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Skylanders Battlecast Finally Coming To Stores


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Been a while since I’ve posted been really busy with the new baby. I wanted to share this tidbit of information. If you remember a while back I posted information about the Battlecast game being released March 1st. Unfortunately for us the game was pushed back for unknown reasons. Many of us were left wondering what happened anticipating the release while some of us ordered from overseas sellers

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Thanks to my sources and the info posted by Skylanders Character List we can now see that a new date has been set for the release of Battlecast at Toys R Us stores that date being May 24th. That is exactly the same day the last remaining Skylanders figure Thrillipede and vehicle Buzzwing are set to be released it’s also one day after my birthday so you know what I’ll be asking for.

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I’m really excited to get this game, as I know some of you are as well. I am also excited to get some Skylanders 6 info at E3, which is coming up soon. What do you think the new game will be called? Do you think it will tie into the new cartoon series Skylanders Academy or maybe the comic book series? Only time will tell I just know that I am over amped! Guess I’ll have to keep playing Superchargers and Battlecast for the time being. If you haven’t already make sure to go and download the Battlecast app so that you don’t miss out on anything. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Sources:

https://www.skylanders.com/video-games/skylanders-battlecast

https://skylanderscharacterlist.com/battlecast-to-hit-toys-r-us-same-time-as-buzz-wing-and-thrillipede/

 

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Let’s Hit The Road Skylanders Style!


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Just because summer is winding to an end, doesn’t mean that the fun and adventure has to stop there.  We here at Skylander Addicts want you to share your real-life adventures with your Skylanders, and with us.

Going to the beach for some final summertime fun?  Take a Skylander along!

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Going to an amusement park for some last minute thrills?  Take a Skylander along!

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Even if you are staying close to home, use your Skylanders to help show off your home town. What makes your hometown, your state or even your country unique?  Use your locale as a backdrop to show off your favorite Skylanders.

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Once you have taken your photos, be sure to visit Skylander Addicts & Collectibles on Facebook to share your photo with us.  Also, if you are Instagram, be sure and upload your photos there too.

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When sharing, use the hashtag #skylanderaddictsontheroad  Use your imaginations we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Photos By: Ziotec and LJ The Toy Addict

Game Changer: Skylanders Goes Online!


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SDCC 2015 kicked off in high gear this year and the fans loved it! Many companies such as Hasbro, Mattel, Disney, Lego, IDW, Funko and of course Activision once again showcased our favorite franchise and announced that we will be getting more Eon Elite figures and another Dark Edition starter pack with the release of the new game.

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You can learn more about the dark edition and the Elite’s here. I added some images on the Facebook page thanks to my buddy @ziotec999 showing us some new vehicles and Skylanders. For the first time we finally get to see what Astroblast who is a Light Elemnt Skylander looks like as well as his vehicle and I must say it looks pretty sweet!

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We also got a chance to see what Lava Lance Eruptor’s vehicle would like it is called the Burn-Cycle and it is BA!

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Also first time images of Big Bubble Pop Fizz and his vehicle the Soda Skimmer as well as newcomer Thrillipede and his vehicle Buzz Wing.

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A new combo pack is being introduced it is called a Racing Action Pack. It will include 1 – Skylander, 1 – Vehicle, and 1 – Trophy, which will give Portal Masters the ability to race with villains. As you can see from the image below the Golden Queen Trophy is included in this R.A.P.

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One major thing that stuck out like a sore thumb from the images was that we will now be able to race head to head with other players and finally be able to do co-op missions with our friends now that Online Multi-Player Mode has been added.

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This is BOOMTASTIC! I have prayed for an online mode as most of you have. Now that we have it I hope that they will bring back PVP mode. It would be awesome to battle other portal masters around the world see who has the best Skylanders. Only time will tell, but I’ll tell you what this has me even more excited to play this game and see what else will happen with this franchise now that we can play online.

