The iconic pixie from Peter Pan herself, Tinker Bell, is being added to list of memorable characters who are playable in the new craze of a video game, Disney Infinity. The fairy will be released alongside a wave of other classic Disney characters in November.
Tinker Bell served as one of the most requested characters to join the Disney Infinity cast list when the developers opened up a poll for the game’s fans to input on who they would like to see join in the title. The blue alien Stitch from Lilo & Stitch served as the most requested character, although Tinker Bell came very close, reportedly.
Disney Infinity makes clever use of their marketing capabilities by enticing buyers with the numerous figures they have that are required to add playable characters to the game. Each figure will represent a Disney, Pixar or Marvel character and each toy is to be set on a base that uses a sensory technology to make that figure the user’s primary avatar, instantly. The technology is possible through the use of near field communication (NFC) chips that are place within the base of each individual figure.
Tinker Bell’s figure shows the pixie in her classic bright green tunic and blonde hair wrapped in a bun. The fairy’s wings are spread wide behind her as she stands atop a leaf that appears to be floating on top of water. This is a very intricately designed figurine, as the addition of a leaf atop the water is very interesting, indeed.
Some skepticism arose when players learned that Tinker Bell will actually be life-sized in Disney Infinity. Developers stated that the point of their game is to allow the imagination to run wild and also continued to explain that every character is intended to represent their original cartoon design, but they all share a toy-like design, as Disney Infinity is intended to take place in a giant toy box. One must also make the observation that playing as a small shining light as opposed to the full body of a fairy would become rather tiresome and lackluster before long.
Although Tinker Bell may seem cute and cuddly, she has a wide array of attacks and abilities that are sure to impress any action-loving gamer. The fairy makes much use of her magic wand and can shoot her pixie magic at enemies from afar and also has great strength in melee combat. The pixie is very fast-paced so she can easily get the upper hand on certain enemies. Many of Tinker Bell’s abilities that are acquired through leveling the character up include a great amount of health benefits such as quickly healing herself as well as teammates. The fairy can also unleash a special attack that creates rapid bursts of magic that can take out at least five enemies at a time if used correctly.
With Disney Infinity’s addition of Tinker Bell into the mix, fans of the game only continue to grow in excitement. Tinker Bell will be released as a stand-alone figure on Nov. 4. A video featuring the pixie’s gameplay can be viewed below.
By Cody Collier