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Skylanders: Trap Team Coming to PS4 & PS3 in October 2014

April 24, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Yesterday, Activision and developer Toys for Bob confirmed that Skylanders: Trap Team will be coming to the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS on October 5th in North America and October 10th in Europe. Retailers, including Amazon, now have Trap Team available for pre-order.

The first video for Skylanders: Trap Team, The Discovery, is available below for viewing (skip to 3:50 to see gameplay):

And here’s Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg introducing Trap Team to the world:

In Skylanders: Trap Team, you’ll have to defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, as Activision explained:

“With Skylanders: Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Players can then send villains back into the game where they play as them to fight for good. The game will include the Traptanium Portal, a new ring of magical energy that enables kids to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also magically capture villains using the new Traps. Once they’ve defeated the villains, kids will be able to place a Trap into the new portal to capture them. They will also be able to hear the villains inside the Traps, an innovation that truly brings life to toys.

“This exciting new play pattern also gives players the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a villain at any time, creating fun and unique “tag team” gameplay. In addition, fans can even take their Traps and their Skylanders characters to their friends’ houses for fun, co-operative adventures across all console game systems.”

Skylanders: Trap Team introduces Skylanders heroes known as Trap Masters, brand new Core Skylanders characters and reposed fan-favorite Skylanders characters. The game also features a variety of elementally aligned Traps with unique and interesting designs. With every addition to their Trap Team collection, Portal Masters unlock exciting gameplay possibilities within each level.”

If you were curious, all of the previous Skylanders figures will work with Trap Team, but you will have to use the new Traptanium Portal with Trap Team, as none of the previous portals are compatible.

Are you excited for the new changes brought along in Trap Team? Let us know in the comments below.