Are you excited about the addition of an online gaming experience? Sound off in the comments or on the Facebook page. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Bowser And DK Get A Dark Make-Over Skylanders Style! Plus New Eon’s Elite Figures!


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As you may have read from my earlier post that we were expecting some sort of announcement today about the release of a Dark Starter Pack for Skylanders Superchargers. What we didn’t expect was this!

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Yes! we will be getting  Dark Versions of Donkey Kong & Bowser with Dark versions of their vehicles as well as what is referred to as a Kaos Trophy, which will be the only way to unlock special Kaos gameplay content . Here is what the official press release had to say about this momentous occasion:

skylanderaddictsSKYLANDERS® SUPERCHARGERS SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR

AT COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015

Attendees among First in the World to Play 

Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition,

Including Dark Versions of Donkey Kong™ & Bowser™,

and Check out Collectible Toy Line Eon’s Elite

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 7, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is supercharging Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 with Skylanders, the world’s leading Toys-to-Life and now Vehicles-to-Life videogame franchise.  Activision will reveal the new Skylanders® SuperChargers Dark Edition at the convention where attendees will be among the first consumers in the world to play the game with dark versions of the Starter Pack characters, including Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his Dark Barrel Blaster land vehicle; Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his Dark Clown Cruiser sky vehicle; and Skylanders fan-favorite Stealth Elf in a new Dark version.  As an extra bonus, fans can pre-order the Skylanders SuperChargersDark Edition Starter Pack at the Skylanders booth #121 and Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt.  North American fans who can’t make it to the convention can pre-order online beginning today at major retailers while supplies last.  Skylanders Comic-Con offerings also include a first-look at the highly collectible figures from the all-new Eon’s Elite lineup, as well as the popular franchise-inspired comic book series, Mad Libs and costumes.

The Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition includes unique toys that true Portal Masters will want in their collections.  All Dark Edition Starter Packs will be available for a suggested retail price of $99.99 and include Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, a two-sided ultimate collector poster and the highly sought-after Kaos Trophy, which is the only way to unlock special Kaos gameplay content.

Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and Dark Sea Shadow will be available exclusively in the Dark Edition Starter Packs for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4. The Wii U™ Dark Edition Starter Pack will include Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Dark Barrel Blaster, exclusively. A different, unique adventure including Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and Dark Clown Cruiser will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system.

Yes you read that right we will also be seeing some new Eon Elite Characters! There are six new Eon’s Elite Characters being released, but there has been a change in what retailer will be carrying them. Toy R Us will be stocking shelves this time with the 1st Wave will consist of 3 characters (Voodood, Zook, and Slam Bam) beginning in November. The 2nd Wave will include the remaining 3 characters ( Ghost Roaster, Boomer, and Dino-Rang) and will be released in December. Notice that there are only six of the forgotten 8 included in the Series 2 run of Elite’s.

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Does that mean we may see the last two at special events or with a Frito Lay competition or two? I’m praying they release the other two as well (On knees crying out to the Skylanders Gods!). They will be priced at $19.99 each which is cheaper than the $24.99 price tag GameStop has with the first series. Guess that means we will see a price drop in the first run of figures at GameStop that is good news for us that still need them. Here is more from the press release:

“This year Skylanders, the original toys-to-life franchise, gets a boost of high-octane gameplay and innovation by bringing toy vehicles to life for kids with SkylandersSuperChargers,” said John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc.  “We look forward to fans checking out our Dark Edition and Eon’s Elite offerings for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con.”

Eon’s Elite is a premium toy line offering fans the ultimate versions of some of the most iconic heroes from the game that started it all, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure®. Each hero is powered up to three times the normal level and updated with premium decorations, new poses and unique sculpts that represent how they appear in their fully upgraded form. The figures are presented in premium packaging featuring a display case with a 3-D lenticular background, making them truly collectible items.  This year’s fan-favorite roster includes Voodood, Zook, Slam Bam, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang and will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The first wave of Eon’s Elite characters — Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood — are Toys”R”Us exclusives and will be available starting November. The second wave of heroes, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang, will be available in December.

