I woke up to a message from NOE telling me to check out Dark Spyro. Of course I jumped up and hit the net to see what was going on. At first I looked at the post and was like “Really? Nitro Head Rush Info… Eh!” then I noticed a comment that made me understand what the fuss was about. According to DS user Txholdem1224 there will be an exclusive Special Easter Edition Weeruptor Mini Skylander and Earth Trap.
This is awesome news! I’m not sure if the Weeruptor and Earth trap will come together, but it is nice to know that we will be getting easter exclusives from TRU and Target. Here is the DPCI to help you out while you are on the hunt: 207-00-3014.
Now back to Nitro Head Rush as we already know she is being seen on the shelves of Target stores, but the figures are register locked with a release date of 2/15. What you may not know is the DPCI so here it goes: 207-00-3012. Hopefully having this bit of extra information will help you guys get your hands on these with no issues. DS user star kitty posted some images of the Nitro Head Rush figure they spotted but couldn’t purchase. Check out the images in the gallery below. Special thanks to NOE, Star Kitty, and TxHoldEm for the heads up.
Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”
I happened to see a post about the Vicarious Visions team playing what could potentially be the next installment in the Skylanders series. Take a look at this picture found on DarkSpyro posted by DS user fairyland.
Here are some close up shots of the screen uploaded by DS user CountMoneyBone.
Here is a close up of the game title posted on DS by the Skylander Dad under the SkylanderKids user name. Can you figure out what it says?
Lots of us have tried to figure out what the game title says. Some say Baa-ttle Island(s), some say Baa-tle Land(s), which is what I thought it said when I first looked at it. After looking at it some more and seeing the post from the Skylanders Dad I’m pretty convinced it says Baa-ttle Flag. Skylanders Dad speculates that this could be a capture the flag style of game using the sheep as the flag. It makes perfect sense to me and even more sense that if this is released it will be a spin-off or mobile app.
As you can see from the images it seems that it is a two player multiplayer game as there are two game screens. Some have rumored that it could be a PC release, but after I looked at the photo more the VV employees are using XBOX controllers the game is just set up next to a set of computers. I don’t think that this will be a PC release, but I also am not to sure that this will be Skylanders 5 either. Here are my reasons…
- Look at the game logo there are no elements in the title, which leads me to believe that this is a potential Skylanders Spin-Off game.
- It looks like a first person shooter something like Plant vs Zombies Garden Warfare. All other Skylanders titles had a toy tie in or gimmick (Giants big toys, Swap Force Swap-Ability, Trap Team Trap aspect). Where is the gimmick? I refuse to believe the new gimmick would be sheep.
- And finally, I don’t see a portal or a toy being used. So you are telling me they are going to phase out the toys and portal all together? So not likely.
If this game ever sees the light of day I think it will be released as a mini game, a spin-off title (not Skylanders 5), or be released much like Battle Grounds or Cloud Patrol as a mobile app where the toy can be linked, but are not necessary to play the game Skylanders can be purchased through the game app.
Either way I’m excited to see new ideas are being explored with the Skylanders franchise. I think spin-off games could be a fresh breathe of life for the series. Could you imagine Skylanders fighter games, racing games like Mario Kart, Party games like Mario Party, man the list can go on. Whatever Actvision, VV, and TFB have up their sleeve we know it is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to see if this idea makes the cut and flourishes into another epic chapter in Skylanders history. Special thanks to everyone that shared images or posted about this topic on DarkSpyro. Until next time I’ll catch you all on the SKYSIDE!
Aura24 over at darkspyro.net posted gameplay footage of the new frito-lay skylanders as well as their catch phrases and back stories. The gameplay looks great! Flip-Wreck was a surprise for me he looks a lot cooler than I thought he would be. His wheel shield attack is freaking boss! Batspin and High Five also look amazing I love Batspins bat transformation attack and High Five’s dash attack looks really wicked. Check out the videos & images below I also included the back stories and catch phrases that were included in the post. Thanks to Aura24 for sharing this info and once again to Matteomax for the images. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Name: Bat Spin
Catch Phrase: No Rest For The Wicked! (one of Cynder’s battle cries)
Bat Spin hailed from the underworld, where as a child she was separated from her people. After spending months searching for them, she eventually was welcomed by a colony of magical bats who raised her as one of their own. After many peaceful years living with the bats, the colony was invaded by an army of undead trolls, who were set on stealing their magic to build an ultimate sonar weapon. Bat Spin quickly took action and used powerful abilities that she had learned growing up with the bats and essentially becoming one of them. She heroically defeated the trolls and saved the colony. This caught the attention of Master Eon, who saw at once she would make a worthy Skylander!
Name: Flip Wreck
Catch Phrase: Making Waves!
Most of the dolphins of Bottlenose Bay spent their days playing in the waves. However, Flip Wreck was different. Always the adventurous one, he took it upon himself to be a self-appointed protector of his undersea world. One day, while exploring an underwater graveyard of shipwrecks, he came across a massive Ice Viking ship that was still intact. Suddenly, a huge crew of Ice Vikings burst out from inside and began leading an attack on the unarmed dolphin residents. Flip Wreck took off at once and quickly fastened together armor, shield, and sword using pieces from the nearby wrecks. He then single-handedly defeated the Ice Vikings, who retreated never to be seen again. For his heroic actions, Flip Wreck was made a Skylander and now turns the tide against evil in Skylands!
Name: High Five
Catch Phrase: Buzz Off!
Growing up, High Five was one of the most skilled sky racers of all the dragonflies. But as the fifth son of the Royal High Flying Dragonflies, he was not allowed to enter any of the racing tournaments that took place each year because of his age. Instead he was forced to watch from the sidelines as his four older brothers competed for the coveted Trophy of Sparx, which legend has said holds magical properties. One year, during the biggest racing event of the season, High Five learned that the Troll Racing Team had stolen the valuable trophy and were going to use the race to cover their escape. He quickly took action, jumping into the race and using his amazing flying skills to weave and dodge his way to the front of the pack, where he caught up to the trolls and brought them down. For his actions, High Five was given the Trophy of Sparx. Even more importantly, he was made a Skylander, where he now helps protect Skylands from any evildoers!