Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm has officially announced today, that some of the Star Wars Rebels characters are joining Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Fans of the show will be excited to know that Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, and Zeb Orrelios will be joining other Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Disney Pixar characters in the game’s Toy Box. The announcement also confirms that all characters are unlockable within each Star Wars Play Set.
The following is directly from the official press release from Disney/Lucafilm:
In an effort to thwart the evil plans of the Galactic Empire, these characters are key players in the fight against the forces of the dark side, providing a unique addition to the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition experience.
- Jedi turned rebel fugitive, Kanan Jarrus leads his team in secret operations to help overthrow the Galactic Empire. He defends the innocent with his blaster and Lightsaber™ and guides his Padawan, Ezra, in the ways of the Force™.
- Growing up on his own, Ezra Bridger relied on his street smarts – and subconscious Force abilities – to survive on Lothal. That changed when he met the Ghost crew; Ezra came to believe in their cause, and with the help of Kanan, began to learn the ways of the Jedi, using his custom Lightsaber to undermine the Empire and inspire the rebels.
- Sabine Wren has explosive talents for art and demolitions alike, and she won’t hesitate to use them against the Empire. She can stealthily approach and sabotage the enemy or stand alongside her rebel allies to lend her twin blasters to the cause.
- Zeb Orrelios is as strong a brawler as he is headstrong. He stands alongside his fellow rebels with his bo-rifle in hand, ready to take on the Imperial forces.
The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack, which is rated E10+ by the ESRB, will be available this fall for $64.99 and includes the Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set, the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.
If you are a fan of Disney Infinity and Star Wars, then this is great news. I’m not sure why Hera (The Twi’lek pilot of the Ghost and voice of reason among the crew), isn’t included, but perhaps she and other characters like the Inquisitor will be coming in a later expansion…although that is just my speculation. It will be interesting to see if Chopper (the irascible yet lovable droid), will be a companion type character, or a possible playable character in a future expansion. The announcement does go on to say that additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition figures and Play Sets will be announced in the coming months, so there’s always hope!
Star Wars Rebels Season Two premieres Saturday, June 20th (9:00.m. ET/PT)
on Disney XD.