For those of you that are attending SDCC 2015 this year you can stop by booth #121 to get your chance to play the Dark Edition first hand before other Portal Masters and get some bragging rights LOL! Here is a list and schedule of where you can find Activision and the Skylanders at the event.

San Diego Comic-Con attendees can check out Skylanders at the following activations:

  • Skylanders Show Floor (Booth #121): Fans can get hands-on with the new
    Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition; check out all-new Eon’s Elitecollectible figures; take photos inside a life-sized Hot Streak vehicle or with Kaos and Spitfire statues; say hello to life-sized costumed characters Eruptor, Gill Grunt and Jet Vac; and collect giveaways all weekend long while supplies last — including Skylanders buttons and event-exclusive Hot Streak vehicle toys each morning starting at 10 a.m. PT.
  • Skylanders Comic Book, IDW Publishing (Booth #2743): Leading comic book publisher IDW will have copies of the Skylanders comic books series available for purchase. Attendees also will learn more about Rift into Overdrive, IDW’s latest Skylanders offering and prequel to Skylanders SuperChargers– available for preorder now online.  Fico Ossio, the comic book’s lead artist, will be onsite for signings on Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT.
  • Mad Libs (Booth #1032): Attendees can purchase the popular Skylanders Universe™ Mad Libs. Fans receive a free tote bag with a purchase of three Mad Libs!
  • Nintendo Game Lounge (Marriott Marquis and Marina): Convention goers can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers and collect limited edition Skylanders-themed air fresheners while supplies last.  Hours:ThursdaySaturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Penguin (Booth #1514):  Fans can purchase Penguin’s Skylanders Universe™series of books.
  • Rubie’s Costumes (Booth #3649): Skylanders fans can purchase costumes at Rubie’s booth.
  • Xbox Lounge (Manchester Grand Hyatt): SDCC badge-holders can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers, pre-order the game, enter to win a custom Skylanders SuperChargers Xbox One console on July 9, and collect special Skylanders posters while supplies last.  Follow us on Instagram @SkylanderstheGame for contest details. The Xbox Lounge hours: ThursdaySaturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Man there is a lot of fun to be had at SDCC for Skylanders Fans if you happen to be one of the lucky folks attending take some pictures and tag Skylander Addicts in them so we can see how much fun you are having. For those of us not attending the event you can still pre-order the Dark Edition starting today. How many of you Addict Portal Masters will be getting the Dark Starter? I will be getting all 3 Dark Edition Starter Packs, which is a pain to do, but I want all the Dark figures so I’ll forking over $300 plus just on starters. I wish there was a way to get them all and not have to buy all these starters. I would use the extra cash on more Skylanders anyway, but still. Any who, enjoy the images in the gallery and check out the Facebook page for more images. As always until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Skylanders Game Teases Fans With Dark News


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Some of you may have missed this yesterday so I thought that I would post about it here. The Skylanders Game released a few images on their social media sites the first image (see below) was posted on the Skylanders Italy fan page with the caption:

Attenti Padroni dei Portali, qualcosa di molto oscuro si sta avvicinando…

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When translated the caption pretty much reads: “Beware Portal Masters! Something really dark is coming…”

Later the same day the UK Skylanders game page posted this image (see below) with this caption:

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We’ve got a dark, dark secret to unveil tomorrow. What could this mean, Portal Masters?
You know us, we can’t keep a secret quiet for long – Drop back tomorrow afternoon for an exclusive look…

SDCC is this week and if you remember at last year’s event Activision announced the release of the Trap Team Dark Starter packs. I assume that the same thing will happen again this year with Superchargers.

What will we see in the starter packs?

Well from the looks of things we will be getting 2 Dark vehicles (see images below) and some sort of Kaos item not sure what it is, but my guess is that it will be a dark version of the Kaos Doomstation.

