Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media has joined forces with Humble again for the third in an epic series of game bundles! Get Star Wars™: Rogue Squadron 3D, Star Wars Shadows of the Empire™, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic™, and more. Jedi or Sith, Alliance or Empire, everyone can find something to love here!
When I found out I was going to be seeing Disney Infinity 3.0 at E3, I was very excited. Not because I’m anticipating the game myself, but because I wanted to be able to report back what I learned, to my 9-year-old nephew. He’s a big Star Wars fan, as I was at his age. He also enjoyed the previous two Disney Infinity installments, so I knew he would want to hear all about it. I asked him to write down some questions so that I can tell him all the juicy details about the upcoming toys-to-life game from Disney and Avalanche Software.
Question #1: Do you need to have a light saber or blaster to enter certain areas?
This is actually a really good question. I came across many areas in my demo that were only passable with force powers. Since Han Solo is the best character in the entire galaxy far, far away, I primarily played as him. He doesn’t use a light saber and obviously doesn’t possess force powers, so when I came across these impassable obstacles, I needed to switch over to a Jedi or Sith character in order to proceed. Later in the demo, I played a Han Solo themed level and could only pass through certain obstacles with him or another blaster-wielding character. So the short answer to your question is yes, you do need a light saber for certain areas and a blaster for others.
Question #2: Can you make your favorite scenes from the movies and play them in the toy box?
I don’t know the full extent of the toy box and I don’t think we’ll really be able to see the full potential until all of the play-sets release. I do know that the developers wanted to expand toy box in Disney Infinity 3.0 and add in some extra flair that was missing from the previous games. They want players to be able to create more epic scenarios with the toy box, and are including more complex tools this time around. That doesn’t mean that toy box will be overly complicated for those who just want to mess around with the tools. However, it does mean that the pre-made sets that come packed in with the game will be more intricate scenarios with high production values and effects and scenes that are usually reserved for the main game.
Question #3: Can you play as the characters from Disney Infinity 2.0 and 1.0?
Yes! That’s what Toy Box is for. And like I said, Toy Box is going to be much larger and richer in value than previous versions. The new modes will be very complex, and not something that could be recreated by the player. The developers want to make sure that Toy Box Takeover and Speedway provide more value to the player this time around. Toy Box Takeover is an action brawler mode that plays a bit like Skylanders, and puts players in a scenario where the famous villains of the Disney universe have taken over the Toy Box and need to be defeated. It’s a fully fleshed out experience.
Speedway, on the other hand, is a full-fledged racing mode along the lines of Mario Kart, from the same team that made the excellent Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Speedway will include races based on themes from several different Disney properties including Big Hero 6, Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars. To answer your question, all of the characters will be playable with both Toy Box Takeover and Speedway.
Question #4: Are there levels or challenges where you can play as the good guy or the bad guy?
Well, the main Adventure Mode is designed around the films and Clone Wars television show, which generally follows the good guys. So, as far as I know, you’re mainly playing as the good guys, Luke, Obi-Wan, Han Solo, Princess Leia etc. However, once you’ve completed a section, you’ll be able to return to it as any character you have unlocked. In my demo, I played through parts of the battle of Geonosis as Darth Maul, which was a lot of fun. In the Toy Box modes, you’ll be able to play as any characters you own.
Question #5: Can you travel to different galaxies in an X-Wing or star fighter?
You won’t be able to travel to different galaxies. For that, we’ll have to have a chat about No Man’s Sky some time, I think it’ll be right up your alley. However, in Disney Infinity 3.0, you will be able to fly in an X-Wing and other classic Star Wars vehicles. The base game will come with several missions designed around classic aerial battles from the films including the assault on the Death Star and the battle of Hoth. These missions all play really well and look fantastic, with the cartoonish Disney Infinity look applied to all of the classic scenes we already know well.
Disney Infinity 3.0 will be releasing for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on August 23, 2015.
There are no games in the world — save, perhaps, Shining Force II — that I remember with greater fondness than LucasArts’ classics, like X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max and so on. Well, HOLLA!!!!!
Six Titles from Lucasfilm’s Star Wars™, Indiana Jones, Monkey Island and Sam & Max Franchises are Now Available on GOG.com with Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition, Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition, and Sam & Max Hit the Road Available for the First Time on Digital Platforms
Full news after the jump!
LOCATION, October 28, 2014 – The day has finally come and the holy grail of classic gaming has arrived on GOG.com! The DRM-free digital distributor is proud to be teaming up with Disney Interactive to bring more than 20 classic Lucasfilm titles to GOG.com. To kick off the collaboration, six titles from the Star Wars™, Indiana Jones, Monkey Island and Sam & Max franchises are now available on the site, including:
Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition
Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition
Sam & Max Hit the Road
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™
Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™
“We are very excited to be able to bring these classic interactive titles to our platform; it has been a long-time dream of ours,” said Guillaume Rambourg, Managing Director at GOG.com. “Luckily, Disney Interactive is always looking for new ways to give players access to content, so this was a natural collaboration. To those gamers playing these titles for the first time…May the Force Be With You!”
