Wow.Each panel is full of fans, but the Gaming fans at #D23EXPO were no joke. A lot were participating in cosplay looking awesome. It was a great crowd and helped get me excited for all the releases coming out soon. So let’s talk gaming shall we.
Limited-Edition PlayStation®4 Hardware Bundles
First up: Let’s unveil the Darth Vader-inspired PS4 system
The Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle will include a custom 500GB limited edition PS4 system (CUH-1200 series) and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller inspired by Darth Vader. The fully customized PS4 features an image of Darth Vader, as well as a repeated Star Wars logo across the top of the system. The Darth Vader edition DUALSHOCK 4 is inspired by Darth Vader’s chest panel and features the repeated Star Wars logo on its touchpad.
The bundle also includes Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition, as well as a digital voucher to download four classic Star Wars titles – Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter – playable for the first time on PS4, and sporting enhanced graphics and Trophy support.The package will include the Darth Vader-inspired 500GB PS4 system (CUH-1200 series) and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, as well as the Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Edition PlayStation Exclusive Hardware Bundle Kit. The kit includes a physical copy of Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the Disney Infinity Base, the Rise Against the Empire Play Set Pack (featuring Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa figures, as well the Rise Against the Empire Play Set piece), and the Boba Fett figure, exclusive to PlayStation through this holiday. The Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars PS4 Bundle will also include a digital voucher for the four classic Star Wars games mentioned above.
I haven’t been able to find a price point on these bundles, but did see that Pre-Order will be availble soon and it looks like the launch is going for November 17th. If any of that changes I’ll let you know!
Disney Infinity Reveals
- The Day Started out with Disney Infinity executives John Blackburn and John Vignocchi invited co-stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley of Star Wars™ The Force Awakens on stage for surprise appearance at the unveiling of their Disney Infinity 3.0 characters during the video games presentation on Sunday April 16 at D23 Expo.
- A new set of limited edition Light FX Star Wars™ character figures were unveiled. Available this holiday, these figures have Lightsabers™ that light up when placed onto the Disney Infinity Base. Figures include Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set, as well as Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic Play Set and Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars™ Rebels.
- Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition’s ultimate unlock was unveiled during the presentation. Players who unlock all of the Disney Infinity figures in the game’s Hall of Heroes will unlock the Keyblade from the SQUARE ENIX® KINGDOM HEARTS franchise
- Guests who attended the Hall D23 presentation received a special Kingdom Hearts Mickey Costume Power Disc that unlocks a one-of-a-kind costume of King Mickey, Keyblade Master and King of Disney Castle for Disney Infinity’s Mickey Mouse character. This exclusive item will not be sold at retail.
- New details about the upcoming Disney Infinity Marvel Play Set were unveiled, including the Play Set’s name, “Marvel Battlegrounds” and that it will feature the first four-player local co-op available in-game. The Play Set will launch in Spring 2016.Fans were also given a closer look at Marvel’s Hulkbuster and Ultron characters, which will be available in November 2015. The new character trailer is now available at Marvel.com.
- Disney announced Peter Pan, a new character figure that will be released one year from now, which was selected as part of “Toy Box Artists Choice,” an event held during this year’s Toy Box Summit.
- Additionally, Disney Infinity announced the following integrations with Walt Disney World, Disney Parks and Resorts and Disney Cruise Line®: Walt Disney World guests will be given exclusive access to the iconic “Disney Partners Statue,” a Toy Box item that can only be unlocked with Walt Disney World’s Magic Band. Starting late October, kids will be able to visit the very first Disney Infinity space featuring Toy Box elements at Disney’s Oceaneer Club on board the Disney Dream ship – a new dedicated interactive space featuring Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition game kiosks and interactive experiences. There will be in-game unlockables exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests who own an Oceaneer Band, including the Disney Dream Ship Toy. In addition, kids will be able to play custom Toy Boxes created by the Disney Infinity team and community members, such as the Castaway Cay Toy Box Environment.
- Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia and Spot from Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur will be joining the all-star Disney Infinity figure lineup, and playable in the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition’s Toy Box mode. Zootopia and The Good Dinosaur themed Power Disc Packs will also be available.
Kingdom Hearts Reveals
QUARE ENIX® and Disney Interactive announced that the beloved characters and world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning film Big Hero 6 will make their debut in the ever-expanding narrative of KINGDOM HEARTS III. The much-anticipated addition to the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise will take Sora and a cast of Disney companions to the urban setting of San Fransokyo, home of lovable robot Baymax, continuing the events of the animated film.
Academy Award®-winning producer Roy Conli delighted fans with the announcement that Big Hero 6 characters will be an integral part of KINGDOM HEARTS III. In a video message for D23 attendees, Conli draws parallels between core elements of the animated film and the overarching KINGDOM HEARTS story, remarking: “Big Hero 6 is such a special film for me – and we always made sure that each action sequence had a very special meaning. The themes in KINGDOM HEARTS and Big Hero 6 match very well. For instance there’s friendship, really important to both stories, and then of course light over darkness.”
Disney Magic Kingdoms
Disney Interactive announced Disney Magic Kingdoms, a new mobile game being created with Gameloft that lets players build the Disney theme park of their dreams by recreating and placing iconic attractions such as Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, California Screamin’ and many more in a fun animated landscape.
I really think THIS will be the game that I personally will fall for. It’s an app and I can play on long flights, before bed, etc. In fact, if you are an app game player like e check out all the games available: CLICK HERE
Star Wars BattleFront
Immerse yourself in your Star Wars battle fantasies. Feeling the ominous thud of an AT-AT stomping down on the frozen tundra of Hoth. Rebel forces firing blasters as Imperial speeder bikes zip through the lush forests of Endor. Intense dogfights between squadrons of X-wings and TIE fighters filling the skies. Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars™ battles you’ve always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars™ Battlefront™. Fight for the Rebellion or Empire in a wide variety of multiplayer matches for up to 40 players, or in exciting challenges inspired by the films available solo, split-screen or through online co-op. Star Wars Battlefront combines this epic action on a galactic scale with stunning visual recreations of some of the most iconic planets, weapons, characters, and vehicles in the Star Wars universe and the original sound effects from the films, to give Star Wars fans the ultimate, authentic and immersive interactive experience they’ve been looking for.
The Most Immersive and Photorealistic Interactive Entertainment Experience
- Visit classic planets from the original Star Wars trilogy, detailed with an unprecedented amount of realism and sense of authenticity that will transport you to a galaxy far, far away
- Experience amazing digital replicas of the original Star Wars movie models, brought to lifelike fidelity by DICE’s use of photogrammetry technology
Ground-based Combat on a Galactic Scale
- Engage in epic battles on iconic planets including Hoth, Endor, and Tatooine. Also, bring the fight to the previously unexplored planet, Sullust.
- Pilot a diverse set of ground-based vehicles including nimble speeder bikes, massive AT-ATs, and more
Master the Battlefront with Iconic Star Wars Characters
- Play as some of the most memorable characters in the Star Wars universe including Darth Vader and Boba Fett
- Encounter a variety of beloved characters from the original trilogy such as C-3PO and R2-D2 (93)
Take to the Skies in Epic Star Wars Dog Fights
- Pilot the Millennium Falcon, X-wings, TIE fighters, and more of your favorite vehicles in exhilarating aerial combat
Made for Jedi and Padawans Alike
- Battle alongside your friends online or in offline split-screen Co-op mode
- Seamlessly swap between 1st person and 3rd person views
STAR WARS & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Game code and certain audio and/or visual material 2015 Electronic Arts Inc.
This one you can Pre-Order Now:
Games, Games, and more Games. Disney has a pretty good hold over this section now and you can play whatever format you like which is nice. I’m sure I will play Magic Kingdoms, Gabe will want Battlefront, Isabella likes play Disney Infinity, and Brian will play them all. 🙂
***Disclosure: I attended the #D23EXPO event Set Visit My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***