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Disney Infinity 3.0 – details about Speedway and Toy Box Takeover

Posted on May 12, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

Game Informer has detailed two new Toy Box games for Disney Infinity 3.0: Speedway and Toy Box Takeover. Information about each can be found below. Be sure to check out Game Informer’s full articles in the source links!

Speedway

– Avalanche wanted to improve driving
– Speedway: racing-focused Toy Box game
– Like Mario Kart, but with Disney Infinity’s deep roster of characters, vehicles, and tracks
– Sumo Digital working on racing aspects
– Sumo Digital’s involvement began when Disney Interactive John Vignocchi ran into Sumo’s Sean Millard at GDC and professed his appreciation for Sonic & Sega All-Stars racing
– Sumo tweaked the driving controls to tighten them up and make them feel more consistent with a quality kart racer
– The team is “aiming for it be as much fun and as pick-up-and-play as Mario Kart”
– Tweaks/changes are implemented throughout Disney Infinity 3.0, not just Speedway
– Race in Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph, and a few Star Wars track
– One track is set inside of the Monsters, Inc. door factory
– Millard had to be convinced of its inclusion, as he wasn’t sure how well it could work
– The track has thousands of hanging doors from the original film framing the racing action and creating plenty of rails the cars can jump on and slide along
– Speedway Toy Box will be sold as a separate, stand-alone game on a disc sometime after the release of Disney Infinity 3.0
– Will need the initial 3.0 starter set to play

Toy Box Takeover

– Previously called Villain Takeover
– Takes inspiration from top-down dungeon crawlers like Diablo
– Trying to learn from the mistakes with Disney Infinity 2.0’s Escape from the Kyln Toy Box game
– Take on more enemies
– Battle continuously without interruption
– In Toy Box Takeover, The Incredibles’ Syndrome gets his hands on an Infinity Wand, the tool players use to create their own worlds
– Syndrome starts pulling together worlds and iconic villains that span Infinity’s myriad franchises, including Star Wars, Pixar, and modern and classic Disney
– New enemy variants specifically for Takeover
– Need to stay clear of The Void
– The Void: an unstoppable, slow-moving force that creeps up behind you, destroying everything in its path – including enemies
– Sidekicks can help you
– Sidekicks have been dramatically overhauled from the previous games
– They help you fight or act as support
– Upgrade sidekick stats and equipment in and outside of Takeover

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