An exclusive preview of Disney Infinity 3.0 was provided by Disney Consumer Products; all opinions are my own.

UPDATE! The Disney Infinity 3.0 official website announced the release date and initial characters, sets, and game packs. You’re not going to have to wait until December 31st, the newest game and several sets of characters will be released on 8/30/15.

Disney Infinity 3 0 Game Release Date and Pre-order Information

Fans who pre-order a Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack at participating retail stores will receive an early copy of the Toy Box Expansion Game, Toy Box Takeover, an action-adventure valued at $19.99, featuring multiplayer gameplay allowing players to use all of their favorite Disney Infinity characters across Star Warsβ„’, MARVEL, Disney and Disneyβ€’Pixar. Toy Box Takeover is one of two new Toy Box Expansion Games available to play in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. The second will be Toy Box Speedway, a kart-racing game, also set for release this fall. Toy Box Expansion Games unlock additional hours of gameplay inside Toy Box 3.0. Players place a Toy Box Expansion Game Piece on the Disney Infinity Base to unlock pre-built games that instantly take them into the action, mixing and matching characters from across The Walt Disney Company and using unlocked toys and gadgets to complete missions.

Keep reading for pre-order info and character photos.