This 30th August, Disney Infinity 3.0 will be released for the masses to enjoy on multiple gaming platforms. Now, you might be thinking that Disney Infinity is just a kid’s game. Well, the latest iteration will prove your assumptions wrong as it is the perfect opportunity for gamers of all ages to jump into the Disney Infinity bandwagon.
Here are the reasons to convince you that Disney Infinity 3.0 is bound to be the best release yet.
1. The Addition of the Star Wars Universe into Disney Infinity
It’s no secret that Star Wars is the main highlight of Disney Infinity 3.0. Not only will you get to play memorable characters such as Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Master Yoda, you’ll also get an early sneak preview of the upcoming Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Currently, Finn and Rey are the only characters from The Force Awakens included in Disney Infinity 3.0 but there will be more to come in the future. With Star Wars being included, you get to experience two major story lines in the game.
The first being ‘Twilight of the Republic’, which is set shortly after Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. This story focuses on Anakin Skywalker and his apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, uncovering the mastermind behind the droid army, with appearances from General Grievous, Jabba the Hutt, and more!
The second storyline included in the game is ‘Rise Against the Empire’, which focuses on Luke Skywalker and Leia battling against Darth Maul. The director of Disney Infinity 3.0, Jason Moffitt, personally recommends Ahsoka Tano for new players as her agile dual lightsaber-wielding fighting style is easy to use and flashy to boot.
2. The Combat System is Designed By Ninja Theory, the Developer of DMC: Devil May Cry
Remember Devil May Cry? The reboot I mean, not the original 4 games with a long-haired Dante. Remember that oddly satisfying and stress relieving combat mechanics in the game that allowed you to pummel demons into oblivion, rack up massive combos and look stylish while doing so?
All of that is thanks to Ninja Theory and apparently, they are collaborating with Disney for Disney Infinity 3.0, in which they are the ones who designed the new combat system of the game. With that piece of information, you know you’re going to have a great time with in-game battles, regardless of whether you’re using the destructive Darth Maul or the lovely Minnie Mouse.
Of course, you’re going to have to expect the combat system to not have a massive bloodfest and torn limbs as they’re trying to keep it child-friendly but still, it’s a great addition to a game that you might spend hours upon hours playing.
3. Ultron and Iron Man in Hulkbuster Armor Are Also in Disney Infinity 3.0
If you still can’t get over the latest Avengers film, this will be a treat for you. In previous Disney Infinity games, they added plenty of Play Sets from the Marvel Universe, which included the likes of Thor, Spiderman, and Groot, among many others, in the game.
To be up-to-date with the latest Avengers Film, Disney Infinity now includes Ultron and Iron Man in his Hulkbuster Armor as playable characters. Don’t worry, Iron Man in his standard Mark 43 suit is still included in the game so you can play as two separate Iron Mans (Iron Men?) in the game if you want to.
You can use all the Marvel characters, both heroes and villains, in the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set. The Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set involve a group of Marvel character joining forces to defeat waves of enemies. There will be more information on this Play Set when the game is released.
With Disney Infinity 3.0, they encourage creativity from the users so you can feel free to try and remake the Avengers films in the game or just mix and mash characters to produce quirky and fun results. As Jason Moffitt puts it, “the game is only limited to your imagination”.
4. Disney Infinity 3.0’s Enhanced Toy Box Mode, Where You’re Allowed to Go Crazy
As I mentioned before, Disney Infinity is a game that encourages creativity but with Play Sets that come with a somewhat fixed storyline, it doesn’t quite sound like it’s open to creativity. That’s where the Toy Box mode comes in handy.
You wanna create worlds? Go ahead. You wanna share your creation with the world? Share it online. You wanna play in someone else’s world? You don’t even have to ask for permission. You don’t see this type of open-world creativity potential with a lot of games today. The only other game I can think of with similar creative freedom is Minecraft—but Disney Infinity looks way better.
If you ever imagined what would happen if Ultron and Darth Vader crossed paths or if Mickey were to step in to the world of Tron, you don’t have to leave that imagination hanging on your head anymore. Whenever you have an idea like that, feel free to build it in Disney Infinity 3.0 and watch as your imagination comes to life.
But those are not the only things the Toy Box is bringing to Disney Infinity 3.0.
5. Toy Box Expansion Games That Add Variety to Disney Infinity 3.0
The Toy Box mode has expansion games that will help you enjoy the game even more. Coming to Disney Infinity 3.0 are two new games that players can play in and customise using unlocked toys, gadgets, and any in-game character from across the Disney Infinity universe, including characters from Disney Infinity 2.0 and 1.0.
The Toy Box Speedway is a racing game where players can choose their favourite characters from Disney, Marvel and Star Wars to race across 9 race tracks, through 3 tournament cups, and see which is the fastest toy in the box. I managed to play this for a while and it feels just as fun as playing Mario Kart so it makes for a great multiplayer game.
The Toy Box Takeover game is a scenario where the players will have to enlist the help of friends and family using characters from Disney, Marvel and Star Wars to save the Toy Box from the ‘bad guys’. You’ll have to outsmart, outmaneuver and defeat enemies in 6 action-packed levels across 5 themed worlds.
I don’t know about you but this sounds like plenty of fun to experience in Disney Infinity 3.0. Are you excited yet?