STAR WARS Dominates Disney Interactive D23 Expo Panel

Disney continues to integrate STAR WARS into all of its platforms and video games are no exception.  At the D23 Expo, the co-stars of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, surprised attendees with an on stage appearance and also gave away their new Disney Infinity character figures to audience members.  In addition, a Limited Edition Star Wars PlayStation4 hardware bundle was unveiled and other new products and updates from across Disney Interactive’s games slate were announced.  Continue reading for all the details from Disney Interactive’s press release.

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DAISY RIDLEY and JOHN BOYEGA at the D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

From Disney Interactive’s Press Release

During a presentation at the D23 Expo 2015, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media revealed new details about some of the biggest products in the interactive entertainment industry including Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, Playmation and KINGDOM HEARTS III plus two new limited edition Star Wars PlayStation4 hardware bundles.

JOHN VIGNOCCHI, JOHN BLACKBURN, DAISY RIDLEY, JOHN BOYEGA

JOHN VIGNOCCHI, JOHN BLACKBURN, DAISY RIDLEY, and JOHN BOYEGA at the D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

 

“We have the most exciting slate of upcoming game titles in our history, and we’re also focused on new platforms and technologies that enable us to develop experiences we would never have dreamed possible just a few years ago,” said Jimmy Pitaro, co-chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president of Disney Interactive.

Highlights from the presentation include:

  • On November 17, fans will be able to purchase two very special limited-edition Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation4 Star Wars bundles: Star Wars: Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars.  The bundles include a fully customized PS4 featuring an image of Darth Vader, a controller inspired by Darth Vader’s suit and more.  For full information for the Limited-Edition PlayStation4 Hardware Bundles visit click here.

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  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, co-stars of Star Wars The Force Awakens, surprised guests on stage and gave away their character figures, Finn and Rey, for the upcoming Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Set based on the film.
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DAISY RIDLEY at the D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

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  • Other character reveals also included Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia, Spot from Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and a limited edition set of Light FX Star Wars character figures that light up when placed onto the Disney Infinity Base.  Exciting new Disney Infinity integrations with Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line were also unveiled.
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JOHN VIGNOCCHI and JOHN BLACKBURN at the D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

 

  • Guests who attended the Hall D23 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 and a classic Mickey Mouse figure.
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JOHN VIGNOCCHI and JOHN BLACKBURN at the D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

 

For full information about Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition reveals click here.

  • Coming this Fall, Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Gamma Gear – inspired by the 7-foot Hulk – lets you smash into battle using motion-sensing technology putting you in the Avengers action.  Slip your hands into the Gamma Gear and use the motion-based controls to smash your way through missions and stomp through battlegrounds with different Hulk moves like Ground Slam, Thunder Clap, and other combos.
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AFSOUN YAZDIAN at the D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

 

  • Square Enix and Disney Interactive revealed that Baymax and other beloved characters 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. For full information about the Big Hero 6 world in KINGDOM HEARTS III click here.
LARRY SPARKS, SHINJI HASHIMOTO, KAORI TAKASUE

LARRY SPARKS, SHINJI HASHIMOTO, and KAORI TAKASUE at the D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

 

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. For full information about Disney Magic Kingdoms click here.

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TOM MORRIS and SCOTT HUMPHRIES at the D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

 

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