Hello Pixelkiners! It’s been a busy week. First up, let’s get all the Skylanders and Disney Infinity 3.0 news out of the way.

Disney Infinity 3.0, aka that new Star Wars game, is coming out on August 30. The regular starter pack will be $64.99 and includes Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, along with their Play Set: Twilight of the Republic. Cool? We’re cool. You could also get the Star Wars Saga Starter Pack, if you’re feeling ambitious. This is $114.99, it has all of the prequel stuff, plus the Rise Against the Empire Play Set, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa figures. Oh, and the limited edition Boba Fett figure. As of launch it will be exclusive to PlayStation 3 and 4.

If you pre-order either of these you get a Toy Box expansion called Toy Box Takeover, which is an action adventure game. There’s also, of course, a ton of extra stuff you can buy, from Clone Wars and Inside Out figurines to power disc packs to…I don’t even know what. Disney Infinity is coming for you, and it’s not playing around.

They’re also getting the jump on Skylanders SuperChargers, which comes out on September 20. That being said, don’t think for a second that Skylanders will be less complicated than Disney. Nay.

The standard Starter Pack for Skylanders SuperChargers comes with Spitfire, the Stealth Elf, and one vehicle: Hot Streak. On top of that you get the regular Skylanders goodies: Portal of Power, a poster of the collectibles, probably stickers, and web codes too. Oh, and the game disc. However! There will be three different Dark editions of the Starter Park! One will be available for Xbox and PlayStation. It includes dark versions of all that stuff, plus one more vehicle, the Dark Sea Shadow, and a Kaos Trophy that gets you additional game content.

But then! Because for the first time amiibos will be compatible with Skylanders, there’s different Dark Edition Starters for the Wii and Wii U! The Wii version has Bowser and his Clown Cruiser in place of the Stealth Elf and Sea Shadow. The Wii U version has Donkey Kong and his Barrel Blaster. Man, what did Bowser do to get stuck with the Wii version?

The Standard Starter Pack will be $74.99. The Dark Editions will be $99 each. All of them will be on literally every device that exists, because we are all being crushed under the wheels of capitalism and will inevitably perish. 

Wait, there’s other news this week? If you want to hear what else happened in gaming this week, check out our general coverage video for This Week in Family Gaming, with news about Pewdiepie, violence in games, and a heck of a lot of Minecraft.

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Simone de Rochefort is a game journalist, writer, podcast host, and video producer who does a prolific amount of Stuff. You can find her on Twitter @doomquasar, and hear her weekly on tech podcast Rocket, as well as Pixelkin's Gaming With the Moms podcast. With Pixelkin she produces video content and devotes herself to Skylanders with terrifying abandon.