Yesterday, during Sony’s press conference at the E3 Expo, Disney Infinity revealed that Sony Playstation will have an exclusive Boba Fett figure available through the holidays (after which he will likely be available generally). This is a big get for Sony to boost its holiday sales of the PS4. While Xbox will likely get Boba in 2016, everyone knows that holiday sales are big, and many consumers are on the fence when deciding to get a PS4 or an Xbox One. It’s these little exclusives that can tilt a consumer’s wallet in one direction over the other. In particular here, if a parent is undecided on either console (or frankly even if he/she is leaning towards an Xbox One), a child’s excitement about the option to play as Boba Fett during the holiday break can easily make the decision for the parent. Plus, who doesn’t want to play as Boba Fett while hanging out with family over the holidays?
Check out the figure and screen shots below:
People wonder why Boba Fett is so popular. There could be a variety of reasons why Star Wars fans love Boba Fett. But the bottom line is that HE LOOKS AWESOME. Look at that figure! That armor. That helmet. Those colors. The jetpack. He’s just an incredibly cool-looking character and this figure captures his essence well. I can’t wait to get my hands on this thing!
In addition to the exclusive Boba, Disney Infinity also released a trailer for the OT based “Rise Against the Empire” play set:
Aaahhh the OT feels! More information in the press release below. The MSW team is live at E3 Expo this week so stay tuned for more!
Boba Fett Joins Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition As Part of
Sony’s Limited Edition Offering for PlayStation® Platforms
Legendary Star Wars™ Bounty Hunter and Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set Available Early
Through the Limited Edition Exclusive Star Wars Saga Starter Pack
Official Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set Trailer Also Revealed
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (JUNE 15, 2015) Today, at the Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. E3 2015 press conference, Disney Interactive, Lucasfilm and Sony announced that Boba Fett will be joining Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition as part of a new limited edition offering. The Star Wars™ Saga Starter Pack for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems will be the only place that fans will be able to play as Boba Fett in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition through the holidays, and will also allow fans to get the Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set nearly a month before it hits store shelves. As part of the announcement, the company also debuted the world premiere of the official trailer for the Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set.
One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, Boba Fett will use his martial arts skills and blaster rifle to help the Galactic Empire hunt and track down prey. Instantly playable in the updated and enhanced Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box, Boba Fett is also unlockable in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.
The limited edition exclusive Sony offering includes:
Star Wars Saga Starter Pack for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 (SRP: $114.99):
- (1) Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition video game software
- (1) Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece, (1) Ahsoka Tano figure, (1) Anakin Skywalker figure
- (1) Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set piece, (1) Luke Skywalker figure, (1) Princess Leia figure
- (1) Boba Fett figure
- (1) Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition base
- (1) Web Code card (unlocks content for PC/mobile)
Additional Star Wars Play Sets will be available for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition and sold separately this holiday, including Star Wars Rise Against the Empire 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 game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and will be available this fall.
About Disney Infinity
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