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Disney Interactive Reveals New Disney Infinity 3.0 Figure and Info on Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set

Fans at New York Comic Con will get an exclusive look during the panel.

Disney Infinity 3.0 has been heavy on the Star Wars properties but they haven't forgotten about the Marvel characters. We know that Ultron and Hulkbuster Iron Man are due to be released next month and there's been some rumblings over the upcoming Marvel Battlegrounds play set. Now Disney Interactive is ready to reveal some more information.

Who is the new character just announced? It's Captain America - The First Avenger.

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Marvel Battlegrounds will feature a four-player, arcade brawler style of gameplay, and an original Marvel storyline. It's developed by United Front Games, in partnership with Avalanche Software. It's the first play set to feature four-player gameplay and will be compatible with all Marvel characters.

“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. “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.”

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Launching in March 2016, 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 in the coming months. All Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Marvel figures will be playable in the Play Set and will feature adapted abilities and skills to complement the new style of gameplay of Marvel Battlegrounds.

“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 original storyline, 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.

Looks like we'll have to wait until next year to get our hands on this play set. Here's the trailer.

Here's a couple more pics.

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

Underwhelmed with the figure but psyched for the set. Fully reveal Ant man and the other Marvel characters as well already

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Edited By TakeLuutzen

Disney needs to make an animated movie with all of their properties. Like the Lego movie. In this style

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Posted By StMichalofWilson
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Posted By Mr. Kamikaze

They waited this long to announce another version of Captain America? -.-

I mean, he looks cool, but talk about underwhelming. I hope there are more new Marvel figures, like actual new ones, in addition to this one.

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Posted By BuNKiTZ

Love the suit but hate that he's not wearing his helmet... *sighs*

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@bunkitz said:

Love the suit but hate that he's not wearing his helmet... *sighs*

Yeah, I feel the same way... Don't really understand why they left his helmet off. In the movies it's to give Chris Evans more screentime, so there I understand, but in a video game? That's just going to bug me, even more so since it's a movie version figure and he would have had his cool chin-strap helmet... :(

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Posted By Mr. Kamikaze

@bunkitz said:

Love the suit but hate that he's not wearing his helmet... *sighs*

Yeah, I feel the same way... Don't really understand why they left his helmet off. In the movies it's to give Chris Evans more screentime, so there I understand, but in a video game? That's just going to bug me, even more so since it's a movie version figure and he would have had his cool chin-strap helmet... :(

I imagine they wanted to set it apart from the other Captain America figure in a distinct enough way and not having a helmet is one of the biggest ways. Also if you look at the pose his figure will be in (which isn't in this article, but I found it on another site) it's the same/very similar to the pose he was in on the Winter Soldier poster. There he isn't wearing a helmet either, so I assume they wanted to go with that.

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Posted By Mr. Kamikaze

For the record:

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Posted By TheBlueAngel93

@war_killer said:
@bunkitz said:

Love the suit but hate that he's not wearing his helmet... *sighs*

Yeah, I feel the same way... Don't really understand why they left his helmet off. In the movies it's to give Chris Evans more screentime, so there I understand, but in a video game? That's just going to bug me, even more so since it's a movie version figure and he would have had his cool chin-strap helmet... :(

I imagine they wanted to set it apart from the other Captain America figure in a distinct enough way and not having a helmet is one of the biggest ways. Also if you look at the pose his figure will be in (which isn't in this article, but I found it on another site) it's the same/very similar to the pose he was in on the Winter Soldier poster. There he isn't wearing a helmet either, so I assume they wanted to go with that.

Well the fact the first Cap figure is wearing a skin-tight mask and this figure would have been wearing a helmet which would have been bulkier, I disagree with your point on why they left the helmet out. On top of that, the original figure has been discontinued so I don't see how giving this new one a helmet would have been such a huge deal seeing as you won't be seeing the older figure around anymore unless you bought it when it was first released.

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Posted By The_Greatest_Username

So it's just another Captain America? That's kind of lame. I wish they would give us someone new like Wasp, Vision, or Captain Marvel. The alternate look for Cap should just be a Power Disc or something.

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt
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Posted By D9000

The figure looks great, a usual. I'm surprised it took this long to get a Captain America figure though

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@d9000: he is a release figure from infinity 2 except with helmet

i really want this game mode or whatever it is but i wanna use my quorra in here

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Posted By D9000

@darkvare: Oh, so they actually have two captain America's. That makes more sense, but now I wonder why they didn't use a brand new character?

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Disney needs to make an animated movie with all of their properties. Like the Lego movie. In this style

wow I would love that!!

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@darkvare: it's a marvel only playset. You can't use Quorra.

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Posted By vare_basic

@avenging_x_bolt: yeah was afraid of that

also is that a different version of gamorra on the last screenshot?

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@darkvare said:

@avenging_x_bolt: yeah was afraid of that

also is that a different version of gamorra on the last screenshot?

thats just Gamora in her Marvel now suit. she has a power disc for that.