Well, my life is over, once this is out…! Today Disney Interactive revealed exciting details for a new, upcoming play set for Disney Infinity 3.0 called Marvel Battlegrounds! Developed by United Front Games, in partnership with Avalanche Software, the Marvel Battlegrounds play set will be the FIRST Disney Infinity play set to feature four-player gameplay! But what’s really awesome about Marvel Battlegrounds is the fact that it has full compatibility for all Disney Infinity Marvel characters!
This new play set will feature characters like the Hulkbuster, Ultron and Captain America, the First Avenger (its a new version of Captain America with a new pose, costume and set of abilities), in an all new four-player, arcade brawler. It also follows an original Marvel storyline where Ultron teams up with Loki in attempt to try and steal the powerful Infinity Stone from Asgard. To accomplish this, Ultron and Loki create robotic replicas of beloved Marvel Super Heroes and turn them against each other, as a form of distraction. Environments within the game included Wakanda (Black Panther), the Brooklyn train yard, and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Lunar Base!
“With Disney Infinity 3.0, we’ve aimed to provide a wider variety of gameplay than ever before, and the Marvel Battlegrounds play set represents our commitment to developing something entirely new for our players,” John Blackburn, SVP & GM of Disney Infinity said. “The four-player arena style combat gameplay is a perfect way for friends and families to come together and play in head-to-head battles with some of their favorite Marvel characters.”
Additional Marvel Battlegrounds figures will be announced in the coming months, and all Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel figures will also be playable within the play set; they will feature updated abilities and skills to complement the new style of gameplay within Marvel Battlegrounds!
“We worked closely with the Disney Infinity development team to come up with new gameplay and storyline for Marvel Battlegrounds that is unique to the platform,” Jay Ong, VP of Games, Marvel Entertainment stated. “We’ve created an authentic Marvel story that will give players the freedom to choose any Marvel figure in Disney Infinity and have them face off against each other in an arena style combat.”
The Marvel Battlegrounds play set is slotted for a March 2016 release date!