 

 

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Will we also get Dark Skylanders figures?

I am sure we will but they have just not been unveiled yet, but from the images we can assume that there will be dark versions of Spitfire and Nightfall since we are getting there vehicles. I will do an update post once I get more information.

I hope you enjoy all the images, take a min to share us with your friends, tell me what you think about this any questions or concerns, and until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Skylanders Battlecast? What Could This Be?


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I just saw this image on instagram (S/O to @supercharger_fiesta for the image) and thought I would share it because it raises some questions the main one being what the heck is Skylanders Battlecast?

 

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Could this be the game we all were guessing about when we saw this pic?

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The power bar looks the same as it does in Superchargers so maybe it is our answer to on-line multiplayer? If so will be in race mode giving us the chance to race against other players? Whatever it is I hope it looks as sweet as Superchargers does. Only time will tell until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Activision Shows Up and Brings The Stars Out At E3 2015


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This was one heck of a year for Activision at the E3 2015 event they held nothing back with all the reveals. I mean the new Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Guitar Hero, Destiny, and our favorite Skylanders Superchargers look like they all will be exciting games to play this year. I have always been a fan of the Call of Duty series as well as Guitar Hero it is nice to see it come back. Seems that there were a lot of people who were pretty excited to see what Activision had in store for us gamers.

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Bella Thorne

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Lots of celebrities visited the Activision E3 booth this year such as Emily Osment, Bella Thorn, Ty Simpkins, Neal McDonough, and Josh Duhamel who both by the way are voicing characters in the new Skylanders game.

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Duhamel is voicing the character High Volt and McDonough is voicing the character Astro Blast. I’m sure there will be more celebrity surprises that we don’t know about to come. Check out the press release from the event and enjoy all the images of the event and more Skylanders E3 images until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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ACTIVISION OPENS E3 2015 WITH MOST IMPRESSIVE 

LINEUP IN COMPANY HISTORY

                                                Offers Ultimate Hands-on Experience for All Four Tentpole Franchises

 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Delivers First-Ever Multiplayer Hands-on Reveal at E3

Worldwide Hands-on Debut of New Destiny: The Taken King

First Hands-on With Skylanders SuperChargers

Including Newly Revealed Nintendo Guest Stars

 Premiere of GHTV, the World’s First Playable Music Video Network in Guitar Hero Live; Fans Who Pre-Order the Game Get Access to Bonus Premium Content from Multi-Platinum Artist Avenged Sevenfold

Santa Monica, CA – June 16, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), for the first time on next-generation consoles is delivering hands-on gameplay across all of its franchises at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 16-18.

Starting today, June 16, the company will debut the highly-anticipated follow up to the most played series in Call of Duty® history – Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, while showcasing a completely re-imagined Guitar Hero with true, breakthrough innovation in Guitar Hero® Live and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.  Additionally, Skylanders® returns this year bringing a new category of toys to life – vehicles.  Skylanders® SuperChargers expands the franchise’s signature gameplay with an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands.  Show attendees will also be able to play the next evolution of Destiny, The Taken King, which is the first major expansion for the franchise, featuring a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, and an all-new Raid.  All playable on the show floor at Activision’s booth located in the South Hall, Booth #1647.

“This slate is built on innovation, creativity and quality, so it was an easy choice to deliver a fully hands-on experience this year at E3,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc.  “Call of Duty: Black Ops III pushes the most played series in Call of Duty history to a new level; Skylanders SuperChargers delivers a completely new way to play the most popular kids game on the planet; Destiny: The Taken King adds an entirely new saga to the #1 top-selling new video game IP of 2014 in North America and Europe, and Guitar Hero Live brings the iconic franchise back to a new generation of players with breakthrough innovation. And there’s no better way to show people what we’re talking about than to let them play.”

