D23 wasn’t done with its surprises. Gamers were given tons of reasons to rejoice on the Disney Celebrations last day.
Comics Beat! It’s been a few since we’ve talked about gaming. What better time than D23 Expo to start talking about the world of gaming meeting comics. Today, Disney Interactive and its partners treated fans in Hall D23 to a fun filled presentation outlining the future of Disney gaming. Here’s just a few of the highlights…
On November 17, fans will be able to purchase two very special limited-edition Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation 4 Star Wars bundles: Star Wars: Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars. The bundles include a fully customized PS4 featuring an image of Darth Vader, a controller inspired by Darth Vader’s suit and more. No word on pricing, but information on pre ordering will be available soon.
The team from DICE hyped the free launch DLC based on the new planet Jakku from the upcoming Force Awakens film. Accompanied by Sony’s Adam Boyes, EA gave away one of the announced limited edition PS4 bundles to a fan in the audience and will give another away on their @EAstarwars twitter.
Another memorable fan moment saw John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, co-stars of Star Wars The Force Awakens, surprised guests on stage and gave away their character figures, Finn and Rey, for the upcoming Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Set based on the film.
The Disney Infinity team also had a few major tidbits to drop about Infinity 3.0 which launches this month. Character reveals also included Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Walt Disney Animation Studios’Zootopia, Spot from Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and a limited edition set of Light FX Star Wars character figures that light up when placed onto the Disney Infinity Base.
Marvel didn’t get lost in the shuffle as Disney Interactive also announced Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Gamma Gear – inspired by the 7-foot Hulk – lets you smash into battle using motion-sensing technology putting you in the Avengers action. Slip your hands into the Gamma Gear and use the motion-based controls to smash your way through missions and stomp through battlegrounds with different Hulk moves like Ground Slam, Thunder Clap, and other combos.
Disney Interactive announced Disney Magic Kingdoms, a new mobile game being created with Gameloft that lets players build the Disney theme park of their dreams by recreating and placing iconic attractions such as Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, California Screamin’ and many more in a fun animated landscape.
Perhaps one of Disney’s biggest upcoming games still shrouded in mystery is Kingdom Hearts III. Since it’s announcement at last year’s E3; the game has yet to devulge more significant information such as a release window. That didn’t change at D23, but we now know the world of Disney’s hit Big Hero 6 will continue its film’s story in the world of KH 3 with Baymax and other beloved characters. No word on release though. Based on how much we’ve seen and how much they talked about it during this year’s E3 we’re hopefully for a 2042 release on the PS14.
Alright who’s getting that Battlefront PS4 bundle?