After today’s first Disney Infinity NEXT, JV and Allison took to Twitch to answer our questions live and also to show off some snazzy gameplay for the newly-announced characters. Below is the full stream, but keep reading for a recap of everything addressed.
How often will we get Disney Infinity NEXT?
- “As often as we want to”, with a ballpark of every 2 or 3 months. Episode one was called “Spring 2016”, so it’s likely we’ll see them seasonally.
Will Disney Infinity 3.0 go past 2016/will there be a 4.0?
- They’re only able to talk about all the great content coming to 3.0 “in 2016.”
Is Marvel Battlegrounds the Marvel play set for 2016?
- Yes, but there are more characters coming throughout the year, and those characters will be compatible with MBG.
And Boba Fett is officially on March 15th!
When asked about Quicksilver/Scarlet Witch:
- Because Disney Infinity includes a toy component and a game component, creating new characters has the chance to infringe on existing merchandise partnerships. JV wouldn’t say what figures are or aren’t coming, but strongly implied some popular requests are not possible.
How do you get the Keyblade?
- Keyblade requires Nick, Judy, First Avenger Cap, Antman, Vision, Black Panther, and all prior characters (No Baloo).
Is there new toy box content coming?
- MBG unlocks “over 20” virtual toys. The subsequent play sets will also bring new toys.
- No toy box hub overhaul, but bug fixes will come.
Favorite new Marvel characters?
- JV: Black Panther and emotionally, Black Suit Spider-Man
- Allison: Vision, who can fly, use the mind stone, and phase through enemies.
JV took this opportunity to point out that they’ve wanted to do Black Suit Spider-Man for so long, he actually says “2.0” on his base.
Who won the players pick?
- Toy Box Master artists pick: Peter Pan
- For the Our Disney Infinity poll, they’re still waiting to run Marvel and Star Wars polls.
More Star Wars characters coming in 2016?
- Yes, “you might be surprised” who they are.
Why isn’t Antman tiny?
- He’s sitting on a screw top, implying he’s small, but he’s made to fit in the line look of the other figures.
JV also divulged that the reason they couldn’t reveal Antman sooner because his costume in MBG is the same as his costume in Civil War.
How will four player work with two spaces on the portal?
- As we addressed in our FAQ, and as is shown later in the MBG gameplay, you cache in characters before the battle.
Other Marvel Battlegrounds details
- After you beat story mode, you can do trials with characters you don’t own. You get a spendable token.
- Characters handle “fundamentally” differently in the toy box versus the play set.
- Dodges are half distance in the play set.
- All characters have three hit combos in the play set.
After these details, JV said he has missed the live streaming and speculated whether he should register on Reddit and answer questions live. Can I just say YES PLEASE?
Zootopia screening info
- All showings are full
- Disney Infinity team members will be at every location
- JV thanks the fans for the fan meetups idea.
- Follow along on Disney Infinity’s Snapchat to get clips from the events.
Will there be live stream gameplay of Baloo?
- Yes, and there was!
Why was Disney Infinity NEXT region locked?
- Various legal restrictions, but that won’t be the case in the future.
Will Disney Infinity 1.0 be backwards compatible on Xbox One?
- No answer (they got distracted by MBG)
More toy box games?
- They’re working on things, but can’t announce anything yet.
Are there plans to implement online play for future play sets and add server support?
- They want to encourage couch co-op. They also thought that if they added online play, we’d suddenly want online in all the play sets.
Are there any plans to update existing play sets?
- In 2016, no 1.0 and 2.0 character skill tree updates.
Live Gameplay with Matt Solie
- Putting on the skirt is Baloo’s special. It changes his entire move set.
Tailspin costume change disc?
- Great idea, can’t confirm or deny.
Who did Baloo’s voice?
- Not Bill Murray. JV wasn’t able to get the right people on the phone to find out who, though.
How big is Baloo compared to other figures?
- Comparison between Baloo, Hulkbuster, and First Avenger Cap
- Nice close-up on an actual First Avenger Cap figure
Does Ginnifer Goodwin do Judy’s voice in the game?
- Antman gameplay is embargoed until March 15th (probably because of his growth ability? But it was shown during NEXT)
Will there be new maps down the line?
- No comment at this time.