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More Disney Infinity 3.0 details shared in official announcement, first screenshots

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Disney Interactive is completing today’s Disney Infinity 3.0 news cycle with an official announcement.

First, here’s a brief overview as to what’s new in the upcoming version:

  • Three Star Wars Play Sets, one set in the timeline of Episodes I-III, the second set during the original trilogy, Episodes IV-VI, and the third available this winter based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Additional Play Sets offering distinct gameplay and environments, including a Disney•Pixar Play Set based on the upcoming film Inside Out, and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and other Marvel characters
  • A fully enhanced Toy Box with two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games, Toy Box Speedway (kart racing) and Toy Box Takeover (action-adventure)
  • More figures of fan-favorite characters from across The Walt Disney Company, like Mickey and Minnie, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan and Olaf, among many others

And here’s an overview of the different Star Wars Play Sets:

Each of the Star Wars Play Sets offers distinct experiences, with varied gameplay, environments and characters. The Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set takes place in the height of the Jedi’s powers, where players will use the Force and Lightsabers in epic battles and master their combat skills alongside Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul. The Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire Play Set will take 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 and partaking in land-based missions on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor. Additionally, fans will have the unique opportunity to play with all of the Star Wars characters in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.

Aside from the likes of Star Wars Play Sets, Disney Infinity 3.0 also introduces the new 3D Toy Box Hub, which allows players to more easily choose from a wider selection of gameplay experiences. The different types include platform, racing, and farming simulation games. Toy Box Takeover (action-adventure gameplay) and Toy Box Speedway (kart racing) will be added as Toy Box Expansion Games.

Disney Infinity 3.0 will support all figures and Power Discs from the original 1.0 and 2.0 editions. These items will work in the game’s enhanced Toy Box. Power Discs will now be sold in labeled franchise-specific packs of four. We’ll be hearing about more Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars figures and Play Sets “in the coming months.”

Disney Infinity 3.0 launches this fall. The Starter Pack is priced at $64.99, and includes the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base and software, the Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.

Check out the first screenshots from Disney Infinity 3.0 below.

Source: Disney Interactive PR

 

Disney Infinity 3.0 officially confirmed, featured in this month’s Game Informer

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Disney Infinity 3.0 has finally been made official. The game has been officially announced in the latest issue of Game Informer, which is due out today digitally.

Here’s what we know about Disney Infinity 3.0 thus far:

– Avalanche heading up development again
– Other studios contributing as well
– Ninja Theory working on Twilight of the Republic pack-in playset
– This follows Anakin and Ahsoka as they fight to uncover who’s behind a freshly minted droid army
– Twilight of the Republic takes place after Star Wars: Episode II
– It features land and space battles
– Melee combat as well
– Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Darth Maul can enter the fray
– These characters will be 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
– Battle of Yavin, Hoth, Tatooine featured in Rise Against the Empire
– Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Darth Vader figures will be available individually
– Star Wars characters can cross over between the Star Wars playsets
– 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
– Combat has been adjusted for timing and added depth for advanced players
– Sumo Digital (Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing) is tweaking driving; handling and drifting specifically
– One of the new Toy Box games is a kart racer
– Legacy characters will benefit from the gameplay improvements
– Another Star Wars playset due out this winter is based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
– Sets are also coming based on Pixar’s Inside Out
– Joy, Disgust, Anger, Fear, and Sadness Inside Out figures coming
– United Front Games working on a new Marvel set, including Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and more
– More figures coming: Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan, Olaf, and more
– Toy Box: addition of an updated hub world, toys for new players and experts, and the all-new farming system
– New Power Discs coming
– These discs won’t be in blind bags anymore, and you can see what you’re getting before you buy them

Disney Infinity 3.0 launches this fall on Wii U and other platforms. The Starter Pack will set you back $64.99.

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UK software sales (Week ending 5/2/15) – Wii U/3DS

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This week’s Wii U/3DS specific charts are as follows:

Wii U

1. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo

2. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo

3. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – Nintendo

4. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo

5. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo

6. New Super Mario Bros. U – Nintendo

7. Scribblenauts Unlimited – Nintendo

8. FIFA 13 – Electronic Arts

9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo

10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive

3DS

1. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Capcom

2. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo

3. Pokemon Omega Ruby – Nintendo

4. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire – Nintendo

5. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – Nintendo

6. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – Nintendo

7. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo

8. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo

9. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo

10. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

 

Scandinavian retailer listing appears for Splatoon Wii U bundle, but with Basic Pack

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We don’t hear much about the Wii U Basic Set/Pack these days. That being said, it looks like Nintendo is still trying to offload some stock that never cleared out.

A Scandinavian listing has popped up for a new Wii U Basic Pack bundle, which comes with a physical copy of Splatoon. This is different than the recently-announced Premium Pack bundle.

Thanks to Andre P for the tip.