Disney Infinity returns once more, this time with a trove of additions, upgrades, and more toys-to-life figurines to collect. As if Marvel superheroes and Pixar characters weren’t enough, the new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition throws Star Wars characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett into a mix that already includes famous Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald, as well as live-action heroes from Pirates of the Caribbean and Tron: Legacy. That’s already enough for most fans, but Disney Interactive, in collaboration with Avalanche Software and Lucasfilm, has also tapped high-tier developers to retool the gameplay—because while figurines are nice, an improved video game is even better.
In case you’re unfamiliar with how Disney Infinity works, it’s basically a digital playground where characters from various different movies come together to fight, jump, race, and bonk bad guys across familiar locales and stories. In order to partake, you need to buy the software either by picking up a disc off the shelf or via digital download. It comes with only two characters. To add more characters you need to buy the physical figurines (just like Nintendo’s Amiibos or Activision’s Skylanders. Think of them as physical DLC. There are also other things you can buy, like plastic Power Discs and Play Sets that unlock new adventures and game modes. Then there’s the Disney Infinity Base that you hook up to your console or PC via USB port, which is the portal you use to place figures and Power Discs on to unlock content in the game.
Star Wars may have been a video game staple from old school arcade games to Atari to Battlefront but it’s all-new to Disney Infinity 3.0. Included with the Starter Kit are new characters Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker as they’ve appeared in the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon series. You can play as them in the included Twilight of the Republic Play Set, which promises plenty of lightsaber shenanigans set during the prequel era. A separate Play Set, Rise Against the Empire, features original trilogy characters Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewie as they travel to Endor, Hoth, and Tatooine, and pilot X-Wings and the Millennium Falcon, to take down the Empire. Later this year, a Play Set based on the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will come out, most likely starring the characters played by John Boyega, Daisey Ridley, and Oscar Isaac. Additional Play Sets include one based on Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, and a new Marvel Play Set focused on Hulkbuster Iron Man and Ultron from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Play Set prices are to be determined.
Besides karts and combat, there are also platforming levels similar to Rayman or Super Mario Bros., and you can customize certain elements like vehicles and airships. Disney Infinity 3.0 is also backwards compatible with all previous figures, discs, and Play Sets, so if you want to transfer all your older toys and stats intact into the new game, you can do just that. And similar to other toys-to-life releases, Disney Infinity 3.0’s figurines, discs, and Play Sets will come out in waves. The first batch hits shelves on August 30 with a new Starter Pack and several other character packs. Fans who pre-order a copy of the Disney Infinity 3.0 starter pack, the special edition, or the solus software ahead of release will nab themselves the new toy box takeover game piece free of charge at select retailers. It’s worth noting toy box takeover can be played online with up to four players, or locally with two.At launch, the only way to get hold of the Boba Fett figure and the Rise Against the Empire play set will be through the special edition for Sony consoles. After a month, however, they will be available on other platforms too.
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