Disney Interactive has revealed details for Marvel Battlegrounds, the upcoming Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, featuring a new four-player, arcade brawler style gameplay, and an original Marvel storyline.
Marvel Battlegrounds is developed by United Front Games, in partnership with Avalanche Software. Marvel Battlegrounds is the first Disney Infinity Play Set to feature four-player gameplay, and is fully compatible with all Disney Infinity Marvel characters, making it Disney Infinity Play Set with the widest selection of playable characters yet.
Check out the trailer below.
“With Disney Infinity 3.0, we’ve aimed to provide a wider variety of gameplay than ever before, and the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set represents our commitment to developing something entirely new for our players,” said John Blackburn, SVP & GM of Disney Infinity in a press release. “The four-player arena style combat gameplay is a perfect way for friends and families to come together and play in head-to-head battles with some of their favorite Marvel characters.”
Marvel Battlegrounds will feature Hulkbuster, Ultron and Captain America – The First Avenger, a new version of Captain America with a new pose, costume and enhanced abilities. Additional Marvel Battlegrounds figures will be announced at a later date. All Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Marvel figures will be playable in the Play Set, with adapted abilities and skills to complement the new style of gameplay.
“We worked closely with the Disney Infinity development team to come up with new gameplay and storyline for Marvel Battlegrounds that is unique to the platform,” said Jay Ong, VP of Games, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve created an authentic Marvel story that will give players the freedom to choose any Marvel figure in Disney Infinity and have them face off against each other in an arena style combat.
In the Marvel Battlegrounds story, Ultron teams up with Loki in an effort to steal Asgard’s immensely powerful Infinity Stone. To accomplish this, Ultron and Loki create robotic replicas of the famed Marvel Super Heroes and turn them against each other in an effort to distract them while they commit their crime. The Marvel Super Heroes duplicates battle each other in iconic environments such as a wrecked Brooklyn train yard, Wakanda and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Lunar Base, culminating in a universe-shaking battle against Ultron.
Marvel Battlegrounds releases March 2016. Check the gallery below to see screenshots and the new Captain America - The First Avengers figure.