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Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Infinity 3.0


Developer(s) Avalanche Software
Publisher(s) Disney Interactive Studios
LucasArts
Series Disney Infinity
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
iOS
Android
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action-adventure, sandbox
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Disney Infinity 3.0 is a 2015 action-adventure sandbox video game published by Disney Interactive Studios and LucasArts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and is the third installment in the toys-to-life Disney Infinity series. It was developed by Avalanche Software, with additional help from Ninja Theory, Studio Gobo, Sumo Digital, and United Front Games. Similar to 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 was released on August 28, 2015 in Europe and on August 30, 2015 in North America.

Contents

  • Plot 1
    • Twilight of the Republic 1.1
    • Rise Against the Empire 1.2
    • The Force Awakens 1.3
    • Inside Out 1.4
    • Marvel Battlegrounds 1.5
    • Toy Box Takeover 1.6
  • Gameplay 2
  • Development 3
  • Release 4
  • Characters 5
  • Reception 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Plot

Twilight of the Republic

Set during an events of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and Ahsoka Tano discover a reactivated Droid factory, on the planet Geonosis.[2] The four Jedi then decide to find out who is the mastermind behind the newly minted droid army.[3] 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, Naboo and Tatooine.[2]

Rise Against the Empire

The Rise Against the Empire Playset storyline is based on the events of the classic Star Wars trilogy, with a little differences. The Playset will revolve around Leia, finding themselves locked in battle with Darth Vader.[3]

The Force Awakens

A playset based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released sometime before the end of 2015, it was announced at the D23 Expo that the playset will feature Finn and Rey from the upcoming film.

Inside Out

In the Inside Out playset, Riley falls asleep watching a horror movie and chaos ensues in her subconscious. This scatters some of Riley's memories all over Imagination Land and the five emotions must find and return them to headquarters before Riley awakens.

Marvel Battlegrounds

A play set featuring Marvel characters coming together and trying to defeat a group of enemies over a series of levels. The story sees Loki working together with Ultron to manipulate all of the universe's heroes into fighting each other while they steal one of the six Infinity Stones from the Asgardian vault. All Marvel characters from Disney Infinity 2.0 will be playable in this playset, along with Hulkbuster and Ultron. This is also the first play set to use four-player local gameplay.

Toy Box Takeover

When Syndrome gets his hands on Merlin's Wand, he teams up with all the other villains, and it's up to the player to assemble every Disney, Marvel and Star Wars character to stop him before he destroys the toy box.

Gameplay

A group of attendees at the EB Games Expo 2015 play Disney Infinity 3.0 with featured Star Wars figurines.

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.[2] The game's combat system is influenced by the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and its sequel, Kingdom Hearts, Devil May Cry and most of the Spider-Man's aerial combat-themed video game series (from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 until Spider-Man: Edge of Time (except Ultimate Spider-Man)).[2] 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.[2] Full combos have been integrated, which allows the player to pause mid-combo and branch off into another variation of the combo.[2] Playable characters with the ability to use the Force, in Star Wars mythology, have the ability to push and pull enemies during combat.[2] Special attacks, which were introduced in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, have returned. Only a close-ranged type weapons (like the Lightsabers and other close-ranged type weapons), including the characters who has their own primary close-ranged weapons (like Mulan, whose primary weapon is a staff like the Jedi and Sith's own primary Lightsaber), and a characters who can fly are able to perform an aerial combos[2] 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.[2] 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.[2]

Development

Since Disney Infinity, there have been hints of Star Wars joining the line of games. The "ultimate unlocks" in the first two Infinity games were a lightsaber and a landspeeder, respectively. 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.[4] The title's existence was first revealed following a leak from Chinese retailer Taobao showing potential character and figure designs for the third installment.[5] 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.[6] The game was officially revealed by Game Informer on May 5, 2015.[7][8]

Studio Gobo and Ninja Theory were among development groups that worked on the game's Playsets.[3] 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 in working with the company.[2]

Release

Disney Infinity 3.0 was released on August 30, 2015 in North America. The Starter Pack, which includes the game disc, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano character figurines, one playset piece (Twilight of the Republic), one web card and the Disney Infinity Base, will be released on the game's launch. The game will also receive a digital download release.[3] 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.[3]

A "Saga Bundle Starter Pack" will be available at launch for the PS3 and PS4. It will contain the basic starter pack, Rise Against the Empire playset, and Boba Fett figure. Boba Fett will be a timed exclusive to this pack, and will be available on his own after launch.

