Wednesday, May 6, 2015

To Infinity... And Far, Far Away...


To the shock of no one, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will be all about Star Wars...

Fortunately the Star Wars stuff looks really good, and should mesh well with what we've already got...

Of course, I'll be talking about the Disney and Pixar-centric additions to the third game in this ever-lucrative series...

After getting nothing but Marvel-themed play sets when Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition was out, we are getting a set based on Pixar's Inside Out to go alongside the new Marvel sets and the Star Wars play sets. Still no play set based on a Disney Animation film, though...


Anyways, new characters...

All the emotions from Inside Out, a real plus!

TRON: Legacy's Sam Flynn and Quorra, who were exclusive to the digital version of Disney Infinity, will now be available for consoles.

Perhaps one of the more baffling new additions is Mickey Mouse in his classic outfit. Disney Infinity 2.0 had power discs that allowed you to change the outfits of certain characters. For instance, one power disc gave you Mr. Incredible's blue golden age suit, while another gave you the cursed version of Jack Sparrow, Aladdin's Prince Ali costume, Jack Skellington's Santa suit, and so on. I'm surprised they're selling him as a figure, when it should probably be a power disc for the Sorcerer Mickey figure...

I'm guessing he'll be having different powers or something in his classic form. (Think Donald Duck's abilities.) Since we're getting this Mickey, I wonder if there will be a power disc that changes him to Steamboat Willie Mickey.

Minnie is also joining the ranks, another plus... But where's Goofy?

Mulan and Olaf are both joining, big yay to the former and an "oh, okay" to the latter. If anything, we should be getting the other four that make up Big Hero 6. Heck, give us a Big Hero 6 play set! I'd get that in an instant! Since Hiro and Baymax already available, just have the set come with two of the other six heroes! (Go Go and Wasabi, perhaps?)

That's it so far for non-Marvel/Star Wars characters. I'm sure we'll get more in the months that follow its release. The details on the new additions sound awesome, especially the addition of a kart-racing Toy Box Game. The Toy Box Games were a good way to have some fun if you got a little tired of building or playing the play sets, so it's nice to see them adding to that. Among the other details, the gameplay sounds like it'll be a step up, too. Also... No more blind packs for power discs! FINALLY! Hopefully the play sets are bigger and are more challenging, because that was always my beef with these games... The play sets, I think, needed more attention. They're just vehicles to unlock cool stuff for the Toy Box and a good way to level up characters. To me at least, I'm sure kids like them more than I do, I just want something that's a little more challenging...

The real meat of course is, and was always, the Toy Box. The Toy Box is 80% of the reason why I own the games... Okay, maybe 85%. 90%?

Hopefully some of the nastier bugs I've encountered with the recent game are gone this time around.

Yeah, this is a lot to look forward too, as always. My wallet is ready...

(via Game Informer)

2 comments:

  1. so 2 Mickeys and 2 Darth Vaders. huh.

    and YESSSSSS I NEEEEEEDD THE BIG HERO 6!!!!!

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  2. ARE THOSE INSIDE OUT CHARACTERS I SEE?!

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