Games that interact with toys generally release around the same time as their plastic counterparts. Lightseekers figures aren’t out until July 1, but you can play the mobile and card games today. Or I can, and you can watch. Either way.
After releasing new installments every year since its 2011 debut, toys-to-life pioneer Skylanders is taking the year off. Announced during Activision’s 4th quarter 2016 financial results conference call, Skylanders is sticking to new toys and digital content for 2017.
While fan are still eagerly waiting for the Lego Batman Movie and Knight Rider sets arriving next week, Lego Dimensions gives us a peek at the Goonies, Lego City and Harry Potter packs that’ll be showing up three months later.
While Skylanders Imaginators is all about creating your own custom characters, they’d be nothing with Sensei characters to show them the way and give Activision new figures to sell. We’ll be seeing a lot of new faces during E3 this week, including Ember, the fire-based Sensei of the Sentinel class.
While the competition bows out of the toys-to-life genre, Skylanders is finding new things for fans to buy. Today’s worldwide launch of Skylanders Battlecast adds physical trading cards to the mix.
Disney Infinity was an excellent showcase for company’s vast stable of beloved characters, from Pixar to Marvel Comics to Star Wars, as well as an excellent creative outlet for kids of all ages. The one thing the series never got right was gameplay, and with yesterday’s cancellation it never will.
With yesterday’s release of the three figures comprising the fifth and final wave of announced toys our first trip around the LEGO Dimensions is complete. Let’s take a look at the massive cross-property army and what it cost to assemble them.
With a game by developers who’ve worked on Elite Beat Agents and Gears of War and toys—real articulated action figures—from one of Transformers’ most prolific designers, Infinite Arms is exactly where I wanted the toys-to-life genre to go.
Rather than release a fourth core game in as many years, the Disney Infinity team is focusing on expanding version 3.0 in 2016, with fresh content coming from all corners of the Disney universe including Star Wars, Marvel, Zootopia and The Jungle Book.
Where Disney Infinity delivers a series of small self-contained stories and LEGO Dimensions is just getting started, the Skylanders series has spent the past five years building an original fictional universe—and tearing it apart.
It's been a long time coming, but Nintendo finally took the lid off its wonderful new box of toys this morning during its E3 address.