In addition, the new exclusive wired black base works over bluetooth for the Apple TV. This gives you a wider range of usability as you don’t have to be attached to the ‘console’, just near a power outlet. The bluetooth functionality does not work on other systems, but I confirmed last night that it does work over USB to the Playstation and Nintendo consoles (obviously does not work then on the Xbox systems).
Here are some product images, as well as my hands on gallery, followed by the official news release:
Disney Interactive today launched Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition for Apple TV, giving families a new way to play the game this holiday. The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack, which includes the SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Controller and a black Bluetooth Disney Infinity Base, is available now at Apple retail stores nationwide.
The game offers the full Disney Infinity 3.0 experience, including all 3.0 Play Sets, figures and Toy Box Expansion Games. In addition, all figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity are also compatible with the Apple TV version of the game.
“Apple TV represents an incredible opportunity for us to bring Disney Infinity to a new audience of players who may not have a game console in their household,” said John Blackburn, SVP and GM, Disney Infinity. “We’re offering the complete Disney Infinity 3.0 experience on this device, optimized for Apple TV, and we’re already planning new Disney Infinity experiences for the App Store.”
As one of the must-have titles of 2015, Disney Infinity 3.0 offers a comprehensive Star Wars gaming experience and lets parents and kids enjoy classic and new Star Wars stories and characters together.
“We jumped at the opportunity to work with the Disney Infinity team, as we immediately recognized that it was going to be one of the first blockbuster titles on Apple TV,” said Craig Olson, President of SteelSeries Mobile, the world’s leading gaming accessory company. “We’ve engineered the Nimbus Wireless Controller especially for Apple TV gameplay experiences, and it was only fitting to include it in the Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack for players to enjoy the game the way it was intended to be played.”
The Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack for Apple TV will be available at a suggested retail price of $99.99 and include:
(1) Star Wars™: Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece
(1) Anakin Skywalker and (1) Ahsoka Tano figures
(1) A Bluetooth enabled Disney Infinity base
(1) Web code card for mobile and PC devices
(1) SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Controller
Players can also experience the Battle of Yavin from Star Wars™: Episode IV: A New Hope™ when they download the Disney Infinity 3.0 app from the App Store. Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 EditionPlay Sets, figures and Power Discs are sold separately.