It looks like the ‘unmasked’ part of yesterday’s pre-announcement was actually rather literal, as the new character for Disney announced is a mask-less version of Captain America. If that seems a bit underwhelming to you then try not to worry since Disney has assured us that this is a completely different version of the character with his own set of powers and skills to unlock & a brand new costume (from The Avengers: Age of Ultron) — unlike the Crystal characters or Black-Suit Spider-Man which were just cosmetic copies.
Marvel Battlegrounds Information Announcement
As well as unveiling the awesome Captain America figure, Disney Infinity have also shed some more light on the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set. The Playset will feature a completely original story, where Ultron teams up with Loki to steal the Infinity Stone from Asgard. They distract The Avengers by forcing them in to a battle against the robot versions of the Avengers, which will then fight the real Avengers (confusing I know…).
The Marvel Battlegrounds Playset will feature 4 player arena battles, where you can add all of your favourite Marvel characters in to the battle arena. You will also be able to relive iconic battle arenas such as S.H.I.E.L.D.S Lunar Base & Wakanda. All of the Marvel characters from Disney Infinity 2.0 & Disney Infinity 3.0 will be compatible within Marvel Battlegrounds and will also feature skills and abilities which have been adapted for this type of gameplay.
There will be additional Marvel characters announced during the months leading up to the release of Marvel Battlegrounds in March 2016.
You can find more information about Disney Infinity 3.0 Marvel Battlegrounds during the Saturday panel at New York’s Comic Con. The event will also be live streamed and will include guests from Avalanche, United Front Games, Marvel & Disney Interactive.
Here is the official press release:
Today, Disney Interactive revealed details for Marvel Battlegrounds, the upcoming Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, featuring a new four-player, arcade brawler style of gameplay, and an original Marvel storyline. Developed by United Front Games, in partnership with Avalanche Software, Marvel Battlegrounds is the first Disney Infinity Play Set to feature four-player gameplay. With full compatibility for all Disney Infinity Marvel characters, Marvel Battlegrounds features the widest selection of playable characters of any previous Play Set.
Watch the new Marvel Battlegrounds trailer below!
“With Disney Infinity 3.0, we’ve aimed to provide a wider variety of gameplay than ever before, and the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set represents our commitment to developing something entirely new for our players,” said John Blackburn, SVP & GM of Disney Infinity. “The four-player arena style combat gameplay is a perfect way for friends and families to come together and play in head-to-head battles with some of their favorite Marvel characters.
Launching in March 2016, Marvel Battlegrounds will feature Hulkbuster, Ultron and Captain America – The First Avenger, a new version of Captain America with a new pose, costume and enhanced abilities. Additional Marvel Battlegrounds figures will be announced in the coming months. All Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Marvel figures will be playable in the Play Set and will feature adapted abilities and skills to complement the new style of gameplay of Marvel Battlegrounds.
“We worked closely with the Disney Infinity development team to come up with new gameplay and storyline for Marvel Battlegrounds that is unique to the platform,” said Jay Ong, VP of Games, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve created an authentic Marvel story that will give players the freedom to choose any Marvel figure in Disney Infinity and have them face off against each other in an arena style combat.”
In the original storyline, Ultron teams up with Loki in an effort to steal Asgard’s immensely powerful Infinity Stone. To accomplish this, Ultron and Loki create robotic replicas of the famed Marvel Super Heroes and turn them against each other in an effort to distract them while they commit their crime. The Marvel Super Heroes duplicates battle each other in iconic environments such as a wrecked Brooklyn train yard, Wakanda and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Lunar Base, culminating in a universe-shaking battle against Ultron.
Fans can get a more in-depth look at the Play Set during the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition:Facing Off in Marvel’s Battlegrounds panel at New York Comic-Con, featuring participants from Disney Interactive, Avalanche Software, United Front Games and Marvel Games. New York Comic-Con attendees can attend the panel on Saturday, October 10 from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. at Empire Stage 1-E and will receive an exclusive pre-release figure giveaway. Fans at home can watch a live stream of the panel here:http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/NYCCLIVE
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