I don’t know about you, but my seven year old son is obsessed with all things Skylander. For the first time in franchise history, Activision will bring the full console experience of the best-selling kid’s game and action figure line, Skylanders, to the tablet! On October 5, launching day-and-date with the console version, the Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will give fans everything they need for a rich gameplay experience wherever and whenever they want to play. The launch also underscores Activision’s continued commitment to delivering another meaningful technological leap to the Skylanders franchise.
The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will include a Bluetooth version of the Traptanium Portal that gives players the freedom to dock their tablet and a cool Bluetooth-enabled controller for the best possible play experience. The pack will also include 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.
Activision’s continued commitment to bringing significant innovation to the Toys-to-Life category that the company firmly established in 2011 is redefining the Toys-to-Life phenomenon with yet another ground-breaking innovation for the #2 best-selling console and handheld game overall in dollars for the first six months of 2014, in North America and Europe combined, and the #1 action figure line in North America!
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Each Skylanders Trap Team character and villain has a unique personality and power that kids will want to play with again and again in both the real and game worlds. The Skylanders franchise continues to bring imaginative characters to fans, such as Kaboom, who uses his Red Hot Traptanium Cannon to blast evil in the broadsides; and Pain-Yatta, a giant piñata who can barf an endless supply of candy that sweetens any battle!
Toys to Life™, Life to Toys – Players will experience an exciting new level of Skylanders innovation through the Traptanium Portal, a new ring of magical energy which reverses the magic of the toys to life category by letting players bring digital characters into the physical world. A built-in audio speaker allows players to magically hear the unique voices of the villains travel from the game into the real world Trap, and vice versa. The Trap also lights up in sync with the villain speaking, adding even more magic to the experience.
Two Ways to Play – In Skylanders Trap Team, you can play as a Skylander or capture Skylands’ most wanted foes and unleash them for good. It’s up to Portal Masters to find these villains and capture them inside the new Traps that transport the villains into the real world via the Traptanium Portal. Once trapped, players can return the villain to Skylands as a playable character. This exciting new play pattern gives fans the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a villain at any time, creating fun and unique “tag team” gameplay.
Elementally Designed Traps – Themed Trap designs add variety to the collectible Skylanders Trap Team experience. Each Trap is elementally aligned, letting players capture villains who fall under that element. For instance, when Portal Masters explore the world of Skylands and encounter a water villain, they can insert a water Trap into the Traptanium Portal to capture that villain, as well as bring that villain back into Skylands as a playable character who helps in the fight for good. If players don’t have the correct Trap for a villain they encounter, the defeated villain will be held in a Villain Vault at the Skylanders Academy, where Portal Masters can keep track of the foes they have captured. When the player buys the correct Trap, they can transfer the villain from the Vault into the Trap in order to play as that character. With each new Trap added to their collection, Portal Masters unlock an exciting world of possibilities!
New Cast of Characters -A brand new group of Skylanders, known as Trap Masters, lead the charge armed with their oversized crystal weapons in the fight against more than 40 most wanted villains and returning nemesis Kaos.