Daily Archives: August 12, 2014
Looks like Activision & Toys for Bob have a trick up there sleeve. Just when we thought there couldn’t be anything cooler than the up coming release of Skylanders Trap Team we get hit with the announcement of a tablet version of the game set to be released at the same time as the console version. Now you can play the mobile games and same version that you will have on your console on the go! Check out the press release I got his morning with all the sweet info!
SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™ UNLEASHES FULL GAME EXPERIENCE ON IPAD, KINDLE FIRE AND ANDROID TABLETS DAY-AND-DATE
WITH CONSOLE VERSION
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – AUGUST 12, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) announced today that it will bring the complete Skylanders Trap Team video game to tablets[i] at launch, marking the first time a full Skylanders® game will be available on iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets day-and-date with the console version. The tablet version of the game delivers the same experience with console-quality graphics i[ii] and comes with its own high performance controller, delivering yet another significant technological leap to the Skylanders franchise.
The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will include a Bluetooth® Traptanium Portal; an embedded Bluetooth® controller to provide the best gameplay experience possible; a built-in tablet stand; two Skylanders characters; two Traps and a display tray that lets Portal Masters keep track of the Traps they’ve collected and which villains they have trapped.
“Skylanders has become an incredibly appealing brand and franchise for kids around the world. And the tablet has become an incredibly appealing gaming platform for kids around the world. But we haven’t been able to bring the fullSkylanders experience to the tablet until now,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We always want to deliver breakthrough experiences, and we also always want to be wherever gamers want to play. This is a chance for us to bring the magic of Skylanders to a whole new platform and audience. Whether you want to sit on the couch and play with the wireless controller, or play on the go using just the tablet itself, this provides a great experience for gamers.”
Skylanders Trap Team brings a ground-breaking innovation to the Skylandersfranchise by reversing the magic of its signature Toys-To-Life™ play pattern to let kids bring life to toys. Skylanders Trap Team allows Portal Masters to seek out the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, defeat them and pull them out of the game into their living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Fans can then play as both heroes and villains who join the forces of good in an all-new adventure. Now, for the first time in franchise history, fans can experience a full Skylanders game on the go, wherever and whenever they want.
The tablet version of Skylanders Trap Team upholds the same gameplay-driven adventure as the console version with console-quality graphics,[ii] complete with lush, expansive environments that push the technological boundaries of select tablet devices. Like the console version of the game, all toys will be cross-platform compatible, with all skills and upgrades intact.
Skylanders Trap Team on tablet can be experienced two different ways:
- “Controller” — Fans can play the game just like the console version using the Bluetooth Traptanium Portal and toys with the custom BluetoothSkylanders game controller included in the Tablet Starter Pack.
- “Touch Controls” – For players who prefer to use touch controls instead of a controller, fans have the option to play the game just using on-screen touch controls.
The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available on October 5th in North America, October 10th in Europe and October 2nd in Australia on the following platforms: a variety of iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation®4 system; PlayStation®3 system; Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.
I’m excited to play this version of the game the touch control feature sounds fun. I love the innovative nature Activision has when it comes to wowing the fans of this franchise. Now that there will be a tablet version of the game will we finally get a multi-player/co-op option in the Split screen, no tethering, something? I surely hope so. Guess we will have to wait and see as they keep unveiling more info as it gets closer to release. Check out the pictures in the gallery at your leisure. So what do you guys think about this sweet news? Will you be getting this version of the game come release day as well? Let’s me know in the comments section or by taking the poll. If you haven’t already make sure to join me and other crazy collection addicted Portal Masters on Facebook. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE! Update-Photos and gameplay video have been added
This looks interesting I will have to check this out next year.
Whenever fellow bloggers ask about which conferences I am or am not going to, or when asked if I’ll be at Blogher I joke that I’m allergic to those kind of conferences. The truth is I won’t break out into hives at one of the big blogger conferences, but at this moment in time for me as a person, a mother, and a blogger I just don’t think I am ready to participate fully. Last week I went to Blogger Bash which integrated speakers, brands, philanthropy and bloggers into a jam-packed two day event in NYC.
Although I’m still terrible at the networking and schmoozing part, I managed to do a little and get a lot out of the event. Blogger Bash was divided into several parts. There was the VIP experience, followed by Sweet…
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Hope I can get to one of these! Wish they would come to Ohio!
Activision Publishing, Inc., makers of the best–selling kids toy/game franchise, Skylanders®, will be providing fans with one of the first consumer hands-on gameplay opportunities before the official launch of Skylanders Trap Team on October 5 in North America. The Skylanders Trap Team First-to-Play Tour – a three-month, five market campaign that kicked off at San Diego Comic-Con, will end in late October. For each leg of the tour, a Skylanders-branded trailer will be converted into a mobile theater. Other stops on the tour include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and New York, with additional dates and information on the tour schedule shown below.
Launching in October, Skylanders Trap Team™ brings a ground-breaking innovation to the Skylanders® franchise by reversing the magic of its signature Toys-To-Life™ play pattern to let kids bring life-to-toys for the…
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I’m with him on this one! Activision please make this a reality!
Check this out! This is a pic of the all the villains we know so far and some we don’t. They look awesome! Who are you excited to trap and play with? Thanks to UK Portal Master and fellow Addict Nick Austin for posting the pic check out his group Portal Masters United on Facebook. Catch you on the SKYSIDE!