×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney Infinity ‘Marvel Battlegrounds’ Play Set to Feature New Captain America Character

Disney Interactive, hoping to revive flagging sales of Infinity, revealed details for next spring’s release of the “Marvel Battlegrounds” play set for the hybrid “toys-to-life” Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition.

The superhero fighting game set will feature a new four-player mode and an original storyline extending the Marvel universe. Slated to launch 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 — along with other characters to be announced later.

“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,” said John Blackburn, Disney Infinity senior VP and G.M.

Disney Interactive needs a refresh of the Infinity product line, and quick. For the quarter ended June 27, revenue for the division decreased by 22% year over year, to $208 million, and segment operating income fell from $29 million in the year-prior quarter to break-even. According to the company, a primary reason for the declines were lower Infinity unit sales and lower average net effective pricing.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, set to hit retail shelves this fall, lets players use real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines of popular Mouse House-owned franchises including Marvel and “Star Wars.”

Popular on Variety

In the storyline for “Marvel Battlegrounds,” Ultron teams with Loki in an effort to steal Asgard’s powerful Infinity Stone. The two villains create robotic replicas of the Marvel Super Heroes and turn them against each other as a diversion while they commit their crime. The superhero clones battle each other in various settings, including a wrecked Brooklyn train yard, Wakanda and SHIELD’s Lunar Base.

“Marvel Battlegrounds” was developed by United Front Games, in partnership with Avalanche Software. All Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel figures will be playable in “Marvel Battlegrounds” and will feature adapted abilities and skills to complement the new style of gameplay.

More Digital

  • Sunil Doshi

    ATF: Sunil Doshi Launches Content Development Platform All Things Small (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sunil Doshi, whose company Alliance Media & Entertainment produced 2017 Tokyo film festival title “Bioscopewala” and distributed Jafar Panahi’s 2018 film “3 Faces” in India, has launched a new content development platform at the ongoing Asian TV Forum & Market in Singapore. The Mumbai-based All Things Small (ATS) is founded by Doshi, journalists Sidin Vadukut, [...]

  • YouTube-Rewind-2019

    YouTube Rewind 2019 Scraps Old Format After Last Year's Torrent of Dislikes

    YouTube has taken a brand-new approach with this year’s YouTube Rewind mashup video — dropping its tradition of highly produced original videos segments. Instead, the 2019 version is a montage of what the platform says were the biggest moments and milestones from around the world on YouTube. The move came after the 2018 YouTube Rewind [...]

  • PewDiePie

    PewDiePie Is the Most-Watched YouTube Creator of 2019 With 4 Billion Views

    PewDiePie’s Bro Army remains stronger than ever: The top YouTuber is the most-viewed creator of 2019 on the platform year-to-date, with more than 4 billion views this year, according to YouTube. The comedian, game vlogger and meme aficionado, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is also the most-subscribed individual YouTube creator, currently with 102 million [...]

  • Variety Summit Examines Streaming Options and

    Variety Summit Examines Streaming Options and Innovation

    Analytics, monetization and the expanding landscape of entertainment will be the focus of Variety’s Innovate Summit: Discovery & Data Science in Media on Dec. 5 in West Hollywood. The event is presented by PwC. The summit will feature 32 speakers, each considered industry leaders in the emerging world of streaming. Each panel will speak to [...]

  • Talas World Xandra

    Amazon Alexa Gets First Interactive Audio Original, Courtesy of Xandra (EXCLUSIVE)

    First there was “Bandersnatch,” now there is “Tala’s World.” Interactive media is making the jump to smart speakers, starting with a new serialized young adult adventure series produced by audio startup Xandra, and licensed exclusively by Amazon. “Tala’s World” consists of seven episodes, which invite listeners to come along on an audio adventure that involves [...]

  • Billie Eilish Dazzles Crowd With Intimate

    Billie Eilish Dazzles Crowd With Intimate Acoustic Set at Apple Headquarters

    “This is really insane. Nothing like this has ever been done on this stage.” Billie Eilish was addressing the packed crowd midway through her set at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in California’s Silicon Valley, marking the first time an artist has given a public concert at the iconic home to Apple’s keynote [...]

  • James-Charles-YouTube

    YouTube Reveals 2019 Top-Trending Videos, Most-Viewed Music Videos

    YouTube is out with its year-in-review lists for 2019, documenting the top videos, trends, creators, music, games and more. Leading the list of U.S. top-trending videos was beauty influencer James Charles’ “No More Lies” (pictured above), his video response to accusations of betrayal and misbehavior by vlogger Tati Westbrook. After the controversy blew up in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content