Disney Interactive has, as expected, confirmed the inclusion of Star Wars characters for the launch of the game-meets-toys Disney Infinity 3.0 out later this year.
The company, which bought Star Wars from Lucasfilm in 2013, intends to release three play-sets for the anything-goes game.
The first will cover Episodes I-III and will arrive this autumn. Characters from the original trilogy and a story based around The Force Unleashed will arrive later on in the winter. Explaining the experience, Disney said each play set will offer varied environments, gameplay 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.”
Star Wars characters will also be able to cross over between the various play sets too, although that may disturb those who like to pretend the prequel films never happened.
As well as the individual play sets Disney Infinity gamers will be able to mix it up with popular Disney, Pixar and Marvel characters from other parts of the game.
The game will introduce new multi-player Toy Box Expansion Games, which will offer action-adventure gameplay through Toy Boy Takeover and kart racing in Toy Box speedway, featuring all characters together.
Ever wondered who would win in a race between Luke in an X-Wing and Buzz Lightyear strapped to a rocket? You may soon get your chance, young Jedi.
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Disney Infinity 3.0 will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PC, Android and iOS in late August.
Today’s news was first revealed by GameInformer, which has a 16-page cover story on the characters. It is that publication’s video you can see in the video below.