Power Disc Packs, which unlock additional content in the game, will no longer be sold in blind packs, contrary to the use of blind packs in the previous two Disney Infinity games.[3] Instead, power discs will be released in identifiable packaging.[3]

A special Power Disc, based on Mickey Mouse's Kingdom Hearts role, was given out at Disney's 2015 D23 Expo. Controversially, it is an expo exclusive and will not be sold in stores. Despite this, it does not affect a player's chance to get 100% completion. [9]

Characters

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.[10] 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.[11]

[3]
Franchise Characters Pack Release date Wave
Star Wars Anakin Skywalker[3] Starter Pack / Twilight of the Republic Playset / Twilight of the Republic playset and software bundle Star Wars Saga Bundle (PS3 and PS4 exclusives) August 30, 2015 Wave 1
Ahsoka Tano[3]
Luke Skywalker[3] Rise Against the Empire Playset / Star Wars Saga Bundle (PS3 and PS4 exclusives) August 30 (PS3 and PS4 exclusive) / September 29, 2015 (general retail)
[3]
Finn The Force Awakens playset December 18, 2015 Wave 2
Rey
Poe Dameron Single Character Pack December 18, 2015 Wave 2
Kylo Ren
Boba Fett Single Character Pack / Star Wars Saga Bundle (PS3 and PS4 exclusives) August 30, 2015/2016 (general retail) Wave 1
Yoda[3] Single Character Pack September 29, 2015
Obi-Wan Kenobi[3]
Han Solo[3]
Chewbacca[3]
Darth Vader[3]
Darth Maul[3] November 3, 2015 Wave 2
Ezra Bridger August 30, 2015 Wave 1
Kanan Jarrus
Sabine Wren
Zeb Orrelios
Inside Out Joy Inside Out Playset
Anger
Sadness Single Character Pack
Disgust
Fear
Marvel Hulkbuster Iron Man Single Character Pack November 3, 2015 Wave 2
Ultron
Captain America: The First Avenger Marvel Battlegrounds Playset March 2016 TBA
Mickey Mouse universe Mickey Mouse Single Character Pack August 30, 2015 Wave 1
Minnie Mouse
Tron: Legacy Sam Flynn
Quorra
Mulan Mulan
Frozen Olaf
The Good Dinosaur Spot November 3, 2015 Wave 2
Zootopia Judy Hopps 2016 TBA
Nick Wilde
Peter Pan Peter Pan 2016 TBA

Non-playable characters that are included within the game include: General Grievous, Jabba the Hutt, Padme Amidala, C-3PO, R2-D2, Cad Bane, Mace Windu, Lando, Aayla Secura, Plo Koon and Jar Jar Binks.[2]

^a : Timed exclusive at Toys "R" Us.
^b : Timed exclusive at Walmart.
^c : Timed exclusive at Target.
^d : Timed exclusive at GameStop.
^e : Timed exclusive at Amazon.com.
^f : Timed exclusive at Best Buy.

Reception

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS4) 83.50%[12]
Metacritic (PS4) 82/100[13]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 8.5/10[14]
GameSpot 8/10[15]
GameTrailers 8.2[16]
IGN 8.9/10[17]

Disney Infinity 3.0 received very positive reviews from video game critics who praised the refinements to the toy box, playsets, combat and reduced bugs.

References

  1. ^ Cork, Jeff (July 8, 2015). "Disney Infinity 3.0 Piles Into Living Rooms Late August".  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Hilliard, Kyle. "Fighting The Clone Wars: Ninja Theory's Take On Star Wars".  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Robertson, Andy. "'"Everything We Know About 'Disney Infinity 3.0' 'Star Wars.  
  4. ^ McMillan, Graeme (August 26, 2012). "Will 'Disney Infinity' Add 'Star Wars' in 2015?". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rumor: Disney Infinity 3.0 character lineup to feature Olaf, Mulan, Inside-Out, and more". Nintendo Everything. April 20, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Rumor: Star Wars figures to be a part of Disney Infinity 3.0". Nintendo Everything. April 20, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ Cork, Jeff (May 5, 2015). "June Cover Revealed – Disney Infinity 3.0".  
  8. ^ "Disney Infinity 3.0 officially confirmed, featured in this month’s Game Informer". Nintendo Everything. May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://infinityinquirer.com/2015/08/17/psa-the-king-mickey-power-disc-is-not-in-hall-of-heroes-will-not-affect-100-completion-or-achivements/
  10. ^ Disney Infinity (May 5, 2015). "DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 REVEALED". Disney Infinity. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Our 7 Favorite Things About Disney Infinity 3.0". 
  12. ^ "Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition". gamerankings.com.  
  13. ^ "Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition PlayStation 4". metacritic.com.  
  14. ^ "Disney Infinity 3.0". gameinformer.com.  
  15. ^ "Disney Infinity 3.0 Review". gamespot.com.  
  16. ^ Jones, Brandon. "Disney Infinity 3.0 - Review". gametrailers.com.  
  17. ^ "Disney Infinity 3.0 Review". ign.com.  

External links

  • Official website
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