At D23 Expo 2015, I learned about all of the great films coming to theaters in the next few years as well as some amazing new projects planned for Disney Parks and Resorts. But I have to admit that learning about the new things coming Disney Interactive put a huge smile on my face!
Disney’s Got Game at D23 Expo 2015
I know, I know. The slate of films hitting theaters is amazing and the announcements of new theme park lands had me a bitemotional, but gaming and technology is a pretty big deal in our house. It’s one of the things that Weston and I really enjoy together.
And Weston loves sitting with his dad, learning how to play a new game or working to perfect a plan of attack together. I know we’re not the only family who enjoys gaming and technology. So I’m thrilled to tell you about what’s coming from Disney Interactive!
Kingdom Hearts 3
Although Weston has gotten into Kingdom Hearts, it’s a game that Justin and I really enjoy. It’s a Disney interactive game that immerses the player in different Disney worlds. Kingdom Hearts 3 has been in production and will be available on XXX.
The big news is that it will not only feature Tangled but Big Hero 6 as well! The story will take place after the events of the movie and you will get interact in the game it many of your favorite characters from the film!
Gaming on the Go
If your family is anything like mine, you have at least a few mobile games downloaded on your phones and tablets. Did you know that Disney’s Frozen Freefall game is played by over four million people every single day? Disney is one of the top producers of mobile games in the world! And the games feature some of your favorite Disney movies and characters including:
- Inside Out
- Tsum Tsums
- and more!
And the latest release is called Disney Magic Kingdoms! It brings the magic of the parks to mobile gaming! You’ll be able to bring the fun and engaging Disney parks gaming experience with you where you go! You’ll be able to design the Disney park of your dreams by adding your favorite attractions including the castles, California Screamin’, Princess Fairytale Hall, and Radiator Springs Riders!
There’s also a story mode that will allow you take Disney characters on an adventure through the parks!
The world of Playmation was also introduced at the panel. It’s a brand new toy and game hybrid that encourages kids to get up and get moving. The initial starter pack is Avengers themed but Star Wars and Frozen will be featured over the next few years. I will be sharing much more about Playmation tomorrow!
Star Wars Battlefront
This is the game that Justin is looking forward to and he loved hearing more about it when I got home. It’s a partnership between Disney and Electronic Arts and the game has already won a ton of awards! It will be available in November 2015 and you’ll be immersed in authentic and fun Star Wars battles!
- Set in time and location of original trilogy
- 9 multiplayer modes with up to 40 players in some
- Team missions
- Opportunity to become Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader
They also revealed that a new Darth Vader inspired Playstation 4 bundle will be available on November 17th! You will be able to get it as a Star Wars Battlefront bundle or a Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars saga bundle!
Disney Infinity 3.0
Speaking of Disney Infinity 3.0, you can pre-order now (affiliate link) and it will be available on August 30th! Check out all of the new game packs and characters available:
- Star Wars – There will be three play sets available. Twilight of the Republic is a new, original chapter. Rise Against the Empire is based in the timeline of the original trilogy. And there will be a third play set this winter that will be based on Star War: The Force Awakens.
- Disney – An Inside Out play set is coming as well as favorite characters Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, and Olaf! Oh, and there will be characters from the new Disney and Pixar films Zootopia and The Good Dinosaur!
- Marvel – In Marvel Battlegrounds there will be 4 player simultaneous play available and you will be able to use all characters!
I even posed with Disney Infinity Yoda!
This panel was amazing and we all walked out with the new Disney Infinity 3.0 Mickey figure and an exclusive power disc only available at D23 Expo 2105! Only 5,000 were made! I think my kids will love it once they start playing Disney Infinity 3.0! Disney’s definitely got game!