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May 2015 Retro Gaming Article


May 5, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Disney waits for the day after Star Wars Day to announce Infinity 3.0 Star Wars

If Disney was rallying for an early May announcement of Disney Infinity 3 edition with Star Wars... wouldn't May 4th have been a good day for that? You know... Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you. Seems logical.

However, they chose Cinco de Mayo to send out an email notification. Maybe they were going for that day-after vibe of "Revenge of the Fifth." Who knows.

I have to admit I'm kind of excited about the Star Wars releases. However, my interest in Star Wars surrounds the initial films of the late 70s and early 80s. As I understand it, the Starter Pack includes characters from the prequel trilogy like Ahsoka and Anakin. I'm more eager to see how they adapt the original trilogy with Luke, Han, Leia, etc. Polygon has some good info on the release strategy.

Disney Infinity 3 edition with Star Wars This image arrived in my inbox from the Disney Infinity mailing list. I'm not a huge fan of the Infinity games. For me, the characters they've released seem erratic and incomplete - Jack Skellington and no Sally? They've released characters that have no playset and therefore can only be used in the Toybox. I'd much rather be able to play the characters in their native environments via a playset.

I really hope the Star Wars edition contains a better array of characters and playsets. The Toybox seems cool, but I like the ability to play in the character's world via a playset. There are only so many times I can have a car race with Lightning McQueen and a Stormtrooper.

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