‘Star Wars’ is Coming to ‘Disney Infinity’ Next Year

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Disney Already Planning Star Wars Games

When Disney Interactive first unveiled their new toys-to-life title Disney Infinity it was abundantly clear that they were setting up for the long haul. Like Infinity‘s closest competitor, Skylanders, Disney wasn’t going to settle on just one game, but they are hoping to build a billion dollar brand.

Part of that requires including properties that aren’t just Disney but Disney-owned. That’s why this year’s entry, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition), focuses heavily on one of Disney’s more recent and profitable acquisitions.

Building off of that it was a pretty safe bet to assume that Disney Infinity might one day include Star Wars in its toys-to-life experience. Disney had just acquired LucasFilm and although they had given the major game development rights to EA, they still kept a little something for themselves. As a result, most figured that a tie-in between Disney Infinity and Star Wars: Episode 7 was all but a given.

And while Disney Interactive has yet to make it official, they have now all but confirmed that fans will see a Star Wars tie-in for Disney Infinity in 2015. Read the brief quote from John Vignocchi and John Blackburn below:

“We can talk about the future, but that’s far, far away…2015 is not so far, far away anymore, is it?”

It seems pretty evident that Disney is no longer going to play coy. Star Wars is absolutely in their plans for Disney Infinity and even though Marvel Super Heroes has yet to release they want to get fans excited for the future.

Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes Figures

However, the bigger question is whether or not Disney will continue to build off their established brand or release a completely separate Star Wars expansion. Although Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) packs a solid and diverse cast, there are still plenty more characters and properties left to explore. Will this third release focus on Star Wars but still include new Marvel heroes and Disney characters?

The good news is that even if this is a standalone release (albeit with some Disney figures) there is a rather substantial library of Star Wars properties to draw from. Granted, some fans would rather Disney Infinity skip the prequel trilogy, but the chance to release a Darth Maul figure is too good to pass up. There’s also the Clone Wars TV series, which has accumulated quite a following on Cartoon Network and will have big appeals with younger games. And, of course, whatever JJ Abrams is currently working on in London…

Are you ready for Star Wars to invade Disney Infinity next year? Or would you prefer more Marvel characters?

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Source: CVG

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TAGS: Avalanche Software, Disney, Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive, Star Wars

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  1. As someone who once worked with an infinity related company, I can confirm this is 100% true and has been the plan since the begining. But keep it hush please?
    Jack Fisher

    • Your secret’s safe with me.

    • Keep it secret but you gave your name?

  2. I’d prefer more Disney Originals characters, like The Muppets.

  3. Roger Rabbit, Chip & Dale (it would be really cool if both characters [ chip & dale] came on one player base and you would control both characters at once..both characters animated together performing one “move”, NOT seprately controlling both chatacters. Would also work with characters like Huey, Dewey, and Louie…R2-D2 & C3PO, ewoks et al)

    Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Animal, Kermit, Fozzie…no suprises as far as Muppets go…I really want New Zealand though lol.

    Star Wars…. ADULT Boba Fett w/ mandelorian armor, Obi Wan, Chewbacca, Luke & Leia & Han….Yoda & Mace Windu, maybe commander cody and/or storm trooper commando. Emperor Palpatine, Darth Maul, & Vader, tusken raider. Lots of spaceships, speeder bikes, at-at. But it would be alright if it were characters out of the new trilogy.

    Fantasric Four & Silver Surfer or She-Hulk….with Dr. Doom, Namor & Super-Skrull. For Spiderman…. Kraven the hunter & puma. stark-tech spider suit. Luke Cage & Black Cat. Also….probably never happer, but kick-ass and hit-girl.

    Also be cool to have a kingdon hearts playset featuring the sqaresoft characters.

  4. Just looked at my collection and there are ALLOT of Marvel Super Hero figures in the collection. I would love a Star Wars set as well as more originals though.

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