For a company that is rolling in billions of dollars from various film releases over the last couple of years, Disney hasn’t been too keen to push out movie tie-in games as of late. That’s because after a slew of less than mighty Marvel titles, the folks involved in that side of the business want quality over quantity now. Which is why we’re yet to see a proper game that will assemble some Avengers on our consoles.
When Disney Infinity was first released back in August, I reckoned that the game had some room to improve, but was a solid start nonetheless. Since then DI has been selling pretty damn well, clocking on over a half billion dollars in sales worldwide. And with a taste of Marvel on the way, it should be reaching that billion dollar mark very soon.
With Skylanders raking in some well-earned profits in the burgeoning toys to life genre, it was only a matter of time before some competition arose. The nearest such rival to that throne right now is Disney, with a solid line-up of characters and ideas. Disney Infinity gets an upgrade tonight. Here’s what went down earlier.
We knew this day would come. With Disney owning the rights to Marvel characters, it was only a matter of time until they mashed them up against other Disney characters. It appears that time has come, but is it also a sign of a new kind of Disney Infinity.
Star Wars games have been pretty terrible of late. Kinect Star Wars for the Xbox 360 was an abomination, Angry Birds Star Wars was actually pretty good save for the fact that it was Angry Birds and Tiny Death Star, though cute isn’t really much of a Star Wars game. There was a new hope; Star Wars 1313, a game that had players take on the role of bounty hunters instead of Jedi.
It’s a well known fact that much like in gaming, adapting movies to comic books is something akin to watching a train wreck slowly. One comic book publisher that set the bar high though? Dark Horse comics, who made Star Wars comic books well worth reading and collecting. And it’s been a hell of a run for them.
So 2014 has rolled around and you have finally decided you want to play the 8th worst game of 2013, Deadpool? Well you’re year is off to a bad start unfortunately as you can’t anymore.
We all had nightmares when Disney acquired the Star Wars IP - what sort of movies and games could we expect? However, the first game looks positively delightful. I think I may just have to get it now, partly because it's free.
Damn you Disney. Damn your massive ears! If there was one game that I was looking forward to, it was Star Wars 1313. Revealed at E3 2012, the game looked pretty damn strong in the Force. And thanks to some new details being revealed, I’m even sadder than ever about the game being scrapped.
To make money, you’ve got to spend money. And over the last couple of years, Disney has sunk quite a few dollars into their new franchise, Infinity. And according to them, it’s doing rather well.
No good deed goes unpunished, and when it comes to crafting a great game, that goes double in this industry. With Activison having a massive hit on their hands with the Skylanders franchise, it was only a matter of time until someone saw else got themselves a slice of that young market. Disney is the first real such competition in the toys to life genre. And by copying someone else, this is the most original work that the house of mouse has unleashed in several years.
Well it’d make for one interesting fighting promotion, that’s for sure. While I go slip on a Don King wig and prepare to mangle the English language further with tales of Fisticular violencia played over feminetti free for all martial artarchy, check out these mock-ups of Disney princess below who are spoilin’ for a fight.