Similar to Skylanders
, the "new gaming initiative" from Disney Interactive will offer physical figures from different Disney and Pixar franchises that can then interact with one another in the game.
Disney Infinity offers two contrasting modes. One is Playsets, which are essentially self-contained and story-driven worlds for each respective Disney universe, each featuring their own combat systems, toys and gameplay styles.
The starter pack will include figures and Playsets for Mr. Incredible from The Incredibles, Sulley from Monsters Inc and Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Over 20 figurines will be available on day one. While most of these will be revealed leading up to launch, trailers and gameplay videos suggest that characters from Cars, Wreck-It Ralph, Toy Story and Nightmare Before Christmas will make an appearance.
Disney Infinity will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii and Wii U this summer, and on mobile and online platforms later in the year.