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Disney Infinity delayed until August

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We learned about Disney Infinity early in February, with an expected launch date of June, but it looks like that won’t be happening. Disney Interactive have announced that the series launch has been delayed until August 18th for North America and two days later for other regions.

Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants revealed the delay and reasoning was made after speaking to retailers, who wanted the series to launch closer to the holiday season. Infinity is very similar to Skylanders, which has seen fall launches for both of its iterations.

The date became an issue in terms of them asking, ‘Is there a better opportunity here?’…We could deliver in June if we wanted to. Will a two-month timing change help us? Sure, of course. It gives us a little more time to add bells and whistles and make sure it really sings and pops.

It makes sense that Disney’s retail partners want the game released when consumers are traditionally more willing to part with money, but this is another blow for Wii U owners waiting on games in the mean time. The August launch date also puts Disney Infinity into more competition with Skylanders: Swap Force, which will undoubtedly debut around the same time.

[via New York Times]

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  • Laud

    Retailers request.

    Releasing earlier = less sales somehow

    Reminds me of what’s going to happen to Rayman.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Disney Infinity isn’t going have that problem. The game revolves around collectible figures that children will want. Each figure is a Christmas gift for a child = more money for Disney.

      Disney wants to compete with Skylanders, not be overshadowed by it when Activision releases it in the fall.

      • Wayne Beck

        I think your absolutely right. I think being over shadowed by the Best New Thing is more of a concern than going head to head. Kids are going to want both anyway.

        A June Release would put them in Competition with Pokemon wouldn’t it?

        • Squid

          Pokemon should win over this, but some little kids aren’t smart enough to go on the Eshop, I think Pokemon will be better though.
          It always is.

          • Eli Valentin Villanueva

            First skylanders, then pokemon rumble and now disney…parent´s are going to have a bad time in shops when november arrives :/

          • RicardJulianti

            At least the pokemon rumble figurines are optional!

  • GermGerm

    Could we please just have one game come out when it is suppose to? That would be really awesome.

  • Guhtere

    I don’t even want this game anyway. I don’t want to have to buy figures in order to unlock parts of the game. Same goes for why I don’t buy Skylanders or why I’m not planning on getting Pokemon Rumble U.

    • RicardJulianti

      The figurines are optional. You can just play the game to unlock pokemon instead. Just like every other Rumble game.

      The figurines are there if you want to use your favorite pokemon sooner….not sure how rumble works so idk if anything more than type is affected

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Skylanders is enough physical DLC for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattiv2 Matti Virtanen

    Im not sure about you guys, but im super excited about this game. I cant wait to get it on my hands. Even tho they have seem to done some quite nice things on the new skylanders, disney infinity is a winner for me. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000272614291 Axel Lenz

    And all 4 people who care are crying.

    • Nathaniel Lopez

      Your post; too funny!

  • Squid

    I hope the e3 games to be announced don’t get delayed. I don’t really need this, I don’t think I want it either, the skylanders was cool, until Giants released, I didn’t want to get it. Pokemon Rumble U will be my Toy game for now.

  • http://twitter.com/DJDALLYDEE Dallas Scott Cooper

    Gettin’ kinda tired of all these delays…

    The entire November to March period has been devoid of games, at least for me…

  • dylanbob121

    no problem with me.I wasn’t looking forward to this anyway.

  • The_fuzz_buzz

    Is it just me, or does it seem like EVERY SINGLE EXPECTED GAME HAS BECOME DELAYED AT SOME POINT???!?!?!?!

    • dylanbob121

      Now lets see:pikmin 3,rayman ledgends,monster hunter 4…thats all I can think of…

      • The_fuzz_buzz

        There is a rumor that LEGO City: Undercover is gonna be delayed, but since they already have an official release date, that is very unlikely. But even so, those games are some of the most anticipated games for the Wii U yet! Nintendo is my favorite gaming company, pretty much my only gaming company, but (and I don’t mean to sound mean), but, they need to really step it up, albeit it IS partly the 3rd party’s fault, but with Pikmin 3, no excuse.

        • dylanbob121

          The rumor is just for shipped copies,but yeah,nintendo really does needs to pick it up.

  • Joey Perez

    every article you guys post … you re iterate that its bad for wii u… the more things you say are bad the more you in fact are un hyping the system… that is your personal opinion.. the article should just state thats whats happening with disney and wii u will wait.. not this is a blow to wii u..

    • Nathaniel Lopez

      News is news whether it’s good or bad. Furthermore, Nowhere in the article does the author mention how this is bad for the Wii U, unless you count the part where the author says “it’s a blow for Wii U owners waiting for another game”; paraphrased) which is just an opinionated fact.

  • John Madsen

    thanks but no thanks see disney’s game is designed for children you can’t swear curse or use the words gay jew lesbien transgender transsexual or even xlax so lets see here you denied freedom of speech for all your u.s customers good job disney

    • dgallo911

      sounds alot like the mii verse…………..

  • Scott IsMe

    Looks again like retailers trying to damage Nintendo; perhaps the customer-driven model is just too counter to profit-motive driven models.

    See, MS and Sony were so pissed that Wii got the one up on them with motion control that I’ll bet they’ve been doing some pretty heavy backdoor lobbying. They’ve been working waaay too hard to innovate since then and that all costs money.

    Why else would companies have such a hard time making games for a very simple system? There was almost no innovation in games with motion control (except for with Nintendo programmed games like Resort, Fit, and Sports) and so far I’m seeing very little innovation on the game pad. Offscreen, maps, and inventory are all unthinking cop-outs especially when Nintendoland provides the perfect tech demo.

    And pair all this with rhetoric about being too expensive (but xBox and PS weren’t? come on) and it becomes very probable that Nintendo is the target of an industrial coup.