To celebrate the arrival of Skylanders SuperChargers and the addition of racing to the franchise, Skylanders became the official partner of racing champion Max Chilton for the season finale of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
Chilton, a 24-year-old former Formula 1 driver and fan of the Skylanders franchise, blazed the tracks of Laguna Seca in a Skylanders-themed race car on September 12-13.
“SuperCharged” Chilton shattered Tony Kaanan’s 1997 track record in the qualifying race, broke the race lap record set by Helio Castroneves in 1996 and ended the season on the Indy Lights podium for Carlin.
Skylanders also “SuperCharged” Enea Bastianini from the Gresini Racing Team to take the win at the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini GP in Italy, his first career victory in the Moto 3 World Championship. Bastianini will take to the track again in his Skylanders SuperChargers-branded race suit at the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain onSeptember 25-27.
Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, a complementary racing experience, will be available on September 20 for Nintendo’s Wii™ system for $74.99 MSRP and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system for $64.99 MSRP. The addition of Donkey Kong and Bowser as guest stars in the new game, along with their specially created vehicles, will be available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers and Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Nintendo platforms. The SuperCharged characters not only work in Skylanders SuperChargers, but will also work with select amiibo-compatible Nintendo games with a simple twist of the character’s base.
GamesCom is well on its way this is the first day of the largest video game convention in Germany. With previous releases we have gotten more updates about the game before it’s released and it looks like the same will happen again this year. Check out the official press release from GamesCom 2015 courtesy of Activision.
Rev your engines! Skylanders®, the #1 kids’ console franchise worldwide is taking to Land, Sea and Air with Skylanders® SuperChargers on September 20 in North America. Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life — an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands. For the first time, kids can explore and navigate the mountainous terrains, deep-sea environments and big blue skies of Skylands like never before with amazingly detailed vehicles, many of which feature moving parts that will play in the real world and come to life in the game via the Portal of Power®.
The trailblazing vehicles-to-life innovation of Skylanders SuperChargers is realized when players take helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles. Skylanders SuperChargers is an unprecedented high-octane action-adventure video game 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.
In addition to vehicle-to-life, Skylanders is packing some major star power with the introduction of two of Nintendo’s iconic characters — Donkey Kong and Bowser — as guest stars in Skylanders SuperChargers. The characters, along with their specially created vehicles will be available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Nintendo platforms.
In Skylanders SuperChargers, Kaos’ quest to rule over Skylands reveals his most sinister weapon ever – a massive “Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction” capable of eating the sky itself. 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!
Skylanders SuperChargers introduces 20 new SuperCharger characters and 20 new vehicles, while also supporting all 300+ Skylanders toys from previous games, enabling any Skylanders character to pilot land, sea or sky-based vehicles.
Additionally, for the first time, players can purchase the digital Portal Owners Pack via connected consoles or for select iPads. They can download the full AAA game and complete the mainline game with Instant Spitfire SuperCharger and Instant Hot Streak vehicle. They can also use a Portal they already own to enjoy the full game experience with physical toys from the new Skylanders SuperChargers along with their existing collections.
- Vehicles-to-Life – For the first time, players can take their Skylanders vehicles straight from the real world into the videogame via the Portal of Power to explore the land, sea and skies of Skylands. The vehicles are aligned by element and terrain type, giving players unique abilities and diverse experiences across different settings throughout the game. Not only are the vehicles playable in-game, but many also have movable parts making the toys fun and playable outside of the game.
- New Heroes – A brand-new class of Skylanders, known as SuperChargers are ready to buckle up and throw down with special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. For the first time in Skylanders history, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters — Donkey Kong and Bowser — will guest star in Skylanders SuperChargers. These special Skylanders will be playable in both Skylanders SuperChargers and select amiibo-compatible games with a simple twist of the character’s base. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be exclusively playable on the following Nintendo platforms: Wii U, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
- Customized Vehicles – In Skylanders SuperChargers, kids explore Skylands like never before by going behind the wheel of powerful, tricked-out vehicles. SuperChargers will have the ability to customize vehicles in-game with super cool modifications and upgradeable weapons. As players travel throughout the game, they can also discover hidden mods such as a volcanic booster engine that spews lava rocks and jet wings with feathers made of gold.
