Where are my Disney gaming fans at?! My boys are BIG fans of Disney Interactive games like Disney Infinity. And it’s probably no surprise that we love a good Disney Mobile App (Frozen Free Fall, anyone?!)! So, the gaming news from the #D23Expo was SUPER exciting – and oh my goodness are there going to be some HOT items for the holidays!!Let’s start with all the Star Wars gaming news – and boy is there a lot of it! SO much for Star Wars fans to get super excited about!!
First up is Disney Infinity 3.0, which hit store shelves SOON – August 3oth! Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition welcomes Star Wars™ to the already awesome (and growing) collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters! Just look at this fun line-up of Star Wars characters… The game will feature characters and game play from the all-new Star Wars: The Force Awakens (hitting theaters in December). So this is going to be one VERY hot game for the holidays!! Our Star Wars-loving household is beyond excited about this!!!
The BIG excitement during the panel at the #D23Expo was when stars of the all-new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie took to the stage for the first-look at their Infinity figures coming out later this Fall for the movie. John Boyega (Finn in the movie) seemed absolutely ridiculously excited to see his and be an action figure!! 😉 Then both he and Daisy Ridley (Rey) went into the crowd to give these first figures to two very lucky kids!! Later on the Expo Hall floor, I happened to run into the young Darth Vader that won the Finn figurine from John Boyega – and he proudly showed it off to me! What a memory for this kiddo! Love it! In addition to all the Star Wars fun though, Disney Infinity 3.0 will feature a whole slew of new favorite characters to the Disney Infinity universe. Marvel fans will be excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy characters joining the crew. And, Disney fans will be excited about characters like Mickey & Minnie, and those favorite emotions from Inside Out! There’s also all kinds of new additions to the ToyBox, so this game is sure to be TONS of magical fun!
Playstation4 Star Wars Bundles
If you can hold out to buy the game a little longer, you might want to wait and get one of the limited edition PlayStation®4 Star Wars bundles that will include Disney Infinity 3.0!! Those will hit stores in the middle of November and are sure to be SUPER popular!! I mean, what Star Wars fan doesn’t want a Star Wars gaming system?!! SO FUN!
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront is another option in the Playstation4 bundles! And, the graphics in this game are INSANE!!! We got to watch some clips and WOW, just WOW. This game has already one awards and is going to continue to do so. This one comes out in November too, just in time for Christmas shopping, and is SURE to be popular!! I’m recommending preorders now on some of these if you want to make sure to get your copies for Christmas presents!! I envision store shelves selling out!
Star Wars Battle Pod
And, truly die-hard Star Wars fans are going to go crazy for Star Wars Battle Pod!!! This insane interactive arcade game experience is available for private purchase (can you even imagine having something like that in your house?!) and will be debuting in two California area arcades this fall!
We also heard more about Disney’s Playmation which also comes out this Fall. It’s also going to be an incredibly popular this holiday season – it turly is a completely new (& incredible) way to play! Read details all about it in our Playmation post here!
Kingdom Hearts III
The Kingdom Hearts franchise is VERY popular among Disney fan gamers and they made a HUGE announcement at D23! Kingdom Hearts III will feature Disney’s Big Hero 6.
The KINGDOM HEARTS franchise will take Sora and a cast of Disney companions to the urban setting of San Fransokyo, home of lovable robot Baymax, continuing the events of the animated film.
So fun! And this all just barely scratches the surface of all that Disney Interactive has planned! In addition to all this, there are some awesome new mobile apps coming and more amazing games in the works! But for now, it’s sure to be an exciting Fall and holiday season with all these amazing new games! Stay tuned for more details!
What game(s) are YOU most excited about?
More #D23Expo 2015 coverage:
- Disney Parks New – Star Wars Land, Toy Story Land And Avatar Land Coming!
- Upcoming Moview from Disney-Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Upcoming Live Action Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars Movies
- Disney’s Playmation: The Hottest Tech Toy
- Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection #ShareYourLegacy
Disclosure: I attended the D23 Expo as part of an all-expenses paid media trip at the invitation of Disney for the purposes of this coverage. As always, all opinions, experiences, and love of Disney are entirely my own. All images are property of Disney, used with permission.