With less than two weeks to go until its launch on game consoles, Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes is already promising to be a best-seller – and it doesn’t hurt to have a tie-in with a blockbuster film to boot.

First figurines for the game have been released back in July, and judging by pre-sales, there are already indications that the game could be a best-seller. Rocket Raccoon from the Guardians of the Galaxy playset is easily the top-seller, alongside the package that comes with Drax and Star-Lord, while Rocket’s right-hand tree Groot is in a third place spot. That easily shows that Galaxy‘s box office appeal – almost sitting at $300 million earned domestically – could be a huge draw to the Infinity audience.

“The film is really driving all of the awareness for the Guardians characters,” said John Blackburn, senior vice president and general manager of the Disney Infinity brand. The sales thus far show “just how popular these characters are and how they’re surpassing other popular characters that have been available longer.”

Rocket’s sales alone are said to have been double of other Infinity characters released over the past year, including popular favorites like Frozen‘s Elsa and Monsters Inc. star Mike Wazowski.

The game has already shown impressive pre-order numbers, mainly due to the announcement of the series’ debut on the newer game platforms, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Older ones are selling just as reasonably, though.

More Guardians goodness will also be coming in the form of a playable Yondu character. Played by Michael Rooker in the blockbuster film, Yondu is a bounty hunter who’s quick when it comes to attacking enemies. Falcon from the hit movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier will also be introduced in early 2015.

The Guardians tie-in should really help the game, especially with the movie’s forthcoming release on home video, which should be in time for the holidays. Transitioning them to the Infinity universe “was really easy,” according to Blackburn. “Marvel’s batting a thousand. It’s easy to get behind anything they’re doing.”

With the original Infinity grossing an impressive $500 million since its release – and turning around the fortunes of Disney Interactive – there’s no question the follow-up will do the same once it arrives on September 23rd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS.

Source: Variety