Disney Infinity 3DS To Be “Very Different”
Avalanche Studio’s John Blackburn gives insight on the 3DS version of the game.
As you may have heard in recent weeks, Disney made the announcement that they would be producing a Skylanders-esque videogame using their most popular franchises, seemingly headlined by The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., and Pirates of the Caribbean.
What may have gotten lost in the news was that there would indeed by a 3DS version and, perhaps more importantly, how it would differ from the home console editions. In an interview with Destructoid, Avalanche Studio’s John Blackburn went into this subject in a little more detail. According to the chief creative officer, Disney Infinity on the 3DS will be “a very different experience. The memory can’t handle all that stuff, so technologically we couldn’t do the same thing there.”
“It’s more of a game you expect on a 3DS: You build teams with characters and they each have a mini-game that comes along with them. You can go and build out the different play fields that you’ll go through with your team, so there is a strategy component when you play with someone else.”
While reducing the game to a mini-game collection may seem somewhat disappointing, it sounds like this will be more of a companion piece rather than a standalone product – Something extra for players to use their toys with.
If you’re interested in the game, give Destructoid’s interview a read over here.