File this one under “Worst-kept Secrets,” as official word has arrived that DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 will, indeed, be the STAR WARS edition. After months of speculation and leaked images (which I didn’t run here on the site), the announcement arrived this afternoon, complete with the reveal trailer and pre-orders going live at GameStop, Best Buy and Amazon. While the addition of STAR WARS content is the biggest deal here, playable characters and figures from TRON will be available at launch, and new playsets will also feature a ton of characters and content from Disney, MARVEL and Disney•Pixar, including the upcoming film, INSIDE OUT. Check out the trailer…
About DISNEY INFINITY 3.0:
- • Three Star Wars Play Sets, one set in the timeline of Episodes I-III, the second set during the original trilogy, Episodes IV-VI, and the third available this winter based on Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™
- • Additional Play Sets offering distinct gameplay and environments, including a Disney•Pixar Play Set based on the upcoming film Inside Out, and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and other Marvel characters
- • A fully enhanced Toy Box with two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games, Toy Box Speedway (kart racing) and Toy Box Takeover (action-adventure)
- • More figures of fan-favorite characters from across The Walt Disney Company, like Mickey and Minnie, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan and Olaf, among many others
Each of the Star Wars Play Sets offers distinct experiences, with varied gameplay, environments and characters. The Star Wars™: Twilight of the Republic Play Set takes place in the height of the Jedi’s powers, where players will use the Force™ and Lightsabers™ in epic battles and master their combat skills alongside Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul. The Star Wars™: Rise Against the Empire Play Set will take players on galaxy-spanning missions with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, piloting X-wing fighters or the Millennium Falcon to fight stormtroopers, or exploring and partaking in land-based missions on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor. Additionally, fans will have the unique opportunity to play with all of the Star Wars characters in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.
Disney INFINITY 2.0 was our first big splash into this world, and I can guarantee that 3.0 will be here in the months ahead… feeding our STAR WARS craving. Now the bigger question: When should I upgrade from Xbox 360 to Xbox One?