Update: You can now preorder the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars starter pack from Amazon right here for only $64.99.
What does the Star Wars starter pack include?
- 1 Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Video Game (Unlocks Play Set and Toy Box Modes)
- 1 Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base
- 2 Star Wars Figures: Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker
- 1 Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set Piece
- 1 Web Code Card
When will the Star Wars starter pack be released?
We are looking at a late August, early September release – potentially 20th August 2015.
Read all of our coverage of Disney Infinity 3.0 below & via the links here
- Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box details
- Disney Infinity 3.0 Play Set details
- Disney Infinity Photo Gallery
- First Look Star Wars Figures
As we mentioned a couple of days ago, Disney Infinity have just gone live with their latest Toy Box TV show, with the special announcement that we have all been waiting for.
Disney Infinity 3.0 has been announced, that’s right ladies & gentlemen Star Wars is coming to Disney Infinity 3.0, the details can be found below which come exclusively from Game Informer.
Disney Infinity has become the gaming destination for nearly everything Disney. Avalanche Software’s first two installments put Disney, Pixar, and Marvel characters under one roof in story-based and freeform experiences. Now it’s time for Disney to give the Star Wars brand its due – Luke, Leia, Anakin, and more are joining the family with Disney Infinity 3.0, and we’ve got all the details in our mega-sized 16-page cover story.
Star Wars fandom is often divided between the two trilogies, and Disney Infinity 3.0 is catering to both audiences. Avalanche returns at the head of development while recruiting other studios to work on specific packs and systems. Ninja Theory’s (Devil May Cry, Heavenly Sword) pack-in playset, Twilight of the Republic, follows Anakin and Ahsoka as they fight to uncover who’s behind a freshly minted droid army. The story is set after Star Wars: Episode II, and it features land and space battles with plenty of melee combat. Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Darth Maul can enter the fray, too, as separately sold figures. Studio Gobo’s (Disney Infinity’s Pirates of the Caribbean playset) Rise Against the Empire is a highlight reel of sorts that follows the events of the classic trilogy. Luke and Leia tangle with Darth Vader and his forces through memorable sequences, including the battle of Yavin as well as time on Hoth and Tatooine. Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Darth Vader figures will be available individually. Star Wars characters can cross over between the Star Wars playsets, too, which could lead to some canonically unsound (but fun) scenarios.
Disney Infinity 3.0 isn’t just tossing in a wookiee and a few new playsets and calling it a day, either. Avalanche has reexamined fundamental parts of its core game and is working with best-in-class developers to ensure that Infinity is as good as it can be. Ninja Theory has retuned melee combat, adjusting the timing and adding depth for advanced players. After all, you want to feel powerful when you’re wielding a light saber. Sumo Digital (Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing) has taken Infinity’s driving gameplay to the shop, tweaking the handling and drifting to provide a smoother experience. That’s key, considering one of the new Toy Box games is a kart racer. Those tweaks carry over into the Toy Box, which means legacy characters like Hulk and Mr. Incredible benefit as well.
Another Star Wars playset is coming this winter based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are also sets based on Pixar’s Inside Out – with figures based on Joy, Disgust, Anger, Fear, and Sadness – and one from United Front Games (Sleeping Dogs) focused on Marvel characters including Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and more. Additional figures for Disney Infinity 3.0 include Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan, Olaf, and more. The Toy Box is getting special attention, too, with the addition of an updated hub world, toys for new players and experts, and the addition of an all-new farming system. May the pitchforks be with you.
We’ve got the behind-the-scenes story on every facet of the game’s development, and you’re only going to read about it in Game Informer’s June issue. Disney Infinity 3.0 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, and Android this fall. The Starter Pack is priced at $64.99. A new batch of Power Discs are also coming, with a twist: They won’t be in blind bags anymore. You can see what you’re getting before you buy them.
To get a glimpse of what’s to come in our full month of exclusive online content for Disney Infinity 3.0, check out our coverage trailer below.
You can watch the Disney Infinity 3.0 trailer below
Print subscribers should see their issues arriving in the next week or two, but you can access it later today if you subscribe digitally (available on PC/Mac, iPad, Android, and Google Play). You can also get the latest issue through third-party apps on Nook, Kindle, and Zinio starting tomorrow. To switch your print subscription to digital, click here, or to create a new subscription to the digital edition, click here.
Throughout the month, we’re revealing all manner of video interviews, written features on the world of Disney Infinity 3.0, a special-edition podcast, and much more. Click on the banner below to visit our Disney Infinity 3.0 hub and follow our coverage as it rolls out throughout the month.
Stay tuned for more information guys, we are bringing it to you very soon!
Where can I preorder Disney Infinity 3.0?
What Play Sets will be released for Disney Infinity 3.0?
Disney Infinity 3.0 will include 7 Play Sets (5 Star Wars, 1 Marvel & 1 Originals) which sounds absolutely amazing, considering there was very little in Disney Infinity 2.0.
