Tuesday, July 14, 2015

'Star Wars: Battlefront,' 'Disney Infinity 3.0' to Headline Video Game Presentation at D23 Expo

By: Dominic Jones

The dust has barely settled after this year's San Diego Comic Con and we're already looking ahead to the next convention.  The D23 Expo, Disney's own convention, is coming up August 14-16 in Anaheim, California and Star Wars will have a major presence there.  It had already been announced that The Force Awakens will have a presence there (though what we'll see is somewhat up in the air), but now we know that Star Wars gaming will also be a feature of the convention.  Disney will be hosting a gaming presentation in Hall D23 (the former Celebration Stage) and both Star Wars: Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0 will be among the headliners at the presentation.
According to the official press release,

BURBANK, CA – July 13, 2015 – D23 EXPO 2015 will feature the biggest Star Wars™ and Disney video games in a special presentation in the signature 7,500-seat Hall D23 theater and in Disney Interactive’s pavilion on the show floor.

In the Hall D23 presentation on Sunday, August 16 at 11 a.m., fans won’t want to miss never-before-seen gameplay, trailers, new reveals and surprises from Disney Interactive’s most anticipated games. Among the games participating in the presentation are: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, Star Wars™ Battlefront™ from Electronic Arts and KINGDOM HEARTS III from Square Enix. Disney Interactive will showcase more Star Wars characters and Play Sets new to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition and provide the entire audience with limited-edition giveaways exclusively for Hall D23. Electronic Arts will give guests an in-depth look at Star Wars Battlefront, the authentic Star Wars gaming experience coming November 17. Square Enix will also bring special guests and surprises to Hall D23 to reveal new information from KINGDOM HEARTS III.

In the Disney Interactive pavilion on the show floor, players can experience the latest and upcoming titles through hands-on demos, innovative interactive experiences and premium giveaways for all guests.

•  Players will join forces with Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Disney
•  Pixar characters in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the next chapter in the best-selling "hybrid toy / video game" series. Guests will have the chance to play some of the new Disney Infinity Play Sets, Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic, Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire and Disney
•  Pixar's Inside Out, and the fully enhanced Toy Box mode. Pavilion guests will also be able to visit the “Only in the Toy Box” Experience. Using a new augmented reality technology, fans can step into a virtual Toy Box environment and interact alongside their favorite Disney, Disney
•  Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters found inside Disney Infinity. Disney Infinity will also be giving away thousands of pre-release Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition figures featuring popular characters from across The Walt Disney Company (while supplies last).
•  Pavilion guests will also be able to live out some of their Star Wars battle fantasies by going hands-on with Star Wars Battlefront.

This sounds like it will be a can't miss panel for Star Wars and gaming fans at D23.  The D23 Expo takes place August 14th-16th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

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