*According to the NPD Group, GfK and Chart-track

Activision’s E3 Slate Includes:

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Developed by award-winning developer Treyarch,Call of Duty: Black Ops III redefines how Call of Duty is played. The game is set in the year 2065, where bio augmentation and Cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier.  Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle.  This elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger, and smarter. Black Ops III also offers the deepest, most rewarding multiplayer ever offered in Call of Duty, and, a mind-blowing Call of Duty Zombies experience that, for the first time, features its own XP progression system.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is in development for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC; a PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 version are also in development. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, visit: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

In addition to the first ever Call of Duty multiplayer hands-on at E3, for the first time Call of Duty: Black Ops III also will be available for viewing in the Sony PlayStation booth, located in the West Hall, booth #4522.  This follows the announcement from Sony PlayStation and Activision that starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Call of Duty DLC map packs will debut first on PlayStation, and this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta will launch first on PlayStation 4 in August.

Guitar Hero Live – The pop culture phenomenon that introduced a new way to interact with music is back with the all-new Guitar Hero Live, featuring breakthrough innovations that will re-ignite your dreams of becoming a rock star.  Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero Live introduces two powerful ways to play, including GH Live, a first-person point of view where you are up on stage as the star of the show, and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.

GH Live is a live-action experience that delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band, in front of real crowds, who dynamically react to how well or poorly you play. As the lead guitarist, you play an array of songs in a variety of venues, ranging from the smallest club stage to the massive main stage of an outdoor festival.  GHTV is a 24-hour, always-on mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos – across a wide variety of genres – from the newest releases to favorite hits. Fans can pick from multiple channels and themed shows, discovering new songs as they play, and can also choose songs to play on-demand.  In GHTV, fans can also play with their friends in the same room or against players from around the world, while completing challenges along the way for sweet rewards.  Guitar Hero Livewill be available October 20, 2015, and on October 23 in Europe, on the PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system and select mobile devices to be announced soon.  The game is rated “T” for Teen (Lyrics).  Through a one-of-a-kind partnership, fans can pre-order their copy at select retailers worldwide and get access to bonus content from multi-platinum artist Avenged Sevenfold, which includes premium shows, custom note highways and more.  Visit http://www.guitarhero.com/bonus for more details.  For more information about Guitar Hero Live, please visithttp://www.guitarhero.com,www.youtube.com/guitarhero or follow @guitarhero on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Destiny – From Bungie, and Activision comes Destiny: The Taken King, a major expansion and by far the largest addition to the Destiny universe yet. Featuring a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, and an all-new Raid, Destiny: The Taken King will put player’s skills to the ultimate test. To stand up to the challenge, players will have access to three new devastating Guardian subclasses, and a massive arsenal of weapons, armor, and gear.  The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. At launch PlayStation® gamers will also get access to a host of additional content for The Taken King, including a Strike, a Crucible map, three sets of gear and an exotic weapon, exclusive until Fall 2016. For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels atwww.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net.

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Skylanders SuperChargers – Rev your engines! Skylanders®, the #1 kids’ console franchise worldwide(1) is taking to Land, Sea and Air with Skylanders SuperChargers this fall. Skylanders SuperChargers is an unprecedented high-octane, action-adventure videogame where fans can speed across Skylands’ roads in vehicular combat, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights as they barrel-roll through enemy swarms. The new game features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. The trailblazing vehicles-to-life innovation of the game is realized when players take helm as Skylanders of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles. Not only are the vehicles playable via the Portal of Power® in the game, but also many feature moving parts, making them fun to play with outside of the game. Portal Masters will also have the ability to customize all vehicles in-game with super cool modifications and upgradeable weapons.

Additionally, Activision and Nintendo announced a landmark creative collaboration today that brings major star power to Skylanders SuperChargers with the introduction of iconic Nintendo characters to the game – Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser.  Each character will have their own signature vehicles and will be available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Nintendo platforms. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, iPad and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A different and unique adventure will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. The game will be available on September 20 in North America, September 24 in Australia/New Zealand; and on September 25 in Europe.For more information, visit: www.skylanders.com, www.youtube.com/skylandersgame  or follow @SkylandersGame on Twitter and Facebook or @SkylandersTheGame onInstagram.