By joining forces with GOG.com, Disney Interactive is making numerous Lucasfilm titles available digitally, including three games from the launch lineup for the first time: Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition, Star Wars: TIE Fighter Special Edition, Sam & Max Hit the Road. Gamers can also look forward to more Lucasfilm titles coming to GOG.com in the future.
GOG.com is an independent online store that sells games for Windows, Mac and Linux. They are all DRM-free, with no copy protection, on-line checks, or any other annoyances. Formerly known as Good Old Games and famous for their classic catalogue of titles going as far back as 1981, GOG.com also sells brand new titles. With more than 800 games in their catalog from 220+ partners–including EA, Activision, Ubisoft and Square-Enix, and a buzzing community of gamers, GOG.com is the ultimate destination for gamers worldwide.
About Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive, one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and family-focused content across all current and emerging digital media platforms. Disney Interactive produces and distributes a broad portfolio of content including the blockbuster video game platform, Disney Infinity, mobile, social and console games, the #1 virtual world for kids Club Penguin and top digital destinations Disney.com and Babble.com.
Disney Interactive is the interactive entertainment part of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES, SAM & MAX, MONKEY ISLAND and all characters, names, and related properties are trademarks of & © Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates.
Earlier this month, Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products partnered to host their first ever Hack Days event at office locations around the world. A tech industry tradition, Hack Days encourage employees to think outside of their daily scope to come up with original ideas, pitches and business solutions before presenting them to leaders from the company.
Our teams spent the day creating hacks focused on the theme of connecting the physical and digital worlds, using a variety of platforms and technologies including Oculus VR, beacons and 3D printers. More than 350 employees put together 45 hacks which were presented at the Hack Day Showcase and submitted for patent review. The top teams then had the chance to share their projects with Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products Presidents Jimmy Pitaro and Bob Chapek who selected the winning ideas to go into the production pipeline.
Hack Days is part of Tech Days at Disney, a week-long series of tech seminars, workshops and panels to bring together the tech community from across The Walt Disney Company. Twice a year, Disney Interactive invites internal and external leaders to speak to our community of developers, engineers and managers. Check out some of our favorite photos from Hack Days and Tech Days below:
Oculus Head of Platform Jason Holtman introduced Tech Days attendees to the Oculus platform.
DI and DCP Chief Technology Officer Mike White welcomes the teams to Hack Days.
Teams created hacks that merged the physical and digital worlds.
Teams used all types of physical and digital Disney platforms like Vinylmation, Disney Infinity bases and the Mobile network to create original hacks.
Last year we asked our fans which characters you’d like to see join the Disney Infinity lineup and today we’re happy to announce that the two top requested characters, Stitch and Tinker Bell will join Merida, Maleficent and all of the characters from Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes in Toy Box 2.0 this fall.
Stitch, The lovable “experiment 626″ from the popular “Lilo & Stitch” films, comes to the Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 along with his trusty cosmic blaster and the ability to super jump to galactic new heights.
One of Disney’s most iconic characters, Tinker Bell also enters the world of Disney Infinity with her magical healing Pixie Dust and the ability to glide to the stratosphere for fast-flying action.
Players will be able to create all-new adventures featuring the entire collection of characters from across the Disney Infinity universe, along with hundreds of Disney and Marvel-themed items, locations, props and vehicles.
To start your adventure with Stitch and Tinker Bell, pick up Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) when it hits stores this fall.
All of us at Disney Interactive are excited to announce that “LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum,” the top-ranked and free puzzle app from Japan, has launched globally today!
The app, which is published by LINE, the leading free call and messaging app, has been extremely successful in Japan, reaching the #1 free spot on both iOS and Android.
And to coincide with the global launch of the app, our friends at Disney Store are introducing more than 30 different stackable ‘Tsum Tsum’ toys available on DisneyStore.com, in select store locations in North America, and at Disney Parks starting today.
In LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, which translates to ‘Disney Stack Stack’, players connect and pop as many of the Disney Tsum characters as they can in one minute. The more Tsums eliminated within each level, the higher the score. As they progress through the game, players will collect Disney and Disney•Pixar Tsums, like Mickey, Minnie, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Each collectable character can be leveled up over time and has a special ability that provides in-game help. The app offers experiences for both kids and adults. By connecting LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum to a LINE account, adult players can enjoy social features in-game, like competing for high scores on leaderboards and gifting, with their friends.
We can’t get over how cute the Tsum Tsum soft toys are, with characters ranging from Mickey Mouse to Winnie the Pooh. Plus, the stackable Tsum Tsum toys have the added functionality of a screen cleaner material on their stomachs.