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Disney Infinity 2.0 launching in fall with Marvel heroes

PS4 and Xbox One versions confirmed

Disney confirmed that Marvel Super Heroes will join Disney Infinity 2.0 at a media event held Wednesday.

Characters including the principal cast of the Avengers - Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye - as well as Spider-Man will join the franchise.

The superheroes will use unique abilities to get around the world, including forward flight, superpowered leaps, and crawling walls. Characters will also have unique combat abilities, including Iron Man's repulsors and Black Widows' high-speed martial arts.

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A teaser starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury at the end of the presentation indicated that more Marvel characters will be announced at E3. Disney Interactive also reassured fans that more Disney-specific character announcements will be made soon.

New Toy Box Games will provide pre-made experiences themed after existing genres like tower-defense games, and expanded customization tools will let players tweak and procedurally generate creations with greater ease. Players can even create their own home zones to reflect their progress through the game.

A Marvel Super Heroes starter pack for the game will come with three figures, letting players jump into multiplayer out of the box, two Toy Box game discs, and an Avengers playset piece. All original Disney Infinity items, from the Toy Box discs to the base, will be compatible with Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes.

Disney Interactive head Jimmy Pitaro said more than 3 million Disney Infinity starter kits have been sold since the game launched last year, with more than $500 million in estimated global sales.

Pitaro added that Disney Infinity has "outperformed our competition in terms of total sales revenue" according to NPD figures, presumably referring to Activision's Skylanders franchise.

Disney briefly titillated Star Wars fans with a subtle nod towards Star Wars content; an image of Rapunzel wielding a Lightsaber was displayed as Pitaro promised "years" of fun new content to come.

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Star Wars characters have been rumored for Disney Infinity, following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm last year.

Disney Infinity 2.0 will launch in fall for last-gen and current-gen systems, including PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, and iOS.

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