OMG! It just keeps getting better! If you are an avid Skylanders junkie like myself you where probably jumping on the furniture, screaming “Boo-Ya-Ka!”at the top of your lungs, calling your best friend to telling him game night has just gotten real! No… that was just me? Aw shucks!
On a serious note today Activision unleashed some of the best news ever in my opinion. Not only will we be getting a new Supercharged Skylanders game, but we also will be getting a new mobile game titled Skylanders Battlecast. This new game uses digital and physical cards. SAY WHAT!!! Yup! Activision is holding no punches this year (Sorry competition, not sorry LOL!).
See for me I get the best of both worlds I get a new Skylanders game and a new card game. I have played card games like Magic, Yu-gi-oh, and Pokemon for years. Now I’m really into Hearthstone, which is another Activision/Blizzard game involving cards that is just plain addictive in its own right. So I have high hopes and expectations for this game.
Check out the official trailer and press release below to get the scoop on what we can expect to see from Activision with Skylanders Battlecast. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
“Built from the ground up to bring Skylanders to life on mobile devices, Skylanders Battlecast combines physical card play with mobile gaming in an all-new way,” says Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “This is our biggest investment, and one of our most magical ideas yet, for the Skylanders franchise on mobile.”
“We are bringing physical cards to life in an exciting new way. Activision has assembled a team of experts across video game design, physical card game design, pro card players and top card artists to develop an amazing new experience,” says Josh Taub, senior vice president, product management, Activision Publishing. “With Skylanders Battlecast, fans can expect the amazing creativity, innovation and fun that Skylanders games are known for delivering.”
Coming in 2016, Skylanders Battlecast will be available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
Boy do I have a treat for you! Check this out!
I won’t say anything else you can find the link below, but I hope you have $500 to spare LOL! That is a lot of bacon to be giving away especially during the holidays. I don’t see it selling for that much, but if it does I want to thank the genius that makes this a dream figure. (so being sarcastic) What is the most you will pay for a chase or extremely rare figure? Sound off in the comments section and until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
EBay Link–> http://goo.gl/SBHF2U
Editor’s Note: Just to clarify, they’re asking for 500 British Pounds which is actually about $780 USD. Yeah! Let that sink in… LOL! Thanks SCL Matt! 🙂
Got another fun-filled episode of Skylander Addicts TV loaded up on YouTube. This time I’m reviewing the much-anticipated Light & Dark Expansion Packs. I decided to do this episode using Black Lights to celebrate the release of the Light and Dark Expansion Packs take a minute to look at how that turned out.
Well guys my Loot Crate just came in so I’m going to bust it open and see what I got. This months subscription has an exclusive Funko Pop! Vinyl in it can you say happier than a kid trapped in a candy store? 🙂 Hope you all enjoy the video… Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
It seems that we may be getting Wave 3 Trap Masters & Core Skylanders along with the Light & Dark Expansion packs. Target stores on the West Coast have been said to have them stocked and ready to go at a few different locations. Toys R Us will be the only store with the Light & Dark expansion packs in the US as they have exclusivity for a few weeks. Quantities will be limited but don’t worry stores will begin getting more stock in after the holidays. If you just gotta have them though then I would be stalking the stores lol! I predict these are going to go very fast. Some Australian Portal Masters already have gotten their hands on Wave 3 figures as they are available now at Big W, EB, and Target. Tomorrow UK Portal Masters will be able to get their hands on Wave 3 but they will have to wait until January 16th to get the Light & Dark Expansion packs. Take a look at the pics in the gallery thanks to dark spyro reader blackmass and fellow addict from down under Caine Talbot for posting the original photos. I wish you all the best of luck in the battlefield and my you all get home victorious. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Just wanted to give you a quick update on what has been the talk of Skylands the Light & Dark elements. Activision has confirmed that we will be seeing the expansion packs this Sunday December 21st at Toys R Us. Unfortunately it looks like we will not be seeing Wave 3 until after Christmas. There is a rumor that they will be released the day after Christmas or that weekend but nothing has been officially announced. Check out the press release I got this morning to get all the juicy details.
