A new Disney Infinity 3.0 play set became available today, and it features the original Star Wars characters and story. It’s called Rise Against the Empire.
It seems like every day there’s a new video game playset featuring cool toys that come to life in your game. These toy/game hybrids have become extremely popular and represent a new lucrative market for toy and game makers.
This new Rise Against the Empire play set features the original Star Wars trilogy’s characters, vehicles, and settings.
Players will go up against Darth Vader in missions with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. You’ll be able to explore the desert planet Tatooine and ride speeder bikes on Endor. You’ll also get a chance to destroy the Death Star with your X-Wing fighter.
The characters in Rise Against the Empire will be able to interact with characters from other Star Wars play sets.
Disney Infinity games are rated E10+ by the ESRB. This playset is available on PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox one, and the WiiU. It costs $34.99 for the basic set that includes the play set piece, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. The other characters cost around $13.99 each.
Disney Infinity is a toys-to-life game, meaning that players collect figurines with NFC (near-field communications) chips inside, place them on a base (or some type of NFC reader), and see them come to life on the screen. (For more information in these toy/game hybrids, see Everything Parents Need to Know About Nintendo’s Amiibo Toys.)