Here's your round-up of the biggest video game news stories from the past seven days, including Disney's decision to stop publishing console games, the cancellation of Disney Infinity, the announcement of a Star Wars Battlefront sequel and the first trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Disney cancels Infinity series and ditches console publishing in favour of licensing model

Entertainment giant Disney has revealed it is to get out of the console publishing business in favour of licensing its intellectual properties out to third parties. The announcement came in tandem with news that the Disney Infinity toys-to-life series has been discontinued.

Initial reports following a company meeting with investors, Disney released a statement (via Wall Street Journal) in which consumer products and interactive chairman James Pitaro said: "After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model.

Star Wars Battlefront sequel set for 2017 as DICE original hits 14 million sales

EA has revealed that a sequel to DICE's Star Wars Battlefront will be released "next year", after announcing that the 2015 reboot of the popular series had sold 14 million copies by the end of the last financial year on 31 March.

The gaming giant didn't specify whether they meant the next calendar year or the next financial year but a release alongside LucasFilm's Star Wars: Episode 8 in December 2017 seems a fairly safe bet. According to EA's chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen, the next game will feature "bigger and better worlds" and use locations from the new series of films.

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals new starters, legendaries and November release date

Nintendo has released the first trailer for upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, confirming a 18 November release date for the US and Japan, and a 23 November release date for Europe. The new footage includes a first look at the game's new starters, two of its legendary Pokémon and shows off the first gameplay.

The new starters are Rowlet (a grass/flying type), Litten (a fire type) and Popplio (a water type). The two legendaries spotted in the trailer, which are also the game's cover stars, were not named. Sun's cover star is a large, white lion-looking Pokémon while Moon's star is an enormous winged-beastie.

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