SKYLANDERS UNLEASHES TWO NEW ELEMENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY
New Light and Dark Element Trap Master Skylanders to be Included in Special
Element Expansion Packs This Holiday Season
Never-Before-Seen Elemental Zones and Villains Now can be Accessed and Captured in
Skylanders Trap Team
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2014 – For the first time since the launch of theSkylanders® franchise, two entirely new elements – Light and Dark – will be unleashed in the world of Skylands, announced Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI). Two new Trap Masters, Knight Mare and Knight Light, will hit store shelves nationwide this holiday season via special Light and Dark Element Expansion Packs, ushering in new adventures in the lore of Skylanders® Trap Team. Each Element Expansion Pack contains a Trap Master, a special Trap capable of capturing either Light or Dark villains, as well as a location piece that unlocks a special level in the game. The Light and Dark Element Expansion Packs will be available at all major retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Lucky Skylanders fans will be able to get their hands on copies of the Light Element Expansion Pack, which will be available first at Toys”R”Us® stores nationwide starting Sunday, December 21.
Portal Masters will have the opportunity to explore new levels within theSkylanders Trap Team universe, where they will find never-before-seen villains to capture and environments to explore. Amongst these villains are Luminous and Nightshade, who belong to the Doom Raiders – the elite members of Kaos’ army of Skylands’ most notorious bad guys.
“It’s amazing to see how deeply engrossed and fascinated our fans have been with the lore of the Skylanders franchise,” said John Coyne, vice president of Consumer Marketing at Activision Publishing, Inc. “By unveiling new Light and Dark elements and heroes to the Skylanders universe, our fans around the world will have new ways of exploring all the magic, excitement and fun of Skylands.”
The introduction of Light and Dark elements reveals additional back story of the Skylanders universe for fans to explore. Long ago, Knight Light and Knight Mare were both protectors of Skylands until being sealed off in other realms. Now that they have joined the Trap Masters, Knight Light wields his Traptanium Blade and Knight Mare unleashes her deadly Traptanium Lance to bring down evil everywhere!
There are images popping up on the Internet of the Wave 3 Trap Masters at Walmart stores on the West Coast as well as the expansion packs. Blackout and Spotlight look amazing! Who are you excited to play with the most? Team Light or Team Dark? Take our poll and let us know what side you are on. To get a closer look at these beautiful figures check out the video and the images in the gallery below. Until next time I will catch you on the SKYSIDE! BOOM!
Looks like Activision has hit another one out of the park with the new the Skylanders Trap Team game. According to the NPD group Activision based on retail sales has become the #1 kids video game franchise of 2014. Pat yourselves on the back Portal Masters BOOMtastic job! But that’s not all! Activision recently released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the latest installment in the franchise series.
In its first month of release COD: AW has become the #1 selling console game of the year through November in the United States overall, as well as becoming the top-selling title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Now here is the icing on the cake Destiny the new epic release from Bungie is the #2 selling console game among all titles in the US through November of 2014. BOOYAH!
Check out the press release below to get more detail on this awesome achievement for our favorite franchises.
CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE AND DESTINY ARE THE #1 AND #2 BEST-SELLING CONSOLE GAMES OF THE YEAR IN THE U.S.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 Top-selling Game of the Year in the U.S.
Skylanders is the #1 Best-Selling Kids Video Game Franchise of the Year in the U.S.
Santa Monica, CA – December 12, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), has delivered the top two selling console retail releases of the year to date overall in the U.S., as well as the #1 kids video game franchise of 2014, based on retail sell-through, according to the NPD Group, through November. In only its first month of release, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is already the #1 top-selling console game of the year through November in the U.S. overall, as well as individually on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3. Destiny, the epic new release from Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014 through November and Skylanders® is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year through November in the U.S., based on retail sell-through including toys and accessories.
“To date, 2014 has been a series of number ones for Activision Publishing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 top-selling game of the year, Skylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year, and Destiny is the #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “We are excited about how fans have responded to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny and Skylanders Trap Team, and have even more great new content in store in 2015.”
