Disney Infinity has been delayed until August. Disney announced that the video game and the toy line release has been moved back from June until the end of the summer. The video game, which is basically a kind of Disney backed Skylanders video game will now be getting released just in time to pick up speed for the Holiday season.
Moving the game and the toys that go along with it is a bit of a gamble by the company because it will also be tangling with the next generation of Skylanders, called Swapforce when it arrives later this year.
Disney Infinity was originally scheduled to be released alongside Monsters University but that plan has now been scrapped. The game platform, which uses something called an “Infinity Pad” and figures of Disney characters allows you to play missions or in open worlds depending on your preference.
Like Skylanders the players of Disney’s new game will only be able to play as characters if they own the figure. This kind of sales technique could be picking up steam because you have gamers flocking to the store for add-on components long after they bought the actual game.
The president of Disney Interactive, John Pleasants told Polygon that the company could have released the game in June but decided to move the release date back two months because the company wanted to make sure that Avalanche, the game’s developer had plenty of time to “add bells and whistles and make sure it really sings and pops.”
The game, which will be launching on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U, Wii and 3DS will now hit North America on August 18 and the UK on August 20. At launch there is are expected to be a couple of play sets including Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles. A Cars play set is also being planned.
When Disney Infinity does indeed finally hit store shelves, will you be getting a copy and some figures to go with it?