Article written by Alex C.
Published on 16/11/2012 at 08:36 AM.
The logo, revealed as part of the trademark filing. It's pretty much all we have, visually.
Website ‘Stitch Kingdom’ claims that the comparisons with Skylanders are “not only true” but “that it has exceeded (most of) our expectations” – they cite a retail video as the source for the currently info, a concept that seemingly needs some explanation for the high street sellers.
Like Skylanders, a starter pack will be available which will contain the game, the reader (which is apparently linked via USB to the PS3 and Xbox 360), three character tokens (Sulley, Jack Sparrow and Mr. Incredible are claimed), a landmark (location) token and a coin.
Gameplay is simple enough – players place character tokens on the reader and then in the game the player becomes that character. Obviously more characters will be available down the line, much like Activision’s lucrative title.
The ‘toy box’ moniker comes from the area in which player characters interact and explore. Items you collect during the game appear in the toy box and you can build and play with these items. Toy boxes, as you might have guessed from the landmark token, are themed, which the first one included in the pack being Monsters University.
The coins allow modification of character attributes, and are placed under the character tokens. Coins are stackable, but bought blind, giving the game an immediate ‘trading’ aspect with kids able to swap coins they’ve already got with friends.
There’s nothing yet confirmed outside of the above, and obviously Disney haven’t announced anything officially yet, but a 2013 release is expected.