Activision’s lineup of Call of Duty, Destiny and Skylanders achieved the following in the U.S. through November 2014, according to NPD:
- #1 and #2 top selling console titles: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,Destiny
- #1 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- #1 kids video game franchise: Skylanders
- #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year through November:Destiny
- Call of Dutyleads November console game sales for 6th consecutive year
I have always been a fan of the Call of Duty series and Destiny is breath-taking in my opinion. Congratulations to Activision and its respected companies for doing such a great job this year. I am excited to see what the future holds for these titles. I’m going to Trap some villains, and blow up some stuff. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Looks like there is a new villain variant coming to a portal near you! Right now you can preorder Steamed Broccoli Guy already trapped exclusively in an 8 pack trap key set at walmart.com
This is a pretty good deal I would be getting my pre-order on if I were you. Thank to Matteomax from darkspyro for the tip. Until next catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Hope you all have had a great day thus far it sure has been an exciting one with all this juicy info we have been getting today. I saw this concept art and thought you guys would love to see it if you haven’t already. There are some amazingly talented artists and writers that help bring all the characters in the Skylanders Universe we know and love to life. I just want to say from all of us here at Skylander Addicts to everyone at Activision & Toys For Bob thank you for creating such and awesome and unique gaming experience time after time. I know I for one can’t wait to see what’s next after Trap Team with the introduction of Trap Keys I am interested in seeing how they will be used in future games. Well, that’s it for now enjoy the artwork in the gallery and I’ll catch you all on the SKYSIDE!
This will be a quick post yesterday we told you guys about the Skylanders we can expect to see in wave 1. If you paid attention you saw that the 3 Legendary character was revealed Legendary Deja Vu. There was no image until now check it out!
Boy does she look awesome! As the days go by I get more excited about the release of this game as I assume most of you are too. Now we know of 3 Legendaries who will be the 4th? I’m hoping it’s someone like Short Cut or Gusto or even Enigma would be cool! What are your thoughts on the next Legendary figure? Let us know here or on any of our other social media sites. That’s it for now catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Looks like Kaos has a message for us I got this email from Kaos himself! Actually, it came from Activision but play along 🙂 Check out what he had to say…
ACTIVISION MADE A SPECIAL GAMEPLAY MODE
FOR ME, KAOS, IN SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™!
Can You Believe Those Skylanders Losers Actually Caved In to My Demands?
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 – Attention foolish human fools! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is officially announcing an all new diabolical gameplay mode in honor of me, Emperor Kaos, the most infamously evil villain in all of Skylands! In my glorious “Kaos Doom Challenge,” sniveling Portal Masters like you can feebly battle through increasingly difficult waves of my personal minions using your ridiculous army of Skylanders.
And since you obviously won’t stand a chance, I, Kaos, will graciously allow you to build defensive towers and battle my fearsome allies using any of your Skylanders from your entire collection. However, when you bumbling Portal Masters utterly fail to progress past my hoards of evil underlings, the “Mystery Box of Doom” will be opened – which will then incomprehensibly spit out gigantic villains that will completely destroy you! And because I am both benevolent and merciful, I will even let you fools use any of your pitiful Trapped Villains to fight them.
And, should any of you so-called “journalists” need an official quote from me -BEHOLD! “A recent evil study of a thousand trolls revealed that nine out of ten agree that I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer to have ever conquered Skylands. Naturally, I had every tenth one banished to my “Kaos Doom Challenge” to test the effectiveness of my 100 waves of ultimate evil doom – and they were never heard from again. So let’s just say EVERYONE agrees – I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer ever.”
And for those of you who absolutely cannot wait for your horribly inevitable destruction, the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available on a bunch of seemingly random days in October (October 5th in North America, October 10th in Europe and October 2ndin Australia to be precise) on the following exceptionally awesome platforms: Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, 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. A different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a world to conquer. I look forward to crushing your spirits. With loathing and disgust.
OMG! I am guessing this is the Kaos Mode we all have been hearing about. Check out the video of some gameplay footage showing off the Kaos Doom Challenge.