By Tom Noda
Filipino gamers can now put on their additional superhero alter-egos ? at least virtually ? with the local launch of ?Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0? ? a follow-up and next chapter to last year’s video game title.
Disney Interactive senior producer Mike Schneider led the launch on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Makati City where he announced the game’s arrival in retail stores nationwide.
The new video game is available for the PlayStation 4 and 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, as well as the Wii U system from Nintendo.
“Disney Interactive is building on the franchise with Marvel super heroes characters in this new chapter of the Disney Infinity 2.0 and we’re adding three Marvel-based Play Sets and a lot of new enhancements to the Toy Box,” Schneider said.
Developed by Avalanche Software, the game is priced at P3,799 while the Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy Play sets are available separately for P1,849. The individual character figures are available for P679 and blind Power Disc packs for P289.
The new video game’s starter pack features the 2.0 game software, the Disney Infinity 2.0 Base, Marvel’s The Avengers Play Set with three character figures ? Iron Man, Black Widow and Thor ? also two Toy Box Game Discs, a Web code card and countless hours of creative play in the all-new Toy Box 2.0.
In addition, all characters and Power Discs from last year’s release of Disney Infinity are compatible with Toy Box 2.0.
With the help of Marvel comic writer Brian Michael Bendis, Disney Infinity 2.0 introduces interactive superhero figures from across the Marvel universe with his own written Play Set storylines.
Schneider explained each latest character provides a variety of new combat mechanics such as flying, swinging, super jumping, wall crawling, wall smashing, lightning summoning, sword fighting, branch growing, web slinging, arrow shooting and more.
Schneider said Disney Interactive will be releasing on November the Disney Toy Box bundle starter pack which comes with two Disney figures and a number of other individual figures that will be released at that time along with another wave of Power Discs for the Disney content.
“Right now we’re sort of doing a little bit of whirlwind tour in South East Asia and it’s pretty interesting. We’re very excited to hear that Marvel is really popular out here and hope that the game will be a huge success,” Schneider said.