As I have said now for a few weeks that the new game is going to have a vehicle aspect to it. I have seen screen shots from computers and various other things stating that the new Skylanders game will indeed be called Skylanders Superchargers. Today Amazon leaked a bit more info about the game and it has the Skylanders Fans going crazy! (See images below).
Many sadly have said they will not be buying the new game because of the Vehicles being added. I think that this is going to be a great game I am very interested to see how Vicarious Visions handles this installment. A few questions have come to mind like, will all the figures be compatible now that vehicles are being introduced? Will we finally be getting an online multi-player function? (God I hope so) What will happen to the Traps? Will we still be able to play with our favorite villains? Will all of this tracking down traps be all in vain? I seriously hope not that would really suck! If traps are still playable in this game I wonder how the traps and vehicles would interact?
I really do hope that the vehicles don’t take away from the adventure style gameplay we have been accustom to. With so many new Toys To Life titles coming out this year many of us are scrambling trying to pick a side for some strange reason. Why pick sides there is enough room for all the titles and from my experience playing all the other titles they all bring something new to the genre.
I remember when Infinity first hit the scene tons of people were saying they were getting out and into infinity. A nice amount of those same people came back to Skylanders that tells you something. I am going to wait until I see gameplay of the game and review the new game before I make my decision on this being a good or bad game. I could never just stop playing Skylanders I have invested way to much time into this franchise to hop on the bandwagon and jump ship (such a Kaos thing). I’ll be a Skylanders supporter until the game is no more and even after because that is what loyal fans do.
I hope that there are more people out there that are excited about this game than not, but if not I’m not worried you will be back the SKYSIDE always wins.
Update: No release date or pre-orders available yet. Did not show console listings for XBOX One or PS4. Link has been taken down.
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!