Disney is definitely not holding back on its current ‘Star Wars’ hype. With ‘The Force Awakens‘ on the way as well as the brand new video game title ‘Star Wars: Battlefront,’ the franchise will also be making its way into the Disney mash-up game ‘Disney Infinity.’
Awhile back ‘Disney Infinity’ added Marvel characters into their game, which features heroes from the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ It’s only fitting that Disney would take advantage of their other popular franchise, ‘Star Wars,’ an inclusion that has been hinted at all the way back in 2013.
According to their announcement, there will be three ‘Star Wars’ sets:
- Twilight of the Republic: based on Episodes I-III, including the characters Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Darth Maul.
- Rise Against the Empire: based on Episodes IV-VI, featuring the characters Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader.
- Currently unnamed, a set based off ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, planned to be released in late winter to tie in with the movie premier.
Unfortunately, the X-Wing Fighter and Millennium Falcon will not be making it to the toy line, since ‘Disney Infinity’ only makes sets based on actual characters. However the two ships will be in the game as playable vehicles, as well as the planets Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor.
Whether or not you believe that ‘Disney Infinity’ is just a way for Disney to take advantages of their franchises to sell overpriced figurines, the ‘Star Wars’ figurines at least seem to have been made with care and love. In an video interview with Game Informer, vice president of art development at Avalanche Software Jeff Bunker discussed the work that his team devoted to creating the designs for many of ‘Star Wars’s’ iconic characters for the game.
Since ‘Disney Infinity’ uses an iconic cartoonish style for all of their characters, the team had the challenge of simplifying the ‘Star Wars’ characters down while emphasizing, or exaggerating, their most important features. For example, Darth Vader was made extremely buff in his ‘Disney Infinity’ design to emphasizes his imposing presence, while Darth Maul lost some of his horns so he would appear more aesthetically pleasing.
You can check out the whole interview below, as well as the new Playstation commercial for ‘Disney Infinity.’