- SuperCharged Combos – For the ultimate gaming experience, players can pair a SuperCharger Skylander with its unique signature vehicle to create a SuperCharged combination, unlocking an exclusive mod that revs up the performance of the vehicle. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser’s signature vehicles are available for Nintendo platforms exclusively.
- More Diverse Gameplay – The game delivers a dynamic, story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventure – complete with combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming — all set within a variety of compelling environments. There will be 20 new vehicles toys that fans can play with that feature a variety of designs and types – race cars, motorcycles, boats, tanks, helicopters, jets, submarines and more.
o Land: Stunt, skid, and drift while driving and experiencing high-octane combat
o Sea: Explore underwater seas, race down roaring rapids and ride the surf and waves o Sky: Engage in aerial dogfighting and enjoy freedom of flight with 360 degrees of control.
• Fast-Paced Storyline – Fans can immerse themselves in an all-new, high-velocity adventure that ignites imaginations and fuels excitement as they speed through Skylands like never before.
• Online Multiplayer Gameplay – For the first time in Skylanders history, Skylanders SuperChargers is offering online multiplayer gameplay on console. Whether it’s online co-op play in Adventure Mode or four-player competitive racing, family and friends are sure to have a blast. Voice-chat is available with players on your friends list and with friends of friends to fuel fun competition online.
• Racing Mode – Racing Mode is an all-new way to play, featuring a mix of high-octane, supercharged racing and combat, accentuated by power-ups, boosts, hazards and more. What’s more, Racing Mode is available right out of the box in the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack! There are a total of six race tracks in the Starter Pack for fans to play – two for each terrain type: Land, Sea and Sky. Players can also purchase Racing Action Packs that unlock additional content. A total of three Racing Action Packs, one for each terrain, will be available and include three special toys (a SuperCharger, Vehicle and villain trophy). The villain trophy unlocks two new tracks and new modes, including SuperVillain Cup, Boss Pursuit and Mirror Cup.
• Skylanders SuperChargers Racing for the Wii and 3DS: Fans can augment their SuperCharger experience with a complementary, dedicated racing combat game — Skylanders SuperChargers Racing — for the WiiTM system and Nintendo 3DSTM hand-held system. All-new tracks, augmented with power-ups, boosts, hazards and more, offer up to 50 different and exciting gameplay experiences. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head-to-head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character BowserTM and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS and can also be played on the Wii UTM system. The Supercharged character not only works in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, but also as amiibo in compatible Nintendo games, so players can store their saved data in both modes with a simple twist of the figure’s base.
IGN posted a video of some gameplay footage sorry guys it’s in German but the gameplay footage looks really good! Check out the video link below. I include some more images of the vehicles, toys, and more in the gallery as well take a look at those at your leisure. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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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…
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Yesterday was one busy day lots of images and gameplay videos have popped up everywhere. I have to say that I am rather excited to see what Skylanders Superchargers brings to the table. The figures look amazing! I would say that they are probably the best looking figures thus far, which is a + for me. Adding a playable element to the vehicles is also a nice touch younger kids will go crazy with articulation being thrown into the mix. Visually it looks great! The gameplay footage that has surfaced has me ready to get my drive on, but am I the only one feeling like I need more? Before I go crazy with my thoughts here is a break down of everything I know so far thanks to the press release sent to me from Activision, who by the way also provided all the images you see in the article as well.
Skylanders SuperChargers features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. These SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. Twenty new SuperChargers character toys and 20 new vehicle toys will be available.
So it looks like we will have a total of 40 new toys to add to our ever-growing collections. The new vehicle toys have replaced the Trap crystals this go around. Which leaves me and most of you with a pretty big question what happened to the Traps? Can we still use them? Well according to the release all 300+ toys are compatible, but it doesn’t say anything specifically about the traps.
Players will 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 an exclusive mod that revs up the performance of both the vehicle and character. Not only are the vehicles playable in the game, but also many feature moving parts, making them fun to play with outside of the game. Additionally, Skylanders SuperChargers supports all 300+ Skylanders toys from previous games, enabling all Skylanders characters to pilot land, sea or sky-based vehicles.
