Activision has announced that a new instalment in the Skylanders series.
The company yesterday revealed Skylanders Trap Team will be releasing on October 10th for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, 3DS and Wii U.
Players will follow the Portal Masters as they must recapture all of the escaped villains of Cloudcracker Prison, after it is blown up by Kaos.
Plaers will also be able to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or villain at any time and will also include the Traptanium Portal, “a new ring of magical energy that enables kids to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also magically capture villains using the new Traps. Once they’ve defeated the villains, kids will be able to place a Trap into the new portal to capture them”.
The game also introduces brand new Core Skylanders heroes, known as Trap Masters.
“When we created Skylanders, we invented a new category of play and, in the process, disrupted two industries – videogames and toys. With each new Skylanders game, our commitment to continuous, disruptive innovation has led to surprising and delightful new ways for kids to play with toys and games,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc.
“With Skylanders Trap Team, we’re no longer just letting kids bring their toys to life inside the game anymore. This time, we’re letting them pull their toys out of the game as well. We are confident this instalment of Skylanders will once again redefine what’s possible at the intersection of the physical and virtual worlds.”
Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer Toys“R”Us, Inc, also said in a press release: “When Activision first introduced the Skylanders franchise in 2011, it promised to redefine play by merging the physical and digital worlds. The company delivered on that pledge with three blockbuster titles – and is now poised to do it again with the introduction of Skylanders Trap Team.”
“With Skylanders Trap Team, Activision is reversing the magic of ‘toys-to-life,’ allowing kids to bring characters out of the digital world and into the physical world for the first time. We’re thrilled to continue as a marquee destination for Skylanders products, providing a comprehensive, global marketing and merchandising program, including our fully exclusive Legendary series of figures that will introduce Skylanders Trap Team to our enthusiastic customers this October.”
Skylanders Trap Team is currently available for pre-order from select retailers.
The first screenshots are shown below.