The Disney Infinity series has only been out less than two years and already it’s become a dominant force in the interactive toy/game market. VentureBeat previously reported that the game series has performed so well, it’s become a peak performer against its main competitor, Activision’s dominant Skylanders series.
Part of that success is due to the game’s tie-in with the Marvel universe, featuring such franchises as The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. But now its reach is going even further, tying in with another billion-dollar Disney franchise – Star Wars.
Disney Interactive announced Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars earlier today, which will release this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a starter pack at $64.99 and supplementary packs featuring additional characters and sets to be available as well. The game will feature a number of fan favorites from the original Star Wars, including Han Solo, Darth Vader and Princess Leia, as well as characters from other products, like Anakin and Ahsoka from the animated series The Clone Wars.
But since it’s Disney Infinity, there will be room for additional characters and franchises as well. Avengers: Age of Ultron will have a playset that’s compatible with the game (and previously released Marvel characters from Disney Infinity 2.0), Disney/Pixar’s forthcoming animated film Inside Out will have its own playset, and side characters from Quorra from Tron, Olaf from Frozen and Mickey Mouse, among others, will also be introduced, as part of the build-your-own-level Toy Box initiative.
This Disney Infinity promises to be the biggest yet for the series, with a number of developers, including Sumo Digital, Ninja Theory and United Front Games, hard at work on content for it. Playsets include “Twilight of the Republic” and “Rise Against the Empire”, both of which focus on the “classic” Star Wars characters, as well as a new set devoted to Clone Wars. Other characters could be introduced as well, especially with the first new Star Wars film in over ten years, The Force Awakens, hitting theaters in December.
Judging by sales of previous games, this could be the biggest selling Disney Infinity yet, as the Star Wars name has proven to be a hot commodity. The latest trailer for Force Awakens managed to garner 88 million views in 24 hours on YouTube, setting a new record; and the recently announced Star Wars Battlefront, set for release this November, has already made some big waves in the community, with new content consistently being revealed for the first-person shooter.
It’s safe to say that the Force is strong with this one. Check out the debut trailer for the game below.