Ending weeks of rumours Activision have today announced Skylanders SuperChargers, introducing vehicles to their toys-to-life success.
Kaos is once again trying to take control of Skylands by unleashing his most sinister weapon yet. The Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction is capable of eating the sky, but, fortunately, Master Eon saw the warning signs and has assembled a special team of Skylanders to pilot a fleet of land, sea and sky vehicles to stop Kaos.
Developed by Vicarious Visions, Portal Masters will speed across roads, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights, although continues to draw on the usual Skylanders mix of combat, puzzles, platforming, minigames and activities.
SuperCharger Skylanders are a new class of heroes, with new moves, powerful attacks, weapons and special in-game abilities. There will be 20 new SuperCharger characters, and 20 new vehicles for you to expand your collection.
These vehicles can be customised in-game with modifications and upgradeable weapons, with players encouraged to match a SuperCharger Skylander with its signature vehicle to create a SuperChargerd combination. This will unlock an exclusive mod, that improves the performance of both vehicle and character.
“We created the toys-to-life category and have continued to lead it by bringing new innovations and new magic to the genre with each and every game. First we brought action figures to life, and now we’re bringing vehicles to life with Skylanders SuperChargers,” comments Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg.
“We love making these games because in order to do it well, you have to constantly tap into your inner kid. What kid hasn’t imagined epic vehicles with amazing powers and dreamed about the adventures they could have with them? Skylanders SuperChargers makes those dreams real.”
The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack is now available to pre-order, and includes two new Skylanders characters, a first-of-its kind Skylanders vehicle, newly designed Portal of Power and a copy of the game.
Skylanders SuperChargers will release on Wii U in North America on September 20th, in Australia and New Zealand on September 24th, and in Europe on September 25th. Wii and Nintendo 3DS will be treated to a “different, unique adventure” on the same dates.