Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Skylanders Battlecast Announced: Trailer & Press Release



Skylanders BattleCast Official Trailer


*Official Press Release Below*

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SKYLANDERS, LEADER OF THE TOYS-TO-LIFE CATEGORY,

 BRINGS CARDS TO LIFE WITH SKYLANDERS BATTLECAST

Skylanders Delivers Brand-New Adventure with

Free-to-Play Mobile Card Battle Game


SANTA MONICA, Calif. - August 18, 2015 - Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is setting out to create a legendary league of card battlers with the mobile card battle game, Skylanders Battlecast.  Created by the pioneers of the toys-to-life videogame category, Skylanders Battlecast brings cards to life in a new free-to-play mobile adventure, set within the Skylanders universe. The game offers everything from collectibility to strategic card combat, online PvP and an exciting single-player campaign, appealing to both Skylanders fans and classic card battle enthusiasts. Skylanders Battlecast lets players create a team of their favorite heroes and build the ultimate deck for battle.  Fans can master strategic card combinations to become a champion of Skylands.

"Built from the ground up to bring Skylanders to life on mobile devices, Skylanders Battlecast combines physical card play with mobile gaming in an all-new way," says Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc.  "This is our biggest investment, and one of our most magical ideas yet, for the Skylanders franchise on mobile."

For Skylanders Battlecast, players can purchase physical card packs at retail, as well as digital card packs in-game.  Players will experience a magic moment by scanning cards with their mobile devices and watching them come to life.  Additionally, fans can scan two character cards to create animated duels in which players can physically interact with the characters.

"We are bringing physical cards to life in an exciting new way. Activision has assembled a team of experts across video game design, physical card game design, pro card players and top card artists to develop an amazing new experience," says Josh Taub, senior vice president, product management, Activision Publishing. "With Skylanders Battlecast, fans can expect the amazing creativity, innovation and fun that Skylanders games are known for delivering."

Coming in 2016, Skylanders Battlecast will be available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

*End Press Release*

So, what are your thoughts?  Are you going all in on this one?  Are you dreading it because you know you'll collect them all, or are you up for the challenge Portal Master?  I definitely plan to give the game a shot and I personally think it has a lot of potential to be a very fun, addicting game!

Later tonight I will be adding a dedicated subforum for Battlecast on the Skylander Club Forum, so look for that...in the mean time, you can join in here:
http://www.skylanderclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=494

Lastly, let's take a look at some of the images we've got:

Back of the Cards
^The design is stellar in my opinion!^

Character Side
^Let's see if these match card/in game stats!^

In-App Gameplay



Saturday, August 15, 2015

Skylanders SuperChargers Alt-Deco Figures up for Pre-Order

Well the news cycle post-Gamescom didn't lull for too long...As of today we now know of multiple alt-deco Skylanders AND vehicles to add to the wish list!  As you might have guessed, several of these are store exclusives and they confirm the return of familiar concepts like Legendary, Nitro, and holiday specials.

Skylanders SuperChargers Alt-Deco and Wave 1 Pre-Order News


Let's take a look at the figures and their known retail outlets:

Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac
Exclusive to: Toys'R'Us
Estimated Ship Date: Launch Day 9/20/2015
Price: $13.99 (Should be $12.99, but it is TRU so they do the +$1)
Pre-Order Click Here for Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac Pre-Order


Nitro Stealth Stinger
Exclusive to: Target
Estimated Ship Date: Launch Day 9/20/2015
Price: $14.99
Pre-Order Link: Click Here for Nitro Stealth Stinger Pre-Order



Steel Plated Smash Hit
Exclusive to: Best Buy
Estimated Ship Date: Launch Day 9/20/2015
Price: $12.99



Frightful Fiesta
Exclusive to: EBGames in Canada (GameStop in the US, or a common release as we usually see with holiday variants...Regardless he is definitely at GameStop)
Estimated Ship Date: Launch Day 9/20/2015
Price: $12.99 US



So, there you go...we are just a bit shy of 1 month until the release date and we have 4 alt-decos up for grabs.  It is interesting you can pre-order all of them, but my experience with launch day in the past has been that everything is well stocked.  That could change, they could have low production on some of these guys, but for the most part pre-ordering now is not near as big of a deal as it is for "holiday" time and afterwards.  If you miss out on the initial run, the shelves should be restocked for the prime holiday shopping.  I prefer to hold out to avoid freight and to likely cash in on some sales!

Personally, I am the most excited for Frightful Fiesta!  He looks amazing, although I'm slightly disappointed that there is no matching Crypt Crusher (at least not yet).  Note that the bases also get a nice custom paint this time around.

The "Steel Plated" version of Smash Hit is interesting and you have to wonder if this is a one-off for their store exclusive, or if we might see "Steel Plated" become a regular staple like Legendary, Dark, and Nitro.  

I've never been a big fan of the "gold and white" color scheme for the Nitros, but it doesn't look too bad on the copter, although I am 99% sure I'll prefer the standard scheme.  

