Disney Infinity, Disney’s most innovative and ambitious-sounding video game to date, was announced in January, and was originally to be released in June. Now, it has been reported that the game will not be released until August 18th (*sob*).
According to Wall Street analyst, Mike Morris, this could cost Disney $30 million in their third quarter income. The animation company of the world however, doesn’t seem too concerned with the delayed date. John Pleasants, co-president of Disney interactive, stated that they “moved the launch date for Disney Infinity to August 18 to capitalize on the critical fall retail season.”
So… Back to school shopping? Has this become a “fall retail season”? No way to better start off a school year than with video games! But I digress…
Originally, the release date would coincide with that of Monsters University, and would feature Mike and Sully in order to garner more attention for both the movie and the game. While the game will still feature our beloved monsters, there’s one advertising ploy gone now.
All I can say is, if Disney is pushing back the release date, this game better be awesome. That means more characters, and more epic-ness in general. I really want to be Mulan riding Maximus with Merida’s bow as a weapon…
This game is said to include characters and realms from a host of different Disney and Pixar movies. It is to have a retail price of $75, but here’s hoping that there will be cheaper apps for smartphones!
Alissa is a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, studying Media Arts & Technology. Her hometown is in the Middle-of-Nowhere, NY, where winter is approximately 6 months of the year. She is extremely nerdy, and loves all things animated, literary, or Harry Potter related. Her older sister spawned her love of animation by dragging her downstairs at 2 a.m. every morning and making her watch various films until their parents took them back to bed. Some of her all-time favorite films include Mulan, The LEGO Movie, Up, Tangled, and The Lion King. She also collects old Peanuts comic strips, and spends her free time reading, writing for the Rotoscopers, and working a variety of jobs. You can follow Alissa on Instagram and Twitter: @ThisAlissa. See her work here.