Marvel Battlegrounds – A New Way to Play

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Marvel-Battlegrounds-Play-Set-PosterMarvel Battlegrounds, the latest expansion to Disney Infinity 3.0, is available now. We went into some detail about the new Play Set in our Disney Infinity Next: Spring 2016 coverage.

The set is a four-player brawler that marks a change in gameplay for the franchise. A new Captain America figure, The First Avenger, is included with the Play Set piece. Also available are Black Panther, Ant-Man, and Vision, which can be used with the Play Set or in the Toy Box section of the main game. The best part is that all the Marvel 2.0 and 3.0 characters and round Power Discs that have already been released will work with the Play Set as well.

A new Marvel Battlegrounds Power Disc Pack is also includes the following:

  • Cosmic Cube Blast – Unleash a powerful energy blast on nearby foes
  • Darkhawk’s Blast – Blast obstacles with a powerful energy beam from your chest
  • Nova Corps Strike – Call upon the Nova Corps to unleash a tactical strike from above
  • Ghost Rider’s Motorcycle – Take a ride on the wild side with Ghost Rider’s flaming motorcycle

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Boba Fett is now available as a stand-alone figure for $13.99 for anyone who didn’t get the Saga Starter Pack last year along with a surprise release of the recently announced Baloo from The Jungle Book, also at $13.99. Boba Fett can be used in the Star Wars Play Sets and the Toy Box while Baloo is limited to just the Toy Box. A new Kylo Ren Light FX figure is available for pre-order at all major retailers for $14.99 as well.

Full Press Release follows:

MARVEL BATTLEGROUNDS PLAY SET FEATURING ALL-NEW FOUR-PLAYER, BRAWLER STYLE GAMEPLAY LAUNCHES FOR DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 EDITION

New Playable Characters from Marvel, Disney and Star Wars Also Available Now

GLENDALE, Calif. – (March 15, 2016) – Disney Interactive and Marvel today launched the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the No. 1 video game of 2014 and 2015 in the “toys-to-life” category, according to the NPD Group. Developed by United Front Games, in partnership with Avalanche Software, Marvel Battlegrounds is the first Disney Infinity Play Set to introduce a new four-player, local co-op, brawler style gameplay. The Play Set features an original Marvel storyline and full compatibility for all Disney Infinity Marvel figures, including new characters, Captain America – The First Avenger, Ant-Man, and Black Panther, whose costumes are inspired by the upcoming film Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.”

“We’re providing our fans a brand new way to play Disney Infinity with Marvel Battlegrounds,” said John Blackburn, SVP & General Manager, Disney Infinity. “The Play Set’s four-player brawler style combat gameplay and wide selection of Marvel characters makes it the ultimate family game and a great way to experience some of the characters that appear in the upcoming summer blockbuster film, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.”

In addition to Captain America – The First Avenger, who is included in the Play Set pack, Hulkbuster, Ultron and Black Suit Spider-Man are also now available, along with other Marvel characters including: Ant-Man, who shrinks to the size of an ant but increases his strength to pack a whopping punch; Black Panther, the leader of Wakanda who defends his homeland utilizing acrobatic skills, increased agility, and legendary claws made from Vibranium, and Vision, a brave and noble synthetic warrior who will fight to bring peace to the world.

Marvel Battlegrounds continues Marvel’s history as a leader in the family gaming category,” said Peter Phillips, EVP and General Manager, Interactive & Digital Distribution at Marvel Entertainment. “This innovative new Play Set gives families a new way to play together via a battle brewing across the Marvel Universe, starring an epic roster of our most popular Super Heroes and Super Villains.”

In addition, a new Marvel Battlegrounds Power Disc Pack will be sold separately and includes:

  • Cosmic Cube Blast – Unleash a powerful energy blast on nearby foes
  • Darkhawk’s Blast – Blast obstacles with a powerful energy beam from your chest
  • Nova Corps Strike – Call upon the Nova Corps to unleash a tactical strike from above
  • Ghost Rider’s Motorcycle – Take a ride on the wild side with Ghost Rider’s flaming motorcycle

All Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition): Marvel Super Heroes characters and round Power Discs are fully compatible with the Play Set. Marvel Battlegrounds is available for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Each Marvel character figure (MSRP: $13.99 each) and the Marvel Battlegrounds themed Power Disc Pack (MSRP: $9.99) are sold separately. The Play Set requires the latest Disney Infinity software update in order to play. Software updates require Internet connection.

In the original storyline of Marvel Battlegrounds, Ultron teams up with Loki in an effort to steal Wakanda’s most valuable resource, Vibranium. Captain America, along with the universe’s greatest Super Heroes, leap into action but before they can uncover Loki’s plans for the precious metal, their nemesis creates robotic replicas of the famed Marvel Super Heroes and turn them against each other. The Marvel Super Heroes battle each other in iconic environments such as a wrecked Brooklyn train yard, Wakanda mines and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Lunar Base, culminating in a universe-shaking battle against Ultron. Players engage in the ultimate rumble and choose from more than 25 Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains, and battle through 12 levels across eight dynamic arenas.

Additional characters available now for Disney Infinity:

  • Boba Fett – Formerly an exclusive figure with the Star Wars™ Saga Starter Pack for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Boba Fett is now available as an individual character pack playable in all of the Star Wars Play Sets and in the Toy Box for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. The legendary bounty hunter is now available at a suggested retail price of $13.99.
  • Baloo – The beloved bear from Disney’s The Jungle Book is now playable in the Toy Box and is available at a suggested retail price of $13.99. Playable in the Toy Box, Baloo loves to dance around the jungle and protects his friends by tossing fruit.

The Kylo Ren Light FX figure is also now available on pre-order with all major retailers at a suggested retail price of $14.99.

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Written by Josh Langford

Josh Langford

Josh has been gaming since 1977 starting with the Atari 2600.
He currently owns 25 different consoles and 6 different handhelds (all hooked up and in working condition) including all consoles from the current generation – minus the Switch.

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