We had noticed some recent hints on their twitter account, but today Disney Interactive has officially announced that the newest playable characters to appear in the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity will be Maleficent along with Merida. You can see the new duo in the gameplay trailer below that offers a glimpse into how the characters will interact in the game.
Merida, with her trademarked red locks can be seen in the image above. The Princess will definitely leave her mark in Disney Infinity, perhaps literally, with her sharp sword and bow combo attacks that include 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,which coincidentally (or maybe not so much) releases in theaters today, the wicked title character from the Walt Disney Studios film, will have several magical powers along with the ability to attack using her magic in melee and ranged combat. She also 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.
Merida and Maleficent seem like they will be great additions to the game. They will be available in retail stores this fall with additional Play Sets and characters being announced in the coming months. Watch Dis411 for further updates on Disney Infinity.