UPDATE 9/11/2014 12:06 PM PT: Disney Interactive has release official photos of Falcon and Yondu in action in "Disney Infinity 2.0," confirming that the design of the Falcon takes its cues from the comics, rather than "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." While no further information was available about when the two figures might be available, Disney did provide two character descriptions for the figures and their relevant power discs.
Yondu: From deepest space comes Yondu, leader of the outlaw band known as the Ravagers. Whether he's trying to outwit the Guardians of the Galaxy or face off against a squadron of Sakaarans, Yondu will do anything to come out on top. With his whistle-powered flying arrow and devastating combat skills, Yondu is truly a force to be reckoned with. He will be playable in both the Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set and Toy Box 2.0. Yondu will also be making an appearance in the Marvel Team-Up: Yondu Power Disc. When players place the Power Disc on the Disney Infinity base, they can fight alongside the powerful, arrow-shooting ally, and send enemies running for their lives.
Falcon: Pararescue veteran Sam Wilson, codename Falcon, soars into Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. As Captain America's closest ally, Falcon's an indispensible addition to the Marvel's Avengers Play Set and Toy Box 2.0. With his EXO-7 wing pack and Hardlight Feathers, evil doesn't stand a chance against his aerial assaults. Other characters can also fly like Falcon when players use the Falcon's Wings Power Disc.
Check out the original story, and the new in-game screenshots, below.
According to Variety, "Disney Infinity 2.0" has already broken pre-sale records for Disney Interactive, and it's due to one somewhat unsurprising source: "Guardians of the Galaxy." The Rocket Raccoon figure is selling twice as much as the "Frozen" Elsa figure (Venom is #2, Groot is #3.) -- and the figures for "Disney Infinity 2.0" aren't even publicly available until the base game launches September 23.
Given the success of its Marvel figures, it's understandable that Disney is expanding its reach to two more new figures from the Marvel Universe: "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Yondu and the Falcon -- which Variety states is the version from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" played by Anthony Mackie. While Variety revealed a character design for Yondu, there were no images released for Falcon's design.
"Disney Infinity 2.0" is set to add the Marvel Universe to the popular toys-to-life video game, giving players the opportunity to explore Marvel worlds and bring together characters from both Marvel and Disney franchises in the series' Toy Box mode. The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man are currently slated for toy releases, as well as Disney's version of "Big Hero 6." Check out CBR's hands-on experience at Comic-Con International 2014, and stay tuned for more information as "Disney Infinity 2.0" heads toward its September 23 release.