Disney Infinity has become a major force in the video game industry and its popularity only continues to grow. Recently, it was announced that the third iteration of the gaming platform would bring Star Wars characters to the series for the first time, which means Jedis will be able to cross paths with Mickey Mouse, Spider-Man, and The Incredibles. Today, Disney Interactive released details, images, and a trailer for the next Pixar property that will be featured in the game – Inside Out!
The Inside Out Play Set is coming to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, with all five of Riley’s emotions joining the party, including Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. Rather than simply being a retread of the film’s story, the Play Set features its own story that takes place in the wildly imaginative world of Riley’s mind. The plot revolves around Riley briefly catching a scary movie before she falls asleep, bringing chaos to the Imagination Land inside her head – her emotions do what they must to manage it.
The platforming gameplay consists of several different types of obstacles:
- Clouds, which fade or emit lightning
- Musical platforms, which must be precisely timed in sync with the beat
- Gravity barriers, which flip the player and the world upside down
Given this is a game, all five emotions have their own abilities, which will allow them to progress through the over 25 levels:
- Joy – A ray of lighthearted, optimistic sunshine that brings cheer to every adventure. She can glide across gaps the others can’t overcome
- Fear – Frightful bundle of nerves is the fastest runner. He can cross bridges and platforms before they collapse
- Anger – Hot-headed powerhouse can cross beds of hot lava with ease
- Disgust – Always disgusted, she repels off the clouds letting her jump higher than anyone
- Sadness – Worrisome friend turns waves of sadness into melancholy fun, and can travel on clouds without them fading beneath her
The official description of the Play Set is included in the press release below:
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition’s Inside Out Play Set
Whimsical Game Modes Bring New Twists to Cooperative Puzzle Platforming Gameplay
BURBANK, Calif. – (May 28, 2014) – Disney Interactive today revealed more information and assets for Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set, an innovative puzzle-solving action-platformer, available this fall for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the ultimate family gaming platform that features characters from across The Walt Disney Company, including Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars™ franchises.
Based on Disney•Pixar’s much anticipated film Inside Out releasing June 19 in North America, the Inside Out Play Set takes place in Riley’s mind after she inadvertently catches a glimpse of a scary movie as she is falling asleep. Her Emotions — Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — rally together to calm the turmoil that has overtaken Imagination Land as a result of Riley seeing the movie. Broccoli, pie cannons, bats and even swamp creatures are running rampant through Riley’s mind. As single-player or two-player co-op, players must help Riley’s Emotions journey through Imagination Land, work together using each character’s unique skills to defeat enemies, gather Riley’s displaced memories, and return them to the Long Term with the help of Mind Workers before Riley awakens.
Here is the trailer released today:
This is Disney Infinity so the five characters will each be getting their own figures. Take a closer look at the five figures in the gallery here:
The Inside Out Play Set and figures will accompany the release of Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, which is due in stores this fall. You will get a chance to see the film on June 19th, so you will have some time to dream of how the final gameplay will look like. There should be plenty of images and details in the coming months, though, which will help to ease the wait!