March 15th Is Here! Marvel Battlegrounds, Baloo, and so Much More for Disney Infinity!

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One of the most anticipated days in the history of Disney Infinity is finally here! March 15th, 2016 marks a big release for many new and exciting items for all aspects of the Disney Infinity community. If you want to find out the best sales on these items, head over to my weekly sales round-up!

A play set, a power disc pack, four new individual figures, and two figures released in individual packaging for the first time! Plus let’s not forget the re-release of the Disney Infinity 2.0 avengers figures in a new triple pack.

Don’t forget that all of these items with the “wifi symbol” on their packaging require you to have the latest Disney Infinity update. If you are unable to connect your console to the internet to download the latest patch, you will not be able to use these items.

Here is a full breakdown of what was released as well as the official press release from Disney:

PLAY SET

FIGURES

POWER DISC PACK

TRIPLE PACK

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.

In addition, here are some “screenshots” released as well….

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  • Javelin

    Anyone else go to Best Buy yesterday after they got a email saying to pick up battlegrounds? I was so mad I was about got get it handed to me when they said they can give it to me cuz of the release date, but all my pre order emails said otherwise. But Im still happy its finally the 15th.

  • Mike Boozer

    Can anybody who has played battlegrounds explain to me how you apply alternate costumes for example in one of the challenges you unlock iron fists white outfit but I cannot figure out how to apply it.

  • Salas

    Is there or will there be an AppleTV update? We’ve been looking all day, but the latest version is dated December 16, 2015. Any info?

    • Maxx

      I saw a Twitter post stating that Marvel Battlegrounds would not be coming to Apple TV, consoles only! Can Jason confirm this info?

  • I hope there are tools so that you can have fighting game mechanics from Battlegrounds in Toy Box. I also want Ninja Theory or someone who knows PvP to balance out the other characters’ combat so we could have potentially an awesome Disney properties fighting game with over 100 characters on our hands. As an MK and minor Street Fighter fan myself, I want there to finally be a way you can properly duel with your friends online in this game.

  • Michael Holbert

    The Apple TV starter set costs more than the console versions and support has already been dropped it seems. No way to know for certain since they haven’t apologized or said anything official. Very disappointed by the deceit