2:03pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Marvel Battlegrounds' Game Will Pit Earth's Mightiest Heroes Against Each Other (Again)
No matter the medium, Marvel's superheroes just can't seem to get along.
Not content with in-fighting in May's Captain America: Civil War movie and this summer's Civil War II comic book series, Earth's Mightiest Heroes will also be turning on each other in Marvel Battlegrounds, a new addition to the multi-franchise video game Disney Infinity.
The new playset, announced during Tuesday's inaugural Disney Infinity Next online event, features a storyline created in partnership between Disney Interactive and Marvel that will allow four users to play simultaneously choosing from a cast of 25 playable characters that will include newcomers Black Panther, the Vision and Ant-Man, each in a version of their big screen Civil War costumes.
Also making his debut as a stand-alone character in the playset will be a version of Spider-Man wearing his fan-favorite black costume. The design had previously been available as a PlayStation Vita-exclusive, but Disney Interactive reported that fan demand has led to its release as an individual figure.
Locations in the new playset will include a number of places familiar to movie audiences, including Thor's Asgard, the Guardians of the Galaxy's Knowhere and the Black Panther's homeland of Wakanda. The movie connection doesn't stop there — as the trailer for the playset shows, Battlegrounds allows players to pit Iron Man against Captain America, in time for the movie's May 5 release.
Marvel Battlegrounds will be the first of four new playsets to be released for Disney Infinity in 2016, according to Disney Interactive, with a new Star Wars set to debut at some point during the year. Release dates have yet to be announced.