The 5 confirmed Play Sets include:
Five play-sets including 3 for Star Wars, 1 for Marvel, and 1 for the ‘Disney Originals’.
Twilight of the Republic (Developed by Ninja Theory)
Is based on the Clone Wars franchise. This is the Play Set included withthe Starter Pack for 3.0 which includes Anakin and Ahsoka as they “fight to uncover who’s behind a freshly minted droid army. The story is set after Star Wars: Episode II, and it features land and space battles with plenty of melee combat”.
The Twilight of the republic Play Set is set during the clone wars era and features Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-wan Kenobi, Yoda & Darth Maul as playable characters.
The story follows Anakin Skywalker & Ahsoka Tano as they fight to uncover the person behind a freshly minted droid army. The story includes land & space battles with plenty of melee combat, Darth Maul, Yoda & Obi-Wan will be sold separately for use in the Twilight of the Republic Play Set.
Rise Against the Empire (Developed by Studio Gobo)
Is based on the entirety of the ‘classic trilogy’ (Star Wars IV-VI) — “Luke and Leia tangle with Darth Vader and his forces through memorable sequences, including the battle of Yavin as well as time on Hoth and Tatooine.”
The Rise Against the Empire Play Set is set during episodes 4 to 6 and features Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca & Darth Vader as playable characters.
The story follows the classic trilogy from episode 4 to 6, focusing in on Luke Skywalker & Princess Leia as they come up against Darth Vader and his forces, it contains various memorable sequences including the Battle of Yavin, as well as the time on Hoth & Tatooine. You will be able to purchase Chewbacca, Han Solo & Darth Vader as separate figures for use in game.
There will be Star Wars cross over characters…
Yes, you will be able to cross over between Star Wars Play Sets, which may lead to some fun and exciting scenarios.
The Force Awakens (Working Title — no announced developer)
Will be coming in the future, no announcement as of yet.
Marvel (Working Title — Developed by United Front Games)
Focused on Marvel characters including Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and more
Pixar’s Inside Out (No announced developer)
Story line based on Pixar’s Inside Out film coming out this summer with figures based on Joy, Disgust, Anger, Fear, and Sadness
Disney Infinity 3.0 Game Informer Coverage Trailer
What Disney Infinity 3.0 figures will there be?
With all the news today regarding Disney Infinity 3.0, it’s very difficult to find all of the information regarding which figures will be released on launch day and which will be released afterwards, as well as what’s still not been announced. However, we have done our best to list all of the expected Disney Infinity 3.0 characters below.
Star Wars characters
- Darth Maul
- Darth Vader
- Han Solo
- Hulkbuster Iron Man
Disney Originals characters
Yes, we will be getting physical characters for both Sam Flynn & Quorra which will be released at the launch of Disney Infinity 3.0.
- Sam Flynn
Remember, this is not all of the Disney Infinity 3.0 figures – as Disney Interactive stated in the release video, there will be additional Disney, Pixar Marvel & Star Wars figures announced in the up and coming months, so stay tuned!
What about the actual gaming physics, how it feels in melee combat and so on?
Interestingly, it appears that Avalanche have been re-examining the issues that lie at the core of the game and are believed to be working with the gaming developers to ensure that Disney Infinity 3.0 is as good as it can be. Ninja Theory has been working on the melee combat, adjusting the timing and adding depth for more advanced players. Sumo Digital have been working on Disney Infinity 3.0’s driving gameplay, tweaking handling & drifting to provide a smoother experience.
What is the release date of Disney Infinity 3.0?
Disney Infinity 3.0 is set to be launched on 20th August 2015 and it will be released for Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 & Playstation 4.
What will happen to Disney Infinity power disc packs?
They will no longer be blind packs…finally, we will not have to purchase hundreds of Power Discs packs to try and collect the whole set – they will be sold with clear labels highlighting what each Power Disc included is.
Will you need a new base for Disney Infinity 3.0?
For those of us who are loyal fans of Disney Infinity already, you may be wondering whether or not you will need a new Disney Infinity base.
Simply put, no you will not – Disney Infinity 3.0 will be compatible with previous versions of the Disney Infinity base, just as Disney Infinity 2.0 was compatible with the original base. As well as this, there will be a digital gaming software release, however we are unsure whether this will be available on the release day.
Interestingly though, Disney Interactive will be releasing a game software version in Europe that will be available in store.
In addition, fans in UK and Ireland who already own a Disney Infinity 1.0 or 2.0 Starter Pack will be able to purchase just the Disney Infinity 3.0 Video Game Software Disc and use the base they already own if playing on a base compatible* console. Featuring the Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box, the Disney Infinity 3.0 Video Game Software Disc will also be available to purchase with the Star Wars(tm): Twilight of the Republic Play Set as a special promotional offer at participating UK retailers.
I find it quite interesting that they have decided to do it this way, rather than offering the game software for US gamers as well.
USA – You will be able to purchase a digital version of the game software.
Europe – You will have the choice to purchase the digital version or physical game software.