Recently we got the news that the popular cartoon series Skylanders Academy is coming back to Netflix for not one but two more seasons. We can expect to see Season 2 in the fall of 2017 and Season 3 the following year. Check out the official press release provided by Activision below.
Attention All Skylanders! Activision Blizzard Studios Expands “Skylanders Academy” To Season 3
Netflix Renews the Critically Acclaimed Animated Series for a Third Season
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – February 2, 2017 – Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that its Netflix original series “Skylanders™ Academy” has been renewed for a third season. Production on the third season of “Skylanders Academy”—the first television series developed and produced by Activision Blizzard Studios—will begin in February, with animation again created by the renowned TeamTO studio in France.
“Activision Blizzard Studios celebrates the opportunity to bring another season of quality programming to families around the world,” said studio Co-President Nick van Dyk. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Netflix on this iconic franchise.”
Season 3 will launch in 2018. This year, audiences can enjoy Season 2 of “Skylanders Academy,” which brings back Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks.
New addition Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will join the cast in Season 2, voicing the role of Cynder, a new cadet at the Academy with a mysterious past. The Diamond Minecart (Daniel Middleton) will reprise his role as Cy and Daniel Wu returns as King Pen. Additional voice talent in Season 2 includes Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz. The series features the exclusive song “Harmony” (Skylanders Academy Theme) produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Timbaland and performed by Timbaland fet. Dalton Diehl.
“Response to the show has been incredibly enthusiastic, and we’ve taken a lot of creative inspiration from fans’ excitement,” said studio Co-President Stacey Sher, “We have a lot of fun in store for season three and are thrilled to give audiences even more of the characters they love.”
Based on Activision Blizzard’s record-breaking $3.5 billion Skylanders® game franchise1, “Skylanders Academy” is high quality entertainment for the whole family. This Netflix original series follows the heroic adventures of Spyro, Eruptor, Stealth Elf, Jet-Vac and Pop Fizz as they travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers. The award-winning Skylanders franchise, created by Toys for Bob, has sold through more than 300 million toys since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011(1), and late last year Activision launched Skylanders® Imaginators, the latest innovation in the franchise.
Activision Blizzard Studios launched last year to create original content based on the company’s extensive library of iconic and globally-recognized intellectual properties, which includes some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world. “Skylanders Academy” is the first production by Sher and van Dyk, who are joined by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick as the series’ executive producers.
About Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight over 500 million monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activision’s Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, Diablo®, StarCraft® and Heroes of the Storm®, and King’s Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune “100 Best Companies To Work For®.” Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activisionblizzard.com.
This is great news for the franchise that gives us portal masters hope that the rumors of the series being cancelled are just that rumors. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Pardon if I’m late to the party, but have you seen the images for the new Skylanders game if not check these out! By the way both of these were found on instagram.
Can’t wait to hear and see more tomorrow while I’m snatching up the new releases. Will you be getting the new game even though there are vehicles in it? I think this is going to be BOOMTASTIC! I’m super excited to see the unveiling as I know most of you are. Good luck scoring tomorrow while hunting hope you all find what you are looking for. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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 was going through my timeline and I noticed that Portal Master Andrew Azalea tagged me in a link to an article discussing the new release of Skylanders slated to be released in 2015. According to VideoGamer the new game will not be made by Toys for Bob, but instead will be developed by Vicarious Visions makers of last years mega hit Skylanders Swap Force. Most of us die hard fans already had this knowledge, but it is good to know that the rumor seems to be true. Due to the sale of over 240 million toys since the Skylanders Game was released in 2011 generating over 3 billion in retail sales, Activision has stated that they have out sold every toy line released in 2014 making it the Number 1 selling toy in the world. You may remember me mentioning Skylanders being the #1 children’s console game of 2014. As well as receiving another #1 console game rating with the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. With the tremendous amount of sales Activision will not only be releasing a new Skylanders game, but according to the Activision 4th quarter company report there will also be a new Call of Duty game and a 3rd expansion of Destiny.
What will the new game be called? What will it be about? Who will be in it? Man so questions are coming to me now… hope I can get some more info in the months to come. Are you excited to hear that there will be another game coming? What are your guesses about what the new ‘gimmick’ will be? Let me know in the comment section. Be sure to check us out on all of our social networks. Oh I have a small announcement to make. For those of you that have followed the Skylander Addicts journey the original website is coming back with a brand new look. I’m pretty excited to bring the original Skylander Addicts site back. I want to know what are some changes you would like me to make before I republish the site? I want to continue to grow our awesome fold and what better way to do so than to have your help. Without you I wouldn’t be able to do any of this and for that I am grateful and thankful to have the friendship of all of you. Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”
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