Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

August 22, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Wii U owners can download Disney Infinity for free via the Nintendo eShop. Of course you'll still have to buy at least one Infinity figure and the game base that reads those figures into the game, at retail. The downloadable version of Disney Infinity for Wii U on the Nintendo eShop features the full game, multiplayer support, and Toy Box level design tools that work with the Wii U GamePad.

While we don't know exactly why Disney Interactive and developer Avalanche Software decided to release the original game for free to Wii U owners, we suspect it is to promote the September 23 release of the newest game - Disney Infinity 2.0 - for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Disney Infinity 2.0 features classic Disney characters such as Donald Duck, Jasmine, Aladdin, Stitch and Tinkerbell, and select Marvel heroes and villains.

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Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

Well if I can find a cheap base...

Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

those who own a PS3 version of the game (and obviously a Wii U) would also benefit. Unfortunately, I bought mine for the XBox 360 before realizing that Microsoft's USB stuff makes the 360 peripherals incompatible with all other platforms. Matter of fact, I wonder if it would even work with the XBone...

Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

These games are such a rip off it boggles the mind that they are some how successful. My roommate blew hundreds of dollars on Skylanders figures to unlock content that was already on the game disc, that is the worst kind of greed (and gullibility on the consumer's part).

Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

I thought for a second that this actually was a step in the right direction, but its actually just a manipulative way of making it sound cheaper. The toys cost about $15 each, and the base costs $25. If you include three toys like what you get with a starter pack that comes out to about $70; that's close to what they charge for a starter pack. When you think about it, they were pretty much already giving players the game itself for free and were mostly just charging for the base and intial toys. This isn't really a good deal at all; it just sounds good... only real difference is that you can pick your starting toys instead of having to stick to the starter pack

Honestly Disney infinity and skylanders just bug the hell out of me. The idea of combining toys and games is brilliant, but those two properties are abusing the hell out of it by charging insane prices. I'm really hoping that Nintendo does better with the Amiibos... They have a decent start; they use the wii pad so you don't need a pricey extra item, plus they used to enhance games that are already complete games instead of being needed to see all the content... now if only they manage to pick a fair price for them

Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

I think it is a step in the right direction (or at least a nice gesture).  This is essentially cross-buy, if you own the Wii version, you can have the Wii U version for free.

Of course, Skylanders and Infinity are both horribly egregious rip-offs and I have no idea why they aren't shunned en masse.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

Except the problem is that you aren't saving any money despite getting the game itself for free. Heck I just looked up on gamestop and the wii U starter pack (game + Base + 3 figures), is priced at $55 cut down from the regular price of $65. That's LESS than what it would cost you to get just the base and three figures separately. You are actually spending $5-15 MORE by buying these things separately than you would be if you just picked up the starter pack.

Whether you get the Wii U version, or the 360 version, you are STILL spending about $70 despite one of them being "free". Again, the only plus side is that you can pick any figures you want instead of just taking the ones pre-package with the starter set, but overall you aren't spending any less money... ya technically you don't NEED to get 3 toys and could spend less money by only getting one, but no kid is gonna be satisfied with just one of those toys.

Now what actually WOULD save kids money is if they eliminated the base and got the toys to use the wii U gamepad instead like the Amiibo's. That would take $25 off the price tag and as such you would be spending money on ONLY the toys.

Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

You ARE saving money if you already had the Wii version. Which is who this freebie is aimed at, people that already have the stand and figures, they now dont need to rebuy the game in order to play the more feature rich Wii U version instead of playing the Wii version in BC mode.

Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

Yes, if you don't own the Wii version, there's no point in downloading the Wii U version as you won't be able to play it until you buy the starter pack because that's the only way to get the base which is required to play the game.

As stated before, this deal is aimed at people who own the Wii version.  This is a free upgrade for them.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Score the Wii U Version of 'Disney Infinity' For Free

I ended up downloading it because I don't have to break the disc out when me and the kids want to play it. Just plug in the stand and off we go. 

But yeah, it's a nice way to let people go straight from the Wii version to the Wii U as well as just a convenience so the kids can't scratch the disc.

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