March 13, 2013 | 7:50 p.m.
Hold your horses, Jack Sparrow and Mr. Incredible. The release of the much-hyped “Disney Infinity” video game initiative has been pushed back two months to August. The ambitious project was slated to launch in June for Nintendo Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and mobile, but the company delayed Infinity’s release until Aug. 18 “to capitalize on the critical fall retail season,” the company said in a statement. Developed by Avalanche Software, “Infinity” was unveiled in January to much fanfare. It features Disney character figurines — from “Monsters, Inc.,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Incredibles” — that can be “transported” into the game, a similar concept to the mega-selling video game franchise “Skylanders,” which has raked in more than $1 billion and over $500 million in the U.S. alone, according to Activision. Perhaps not coincidentally, the next […]
Jan. 15, 2013 | 3:04 p.m.
Capt. Jack Sparrow just booked a return voyage to the multiplex – a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie is set for release in 2015. He’s also about to journey back into the world of video games as part of “Disney Infinity,” an ambitious project launching in June for Nintendo Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and mobile. The “Disney Infinity” announcement trailer (watch it below) was released Tuesday, giving fans a first glimpse at the highly anticipated title from developer Avalanche Software. The upcoming release features Disney character figurines that can be “transported” into the game. If the concept sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same model as “Skylanders,” the video game franchise featuring figurines of giants, monsters, robots and more, which are plugged into a “portal” that transports the characters into the game. The toys […]