As a collector and owner of multiple gaming systems, it is inevitable that I end up buying multiple versions of Skylanders. This year with the inclusion of Nintendo specific Skylanders as part of the SuperChargers Starter Packs, it’s made it a little worse. Through some sales and credit card rewards certificates, I’ve collected most of the Nintendo versions that I want. I got the Wii U version so Lias can play when I’m playing other games on the TV. Conner likes the 3DS version because he prefers to play games on the 3DS. And I got the Wii version because it’s a different game altogether (though it is the same as the 3DS version) and I rather play the Skylanders Racing on the TV. So here is our SuperChargers Nintendo SuperCharged Unboxings of all three of those starter packs to give you a look at the Nintendo specific characters and vehicles.
Two of our top retailers are showing that all versions of SuperChargers on sale this week. Best Buy has the game for $49.99. Which means if you are a Gamer Club member you can pick this up for just $39.99. Also Amazon.com is showing the game also for $49.99. These should be on sale through the 31st, so give yourself a Halloween present if you don’t already have the game. Check our links in this article or check out our SuperChargers page for a list of all popular retailers to see if they also have the game on sale.Share this article!
The Microsoft store is having a sale on the Xbox One version of Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack for just $17.99. If your looking to get into the game, this is about as cheap of price as you will find. But hurry, Microsoft Store sales typically run out of stock fast. Check out the link here.Share this article!
The fourth installment in the Skylanders series is called Trap Team! It took awhile, but Activision finally made good on it’s promise to unveil new Skylanders information today. Trap Team introduces a new game mechanic to the series which borrows some similarities from Pokemon. Trap Team introduces new Traptanium shards that you use to “trap” or capture defeated villains and force them to fight for you. These shards can be bought in the store and have specific elements associated to them. You must match the right element to the villain you want to catch. Activision gave the example of catching the Chompy Mage with a life shard. Once you capture the villain you will then “own” that character and you will be able to use and switch to him in battle. Of course one shard holds one villain and there will be over 40 “trappable” characters so it looks like collectors will probably need at least 40 of these empty shards in their collection to capture all of the characters.
Of course no new Skylanders game would be complete without brand new characters and new versions of old characters. Over 60 new characters are promised, though I’m not sure if that includes new versions of old characters or just strictly new characters. Of course, the most obvious new characters are the “Trap Masters”. These characters are slightly larger than the regular Skylanders (not sure how they compare to the Swap Force), and sport special “Traptanium” weapons. These weapons will do bonus damage to “trappable” villains and will also be able to unlock new areas.
The starter pack will include a new Portal which is mandatory for the new “Trap Masters”. This portal will recognize the new red based Skylanders as well as have a place for the new Traptanium Shards. The portal will also make noise this time, much like the Wii remote or PS4 controller. The starter pack will also come with one Trap Master Skylander and one new core Skylander. The Trap Master is a new water element Lizard called Snap Shot. He wields a large Traptanium sword and bow. I’m not sure if he shoots swords with his bow or if they are two different weapons. The new core Skylander is a life element artichoke character called Food Fight. He shoots tomatoes out of a Bazooka. Hopefully after some upgrades he’ll fire other foods at his foes.
The last important piece of information from Activision was the release date. Skylanders Trap Team will hit the stores in the US on October 5th.
Here is a trailer from the SkylandersGame YouTube channel.