I remain a big fan of the Legendary Skylanders and despite being a HUGE Jet-Vac fan, I am a bit disappointed to see him get Legendary form #2 while other characters could have taken their first dive into the exclusive club.  I personally had hoped for a Legendary Shark Shooter Terrafin, but I digress.  How do you feel about it?  Leave a comment here, on the video, or on the Skylander Club Forum.

Lastly, it is worth noting that multiple sites are adding Wave 1 characters and vehicles to the pre-order list.  Many have claimed a HUGE listing for Wave 1...those claims and assumptions are not matching up with what we see across retail sites like Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.

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For those interested, here is a quick rundown of what we have seen:

SuperChargers
-Stormblade
-Shark Shooter Terrafin
-Fiesta
-Dive-Clops

Vehicles
-Sky Slicer
-Crypt Crusher
-Sea Shadow
-Dive Bomber

Racing Action Packs
-Sea: Deep Dive Gill Grunt, Reef Ripper, Golden Queen Trophy

Dual Packs
-Two Have Been Listed
--They are believed to be a Terrafin Pack and a Jet-Vac Pack (Skylander + Vehicle)

There is also, of course, the Starter Pack contents and the alt-decos listed above.
* * *

What are your thoughts?  Are you excited about the alt-decos?  Which one do you like the best?  Will you be buying just the alternate, both the alternate and the standard, or just the one you prefer the best on a case-by-case basis?


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Skylanders SuperChargers Online Co-Op, Online Racing, Racing Adventure Packs, and New Screenshots


Skylanders SuperChargers Gamescom Notes
(These are the Notes I compile from Press Releases and Insider Info to Make the Video)

Adventure Mode
Racing Mode

Adventure Mode
-Single Player Adventure Mode
-Local Co-Op Adventure Mode
 -Online Co-Op Adventure Mode

Racing Mode
-Land, Sea, and Sky

-Time Trials
Three Lap Races
Compete for #1 Spot on Leaderboard

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing

Dedicated Racing Combat Game
New Tracks for Wii and 3DS

Nintendo Wii
-Splitscreen Multiplayer
-No Online

Nintendo 3DS
-Local Multiplayer
-Online with up to 4 Players

All SuperChargers Starter Packs come with 6 Dynamic Race Tracks
-2 Land, 2 Sea, and 2 Sky
-Diverse Locations, Hidden Routes, Power-Ups, Boosts, Hazards
-Up to 50 Different and Exciting Gameplay Experiences (what?)
-Voice Chat available with friends for an added layer of excitement

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Action Packs $34.99
-1 Land, 1 Sea, and 1 Sky
--Includes SuperCharger, Signature Vehicle, and a Villain Trophy
--Villain Trophy Unlocks 2 New Tracks and New Modes
---Super Villain Cup, Boss Pursuit, and Mirror Cup
----12 Boss Villains Total, 4 in Each of the 3 Packs (Land, Sea, and Sky)
-----Defeat the Villain and gain the ability to race as them
-----Store Boss Villains on Trophy to Play at Friend’s House

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Skylanders SuperChargers Gamescom Online Racing and Co-op Reveal


READY, SET, GO -- SKYLANDERS® SUPERCHARGERS DELIVERS
RACING AND ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

Skylanders Charges into Gamescom with
Exciting Announcements and Franchise Firsts

COLOGNE, Germany - August 5, 2015 - Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), continues to blaze the toys-to-life trail with Skylanders franchise firsts, racing and online multiplayer gameplay on console in Skylanders® SuperChargers, developed by Vicarious Visions. Whether fans prefer co-operative play in Adventure Mode or competitive multiplayer with up to four players in Racing Mode, Skylanders SuperChargers' online gaming is fueled with adrenaline-pumping action right out of the box. 

Skylanders' all-new Racing Mode, playable in Land, Sea and Sky environments, features supercharged racing combat, layering in even more depth and excitement to the game's online multiplayer component.  The high-octane mode is further amplified with all-new time trials, which include three-lap races that take friendly competition up a notch as players battle for the best time score on the leaderboard.  All Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs will come loaded with six dynamic race tracks - two each for Land, Sea and Sky. With hidden routes, power-ups, and diverse locations, Racing Mode offers completely new ways to enjoy the game. Whether played in offline split-screen or online multiplayer, gamers can choose the best route to finish a race, trying to avoid attacks along the way as they navigate through dynamic environments. Voice-chat is available with friends for an added layer of excitement.

Skylanders SuperChargers delivers more ways to play than ever before:
  • Single-player Adventure Mode
  • Online and local co-operative Adventure Mode
  • Local 2-player head-to-head racing in split screen
  • Online competitive racing with up to 4 players
"Skylanders fans told us they wanted to go head-to-head in online multiplayer with their friends and family, and we delivered. Skylanders SuperChargers enables gamers to race against friends all over the world and brings an exciting new expansion to the Skylanders gameplay experience," said John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc.  "We continue to be firmly committed to driving Skylanders' spirit for providing originality, innovation, creativity and fun with each game."

