Earlier this week, the Disney Interactive team teased us with an image of Merida, stating “Bring on the Brave.” We already knew the character would be in the upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0, as she was spotted for a moment in last month’s trailer for the game, along with Maleficent and Stitch. On Wednesday evening, the developers held a sneak preview for D23 members in San Francisco of Merida and Maleficent joining the game – we have images that were shown and the brand new trailer after the break!
No doubt timed to the release of Maleficent in theaters, this announcement gives us a better idea of what we can expect from some of the non-Marvel characters in the game. Merida and Maleficent figures will go on sale without Play Sets, meaning they will only be playable in the Toy Box mode. However, the interactive mode has been given incredible new features, as Disney has gone on record stating that there will be mini games present that provide more structured play. In the previous game, the Toy Box focused on gamers building their own worlds the way they wanted to – while the new game also allows this, the aforementioned mini games and provided assistance from the game will make the mode less overwhelming while also giving the characters more to do.
Merida has her trademark bow and arrows, along with a sword to engage in combat, staying true to the fiery spirit we saw in Brave. Maleficent, who seems to be modeled after Angelina Jolie’s turn as the iconic villain, unsurprisingly comes with magical powers that will make her a powerful foe when faced from a distance.
Below are the character descriptions of what the two are capable of:
- Merida: With her untamed fiery red locks, this headstrong Princess will definitely leave her mark in Disney Infinity. Between her sharp sword and bow combo attacks with ricocheting arrows, she can upgrade her aim with elemental freeze arrows, freezing enemies in front of her then following up with rapid shots showing off her impressive athletic skills as an archer and sword fighter.
- Maleficent: The wicked title character from the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film employs numerous magical powers and can attack using her magic in melee and ranged combat. To defeat enemies, Maleficent has the ability to utilize projectile and area of effect attacks that affect multiple targets within a specified area, brambles that she summons from the ground and ravens that she can call on to attack targets.
Watch the new trailer, featuring the two characters below:
Although we are not sure whether Merida and Maleficent will be available upon launch of Disney Infinity 2.0, we do know that the gaming platform will launch this Fall. Stay tuned for more from the exciting sequel to what may be Disney’s biggest game ever!