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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.

By on 19 January 2013
Adam Sparks is a 24 year old goofball who just happened to get a job writing for you fine folk. He is a fan of many things ranging from fantasy novels like Mistborn to eSports like StarCraft 2; and he's just as passionate about both! There is a special place in his heart for pandas and Darkwing Duck.

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  1. Rich says:

    Not worth the money already.

  2. Steven says:

    Another interesting game Dumbed down on the 3DS due to a unacceptable response of mini games such as all the others that we hoped would be as good as they say but change due to the “Memory” as examples with: ScribbleNauts Unlimited (originally a DS title, but changed everything because of the Wii U and didn’t even tell anyone about the change until it was too late for pre-orders upsetting many fans about how they will never be able to create their own things as they advertised and never announced that they couldn’t ), Lego Batman 2, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, ect.

    At least we were warned ahead of time,(unlike ScribbleNauts) but if its all mini games why pay 40 dollars when you can get more out of the Nintendo Shop with the Virtual Councle for at the most 20 dollars for FULL games rather than these poor excuses of a full nintendo price (plus separate toys to addon) game.

  3. Pilar says:

    Funny how come Japan can seem to make the memory work well enough for all the epically cool games they have coming out over there, but for American publishers they make a minigame collection for 3ds? I mean even for building a game up different from the other home consoles, please make it GOOD for the 3ds.

    Japanese gamers currently have BDFF, Animal Crossing, Fantasy Life, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, etc, the list can go on and on, making for the BEST 3ds gaming experience. And those games interest me way more than this and the sorry LEGO collection. -_-

    I mean, even the games we’re soon to get, like Luigi’s Mansion and Fire Emblem are well put together games for the 3ds and I know they will be entertaining. This is a skip for me. “The memory can’t handle all that stuff.” I, for one, am tired of hearing that in excuse to a poor excuse for a half made game imo.

    I want them to make me want to say, ‘Yes, this is definitely worth $40 and it will be a great game for my 3ds collection.”

  4. jaylen says:

    Worth the money cuz Wreck-it Ralph’s in it.

  5. Ben says:

    But the 3DS game cards hold a lot more memory than the Wii discs! >:(

  6. AzyKool says:

    Why does everyone hate Lego batman 2? I thought the 3ds version was pretty great?!

  7. Shawn says:

    Probably a another 2D SNES style game like Epic mickey,

  8. kathy salazar says:

    yeah Epic Mickey was any thing but epic for the 3ds. I am trully disappointed in this . I just want a really good game like they promised.

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