Confirmation comes courtesy of the June issue of Game Informer, which features a blowout on Infinity 3.0. As expected, the game will feature a wide variety of characters from throughout the Star Wars saga, including Anakin, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, Yoda, Obi Wan, Ahsoka, and Darths Vader and Maul. In addition, the lineup of Disney originals that leaked last month are likewise on the way. That means Mulan, Olaf from Frozen, and the entire lineup of emotions from Pixar’s upcoming Inside Out, among others.
Even if many of the figures were known in advance, this announcement brings plenty of unexpected news with it as well. Most promising is the fact that Disney Interactive and primary developer Avalanche Software have tapped some talented, well known studios to help improve the core gameplay of the series. Ninja Theory, the studio behind DmC: Devil May Cry and Heavenly Sword, have lent their expertise towards tightening the melee combat and adding more depth, something that will likely become more important than ever with the addition of lightsaber-wielding Jedi and Sith. Sumo Digital, who built the criminally underrated Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, have improved the handling of the game’s vehicles, paving the way for a new kart-racing mode in the Toy Box.
They’re also counting on that outside development talent to deliver stronger playset campaigns. Ninja Theory will be building a pack-in playset campaign, Twilight of the Republic, which sees Clone Wars-era Anakin and Ahsoka investigating a new droid army. Studio Gobo will be developing Rise Against the Empire, which recounts the events of the original trilogy. (You’ll also be able to mix and match Star Wars characters from different eras into these campaigns, so feel free to have Darth Maul winning the Battle of Endor, should you so desire.) Though details are predictably scarce, another playset based on The Force Awakens will be available sometime this winter.
A non-Star Wars surprise is the addition of even more Marvel characters and playsets to the lineup. United Front Games, the talented folks who brought us Sleeping Dogs, will be building a playset that looks to take cues from recent blockbuster Age of Ultron, with playable figurines of Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor and nefarious-but-still-wisecracking robot Ultron.
Disney Infinity 3.0 is coming this fall to every platform under the sun: PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, iOS, and Android.