Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against the Empire Details and Live Gameplay!

Disney Interactive continues to release details on Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars play sets. Last week they provided awesome details on the first Prequel/The Clone Wars-era play set, Twilight of the Republic. This week, the focus is on the Original Trilogy play set, Rise Against the Empire.

You might recall that this is the set I’m particularly excited about.  Yes, there will be a playset for The Force Awakens, and yes we will very likely see Star Wars: Rebels characters soon as well, but of all the figures they have released thus far, the OT ones look the most impressive. Just learning about the detail and care they put into developing Leia’s look and style really sold me. Now seeing these OT figures in hi-res, I’m even more excited.  Check out the photos below:

The designs are fantastic, and the detail in their poses and facial expressions are really something to admire. Han has that classic pose, that scoundrel smirk (and if you read this week’s comics we know what he’s smirking about!) and even that scar on his chin.  Luke looks determined, but youthful and uncertain.  This isn’t Jedi Luke we’ll see in Jedi.  I’ve gone into detail on how perfect Leia’s depiction is. These are the types of details that you really wouldn’t expect from a kid’s toy/video game.

I know this sounds silly, but I really like the stands they are on. They look like they could be pieces of the Death Star (a black Death Star but still). I wish all the stands could join together into one big display but I don’t think that’s the case just looking at their shapes. Regardless, they will look fantastic next to each other.

What’s interesting is that in the livestream today (more info below), they said that the Vader design was actually modeled after the Ralph McQuarrie concept of Vader.

Below are some great in-game screen shots:

That trench run image is beautiful (I don’t think that’s game play). All the images look fantastic to me. And I’m not sure why, but these actually look better than the game play images from the PT/TCW set.  They just look smoother and closer to the actual scenes. (That might just be my affinity to the OT talking though.)

Beyond these official releases, Disney did a Toy Box TV Live today on Twitch featuring actual game play from the Star Wars playset. It was AWESOME. They featured the Hoth setting and showed Luke battling AT-ATs and a one-on-one battle with Leia. Below are some screen shots of the live demo:

The AT-AT battle was just amazing. They showed Luke climbing up the AT-AT, disabling it, and then taking control.  One of the really interesting aspects about the game that they revealed was that the game-play is toy based. So the idea isn’t necessarily that players are being inserted into just the Star Wars universe, but players are being dropped into the Star Wars toy universe. As you can see in one of the screen shots, once Luke climbs on top of the AT-AT, you’re able to take control and literally direct the AT-AT through an in-game toy controller. You can also have two players take control of two AT-ATs and battle each other (You can see Luke on an AT-AT vs. Leia on an AT-AT in the screenshot above).

At the livestream they also released information on the Power Discs that will be released, including a Mace Windu team-up, a Felucia location, new vehicles including Slave I and Y-Wings, and new outfits including Boushh Leia and X-Wing Luke.

Finally, the stated that the Rise Against the Empire playset will release approximately one month after the starter pack and will retail for $34.99.  According to the cool folks over at the Infinity Inquirer, the starter pack will be released August 23rd.


Disney Interactive Releases New Information and Assets for

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set

 Game Spans Iconic Destinations From Classic Star Wars Trilogy, Takes Open World Exploration and Space Combat to New Heights with Overhauled Vehicle Mechanics

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (June 5, 2015) Disney Interactive today released new information and assets for Star Wars Rise Against the Empire, one of three Star Wars Play Sets to be released for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition this year.  Developed by Studio Gobo, in partnership with Avalanche Software, the game takes iconic moments inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy, Episodes IV-VI.

Star Wars Rise Against the Empire will take players on galaxy-spanning missions with legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, Rebel leader Princess Leia Organa, heroic smuggler Han Solo and his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca to help defeat Darth Vader and overthrow the evil Galactic Empire.

Non-stop, action-packed adventure awaits players as they explore open world planets like Tatooine on foot or on a Bantha, take down AT-AT walkers aboard a snowspeeder on Hoth, out-maneuver stormtroopers on a speeder bike on Endor, and partake in epic space battles in an X-wing starfighter to destroy the Death Star.

The Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set includes Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa figures. Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader will be available and sold separately.

Two additional Star Wars Play Sets will be available for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition this holiday, including Star Wars Twilight of the Republic and Star Wars The Force Awakens. In addition, players will be able to unlock the ability for all Star Wars characters to play inside all of the Star Wars Play Sets, as well as in the newly enhanced Toy Box, along with all characters previously released for Disney Infinity.

The Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set, rated E10+ by the ESRB, is included in the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack available this fall for $64.99, which also includes the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.   

A Play Set based on Disney•Pixar’s upcoming film Inside Out and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster, Ultron, and other Marvel characters will also be available. Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition figures and Play Sets will be announced in the coming months.

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