 

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Nintendo Amiibos Join The Skylanders Universe


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Hey Addicts!

I know this is old news but I thought I would share all the info I got from the press release about Nintendo Amiibo’s coming to the Skylanders Game. I have been out-of-town as you know and couldn’t post this info sooner. Better late than never is what mama would say. So here ya goes!

skylanderaddictsSKYLANDERS® SUPERCHARGERS INTRODUCES

DONKEY KONG™ AND BOWSER™ AS SKYLANDERS GUEST STARS

Landmark Creative Collaboration between Activision and Nintendo

Offers Fans New Skylanders that Also Work as amiibo Figures –

Available in all Nintendo Starter Packs

 Fans Attending E3 2015 will be First to Get Hands-On with the

New Skylanders and their Vehicles!

 Santa Monica, Calif. – June 16, 2015 -Today Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), and Nintendo announced during Nintendo’s Digital Event at E3 2015 an unprecedented collaboration designed to deliver to fans an amazing gameplay experience never before seen. Skylanders® is packing some major star power with the introduction of two of Nintendo’s iconic characters — Donkey Kong and Bowser — as guest stars inSkylanders SuperChargers. The characters will be available exclusively inSkylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, available now for pre-order. E3 2015 attendees will be the first to get their hands on the characters and their specially created vehicles.

Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders Superchargers introduces Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, which usher in a first-of-its-kind collaboration for the Skylanders franchise. These new characters will be exclusive to the Nintendo platforms.  As the pioneers of the toys-to-life category, Skylanders is innovating yet again by infusing magic into the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser figures, enabling them to be playable in both Skylanders SuperChargers and select amiibo compatible games with a simple twist of the characters’ bases.

“Activision Blizzard has always cherished our collaboration with Nintendo, and we are grateful for decades of partnership,” said Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. “Since we made the first toys-to-life game, some of our most dedicated players have been Nintendo fans around the world. Skylanders is delighted to welcome beloved guest stars Donkey Kong and Bowser into its magical world.”

The goal with this creative collaboration is to honor the personalities and heritage of Donkey Kong and Bowser that fans have come to love from previous games, while creating a fresh look and feel for the guest stars in Skylands. For example, Turbo Charge Donkey Kong’s powers and attacks include barrel throws and exploding bongos and other classic Donkey Kong powers that pay homage to the lore of the character, as well as exciting new moves for the iconic character. Hammer Slam Bowser’s powers range from commanding Koopas, summoning Warp Pipes as well as fierce fire-breathing attacks.

“Activision’s Skylanders games have been very popular on Nintendo platforms, and we hope this collaboration will delight fans of the franchise,” said Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “We believe this unique approach will help expand the entire category and make it appealing to even more players.”

The trailblazing vehicles-to-life innovation of Skylanders SuperChargers is realized when players take the helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles.

Skylanders SuperChargers is a high octane action-adventure videogame where fans have the freedom to speed across Skylands’ roads in vehicular combat, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights as they barrel roll through enemy swarms.

Skylanders SuperChargers gameplay is revved up on Nintendo platforms, as Portal Masters can also pilot and steer Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser’s custom designed, never-before-seen vehicles, Barrel Blaster and Clown Cruiser. The special Skylanders guest stars and vehicles will be playable, cooperatively or alone, in Skylanders SuperChargers on the following Nintendo platforms: Wii U, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.  Both characters and vehicles are playable in Skylanders SuperChargers across all three Nintendo systems.

In Skylanders SuperChargers, the evil Kaos has unleashed The Darkness to take control of Skylands. Fortunately, a special team of Skylanders known as the SuperChargers has been assembled to pilot an incredible fleet of vehicles with the power to travel through the destruction – over land, sea, and sky!  But with Skylands on the verge of collapse, the Skylanders have reached out across all dimensions to call for reinforcements.  Answering the call is the most unexpected duo – Donkey Kong and Bowser!  Using their own elite vehicles to magically travel between worlds, they have joined the epic battle against Kaos and The Darkness!

