Category Archive: Games

Is Disney’s “Emoji Blitz” Game the New Tsum Tsum?

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Yesterday, Disney launched Emoji Blitz for Android and iOS and though the game isn’t revolutionary in gameplay, it certainly sets itself apart from games like Candy Crush by allowing you to play with adorable emoji versions of your favorite Disney characters!

If you’re as obsessed as I am with collection games, where you need to play in order to earn more characters similar to the Tsum Tsum mobile game, than chances are you won’t want to put Emoji Blitz down.

The best part of this game is that not only do you get to earn characters in-game as you play through, but the characters you unlock go into a Disney emoji keyboard which can be used in your messaging app!

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Disney’s Emoji Blitz is currently available in Google’s Android store as well as Apple’s App Store. Get it today and start collecting emoji!

Disney Infinity is Officially No More, Ceasing Operations in June

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In a shocking turn of events, Disney announced this afternoon that Disney Infinity is officially no more.

Here is the official statement from Disney,

By now you may have heard the news that we have made the difficult decision to discontinue production of Disney Infinity. From the beginning, Disney Infinity was built for you—our fans—and I wanted to take a moment to thank you not just for your support over the years, but for creating a community that made Disney Infinity more than just a game.

Our goal for Disney Infinity was to bring the best of Disney storytelling to life in homes around the world, and with your support we accomplished that. We hope you had as much fun playing the game as we had making it.

So what’s next for Disney Infinity? We have two final retail releases coming, including three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month, and the Finding Dory Play Set launching in June.

And as we turn to the next chapter in our story, I want to thank everyone who helped bring Disney Infinity to life, particularly Disney’s Glendale-based production and publishing teams, our external development partners, and of course the incredible Avalanche team for their tireless dedication to this project.

But most of all, I want to again thank you for making Disney Infinity a part of your lives—and for adding to the Disney legacy by being a part of this community.

So what’s going on?

Disney posted their earnings report this afternoon, and it did not meet expectations. We knew the Toys-To-Life bubble was going to pop at some point, but obviously did not expect it to be now.

Here are some excerpts from an internal memo sent to employees today:

The team behind Disney Infinity created an incredible product. It was a critical success that inspired a deeply engaged community of players. But, despite Disney Infinity’s quality, it has become difficult to financially justify continued investment given the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market. Coupled with high development costs, the economics of our current vertical business model no longer add up.

In addition, Disney will also be closing Avalanche Software, the main studio behind the Disney Infinity franchise.

(Check out more of Jason’s articles about Disney Infinity at Infinity Inquirer)

“Disney Magic Kingdoms” Available March 17th!

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In just 2 days, Android and iOS users will be able to download the highly anticipated Disney Magic Kingdoms from Gameloft!

Spend time with some of your favorite Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Rapunzel, Woody and more as you build some of Disney Parks’ iconic attractions!

In the Disney Magic Kingdoms story mode, you will try and stop Maleficent from casting her darkness by building the most magical of kingdoms.

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Disney Magical Kingdoms will be available on Android and iOS March 17th. Check out the trailer below for more and visit the official home page for more.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Joins Disney Infinity 3.0 Lineup

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This week, Disney has announced its newest edition to Disney Infinity 3.0 which will add content for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

With just 2 months standing between fans and the release of the 7th Star Wars film, this news is likely to generate some excitement within the Disney Infinity community.

Not only will 4 additional figures be added to the lineup but a 3rd Star Wars play set has been added to gamers can enter the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens themselves in addition to the play sets that support the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy.

Since the play set will include storylines from the film, the play set and figures will coincide with the launch of the film to be released on December 18th.

Check out the Rylo Ken, Poe Dameron, Rey and Finn figures below and let us know what you think! Pre orders have already begun at Best Buy and Amazon.

New “Kingdom Hearts 3” Gameplay Trailer Includes “Tangled” Level and More!

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Tangled has become one of my all-time favorite Disney films and now Square Enix will be giving gamers a chance to interact with the kingdom of Corona as well as much, much more!

During the E3 expo in Los Angeles, CA this week, game publisher, Square Enix, gave fans a taste of the 3rd official title in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Revealing the growing world of KINGDOM HEARTS, SQUARE ENIX released a new gameplay trailer for E3. Fans of the highly-anticipated title from the celebrated series from Disney Interactive and SQUARE ENIX will see Sora and his trusted friends, Donald Duck and Goofy, adventure through the world based on the hit animated feature film, Tangled. The trailer also gives new hints to the storyline and showcases gorgeous visuals, and new gameplay elements.

Rather than attempting to describe the awesomeness that is KH3, check out the gameplay trailer below and let us know what you think!

“Inside Out” Play Set Revealed for “Disney Infinity 3.0”

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Disney Interactive released details and a trailer for the Inside Out play set slated for Disney Infinity 3.0.

The play set is like no other play set released for Disney Infinity to date and shows elements of side scrolling gameplay and puzzles that seem likely to appeal to fans of the Mario Bros. franchise.

With Disney Infinity 3.0 focusing on some more diverse elements and properties than its predecessors, one can’t help be excited to jump from the emotions in your head to a galaxy far far away.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

“Star Wars” and “Inside Out” to be Featured in “Disney Infinity 3.0”

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Though there were some leaks making their way around the web, Disney interactive has finally announced some of the characters fans can look forward to in Disney Infinity 3.0!

It’s not much of a surprise that Disney will be capitalizing on some of their most anticipated releases this year. 3.0 will be boasting characters from the Star Wars universe as well as the upcoming Pixar film, Inside Out.

The Star Wars characters and playsets will encompass elements form the original trilogy, the prequels and even Episode 7 (set to release this December).

The Inside Out  playset will give fans the chance to control their favorite emotion from the upcoming animated film.

Lastly, let’s not forget the Disney Originals, who will allow fans to take Minnie, Mickey, Mulan and more of their favorite characters into the Toy Box.

Disney Infinity 3.0 is slated for a release later this year (fall) and early video gives us the impression that they are going bigger than 2.0!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on this game.

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