Disney announced today that a gigantic amount of Marvel characters will finally make an appearance on Disney Infinity.
This new update is called Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes and it seeks to expand the universe of Infinity by bringing in many of the heroic characters we hold so dear.
The title will be available on all previous platforms in 1.0 as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, finally dabbling in the next-gen software.
But what exactly will this new update bring? The answer: lots and lots of Marvel love.
The new starter pack will include a mysterious crystal shard piece coupled with Thor, Black Widow and Iron Man with tower defense and dungeon modes.
Joining the starter pack characters are Hawkeye, Hulk, Captain America, Loki, Spider-Man, MODOK, Rocket Raccoon and Groot (with more to come).
See a pattern? There is a lot of focus on both The Avengers and The Guardians of The Galaxy, probably because of the recent movie announcements and releases. We here at CGM are par for the course though as getting to play as Rocket Raccoon will be a blast to say the least.
Keep in mind that all the toys (characters, power discs, toy boxes) from the current Disney Infinity will be compatible with 2.0, so don’t be worried about throwing away any toy boxes you may have bought so far.
Other additions include a raised level cap of 20 and a new skill tree feature that allows the Marvel characters to initiate certain actions (ie. Hulk climbing up walls). These unique traits suggest much more customization than before and give each Marvel character a big identity, making your choice of character crucial.
Finally, the new update will bring with it a brand new story written by Marvel veteran Brian Michael Bendis. Developer Avalanche Software have also mentioned that things like super-jumps and flight will play a big role in this story, which takes place in Marvel Manhattan.
According to IGN, Bendis seems to be excited for the new tale, saying that “this game could do for this generation what comics did for us.” A bold statement to say the least, but 2.0 clearly appeals to a younger audience and has quite a lot of creative potential.
Disney Infinity 2.0 launches later this year, so be sure to stay tuned to CGM as more details arise. Also be sure to check out our review of Disney Infinity 1.0 here.