One game, dozens of characters and even more power discs later, and it looks like Disney Infinity 2.0 is just about wrapping up, much to the relief of cash-strapped parents everywhere. Disney Infinity 2.0 has had a killer debut, raking in the cash with the latest iteration of the franchise. But it’s not all over yet, as a few more figures are still on the way. Except these figures, can’t be accessed in our mundane and physical world.
And I’m happy with that. The digital universe of Tron has been teased within Disney Infinity for a while now, with Reckoners and light-cycles popping up in the Toybox. Now, Sam Flynn and Quorra will be debuting in the iOS version of Disney Infinity 2.0. with their PC counterparts arriving later in March. And seeing as how Tron is a purely digital world, I kinda dig the idea of these two remaining firmly in that non-physical domain. It makes sense, doesn’t it?
“The iOS version of Disney Infinity has always attracted our largest audience, so we wanted to do something special to celebrate its launch. I can’t think of a more appropriate digital exclusive than Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron,” vice president of production for Disney Infinity John Vignocchi said in an official announcement.
Back at E3 2013 when Disney Infinity was first debuted, I remember asking Vignocchi about the Tron influences in the game, which he told me were added due to him being a massive fanboy. We both geeked out about Rinzler and how cool it would be to ride light-cycles in real life. And thus, we’ve finally come full circle.
If you haven’t seen it, the original Tron flick is a bit dated, but still fun to watch nonetheless. Likewise for its sequel, which took the concept even further with eyeball-searing special effects. Even better, that sequel created an interquel TV series, the underrated and perfectly-pitched Tron: Uprising which fleshed out the universe of Tron even further, filling in several gaps.
And the common thread between all of that? Daft Punk’s ridiculously epic soundtrack. Which I’m going to listen to right now.
Last Updated: February 6, 2015