Skylanders SuperChargers continues to rev its engine with the addition ofSkylanders SuperChargers Racing Action Packs at launch and beyond. These optional expansion packs, one each for Land, Sea and Sky, unlock even more thrilling racing content for Portal Masters. Each pack comes loaded with three special toys, including a SuperCharger, its signature vehicle and a villain trophy. The villain trophy unlocks two new tracks and new modes, including SuperVillain Cup, Boss Pursuit and Mirror Cup. There are 12 boss villains across all three packs, with four in each pack, which players can defeat and play as. Fans can then store these boss villains on their villain trophy toy to play at a friend's house.

Fans can augment their SuperCharger experience with a complementary, dedicated racing combat game -- Skylanders SuperChargers Racing -- for the Wii™ system and Nintendo 3DS™ 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 Bowser™ and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser are available in theSkylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS and can also be played on the Wii U™ 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.

About Skylanders SuperChargers
Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise's signature gameplay to introduce a brand-new play pattern to fans, vehicles-to-life.  For the first time ever, kids can explore and navigate the mountainous terrains, deep sea environments and big blue skies of Skylands like never before by going behind the wheel of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles - bringing them from physical world into the digital world in a high octane action-adventure videogame. The game offers a diverse and dynamic story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures featuring combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming -- all set within a variety of new compelling environments. Skylanders SuperChargers has 20 land, sea and sky vehicles that are fun to play in the game and in the real world. There is also a new class of heroes -- 20 SuperCharger toys that feature all-new powerful attacks and moves, upgrades and personalities. The game supports all 300+ Skylander toys from previous games.

Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on September 25 in Europe andSeptember 20 in North America on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation® 4 system, PlayStation® 3 system and Nintendo's Wii U™ system. Additionally, the completeSkylanders SuperChargers experience will be available on iPad®(1).  SkylandersSuperChargers Racing will be available on September 25 in Europe and September 20 in North America for Wii™ and Nintendo 3DS.

About the Skylanders® Franchise
The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders franchise has sold through more than 250 million action figures(2) since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders® Spyro's Adventure. The game originated a play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In 2012,Skylanders® Giants further evolved the genre and added LightCore® characters to the collection of interaction figures.  Skylanders® SWAP Force™, which launched in 2013, introduced an all new play pattern - swapability. In 2014, Skylanders® Trap Team reversed the magic of bringing toys to life by allowing players to pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world and became the number 1 kids' console game globally(2).

About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.










Friday, July 10, 2015

Skylanders Research: Elite Trigger Happy Upgrade Paths & Attack Damage Numbers

Elite Trigger Happy Base Upgrades

Elite Trigger Happy Golden Frenzy Upgrade Path

Elite Trigger Happy Golden Money Bags Upgrade Path

Elite Trigger Happy Attack Damage Numbers
(Click to Enlarge)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition and Eon's Elite Press Release

Join the Discussion on the Skylander Club Forum!

Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Starter Pack Information


Skylanders SuperChargers Eon's Elite Reveal and Info: Castaway Comeback!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SKYLANDERS® 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 SuperChargers Dark 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.

"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 Skylanders SuperChargers," 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.

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 Elite collectible 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: Thursday - Saturday, 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: Thursday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
About Skylanders SuperChargers
Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise's signature gameplay to introduce a brand-new play pattern to fans, vehicles-to-life. For the first time ever, kids can explore and navigate the mountainous terrains, deep sea environments and big blue skies of Skylands like never before by going behind the wheel of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles - bringing them from physical world into the digital world in a high octane action-adventure videogame. The game offers a diverse and dynamic, story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures featuring combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming -- all set within a variety of new compelling environments. Skylanders SuperChargers has 20 land, sea and sky vehicles that are fun to play in the game and in the real world. There is also a new class of heroes -- 20 SuperCharger characters that feature all-new powerful attacks and moves, upgrades and personalities. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on September 20 in North America for a suggested retail price of $74.99.

About the Skylanders® Franchise
The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders franchise has sold through more than 250 million action figures(1) since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders® Spyro's Adventure. The game originated a play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In 2012, Skylanders® Giants further evolved the genre and added LightCore® characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders® SWAP Force™, which launched in 2013, introduced an all new play pattern - swapability. In 2014, Skylanders® Trap Team reversed the magic of bringing toys to life by allowing players to pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world and became the number 1 kids' console game globally(1).

About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser in Skylanders SuperChargers

Bowser and Donkey Kong in Skylanders SuperChargers!


SKYLANDERS® 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 in Skylanders SuperChargers. The characters will be available exclusively in Skylanders 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 of Skylanders 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*.

Wii U Starter Pack with Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Barrel Blaster

Wii Starter Pack with Hammer Slam Bowser and Clown Cruiser


3DS Starter Pack with Hammer Slam Bowser and Clown Cruiser