Disney Infinity Next Shows Off Marvel Battlegrounds, New Figures


If you tuned in to the first ever Disney Infinity Next event earlier today, you got a cool glimpse into what lies ahead for Disney Infinity 3.0. If you didn’t … Well, that’s why we’re here!

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VP of Production John Vignocchi and SVP and GM John Blackburn hosted Disney Infinity Next, leading it off by announcing that Disney Infinity 3.0 would receive one new Play Set from each of the game’s four core brands in 2016: Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.

In the case of Marvel, we already know what’s in store and when. The Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set is on the way on March 15, and we got to see some of the four-player local combat it will offer for the first time.

Marvel Battlegrounds will support every Marvel figure released for Disney Infinity to date, and the team mentioned the idea that the play balance process for the new Play Set has “reimagined” some of the existing figures so they feel fresh. They’ll be joined by four new characters: a Captain America figure inspired by Captain America: Civil War, plus three more heroes who will appear in that movie in Black Panther, Ant-Man and Vision.

Black Suit Spider-Man was also announced as an individual figure. Previously available as an exclusive to the PlayStation Vita version of Disney Infinity 2.0, the fan community requested that he be sold separately and playable on any platform, and now he will be.

Other aspects of Marvel battlegrounds shown off during today’s event included destructible environments in locations like Wakanda and Knowhere and a story that involves robotic duplicates of heroes that may have something to do with an unholy alliance between Loki and Ultron. In fact they definitely do. And that giant Ultron looming later in the game seems like trouble as well.

You can see a lot more of this for yourself in the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set launch trailer, which also debuted during Disney Infinity Next.

Marvel Battlegrounds and the new Marvel figures are currently slated for a March 15 release, though the absence of that date from the trailer leads one to wonder if that’s not yet set in stone. The Play Set is available for pre-order now from the Disney Store and other retailers.