Disney Infinity is looking to be a mega hit for Disney, and the company has already announced the next expansion, or play set, for the game. Toy Story will join the frey, adding another six to nine hours of gameplay, with the Toy Story in Space playset. This pack’s story will take players on a new space adventure with the Toy Story gang as they help to relocate the Pizza Planet Aliens to a new world. By completing these missions players will unlock new Space Ranger equipment for both the story and Toy Box modes. Hoverpacks, new mounts, goo blasters and more are being adding to the Toy Box mode with this expansion. The $34.99 playset will come with Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, with Woody available for purchase separately, at a cost of $12.99. But the Toys are not the only characters joining Toy Box mode.
Disney also announced nine new characters will be added to the Toy Box over the course of the next year. Jack Skellington, Wreck-it-Ralph, Vanellope, Rapunzel, Phineas, Agent P, Anna and Elsa (from the upcoming film Frozen, so expect them around it’s release) and of course Mickey Mouse himself from the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Each of these new additions suggests crazy new items will be added to the Toy Box mode over the course of the next year, as these characters will launch from October through 2014. Each will likely cost $12.99 each.
Disney Infinity launches this Sunday, 8-18, with the base bundle including Mr. Incredible, Jack Sparrow and Sulley, as well as each of their respective campaigns for $74.99. Also available on Sunday are a slew of other characters like Mrs. Incredible, Davey Jones, and Mater, each running $12.99. Two additional play sets are available at launch as well, with Cars and The Lone Ranger each adding significant campaigns and Toy Box items of their own. All of these and Power Disks, which will be sold in packs similar to trading cards, which add new items to the toy box, will be available this Sunday on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, & 3DS. It will also be a launch titles for the PS4 and Xbox One
Note to consumers: Gamestop’s website currently has the price of additional figures, power disks and playset inflated by $1, $1, and $5 respectively. I’m not sure if this cost is the same in store, but I will be looking into it tomorrow. Sites like Amazon, Walmart, and Target do not.
This reporter’s opinion: I feel like I really want this game, but can’t bring myself to buy it, because it’s just so darn expensive. It looks like so much fun, but a 21 year old man buying this may look a bit odd, although I’m also the person who still wears Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirts frequently, so it’s not too bad. Another small gripe I have is selling Woody separately from Buzz. Buzz and Woody are Toy Story’s dynamic dup, and to split them up just earn an extra $12.99 seems really shady. I guess it kinda makes sense though, as Buzz and Jessie were together at the end of Toy Story 3. It’s probably going to sell like hotcakes though.