Skylanders is bringing another trailblazing innovation with the launch ofSkylanders SuperChargers on September 20, 2015 in North America. The new gamesupports all 300+ Skylanders toys from previous games, enabling all Skylanders characters to pilot land, sea or sky-based vehicles. The vehicles are playable in-game and many feature moving parts, making them also fun to play with in the physical world. Players will also have the ability to customize all vehicles in-game with super cool modifications and upgradeable weapons.

For the ultimate gameplay experience, players can pair a SuperCharger Skylander with its signature vehicle to create a SuperCharged combination, unlocking exclusive mods that rev up the performance of the vehicle and abilities of the character.  Players can also have fun seeing Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser pilot any of the 20 SuperCharger vehicles available in the new game.

Fans can pre-order Skylanders SuperChargers at select retail destinations worldwide. The Skylanders Wii U Starter Pack’s suggested retail price is $74.99 and includes Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his signature vehicle, Barrel Blaster. The Skylanders Wii and 3DS Starter Packs’ suggested retail prices are $74.99 and $64.99, respectively, and include Hammer Slam Bowser and his signature vehicle, Clown Cruiser. All three Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for Nintendo platforms also include Super Shot Stealth Elf, newly designed Portal of Power®+ and the full AAA game*.

It seems like a lot of portal masters are upset with seeing Bowser and DK come to Skylanders Universe. I think some of us forgot that Nintendo was originally approached with the Skylanders idea with SSA. Unfortunately at the time Nintendo turned the idea away and the rest is history. Now present day Nintendo joining forces with Activision is a great thing in my opinion. I hope we will get more Amiibo Skylanders and not just Bowser and Donkey Kong. Who else would you like to see on the Amiibo side of the Skylanders Universe? I would like to see Toad and of course a Goomba maybe Mario and Luigi and the Hammer Bros. the possibilities are endless. Enjoy the images in the gallery and until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Are You Ready For The Super Charged E3 Skylanders Unveiling


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I have been out-of-town for the past few weeks so I haven’t been able to post any info, but I am stoked for E3 like most of you are. It will be announced at 12:00 pm tomorrow and I bet there will be a lot of stuff to be seen. Nothing to share as of yet besides Nintendo is now teaming up with Activision to support Amiibos, which I think will be an awesome venture for both companies. Check out the image below.

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I’m over the moon to see Bowser and DK join the Skylanders in this adventure. They will be availble in Wii, Wii U, and 3DS starters from what I can see, but my question is will these be the only Amiibos? I’m sure there will be more I mean how can you have Bowser without Mario?

There is a new E3 exclusive this year and it isn’t a Skylander per say. This year we will be getting an exclusive variant of Hot Streak and I must say the color scheme is pretty awesome!

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According to press releases there will be new and returning licenses coming out with the release of the new game as well.Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 2.41.15 PMMan there is a lot of stuff coming with this new release licenses galore glad to see that things will be a bit different from it was last year. I didn’t notice as many licenses in 2014. I know there will be so much more info so I’ll be posting as I get it when I can as I’m still on the road. I’ve got one more image that you may not have seen check this out!

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This Skylanders name is Fiesta I guess it is safe to assume he was inspired by the Mexican Day of The Dead holiday and art. He looks BOOMTASTIC! I’m so full from all this Skylanders info I feel like I am going to burst! Yet I still keep screaming FEED ME MORE! LOL! How do you all feel about the new look of the characters and vehicles? Will you be adding the new Skylanders Amiibos to your collection? I know I will and if you are as addicted to Skylanders as I am you will too. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Happy National Donut Day


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In honor of National Donut Day, the Skylanders SuperChargers have some donuts of their own to share check out the video below.

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