2015 Has Come To A Close. So What Does 2016 Hold For Disney Infinity? Here’s What We Know
2015 was an absolutely incredible year for Disney Infinity. Both the platform itself and for the fans playing the game. Star Wars officially came into the fold, and with it marks the final introductory chapter for Disney Infinity. It appears long gone are the releases focussed mainly on a certain franchise, but instead we can finally focus on the platform itself… Disney Infinity.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, there is still PLENTY to come for Disney Infinity 3.0.
I’ve been a fan of monthly content. Having something fresh for Disney Infinity each and every month. With the recent news that Boba Fett has slid from January into February, it appears we will not be getting any new Disney Infinity content in the month of January.
Though Disney has pulled out a late surprise before. So maybe we’ll still get something!
Sometime in February, it appears Boba Fett will be released in his single package for Disney Infinity 3.0.
Boba Fett was released at launch as part of a timed exclusive in the Playstation exclusive ‘Saga Bundle’.
As mentioned above, Boba Fett was initially planned to be released in January, but plans changed and he is now releasing in February (official announcement expected soon).
In March (or even possibly late February), you can expect the release of the Zootopia content for Disney Infinity which includes Nick Wilde (the fox) and Judy Hopps (the bunny) figures as well as a Zootopia Power Disc Pack.
Zootopia is one of two Disney Animation Studios films to come out in 2016.
You can catch a trailer from the upcoming film below, and get ready to watch the film on March 4th
But Zootopia is not the only content coming in March for Disney Infinity 3.0…
Marvel will finally make it’s presence more known in the 3rd edition of Disney Infinity.
In March, Disney Infinity will release the highly anticipated Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set.
This Play Set, being developed by United Front Games (Modnation Racers, Halo: The Master Chief Collection), will be the first 4 player co-op Play Set ever in the Disney Infinity Universe.
In addition to the four player co-op, it will also be the first ever Play Set that will allow you to use figures from a previous game. All Marvel figures from 2.0 and 3.0 will be playable in the new Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set.
Although many people see Marvel Battlegrounds as just as Super Smash Bros style game, it will have much more than that. It will also function just as your standard play set with explorable areas with quests and content to unlock.
The Marvel Play Set will include 2 figures and the play set piece, as standard. One of the figures will be the completely new Captain America: The First Avenger figure. This new Captain America figure shares the name ‘Captain America’ with the previously released figure in 2.0, and that’s about where the similarities end. This figure will feel brand new with a new move set, finishing move, skill tree, and more.
You can head to a couple of previously written articles to get more details on The Marvel Battle Grounds Play Set and Captain America: The First Avenger figure.
In addition to the previously released Ultron and Hulkbuster figures, and the announced Captain America: The First Avenger figure, Disney Infinity will be releasing more Disney Infinity Marvel figures.
So far, although not 100% official, you can expect Ant-Man, Black Panther, and Vision to release for Marvel Battlegrounds.
And the best part? There appears to be more Marvel figures that we know about according to some recent statements from J.V.
Lastly, there will be a Power Disc Pack released for Marvel Battlegrounds, which you can see partially in this image that was inadvertently placed in an e-mail.
1st Quarter (January-March)
Somewhere in the ‘first quarter’, which in business terms means the first three months of the year, there will be a ‘special’ figure that has not, as of this writing, been leaked or announced.
Whether that figure is Star Wars, Disney, Marvel, etc. you’re guess is as good as mine!
At Toy Box Summit this past summer, the top Toy Box Master Artists got to vote on and select a figure that will be made and produced for Disney Infinity 3.0.
The figure will be the first in a line of Toy Box Master Artists picks. Each year at the Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit, the Toy Box Master Artists will be able to select a new figure to release in Disney Infinity
What else is expected to come for Disney Infinity 3.0 in 2016?
The only remaining officially announced figure that we know of is the Black Suit Spider-Man (or Symbiote Spider-Man) which will be available outside of the Vita Starter Pack for the first time. No further information regarding how or when it will release.
We aren’t done yet with Disney Originals figures. John Vignocchi has said that more are to be announced in 2016, though it is unclear when or how many there may be.
At least one more unannounced Play Set will be coming to Disney Infinity 3.0. No information is known on a time frame or franchise. But my gut feeling says it’s Disney (whether it’s classic Disney, Pixar, or modern Disney, that is hard to say). You can read my theory I wrote on why I think it’s Finding Dory.
The rumor that a Kylo Ren Light FX figure is coming continues to get more support, though has not yet been confirmed.
What about Disney Infinity 4.0?
Don’t set your expectations up for a “4.0” just yet. That is far from confirmed.
Disney Infinity has said that 3.0 is the final part in their introductory chapter for Disney Infinity.
Disney Infinity is set to finally become the “platform” they keep saying it is.
So Disney Infinity could be done the yearly releases. They could also be done with the “numbered” releases. I wouldn’t be surprised if Disney Infinity rebranded itself to just be “Disney Infinity” or something along the lines.
There is essentially 0 rumors or reports for what will happen this fall for Disney Infinity. Anything you read (so far) is just pure speculation.