Unfortunately the Traps are not used as they are in Trap Team they are instead magic items used to super charge your vehicles. I think this is a big bummer, but I can see the reasoning. I would have loved to trap new villains or use the trapped villains in the new game some how (insert sad face here) at least we get Skystones of them right?
The game’s storyline focuses on Kaos’ latest attempt to rule Skylands. In his efforts to take down the Skylanders, Kaos has unleashed his most sinister weapon ever – a massive “Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction” capable of eating the sky itself! Fortunately, Master Eon has seen the warning signs and assembled a special team of Skylanders to pilot an unstoppable fleet of land, sea and sky vehicles with the power to travel through the reign of destruction to stop Kaos!
At the helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles, Portal Masters can engage in a high-octane action-adventure videogame like never before. Kids can speed across Skylands’ roads in vehicular combat, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights as they barrel-roll through enemy swarms for the first time. Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders SuperChargers offers a rich story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, set within a variety of all-new compelling environments.
The storyline seems interesting Kaos is back at it as usual and he isn’t alone according to the article I read over at Polygon. They got a chance to see a walk through demo of the game with Vicarious Visions Senior Executive Producer David Nathanielsz. Check out the article and read more about their experience.
The Skylanders need to retrieve the Thunderous Bolt, which is located in the Cloud Kingdom. But the ruler of the area, Lord Stratosfear, has made a deal with Kaos, so our heroes will need to defeat Kaos’ forces to secure the item they’re seeking.
The Cloud Kingdom lives up to its name, with thick mist obscuring much of the area and dissipating as you walk through it. You’ll have to blow on storm horns placed throughout the level to clear the clouds away.
It’s a beautiful place, evoking the utopias of antiquity with verdant terraces, hanging gardens and Ionic columns. And the dialogue is written in the vein of the best cartoons, with references and commentary that will fly over kids’ heads. The people of the Cloud Kingdom are the one-percenters of the Skylands. One character notes that Lord Stratosfear “never trusted the underclass” before quickly stating, “No offense to you, of course.” After you’ve cleaned up the level, that same individual says you’re “a credit to your people.”
Yes! Another villain, don’t get me wrong I love kicking some Kaos butt, but it nice to see another villain maybe we will have to defeat him as well I for one wouldn’t mind knocking Lord Stratosfear out of the stratosphere! On another note it seems Toys R Us will once again be the place to find the best selection of Skylanders merchandise.
“Since first partnering with Activision to bring the original Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure to our stores, we have believed whole-heartedly in the magic and innovation of this brand, as well as the company’s ability to re-imagine and redefine play experiences with the toys-to-life concept,” said Richard Barry, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “With each new introduction, Activision never disappoints its highly loyal fans of the franchise, and we are thrilled to continue to offer the broadest assortment of all Skylanders® merchandise, including the newly introduced Skylanders SuperChargers.”
I haven’t been disappointed in the past with much besides how well shelves have been stocked, yet that still hasn’t hurt this franchise. In the beginning just about every major big box retailer had jumped on the Skylanders train. We could find them pretty much anywhere there where variants galore. Now it seems that the only stores that keep them stocked or is in the chase race is Target and TRU with Walmart trying to stay in the race but is falling way behind. So my question is will we see more stores carrying the figures and game again? Will we have more variants, chase figures, etc. this go around?
This year there is so much competition in the Toys to Life category it is enough to make one get dizzy with all the new games, apps, etc. I have been wondering how Activision is feeling about the competition especially with how well Amiibos have been doing and the LEGO brand stepping into the ring. Well it doesn’t seem like they are to concerned as they are the creators and leaders of the genre, which they kindly reiterate every chance they get.
“We created the toys-to-life category and have continued to lead it by bringing new innovations and new magic to the genre with each and every game. First we brought action figures to life, and now we’re bringing vehicles to life with Skylanders SuperChargers,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “We love making these games because in order to do it well, you have to constantly tap into your inner kid. What kid hasn’t imagined epic vehicles with amazing powers and dreamed about the adventures they could have with them? Skylanders SuperChargers makes those dreams real.”
