Disney Infinity 2.0's evolved Toy Box mode detailed

Disney Interactive has announced a slate of additions and improvements it has in store for the playground-styled Toy Box mode in Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, noting that it will emphasize ease-of-use and creativity-driven options in the upcoming sequel.

As previously teased at E3 2014, Disney Infinity 2.0's Toy Box mode will offer options for procedurally generated content, allowing players to automatically fill out minor details in their worlds while focusing their creative efforts elsewhere. Creators can use the game's suite of Toy Box Tools to automatically populate their worlds with NPCs, structures, and entire themed arrangements at their discretion.

Disney Infinity 2.0 will also offer a collection of themed templates, letting players kickstart their sandbox worlds with pre-made racetracks and combat arenas. Other new features include customizable interior layouts, an overhauled tutorial structure, and structural mechanics for player-created minigames.

Disney Infinity 2.0 launches on September 23 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS4, and Wii U.

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Disney Interactive Announces Full Set of Toy Box 2.0 Features for Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition)

New Toy Box Features Make It Easier for Fans to Build and Share One-Of-A-Kind Toy Box Creations

BURBANK, Calif. – (August 14, 2014) – Leading into the Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit, which is being held at Avalanche Software in Salt Lake City, UT from August 15 – 17, Disney Interactive today announced a detailed list of new Toy Box features that will debut in the new Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) when it hits retail stores next month. This weekend, Avalanche Software will allow select super-fans from all over the world to experience first-hand, the new tools that will make it easier and faster for every Disney Infinity fan to build and share custom Toy Box creations with family and friends.

"The Disney Infinity Toy Box really hit a chord with players who over the past year have submitted hundreds of thousands of Toy Boxes to us as a part of our weekly Toy Box challenge," said John Blackburn, Vice President and General Manager of Avalanche Software. "Our fan base is active and vocal, so when we scoped out our plans for Toy Box 2.0, we took their feedback into account and incorporated many of their requests, including more structured game play, tools that would make it easier to build Toy Boxes, the ability to go inside structures and more. We can't wait to see what our talented fans are going to create this year."

The new Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Edition features include:

Toy Box Tools – Procedural generation of content can now be accessed and harnessed through two primary systems:

• Creators - Tools that the player can place into the world in real-time, and a themed arrangement will be procedurally build that world within minutes.

• Builders - Non-player characters (NPCs) that a player can drop into their Toy Box to build out detailed worlds.

Templates – Players can use these pre-built Toy Box Games ranging from battle arenas to race tracks and customize them using the items saved in their personal Toy Boxes.

Toy Box Games – The Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack will feature Toy Box Game discs, which players can use to access standalone game modes including Tower Defense and Dungeon Crawler games that any character from across the Disney Infinity universe can play.

Interiors – Players can now create their own interior levels where they can build rooms and theme them to their favorite characters. Unlock hundreds of furniture pieces and decorations based on iconic Disney and Marvel properties.

New Toys – New toys allow players to make more detailed games with beginnings, endings, winners, losers, result screens and virtually any type of game including races, battles, collection-based games, defense games or exploration adventures.

• Challenge Maker – Allows players to create any type of game, including structured games within the Toy Box.

• Toy Box Game Maker – Allows creators to restrict core actions typically available in the Toy Box, such as the use of the magic wand.

• Text Creator – Allows builders to write their own text bubbles in the Toy Box. All text is filtered through a safe chat server for friendly writing.

• Creativi-Toys – More than 75 new Creativi-Toys allow players to customize their Toy Boxes even further.

Improved On-Boarding – The introductory Toy Box will now be filled with Game Play Hosts who are available to assign missions and answer questions, as needed. Players are free to learn and explore on their own, but can ask a host for help and they'll even be rewarded with extra goodies once missions are completed.

Updated Online Services – A Newsfeed screen has been added to the main menu, giving the user an overview of the new online services:

• Increased Storage – Storage for locally saved Toy Boxes in a player's private cloud has increased from 100 to 300 Toy Boxes. Support for downloadable published Toy Boxes has increased from 100 to 100,000 Toy Boxes.

• Like and Search User-Generated Toy Boxes – Players can "like" their favorite published Toy Boxes and find others that are well received. Quickly search through the published Toy Boxes using categories (developer picks, most liked, most downloaded, newest, trending, all Toy Boxes and Disney 1.0), and further refine the search with filters (genre, character required, ability required and Toy Box Games).

• Sharing with Friends – Share Toy Boxes with friends directly using cloud storage.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is rated E-10+ by the ESRB. For more information visit Disney.com/Infinity.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.