Those who already own Disney Infinity on the Wii, can now download the game on the Wii U free of cost, exclusively through the console’s eShop.
The Wii U package will feature the full game, access to multiplayer and the Toy Box design area. However, players still require Disney Infinity base and figures in order to play the game.
Nonetheless this offer is really helpful for players who want to experience the game on the new Wii U console, without having to pay for it again. Additionally it’s also a good opportunity for users to purchase a Wii U console since the next Disney Infinity installment is not releasing for the Wii.
“Disney Infinity launched one year ago, and in that time the number of Wii U players has significantly expanded,” Vice President and General Manager of developer Avalanche Software John Blackburn said in a press release. “Given our commitment to compatibility for our players, we wanted existing Wii owners to be able to experience the Wii U version of the first game for free. With the upcoming launch of the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity we want all Nintendo players to experience the game’s Wii U functionality.”
The approach is similar to how publisher Activision announced a deal which gave owners of Skylanders: Trap Team for Wii a free upgrade to the Wii U version.
The new Disney Infinity 2.0 is scheduled for release on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Vita, Wii U and iOS on September 24.