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Disney Discontinues Disney Infinity

DisneyInfinityDisney will discontinue Disney Infinity, John Blackburn, senior vice president and general manager at Disney Infinity, announced in a blog post.

“By now you may have heard the news that we have made the difficult decision to discontinue production of Disney Infinity. From the beginning, Disney Infinity was built for you—our fans—and I wanted to take a moment to thank you not just for your support over the years, but for creating a community that made Disney Infinity more than just a game,” Blackburn wrote in the post.

There will be two final retail releases, including three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month and the Finding Dory Play Set launching in June.

The announcement comes two months after Disney laid out the video game’s plans for the year, including a focus on developing play sets and characters based on events coming from Disney this year, instead of a new edition of the game. Disney Infinity came out for holiday 2014, and the franchise was the No. 1 game in the toys-to-life category in 2014 and 2015.

Disney Infinity Introduces First Arcade Brawler Gameplay with Marvel Battlegrounds and More

MBA_BrooklynTrainyard copyDisney Interactive unveiled a new trailer, characters, and Power Discs for the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set launching for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition on March 15.

Marvel Battlegrounds is the first play set to introduce four-player arcade brawler gameplay to Disney Infinity. Players will get to engage in the ultimate rumble as Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains struggle to gain control of Wakanda’s most valuable resource, Vibranium. The ever-growing clash creates factions as the war stretches to the cosmic battlegrounds of space. Players will battle through 12 levels across eight dynamic arenas. [Read more...]

New Details and Characters Revealed for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set

infinityforceDisney Interactive and Lucasfilm revealed two new characters that will be playable in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set. Characters Poe Dameron, a Resistance pilot, and Kylo Ren, a villainous enforcer of the First Order, now join Finn and Rey. This is the third Star Wars Play Set to be released for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, and is now available for pre-order before its December 18 release.

The Force Will Be Strong at Toys “R” Us Times Square on September 4

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Spaceship from Kenner (1979)

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Spaceship from Kenner (1979), on display as part of Destination: Star Wars—The Experience

When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on September 4, all Toys “R” Us stores in the U.S. will open their doors, giving customers the opportunity to purchase hundreds of new Star Wars playthings, including a wide variety of merchandise not available anywhere else.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Launches in North America

DisneyInfinity3.0EditionLaunchGroupShotOn Sunday, Disney Interactive launched Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, bringing Disney together with Star Wars, Disney•Pixar, and Marvel for a new gaming experience. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition features an updated and improved Toy Box mode where families can mix and match some of their favorite Star Wars, Disney, Disney•Pixar, and Marvel characters and play with them together.

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Disney Interactive Reveals More Details on Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, Playmation, Disney Magic Kingdoms

PS4HardwareBundle,croppedDuring a presentation at the D23 Expo 2015 on Sunday, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media revealed new details about Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, Playmation, as well as two new Star Wars PlayStation 4 hardware bundles.

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Disney Interactive Takes Fans Deeper into Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Toy Box

DisneyInfinityWith the second annual Toy Box Summit kicking off this past Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif., Disney Interactive announced details of the new Toy Box features, tools, and toys in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition.

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Disney Interactive Reveals Full Schedule for Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit

DisneyInteractiveLogoDisney Interactive has released the schedule and details on its Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit, to be held at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., ahead of this year’s D23 Expo 2015. Through August 13, Toy Box Artists from around the world will gather for an in-depth exploration of the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Toy Box mode. Other events include an opportunity to meet the developers from Avalanche Software, a Toy Box building competition, and more.

The full schedule for both days is as follows:

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The Walt Disney Company Reports Third Quarter and Nine Months Earnings

TheWaltDisneyCompanyLogoOn Tuesday, the Walt Disney Company reported record quarterly earnings of $2.5 billion for its third fiscal quarter ended June 27, compared to $2.2 billion during the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the third quarter increased 13 percent to $1.45 from $1.28 in the prior-year quarter. EPS for the nine months ended June 27 increased 16 percent to $3.95 from $3.40 in the prior-year period, while excluding certain items affecting comparability, EPS for the nine months increased 15 percent.

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Disney Interactive Brings Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition to D23 Expo

At D23 Expo 2015 next month, Disney Interactive will showcase more Star Wars characters and play sets for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Guests will have the chance to play Star Wars Twilight of the Republic, Star Wars Rise Against the Empire, and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, as well as the fully enhanced Toy Box mode.

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