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Disney Infinity puts the spotlight on The Incredibles

Thursday, 18th July 2013 05:52 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Incredibles play set looks pretty sweet in the latest Disney Infinity trailer.

The Incredibles play set includes Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, Dash and Violet and Syndrome, and along with Monsters University and Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the launch play sets.

Picking up The Incredibles gives you a bunch of structured adventures which you can play in Disney Infinity’s two-player co-op-friendly Play Set mode, as well as a bunch of assets for Toy Box mode. The Incredibles have special abilities based on their superpowers.

Disney Infinity is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360 in August, and some sort of mobile experience is on the way, too.

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  1. TheWulf

    And this is exactly why Disney is failing at the moment. The kids I’ve talked to didn’t actually like The Incredibles much, it was more the adults that did. Yet I feel that that’s counter-productive for these franchises. If you show a kid something like Duck Tales and then show them The Incredibles and ask them which they prefer, you’ll find I’m very right.

    This is what’s so frustrating with Disney at the moment, and this is going to be another flop in all honesty because aside from Monsters Inc I can’t see any characters here that the kids would want to play. And this is something that should be all about the kids, not us adults. Skylanders got this right by creating characters that the kids would want to play.

    Again, give any kid the choice between a Skylanders character (like the living fireball in a suit of armour, the robot dragon, the fishman with a water cannon, and so on) or one of The Incredibles, and they’re going to pick the Skylanders character.

    Run this experiment at home, too, and see if my findings are wrong.

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    Even LEGO gets it with Chima. After their flit with ninjas being not the greatest commercial success ever, they’re trying something that honestly feels very ’80s/’90s by comparison. I’d love to see their numbers for the success rates of Chima and their ninjas thing. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Chima has been an unmitigated success.

    What we liked as kids and what we like as adults aren’t necessarily the same thing.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. felixbrownSLC

    I think Disney’s making the right move by adding current characters (Monsters, Cars) as well as somewhat older ones (The Incredibles). This only broadens the appeal of Infinity to a wider audience.

    In fact, if you read comments throughout the web, there’s an overwhelming cry for more classic characters! By adding them, this game will increasingly become more enjoyable to kids as well as their parents! How is this a bad thing?

    Infinity is a mash-up, doesn’t it makes sense to use a wide span of characters? Why bother making a mash-up otherwise?

    The Incredibles are outdated for kids? How did Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones become such huge hits? These characters are over 30 years old!

    #2 9 months ago