The characters — Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora and Groot — will be featured in a new play set this fall for the second iteration of Disney Interactive’s video game, that combines on screen game play with physical figures.
Inspired by the Marvel Studios film that bows Aug. 1, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” play set follows Star-Lord and his fellow Guardians as they arrive at the space station Knowhere, having just stolen a powerful cosmic object from the villainous Ronan the Accuser. Players will guide the team as they race to protect Knowhere from Ronan and his attacking Sakaaran fleet while keeping their newly liberated item safe from the villain’s evil grasp.
Iron Man, from “The Avengers” play set, and Nova (from the Spider-Man play set) will also be playable in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” edition, while Cosmo, The Collector and Yondu will give missions.
Disney also is making Star-Lord, Rocket, Drax, Gamora and Groot available in a new Toy Box 2.0, along with all characters previously released for “Disney Infinity.”
That includes in the Toy Box Game, “Attack on Asgard,” where Loki has opened a series of portals that allow an army of Frost Giants to invade Odin’s palace.
Power discs will also provide Gamor with space armor, turn Toy Box into Knowhere and theme the world with Groot’s tree roots.