Activision and developer Toys For Bob announced today that this year’s Skylanders game, Skylanders Imaginators, will be available on October 14 in Europe and October 16 in North America for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Wii U.
Supporting all 300+ Skylanders toys from previous games, Skylanders Imaginators will give you the chance to create your own Skylander by changing their appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes, and more.
Here’s the description for Skylanders Imaginators:
With the evil Kaos on a new quest to take over Skylands, it’s up to Portal Masters everywhere to create their own Skylanders – known as Imaginators – using the new elementally-aligned toy type called the Creation Crystal. Creation Crystals allow players to transport their Imaginators to consoles at anytime, anywhere!
Skylanders Imaginators introduces Skylanders Senseis, all-new heroes who represent 10 powerful Battle Classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, Bowslinger, Brawler and more. Skylanders Senseis help train created Imaginators by offering a range of benefits including unlocking super-cool Imaginator weapons, providing access to special areas in the game, as well as bestowing Secret Techniques across the Battle Classes. Senseis also have their own unique benefits including the extraordinary ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. There are a total of 31 Senseis, which include some fan-favorite villains who have been reformed and now fight for good!
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said:
Since we launched the very first Skylanders game, we have received countless letters and drawings from kids all over the world sharing their vision for their own Skylanders. No matter how in touch with our ‘inner kids’ we might think we are as adults, nothing comes close to the endless creativity that springs from the mind of an inspired kid. We’ve turned this year’s game into the ultimate blank canvas for kids’ imaginations so they can create and play their own Skylanders.
To create your own Skylanders and have them represented in the game at launch, a Skylanders Art-to-Life Contest is now available. “To participate, fans simply draw their imagined Skylander and submit it via Instagram or Twitter with the dedicated hashtag #SkylandersArtContest, or to us directly at [email protected],” Activision explains.
Each Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack is priced at $74.99 USD and includes two new Skylanders characters, a Creation Crystal, Portal of Power, and the full game.