Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

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Disney Infinity's demise blamed on mismanagement, inflated sales expectations - report

Disney Infinity's demise blamed on mismanagement, inflated sales expectations - report

Two years worth of planned content detailed - now scrapped.

Earlier this week, Disney cancelled its popular toys-to-life franchise Disney Infinity and announced that developer Avalanche Software would shut down.

The move was part of a general pull-out from producing its own games, Disney said. Infinity had seemed to be doing well, but the lack of content announced for this year made it somewhat less of a surprise.

But a new report published by Kotaku has detailed mismanagement behind the scenes of the game which caused the profitable project to be canned well before its time.

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Disney Infinity cancelled, Avalanche Software shut down

Disney Infinity cancelled, Avalanche Software shut down

Disney ceases console game publishing, roughly 300 jobs cut.

Disney Interactive will no longer self-publish console video games. That means it will cease development on Disney Infinity and shutter its developer Avalanche Software.

The company just made the announcement during its latest earnings report where it noted that it had a $147m charge due to "the discontinuation of our self-published console games business, principally Infinity."

Disney said it had "lower results" for Infinity than the company predicted. Disney's Consumer Products and Interactive Media devision revenue for the quarter decreased by two per cent to $1.2bn. Its operating income also decreased eight per cent to $357m.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 leak names characters - report

UPDATE: Starter set image shows Star Wars characters.

UPDATE 1/5/15 9.50am: An image of what appears to be Disney Infinity 3.0's Star Wars starter set has appeared online, and contains Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano as its two packed-in characters.

Disney Infinity is now free on Wii U

So Wii players can upgrade for the sequel at no additional cost.

Disney Infinity's Marvel-based sequel is coming next month on every console except for the Wii, which has since been left in the dust by its successor, the Wii U. As a result, Disney is letting players download the original Disney Infinity for free on the Wii U eShop, where its base and figurines are backwards compatible with the Wii game.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes gets a release date

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes gets a release date

Will feature a Guardians of the Galaxy playset (sold separately).

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes has been given a 23rd September release date in North America, Disney has announced.

Ostensibly this means it will come out Friday that week on 26th September, but we're still awaiting confirmation on that.

The upcoming sequel will feature a Guardians of the Galaxy playset sold separately that will be playable in the game's Toy Box 2.0 mode.

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Disney Infinity sequel is Marvel Super Heroes-themed

Disney Infinity sequel is Marvel Super Heroes-themed

PlayStation base is backwards compatible, but the Xbox one isn't.

When Buzz Lightyear oft proclaimed "to Infinity and beyond!" we were never quite clear on what the "beyond" part was. Now it appears that it's the Marvel universe as Disney has officially unveiled its sequel to Disney Infinity with Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes.

As detailed by GameInformer, this next installment in the physical toy/video game crossover series will feature such beloved characters as the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man and villains like Loki and Modok.

The starter pack will include three playable characters: Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow, along with the Avengers-themed play set. An Asgard-based one was teased as well.

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