Activision revealed today that they’re adding online multiplayer to Skylanders: Superchargers. The game’s getting online land, sea and air races for up to four players, along with an online co-op story mode.

Skylanders never had any sort of online multiplayer and fans have been really clamoring for it for a while now. So it’s good news!

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

The 3DS and the Wii versions of the game will be a bit different. They’re getting a dedicated racing game:

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 the Skylanders 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, butalso 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.

The game is due out on September 20 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Wii and Wii U.

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Kotaku’s Skylanders expert, Mike Fahey, had a hands-on with the game and its new features:

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