Get a Free Wii U Version of Disney Infinity If You Already Own it for Wii

Emanuel Maiberg
Get a Free Wii U Version of Disney Infinity If You Already Own it for Wii
Disney Infinity matches Skylanders' free Wii to Wii U offer.

If you own the Starter Pack for the , you can now download the game for the exclusively through the console's eShop, free of charge.

"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."

will release on , , , , , Wii U, and iOS on September 24. So almost everything you can play games on but the Wii. Offering Disney Infinity fans the game for free on Wii U seems like a good incentive to get them to buy Nintendo's latest console, and then hopefully Disney Infinity 2.0 and its future Play Sets.

It's also a good way for Disney Infinity to keep up with its main competitor in the toys-to-life category, Skylanders. In late July, publisher Activision announced a similar deal which gave owners of for Wii a .

For more on Disney Infinity, check out GameSpot's full review.

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