With the Skylanders franchise as a whole sitting at $3 billion and 250 million action figures sold through since 2011, Activision and developer Vicarious Visions announced Skylanders SuperChargers today.
Releasing on September 20 in North America and September 25 in Europe, you’ll be able to buy it on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, and iPad, with a “unique adventure” available on Wii and 3DS.
The new Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs go up for pre-order starting today at select retailers, carrying a price of $74.99 in North America. The Starter Pack includes “two new Skylanders characters, a first-of-its kind Skylanders vehicle, newly designed Portal of Power+, and the full AAA game.”
Focusing on Kaos’ latest attempt to rule Skylands by using the sky-eating Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction weapon, SuperChargers sees Master Eon forming a special team of Skylanders to pilot an unstoppable fleet of land, sea, and sky vehicles with the power to travel through the reign of destruction to stop Kaos!
Here’s what Activision has to say about SuperChargers, which adds vehicles to the experience:
At the helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles, Portal Masters can engage in a high-octane action-adventure videogame like never before. Kids can speed across Skylands’ roads in vehicular combat, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights as they barrel-roll through enemy swarms for the first time. Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders SuperChargers offers a rich
story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, set within a variety of all-new compelling environments.
Skylanders SuperChargers features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. These SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. Twenty new SuperChargers character toys and 20 new vehicle toys will be available.
Players will have the ability to customize all vehicles in-game with super cool modifications and upgradeable weapons. For the ultimate gameplay experience, players can pair a SuperCharger Skylander with its signature vehicle to create a SuperCharged combination, unlocking an exclusive mod that revs up the performance of both the vehicle and character. Not only are the vehicles playable in the game, but also many feature moving parts, making them fun to play with outside of the game. Additionally, Skylanders SuperChargers supports all 300+ Skylanders toys from previous games, enabling all Skylanders characters to pilot land, sea or sky-based vehicles.
Expect to learn more about SuperChargers later this month at E3 2015.
Skylanders Superchargers Coming to PS4 & PS3, Vehicles Confirmed in Debut Trailer