As those familiar with the game will know, each new instalment in the Disney Infinity franchise has seen the introduction of new content based on a new universe. The original game had a greater emphasis on Disney characters, the Disney Infinity 2.0 had a greater emphasis on Marvel characters while Disney Infinity 3.0 was more oriented towards the Star Wars franchise. But with no indication of if or when Disney Infinity 4.0 will be released, Disney Interactive and developer Avalanche Studios have confirmed plans to deliver new Marvel experiences in the current iteration of Disney Infinity.
Earlier today, it was announced that the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set will launch for Disney Infinity 3.0 in Australia and New Zealand starting Thursday, 24 March 2016. Developed by United Front Games in partnership with Avalanche Software, Marvel Battlegrounds is the first Play Set to introduce four-player arcade brawler gameplay to Disney Infinity. Players engage in the ultimate rumble as Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains struggle to gain control of Wakanda’s most valuable resource, Vibranium. The ever-growing clash creates factions as the war stretches to the cosmic battlegrounds of space. In total, players will be able to battle through twelve levels across eight dynamic arenas.
This announcement also confirms that the number of Marvel characters available in Disney Infinity will be expanded. Joining the roster of more than 25 playable characters are:
- Ant-Man, who shrinks to the size of an ant but increases his strength to pack a whopping punch
- Black Panther, the leader of Wakanda who defends his homeland with acrobatic skills and his legendary claws
- Vision, a brave and noble synthetic warrior who will fight to bring peace to the world
In addition to this, a new Marvel Battlegrounds-themed Power Disc Pack will be sold, which contains:
- Cosmic Cube Blast – Unleash a powerful energy blast on nearby foes
- Darkhawk’s Blast – Blast obstacles with a powerful energy beam
- Nova Corps Strike – Call upon the Nova Corps to unleash a tactical strike from above
- Ghost Rider’s Motorcycle – Take a ride on the wild side with Ghost Rider’s flaming motorcycle
These new character sand power discs may serve useful when tackling Marvel Battlegrounds when it launches in only a few weeks time!