Disney Infinity 3.0 Brings Bucket-Loads of Star Wars
Disney have just announced Disney Infinity 3.0. This is the third iteration in its series and adds a host of new Star Wars characters and locations along with other Disney characters from upcoming movies.
The main event is of course the Star Wars content. Disney Infinity 3.0 breaks this down into three play-sets supported:
- Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic (Episodes I-III) takes place in the height of the Jedi’s powers, where players will use the Force and Lightsabers alongside Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul.
- Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire (Episodes IV-VI) takes 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 land-based missions on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor.
- Episode VII has fewer details so as not to spoil the film. It will be available this Winter.
Along with the new content and franchises there are also some nice enhancements. Whereas previous versions of Disney Infinity stopped players from using characters in playsets they didn’t belong to, in Disney Infinity 3.0 you can mix and match any Star Wars character in any Star Wars playset. Very nice!
Another enhancement in Disney Infinity 3.0 is the Toy Box Hub. This takes each of the created games and groups them into genres. With so many games available to choose from this should help sifting through the lists a lot easier. As last year there are also two multi-player Toy Box Expansion Games included, action adventure “Toy Box Takeover” and kart racer “Toy Box Speedway”.
The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Pack will include:
- Disney Infinity Base
- Disney Infinity 3.0 video game software,
- Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set
- Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures
- Web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.
In terms of backwards compatibility all figures and Power Discs from the previous editions of Disney Infinity will be supported in the enhanced Toy Box. Power Discs will now be sold in labeled franchise-specific packs of four. This suggests that Disney is dropping the wallet bashing blind pack approach of last year in favour of enabling consumers to choose which Power Discs they purchase.
The devil is of course in the detail, but on first impressions Disney Infinity 3.0 takes some good strides int he right direction. Add in Star Wars, Marvel and the Disney-Pixar franchises and it looks set to give other toys to life titles a run for their money.
Disney Infinity 3.0 will be available in the Autumn and is being developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games. It will be available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC and iOS/Android devices.