12:48pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Disney Unveils Marvel Cross-Franchise Addition for 'Infinity' Game (Video)
Following earlier teasers, Disney Interactive and Marvel Entertainment today officially announced Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, a new game that introduces 18 Marvel characters into the interactive, cross-franchise Disney Infinity game platform.
In a star-studded event that featured appearances by Clark Gregg and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Marvel CCO Joe Quesada and writer Brian Michael Bendis, the game was unveiled to the public for the first time in a trailer that featured Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Spider-Man and characters from Guardians of the Galaxy.
The new release will launch with a starter pack featuring three characters from Marvel’s Avengers, as well as the Avengers playset piece, which is four times the size of “Metroville,” the largest playset from the game’s first version. More than 20 Marvel characters will be released as figures and playable characters in this release, with the potential for more being teased. Storylines for the game will be written by Bendis, whose Marvel credits include lengthy runs on Ultimate Spider-Man, as well as the Avengers and X-Men franchises.
Disney Infinity 2.0 will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Nintendo Wii U, and iOS and PC tablets. A video of the announcement of the event can be found below: