Tomorrow Skylanders: Trap Team introduces two completely new elements to Activision's wildly successful toy-meets-game series. We're going to play with them today, and you can watch.
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The dark side... and the light... of Skylanders. Having teased players since the game's October release, Activision finally reveals the two new elements being added to the Skylanders universe starting December 21.
In celebration of the launch of Skylanders: Trap Team, Activision planted hidden cameras all over a Toys'R'Us and piped the voice of comedian and podcast master Adam Carolla through the game's demo kiosk. Then the taunting begins.
It's that time of year again. Time to set aside last year's toys in favor of a shiny new batch of Skylanders: Trap Team figures. Seriously, set the older toys aside - you won't be needing them for a while.
Normally when a big-name video game releases a version on tablet devices, it's either a pared down version of the console experience or a completely different game altogether. Not only is Skylanders: Trap Team's tablet offering the exact same game as on consoles, its portability and convenience makes it the superior…
Skylanders: Trap Team launches on October 5 in North America, and while Vicarious Visions has somehow crammed the console experience onto tablets, the 3DS version is a completely different animal. How so?
Hey kids, want the same exact toys in black and gold? The Toys'R'Us legendary Skylanders line continues with next month's Trap Team, with a pair of special toys guaranteed to be warming shelves a month or two after launch.
Along with the normal and large-sized Skylanders toys, over the past year or so Activision and Toys For Bob have been releasing these ridiculously cute little promo figures that acted as cosmetic pets in games like last year's Swap Force. In this year's Trap Team, they're fully playable and fully freaking adorable.
Not a side game, not a spin-off — the full console version of Skylanders: Trap Team will be available for Android, Amazon and iPad tablets on October 5, the same day it comes out on Xboxes, PlayStations and Wiis. That's never happened before.
One of only two games left to be released on Nintendo's last-gen console, Skylanders: Trap Team for the Wii is hedging its bets, including a download code for the Wii U version of the game in every box.
Last year I gave Activision flack for making its special Dark Edition version of Skylanders: Swap Force a GameStop exclusive. The $99 Skylanders: Trap Team Dark Edition carries no such constraints, so if your children don't get one it's merely because you're some kind of monster.
For the past couple of years, Activision has been luring the press to their E3 booth to play the latest Skylanders game with the promise of an exclusive toy variant. For Skylanders: Trap Team they're getting a special trap pre-loaded with an exclusive villain instead.
This is Gearshift, one of the new Skylanders: Trap Team toys. She's not due out until 2015, but if fans preorder her at participating retail outlets, they can have her when the game arrives on October 5. It's an all-new kind of preorder DLC!
The next major installment in Skylanders, Activision's wildly popular toy-video game mashup, is called Trap Team, the company announced at a special event this afternoon in New York City. It's being developed by series creator Toys for Bob, and as the name suggests, the new game is going to let you capture bad guys…