Disney Infinity 3.0
Disney Infinity 3.0 is an upcoming action-adventure sandbox video game published by Disney Interactive Studios and LucasArts for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and the third installment in the toys-to-life Disney Infinity series. It is being developed by Avalanche Software, with additional help from Ninja Theory, Studio Gobo, Sumo Digital, and United Front Games. As with how Disney Infinity 2.0 focused on Marvel characters and playsets, 3.0 has a focus on the Star Wars franchise. The game was announced on May 5, 2015, and will be released in Q3/Q4 of 2015.
Twilight of the Republic
Set shortly after the events of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano discover a reactivated Droid factory, on the planet Geonosis. The two Jedi then decide to find out who is the mastermind behind the newly minted droid army. As the story progresses, the pair cross paths with General Grievous, Jabba the Hutt, Cad Bane, Mace Windu, Sebulba, Padme Amidala and Darth Maul, and travel to planets Coruscant and Tatooine.
Rise Against the Empire
The Rise Against the Empire Playset is set during the events of the classic Star Wars trilogy. The Playset will revolve around Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia, finding themselves locked in battle with Darth Vader.
Disney Infinity 3.0 features similar gameplay mechanics to Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. Although sharing many key elements, the game's combat system has been redesigned to become more in-depth and complex. The game's combat system is influenced by the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and its sequel, Devil May Cry and most of the Spider-Man aerial combat-themed video game series. Lightsabers have been integrated into combat, due to the inclusion of Star Wars characters. Characters who use lightsabers in combat can utilize additional weapons. For instance, playable character Luke Skywalker has the ability to use a blaster and a lightsaber, which used together can juggle enemies in the air. Full combos have been integrated, which allows the player to pause mid-combo and branch off into another variation of the combo. Playable characters with the ability to use the Force, in Star Wars mythology, have the ability to push and pull enemies during combat. Special attacks, which were introduced in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, have returned. Instead of waiting for a bar to fill up for the a special attack to be performed, a new feature allows the attack to be released early, but the effects of the attack are not as strong. Auto-lock when firing ranged weapons at targets has been enhanced, so players no longer have to move closer to enemies in order to auto-lock on their positions.
The following is a list of character figurines that have been released and announced for Disney Infinity 3.0. The starter pack, which includes the game and Infinity Base, contains figures for Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, and one playset based on Star Wars. Additional figures and playsets are sold in special packs, whilst certain figures are sold separately. In addition to these new characters, who were introduced for this game, all previous character figures and Power Discs from previous game series will be compatible with this current game, similar to Disney Infinity 2.0.
|Star Wars||Anakin Skywalker||Starter Pack / Twilight of the Republic Playset|
|Luke Skywalker||Rise Against the Empire Playset|
|Inside Out||Joy||Inside Out Playset|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||Hulkbuster Iron Man|
|Mickey Mouse universe||Mickey Mouse|
Prior to the release of Disney Infinity 2.0 in 2014, series producer John Vignocchi hinted that a future installment could have characters from Lucasfilm. The title's existence was first revealed following a leak from Chinese retailer Taobao showing potential character and figure designs for the third installment. German retailer Saturn would later leak images of the game's Starter Pack featuring the characters of Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The game was officially revealed by Game Informer on May 5, 2015.
Studio Gobo and Ninja Theory were among development groups that worked on the game's Playsets. In order to create a more complex combat system, compared to the first two installments, Disney decided to also have Ninja Theory revamp the game's combat, after LucasArts had expressed interest with working with company.
Disney Infinity 3.0 will be released in the third to fourth quarter of 2015 in North America. The Starter Pack, which includes the game disc, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano character figurines, two web cards and the Disney Infinity Base, will released on the game's launch. The game will also receive a digital download release. Exclusively in Europe, Disney Infinity 3.0 will also have a game disc only release, which will not include the figurines, web cards and Disney Infinity Base, included in the Starter Pack.
Power Disc Packs, which unlock additional content in the game, will no longer be sold in blind packs, contrary to Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity: Marvel Heroes 's use of blind packs. Instead, power discs will be released in identifiable packaging.
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