I like how they are now trying to brand “vehicles to life” with this new release. It has me wondering what else we can expect Activision and it’s companies to bring to life? I will say one of the things that has kept Skylanders around is the way it appeals to children. They have a formula that has been working for quite some time now cater to the kids and they will come, but I wonder what happens when those kids grow up and want there favorite Skylanders to grow with them? Will we get a more edgy game then? One that caters to not only children, but older collectors and gamers as well?
We can expect to see the game released on every platform as it has been in the past, but the game experience will be different for Wii and 3DS players.
Fans can pre-order Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs beginning on June 3 at select retail destinations worldwide for the suggested retail price of $74.99 in North America, which includes two new Skylanders characters, a first-of-its kind Skylanders vehicle, newly designed Portal of Power®+ and the full AAA game. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, and a different, unique adventure will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. Additionally, the complete Skylanders SuperChargers experience will be available on iPad®. The game will be available on September 20 in North America, September 24 in Australia/New Zealand; and on September 25 in Europe.
Has anyone else noticed the game is coming out in September as opposed to the regular October release date? I suppose the decision was made to compete with all the other Toys To Life games coming out. Although the full experience was only mentioned for iPad I assume it will also be available for Andriod at some point as well (fingers crossed). I know some of you are annoyed that there is another portal being introduced, but don’t fret there is good news thanks again to the article from Polygon.
For the first time Activision is offering a digital Portal Owners Pack for those of you that don’t want to purchase another portal. The pack will include in-game versions of Hot Streak and Super Shot Stealth Elf, and of course a downloadable version of the game for only $49.99, which I think is pretty cool having the option to buy or not buy the new portal. I wonder what the Wii and 3DS storyline will be like? Is Beenox again behind the wheel on these versions? I think they did a good job with Trap Team so I’m curious to know if they were given another shot.
Now here is something that should have you all jumping for joy! According to the Best Buy pre-order link we will finally be getting an on-line experience! Check out the image below thanks to Ziotec for the heads up!
I am over excited to be able to play online with all of you I’ll share all my gamer tags so that we can stay connected when the game gets closer to release. We now have a better understanding of what to expect with the release, but I still have a few questions. For instance will there be another Dark Starter Pack and who will be included? How many figures will there be per element? Even though dark and light elements are not in the new logo they are in the background of the image so we know they will be included, but will Knightmare and Knightlight return? Will we get reposes of Blacklight and Spotlight? I guess we will just have to wait and see. The HDR Room always puts together awesome Skylanders articles and they recently posted a 4 pt preview full of images and info check it out here.
I think I have covered just about everything up until this point I hope you all have gotten your fill. What questions do you have? Sound off in the comments section or on our social media accounts. I would love to hear what you all are thinking. When I find out more details, which I’m sure we will get a bunch of juicy stuff at E3, I will do an update post to keep us all in the loop. Can’t wait to pre-order your copy? Get it right here. If you haven’t seen the promo video featuring Travis Pastrana; which I don’t know why it’s everywhere! Check it out below. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
In an unexpected turn of events Toys R Us released a small stock of Batspin and High Five Core Skylanders as well as the expected Red Hot Trap, Easter Edition Figures, and Wave 4 Traps, Trap Masters, and Cores. Some lucky Portal Masters have found Crystal Clear Variants in-store which is Boomtastic! Congrats to you that have. The shelves seemed pretty well stocked from the pictures I have seen. I couldn’t get out to take advantage of any of these awesome releases that have happened in the past few days. I hope to be able to get out this weekend and get some leftovers. I unfortunately think I will be SOL! 😦
I was really surprised to see Batspin & High-Five but was very happy to know that they have been released. I think they will be rare figures from this set like Hot Dog was for Swap-Force hopefully not. Looks like there are tons of Kaos Traps now so it won’t be so rare anymore. (Ha Take That Scalpers!) How many of you were finally able to add Kaos and the new figures to your collection? Show me what cha got! (I’m living vicariously through you all lol!)
Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
I know it’s been a while since I last posted. I went on vacation and have had some personal issues arise that needed my attention. I apologize for not keeping you updated as I normally have. Well I’m here with an update on everything we have waited for to be released.
First up the TRU exclusive Red Hot Tussle Sprout Trap has been released. Many portal masters are finding well stocked shelves of them at various Toys R Us locations. If you do not have this variant trap call your local TRU stores to see if they have any in stock.
Now with Easter just around the corner where are the Easter Edition Figures? Well they have been released overseas and according to some of the users on darkspyro and the TRU Instagram we will be seeing not only the Easter Edition figures, but also some Wave 4 and Wave 4.5 figures in limited quantity tomorrow 3/19/2015.
Dark Spyro user Vice gave us a break down of the cases:
Wave 4 and wave 4.5 will be hitting TRU in United States this Thursday for an Ad they are running.
In addition they also have wave 4 Traps. Each case of these traps have 2 Dark Element Traps and 2 Light Element Traps with 4 Kaos Traps per case. The wave 4 cases look to have 2 of each of the Light and Dark Element Trap Masters mixed with 4 ThunderBolt, 4 Short Cut The Wave 4.5 Cases have 2 of each Light and Dark Element Trap Masters plus several Thunderbolt, Short Cut, Blastermind and Tuff Luck.
That is BOOMTASTIC! News! I am glad to finally see some new Skylanders hit the shelves, but unfortunately I won’t be able to take advantage of the release this go round. 😦 I do however hope that you all find what you are looking for. I would be at my local TRU as soon as they open to make the odds be greater in your favor. I’ll be hunting them when they are released everywhere else unless my wife decides to surprise me, but I’m definitely going to grab a few Red Hot Tussle Sprouts for my collection before they disappear. We still have no word on when Batspin and High Five will be released, but I’m sure that we will see them the week before Easter or shortly after as they have already been released overseas and are supposed to be apart of Wave 4. Good Luck hunting to all of you maybe you will find one of these…
Catch you on the SKYSIDE!
GameStop has a release date of 3/29/2015 for all of Wave 4 which will include Batspin & High Five according to DS user ZapNorris.
I went to collect the mail and noticed I had a surprise package from Activision I didn’t know what it was, but boy was I stoked to see what it was when I opened the package. Check out what was inside…
Yes! Love Potion Pop Fizz the official Valentine’s Day Skylanders Toy for Skylanders Trap Team. So have you been wondering how Pop Fizz turned into Love Potion Pop Fizz? Well I happen to have to scoop…
It is said that when his latest attempt to concoct the ultimate raspberry soda totally backfired, Pop Fizz was caught in a blast that turned him pink and gave him an alluring aroma. At least that’s how he tells it. But with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Skylanders are wondering if Pop Fizz is telling the truth… or if there is a special someone who he is trying to impress.
I wonder who Pop Fizz could be trying to get some affection from? Guess we will have to wait and see. Currently Target is the only retailer with it shelved, but Best Buy will release him on 02/01 and Toys R Us on 02/07. For all our UK readers he can also be pre-ordered at your local GAME store. Good Luck Hunting! Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Evening Skylander Addicts! Got a bit of info for our UK readers.
After a call from my friend who works at Toys R Us today I flew straight over to grab myself a bargain, get some images, and info to share with you all!
The first thing I noticed at my local store was that there was a nice amount of light and dark element packs in stock. If you still need one contact your local store you may get lucky. They also have a ton of traps in stock as you can see in the image.
I then saw that the Skylanders Swap Force Island Fun-Play Hide-Away Play-sets are on clearance at £17.99 that is a steal! The Swap Force Flynn’s Airship Play-set is £14.99 another great bargain if you’re looking for one!!
The best deal of the day for me was being able to take advantage of the 7 inch Android Swap Force Tablet sale. They are on clearance for ONLY £19.99!!! Such a great deal I had to grab one for me self and the wife.
You can get the play sets online at toysrus.co.uk, but the Tablet deals are in store only so call around to see if there are anymore in stock in your area. Be quick because once they are gone they are gone! Good Luck and Happy Hunting! Hope you can get out there and grab yourself a bargain.