It’s no surprise that hit toys-to-life game, Skylanders, is getting another sequel, but this latest version is set to shake-up the formula a little. Alongside a set of new Skylander figures will come the ability to create your very own digital Skylanders with Skylander Imaginators’ character creator.
Since the launch of Skylanders, kids around the world have sent developer Toys For Bob, hand-drawn Skylanders with one special request: please bring my Skylander to life. We’re willing to bet more than a few adults sent drawing in as well, The majority of the This is Xbox team sure did. Well, This October, Activision and Toys for Bob will make that wish a reality. For the first time ever Portal Masters will be able unleash their imaginations by creating their very own Skylander.
Since we launched the very first Skylanders game, we have received countless letters and drawings from kids all over the world sharing their vision for their own Skylanders. No matter how in touch with our ‘inner kids’ we might think we are as adults, nothing comes close to the endless creativity that springs from the mind of an inspired kid,
said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc.
We’ve turned this year’s game into the ultimate blank canvas for kids’ imaginations so they can create and play their own Skylanders.
Skylanders Imaginators will supposedly gives players immense possibilities – including appearance, powers, abilities, name, catchphrase, musical theme and much more – to make the wildest Skylanders imaginable. Apparently allowing for more than a googol distinctive characters.
With the evil Kaos on a new quest to take over Skylands, it’s up to Portal Masters everywhere to create their own Skylanders – known as Imaginators – using the new elementally-aligned toy type call the Creation Crystal. Creation Crystals also allow players to transport their Imaginators to consoles at anytime, anywhere!
Skylanders Imaginators introduces Skylanders Senseis, all-new heroes who represent 10 powerful Battle Classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, Bowslinger, Brawler, and more. Skylanders Senseis help train created Imaginators by offering a range of benefits including unlocking super-cool Imaginator weapons, providing access to special areas in the game, as well as bestowing Secret Techniques across the Battle Classes. Senseis also have their own unique benefits including the extraordinary ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. There are a total of 31 Senseis, which include some fan-favourite villains who have been reformed and now fight for good!
Skylanders consistently delivers on innovative gameplay experiences. With customization a dominant trend in the consumer market, the fact that Skylanders Imaginators will allow kids to bring their own creations to life is a game changer and one our customers will enjoy,
said Richard Barry, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.
We are proud to continue to serve as a marquee Skylanders destination , and look forward to fans’ excitement when the new Skylanders Imaginators game arrives this autumn.
Starting today, fans can pre-order Skylanders Imaginators Starter Packs which includes two new Skylanders characters, a Creation Crystal, Portal of Power and the full game. Skylanders Imaginators will be available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One on the 14th October in the UK. And you can check out the reveal trailer and A Day at Skylanders HQ videos below: