Are two Depps better than one? (Photo: Disney Interactive)
Here's probably the most meta thing you're going to see all week. And definitely one of the cutest.
Johnny Depp meets Johnny Depp in our exclusive clip from "Disney Infinity," the upcoming multiplayer video game in which users will be able to play various Disney characters across several interactive Disney worlds and environments. For example, you can play as Captain Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean" or Tonto from "The Lone Ranger" — and even have them team up to battle, say, the villainous Syndrome from "The Incredibles."
We got a look at Jack Sparrow in the trailer for the game released earlier this year, though he was a bit upstaged by all of the big video game-y spectacle going on. Here, we really get an idea of just how detailed the game designers were in capturing Jack's physical nuances — it's so spot-on, you'd think Johnny Depp himself performed motion capture for it (actually, knowing Disney, maybe he did!).
As you might have expected, the meeting of Sparrow and Tonto is one of quiet curiosity and bemusement — and it's completely adorable, as the characters kind of resemble upgraded versions of the toy-like incarnations created for the series of LEGO video games. You'll also be able to catch the cuteness on the big screen as the clip will be shown before screenings of "The Lone Ranger," which opens in theaters tomorrow.
"Disney Infinity" is by far the studio's most ambitious video game project to date. Players will place interactive figures on a device called the "Disney Infinity Base" to activate original, story-driven adventures in the game worlds (also known as "Play Sets") of "Monsters University," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "The Incredibles" and "The Lone Ranger."
As players advance through each adventure, they'll collect characters, vehicles, upgrades and gadgets that they can save to their "Toy Box," which allows for endless combinations of different Disney adventures from various franchises. The trailer for the game features Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" standing at a gas station with Jack Sparrow and characters from "Toy Story" interacting with characters from "Cars," just to give you an idea of how interconnected — and big — the game environments can get.
It sounds great in theory — here's hoping that the actual gameplay lives up to the hype. We'll find out when "Disney Infinity" is released across all gaming platforms on August 18.
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