Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Disney Infinity Announces Power Discs

 So, maybe it's the Disney fan in me, (I go to Disneyland at least once a month), but I'm super-excited for the upcoming Disney Infinity title coming out in just a few weeks!  I already collected a few extra characters from E3 that I can't wait to drop into the universe.

Today, Disney unveiled a new trailer focusing on the Power Discs feature.  The Power Discs are additional "discs" that you can place on your base station under a character to grant them special abilities in-game.  The idea behind enhancing game-play with powers from other characters/worlds is especially intriguing given the range of Disney/Pixar titles to choose from.

To make things more interesting, the Power Discs will be handled like trading cards.  Sealed in mystery packaging, you never know which discs you will get.  With 3-series currently planned and about 20 discs (and a few "rare" discs) in each set, they're trying to invoke a sense of sharing/trading amongst friends.  In concept, that sounds cool, but since I don't have any friends at my age, and I wouldn't let my 4 year old son give away his stuff, I will end up just buying them all.