Disney Infinity heads back to school with ‘Monsters University’ set, figurines
If there’s one thing that Disney knows like the back side of water, it’s marketing. Any time a new Disney animated film is released, you can expect tie-ins from watches to boxers to chewy fruit-flavored snacks. Video games are no exception, especially when Disney has their own studios to work with.
From their upcoming summer release Monsters University, Disney Interactive has announced the Monsters University Play Set for Disney Infinity. The Skylanders-esque figurine-based game will feature a world disk for Monsters University and their rival school, Fear Tech, as buddies Sully and Mike along with the rest of Monsters U. try to pull the most outrageous pranks during Fear-it Week. Players can customize students in all sorts of monstrous ways, plus set up their own scary house in Frat Row.
Along with the announcement of Monsters University, a new character figurine was announced: Randy, who will later come to be known as the belligerent Randall T. Boggs, Sully’s rival in Monsters Inc. TP shooters, paintball guns, and Archie the Scare Pig will also come into play in the Monsters U. world. Toy Box Mode will allow these same three characters to interact with other Disney universe characters such as The Incredibles, Lightning McQueen, and Captain Jack Sparrow.
Disney Infinity launches its starter sets August 18.