More ABC news videos | ABC Entertainment News

Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht appeared on ABC World News Now to give a sneak peak of this season’s hottest video games for kids and families, including LeapTV from LeapFrog; LEGO BatMan 3: Beyond Gotham from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders Trap Team from Activision; amiibo figures from Nintendo; and Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes: 2.0 Edition from Disney Interactive.

LeapTV-BannerLeapTV (LeapFrog)
  • Less than one percent of the tens of thousands of video game titles are rated appropriate for children under the age of six years.
  • First educational, active video gaming system from LeapFrog designed specifically for young children. That gets minds and bodies up and active.
  • There are three ways to play – motion, pointer, and classic controller.
  • You have access to an extensive Learning Library of more than 100 fun video games and videos including their first 8 cartridge games all developed or selected by LeapFrog’s full-time in-house team of learning experts.
  • Simple and intuitive interfaces the gaming controller that has been designed for children’s small hands and limited dexterity.
  • In its regular configuration, it enables classic gameplay.
  • With the press of a button, it transforms into a motion controller and LED pointer controller.
  • The LeapTV system features a motion-sensing camera that puts a child directly in the game. (THIS IS HUGE!!!)
  • Available mid-October
  • Ages: 3-9
  • MSRP: $149.99 Cartridge games MSRP $29.99; apps are $5.00 and up

LegoBatman3BeyondGothamLego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is this year’s ultimate super hero videogame for all ages.
  • In LEGO Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics Universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth.
  • Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.
  • Expect new twists to the characters with surprising disguises, Brainiac’s shrinking ability, and the awesome power of the Lantern rings.
  • For the first time in a LEGO Batman game, seize the power and change suits and upgrade gadgets at any time with an all-new bat-tastic Gadget Wheel.
  • Players will be able to hack computer terminals and enter a virtual world to escape mazes, battle in arenas, and race to find the code.
  • In the game, kids will be able to visit iconic DC Comics locations, including the Hall of Justice, the Batcave, and the Justice League Watchtower to access shops, trophy rooms, and the hero and vehicle customizers.
  • With drop-in/drop-out co-op gameplay, kids and parents can play together.
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is a great way for fans of all ages to celebrate
  • Batman’s 75th Anniversary.
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham features a great Batman 60’s Mode that captures the look and humor of the classic 60s Batman TV series.
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham lets you play as Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, or more than 150 other playable DC Comics Universe Characters.
  • Available on: Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, PC
  • Ages: 10+
  • Available November 11th

Skylanders Trap TeamSkylanders Trap Team (Activision)

  • Portal masters can seek out, defeat, and capture the most wanted villains in all of Skylandes.
  • For the first time kids can pull the villains out of the games and capture them in Traps.
  • Then, send the villains back into the game to fight for good!
  • Skylanders Trap Team is forward compatible with more than 175 unique toys from all previous games that kids can enjoy in the real-world and in the virtual game world.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $74.99 

amiiboAmiibo (Nintendo)

  • With amiibo, figures of Nintendo characters can interact with compatible Wii U games when players touch them to the Wii U GamePad controller.
  • Amiibo reads character data into the games and saves data to the figure.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first game to support amiibo.
  • Other games that will support amiibo include Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come.
  • Ages: 10+

Disney Infinity Marvel 2.0Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (Disney Interactive)

  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is an all-new, super-powered play experience in the Disney Infinity toys-to-life video game franchise (which launched last year)
  • This year, more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes will join the Disney Infinity universe including Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Spider-Man, Hulk, and Rocket Raccoon.
  • The game features an enhanced virtual Toy Box where kids and families can use hundreds of Marvel and Disney themed items, locations, props and characters to create their own stories, as well as re-create their favorite movie and comic moments
  • Characters and power discs from Disney Infinity are forward compatible and can be played in the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy box.
  • The game is rated E10+
  • MSRP is $74.99 for the Starter Pack
  • The game will be available for XboxOne, Xbox360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii-U, PC, tablets and smart phones this Fall.