skylanders game, Skylanders: Trap Team.

Earlier this month, the official Disney fan club teased that "Disney Infinity 2.0" would launch in August 2014, but the group would later delete this message, saying it was posted in error.

Disney Infinity launched last summer across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, and PC, and more than 3 million $75 starter packs have been sold to date. For more on Disney Infinity, be sure to watch the live broadcast today and also read our review of the main game.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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lsukid
lsukid

Good to see the tease with Stitch, Merida from Brave, and Maleficent....very cool to be getting thoes as well

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Count me in.  Glad it's backward compatible with existing toys and discs, that's pretty key.


Also, getting Brian Michael Bendis onboard is pretty huge.  He's put out some of the best Marvel stories in recent years, IMO.  I think of him as the Geoff Johns (from DC Comics) of Marvel.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

Is anyone surprised?

I still remember when Disney first unveiled Infinity and said that superheroes had no place in that game.....


AHHHHH Money, you are a heartless bitch!

enoslives7
enoslives7

Because everyone wants to see Spiderman fight Donald Duck.

Seriously! WTF?! Fuck off Disney. Take your Skylanders clone and stick it up your ass.

Marvel being bought by Disney  = epic FAIL

endorbr
endorbr

Still can't remember that the archer character from the Avengers name is Hawkeye, Eddie?  Already seen it get edited completely out of the article from you first listing it as Green Arrow.

klonoa53
klonoa53

I was fucking talkin about this yesterday to some friends. GOOD FUCKING JOB.

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

I doubt Green Arrow will be making an appearance...

CyberSteak
CyberSteak

Jumped off Skylanders after the second game.  May have to jump on Infinity now.  This looks great.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

I'm surprised they havent put any Marvel characters in yet.

Han285
Han285

@Evil_Sidekick  So the Incredibles which were available at launch aren't super heroes?!?

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

@enoslives7yes, that financial boost given to marvel by one of the biggest creative entertainment industry companies in the world is terrible for marvel. 

Disney infinity existing means that the comics will not exist anymore.

And every copy of 2.0 disney infinity: marvel super heroes, will consist of a mode that forces players to beat up donald duck with spider-man. 


Except in reality where the rest of us humans exist, the infinity game only works as a platform. Much like a console or the pc. you buy the parts for it, and then play them how and when you want. 


So if you buy spider-man, you'll also NEED to buy donald duck in order to fight them both. although, im not sure there is a pvp mode?? 


Also, as for each of the main games, each set of characters from a different franchise comes with their own game. Incredibles with their own story, game and way to play. the lone ranger their own (their as in the characters from the lone ranger as a franchise before you pedants jump in) story and game.


Its no different then putting in a different disk to a console, the main games dont have ways to force characters from each to interact.


Now if this is all too kiddy for you in style and content sure that's fine, but you are clearly not forced to do anything. And if you honestly are interested in the figures or game but dont want the disney stuff, you are not forced to buy non-marvel items. 


The player dictates the experience. 

Although any complaints about disney ruining marvel or making the characters too kiddy friendly is rediculous when you think about 1: how many people under the age of 8 play with, watch or own spider-man stuff.

2: realise that Marvel super hero squad was a thing long before Disney got involved. 

3. that padded children's spider-man, iron man and hulk costumes exist.  

I do think you protest too much, I suspect you're the only person to have thought about playing with spider-man and Donald duck, could we have a secret Donald fan in our midst?

WllDan7
WllDan7

The fact that people who would never see marvel movies and the fact there is a awesome live action universe is an epic fail. Get out of here with that dude.

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@enoslives7   Yeah what an epic fail.....

Well except for creating the first large scale superhero cinematic universe consisting of dozens of characters in comics and cartoons we know and love and the best and highly grossed superhero movies of all time. 


In short, you're a dumbass.

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

@CyberSteak They are drastically different experiences. You should try borrow a copy with the base playset, try pirates or monsters inc/u Both completely different game types. 


The ship sailing in the former is actually a good substitute for the ac3 / 4 stuff... well, a kid friendly take on it.

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

@daikkenaurora12 or star wars, tron, classic cartoon shows.... the list goes on. 


I suspect they have long running plans to roll stuff out in waves. 


3.0 will be more disney classics, 4.0 star wars, so on. It'd be mad to roll out too much at once too, no knowing how well the game series was going to do from the off.