The latest trailer for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, showcasing key cinematic moments from Marvel’s The Avengers and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as content based on additional Marvel Studios blockbuster films, including Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier—all of which will be available in game!
It looks as though Marvel will be spreading its wings and producing more console games next year. Platforms remain unknown at this point in time but it seems safe to assume they will include the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully we shall also see the fruits of their labour on the NX depending on what form the device takes. Here’s what Marvel Games producer Mike Jones had to say about the influx of Marvel titles hitting consoles next year.
“We are very much focused on what our console strategy will be for the future,” Jones said. “Obviously console games take a lot longer to incubate, so that will be a slower process for us.
“We are very much taking a controlled, less-is-more, quality-focused, developer-focused strategy,” he said, “but it is very top of mind, and we’ll have a lot more announcements probably next year.”
Disney Interactive today announced that the Star Wars universe will join Disney, Disney Pixar and Marvel in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – the latest instalment of the best-selling “hybrid toy / video game” of 2014. The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will be available this fall at a suggested retail price of $64.99, and Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition promises to deliver kids and families with a wider breadth of content and variety of gameplay than ever offered from Disney Infinity, including:
- Three Star Wars Play Sets, one set in the timeline of Episodes I-III, the second set during the original trilogy, Episodes IV-VI, and the third available this winter based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Additional Play Sets offering distinct gameplay and environments, including a Disney Pixar Play Set based on the upcoming film Inside Out, and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and other Marvel characters
- A fully enhanced Toy Box with two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games, Toy Box Speedway (kart racing) and Toy Box Takeover (action-adventure)
- More figures of fan-favorite characters from across The Walt Disney Company, like Mickey and Minnie, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan and Olaf, among many others
“Disney Infinity is the only game where fans can play with Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters together in one experience,” said James Pitaro, President, Disney Interactive. “We worked closely with Lucasfilm to deliver an authentic Star Wars game experience, featuring some of the most iconic stories and characters from the past, present and future.”
Each of the Star Wars Play Sets offers distinct experiences, with varied gameplay, environments and characters. The Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set takes place in the height of the Jedi’s powers, where players will use the Force and Lightsabers in epic battles and master their combat skills alongside Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul. The Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire Play Set will take players on galaxy-spanning missions with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, piloting X-wing fighters or the Millennium Falcon to fight stormtroopers, or exploring and partaking in land-based missions on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor. Additionally, fans will have the unique opportunity to play with all of the Star Wars characters in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.
“Star Wars is a cross-generational franchise, and Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition creates an incredible opportunity for families and fans to relive their favorite Star Wars moments,” said John Blackburn, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Disney Infinity. “With the addition of Star Wars, Inside Out and new Disney and Marvel characters, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will be the most ambitious and diverse offering yet and also the most accessible, with a lower suggested retail price for this year’s Starter Pack.”
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will also introduce an all-new, 3-D Toy Box Hub that will make it easier for players to choose from a wider selection of gameplay experiences – including platform, racing, and farming simulation games. Two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games will bring action-adventure gameplay in Toy Box Takeover and kart racing in Toy Box Speedway, where kids and families can play with popular Disney, Disney Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters together in a structured setting.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is being developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games, and will be available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U system from Nintendo, PC and iOS and Android devices.
The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will include the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base and video game software, the Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices. Other Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Sets, figures, and Toy Box Expansion Games will be sold separately.
All figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition in the enhanced Toy Box and, for the first time, Power Discs will be sold in labeled franchise-specific packs of four. Additional Disney, Disney Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars figures and Play Sets will be announced in the coming months.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group, today announced their 2015 slate of LEGO videogames including LEGO Jurassic World, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, plus new handheld and mobile titles.
“The LEGO videogame franchise remains a cornerstone of our business, consistently delivering fun, engaging gameplay and remarkable humour both kids and adults love,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We look forward to expanding the successful series with this very exciting line-up of new LEGO experiences for players of all ages to enjoy on console, handheld and mobile gaming devices.”
“This year will be the biggest yet for LEGO videogames with these incredible titles and several firsts for the series,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “TT Games are crafting humorous LEGO adventures, based on new stories and characters across some of the most well-known and iconic worlds.”
The upcoming LEGO videogame titles are:
LEGO Jurassic World
Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. The game will be available in June for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system; the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system for Microsoft; PlayStation 4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems; PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system; the Wii U system from Nintendo; Nintendo 3DS hand-held system; and Windows PC.
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
Avengers Assemble! Experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the blockbuster film The Avengers and the much anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron and more . Play as the most powerful super heroes in their quest to save humanity. The game will be available in Fall 2015 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system; the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system for Microsoft; PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems; PlayStationVita handheld entertainment system; the Wii U system from Nintendo; Nintendo 3DS hand-held system; and Windows PC.
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
The popular LEGO Ninjago franchise gets its most expansive adventure to date in LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin. The latest LEGO handheld game delivers an untold story of the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show. Using their Spinjitzu abilities, players can unleash their Ninja’s elemental power to smash their way through enemies and solve puzzles. Developed by TT Fusion, a subsidiary of TT Games, the game comes to the Nintendo 3DS handheld system and the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system on 27th March, 2015.
Disney and Marvel have released a brand new trailer for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes which will be coming to the Wii U this fall. The company says soon you’ll be able to play as some of Marvel’s most formidable foes: Loki from The Avengers, Green Goblin from Spider-Man and Ronan from The Guardians of the Galaxy play sets in Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). Characters are playable in their respective play sets and the Toy Box 2.0.
Disney revealed that it has been busy developing Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes. The game is coming this fall to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and iOS.
- Award-winning comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis working on the game’s story
- 6 characters revealed: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow
- Over a dozen more to come
- All of the figures and power discs from the first Disney Infinity will be compatible
- All Toy Box content created in the first game will work in the second
- New and existing characters will be able to reach level 20
- Upgrade tree system will give players choice in how they progress
- Starter kit comes with three figures, the Avenger’s playset piece, and a pair of Toy Box game discs
- Toy Box games use game assets to create new experiences
- Genres for Toy Box games include tower defense and dungeon crawlers
- Toy Box mode returns, but has been streamlined for easier use
- Paint brushes have been included
- These will instantly procedurally generate cities and scenery
- AI workers can be released into the play space to build on their own content
- Create building interiors
- Pre-made game templates available, including ready-made 1-4 player games
Yesterday, Marvel Entertainment released a trailer – which you can see above – starring the very first Avenger. It’s only a sneak-peek of the events to come, though, but at the very least we can get a glimpse of Captain America’s famed shield. Since the rumours were spot on regarding Marvel’s characters, could we be looking at the inclusion of the rumoured Star Wars characters too?
Aside from character inclusion, the sequel to Disney Infinity is currently referred to as “2.0”. Although this oddly sounds like an updated version rather than a sequel, it could be a recurring trend for the franchise.