Disney Infinity
Disney Infinity Delayed Into August
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Potential Skylanders competitor Disney Infinity has been pushed into August at the behest of games retailers, who requested the title be released when game consumers are usually more active in making purchases. The delay has nothing to do with the game's development.

"The date became an issue in terms of them [retailers] asking, 'is there a better opportunity here?’," Disney Interactive Co-President John Pleasants explained to the New York Times.

Referring to its market rival Skylanders Swap Force, Pleasants added "we think it's good to be first and really lean into the most important selling season of the year."

Skylanders Swap Force is currently pencilled in for an autumn release, while Disney Infinity will now be launching in North America on August 18th, in Europe and Australasia on August 20th and in the UK on August 23rd.

[Via MCV]


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Comment #1 by JT Fever
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 06:31:02 AM
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Phew my walet will be ok, my Kids really into Skylanders and this looks to be taking that template. You gotta love its charm if not the strain on your finances.

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Comment #2 by MyNameIsWill
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 06:32:11 AM
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- Said no one ever

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Comment #3 by SeraphTC
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 06:38:53 AM
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I hate to say it...but....

They had me at Perry the Platypus.

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Comment #4 by LittleBigTaco
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 07:13:53 AM
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Noooooooooo! I've been waiting for months for this to come out.

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Comment #5 by fuelstaind
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 07:24:30 AM
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@3 Ditto. Love that show, and I'm 36.

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Comment #6 by TheFlusher
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 07:35:27 AM
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The store's way of saying this:

Manager "Oh no, this is like skylanders?
Employee "Yep"
Manager "Ok we don't have any room"
"I'll just ask for time extension
so we can figure where to put other crap to"

Yep too much stuff to cram into video games area :)

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Comment #7 by cheevo360
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 08:08:39 AM
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Will get this. I only want to play this for achievements and disney characters.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be best game ion August so this one will not anyway. :)

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Comment #8 by Dragonlightning
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 08:26:48 AM
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So they moved the release date from just before the school holidays when kids have time to play, to just after the school holidays finish when kids are back at school and get homework??
They would also have picked up extra sales from people who are marginally interested during the summer games drought.

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Comment #9 by DragonessAthena
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 08:51:03 AM
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If it gives them time to add in actual Disney characters instead of Pixar ones, I'd be happy.

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Comment #10 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 10:20:17 AM
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Wow, just in time for me to not have any money to spend on figures. Brilliant!

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Comment #11 by DKTheArcadeRat
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 02:21:21 PM
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Aaaaand I'l probably buy this because I care more about Disney than I ever have about this whole Skylanders thing.

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Comment #12 by MikeyzDead
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 04:23:22 PM
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you get the 3 basic areas the ship, the university and city areas. you can buy the special cars pack that gives you the cars area. I am sure they will add more areas with the newer characters as well. could get very big!!

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US August 18, 2013
Europe August 23, 2013

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