Activision has announced Skylanders SuperChargers, a new console game developed by Vicarious Visions. The game will offer co-operative play in Adventure Mode or competitive multiplayer with up to four players in Racing Mode.
Skylanders’ all-new multiplayer Racing Mode, playable in Land, Sea and Sky environments, features racing combat. It also features all-new time trials, which include three-lap races that take friendly competition up a notch as players battle for the best time score on the leaderboard.
All Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs will come loaded with six dynamic race tracks – two each for Land, Sea and Sky. With hidden routes, power-ups, and diverse locations, Racing Mode offers completely new ways to enjoy the game. Whether played in offline split-screen or online multiplayer, gamers can choose the best route to finish a race, trying to avoid attacks along the way as they navigate through dynamic environments. Voice-chat is also available with friends.
[quote by=”John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc.”]Skylanders fans told us they wanted to go head-to-head in online multiplayer with their friends and family, and we delivered. Skylanders SuperChargers enables gamers to race against friends all over the world and brings an exciting new expansion to the Skylanders gameplay experience. We continue to be firmly committed to driving Skylanders’ spirit for providing originality, innovation, creativity and fun with each game.[/quote]
Skylanders SuperChargers also adds Racing Action Packs at launch and beyond. These optional expansion packs, one each for Land, Sea and Sky, unlock even more racing content for Portal Masters. Each pack comes with three special toys, including a SuperCharger, its signature vehicle and a villain trophy. The villain trophy unlocks two new tracks and new modes, including SuperVillain Cup, Boss Pursuit and Mirror Cup. There are 12 boss villains across all three packs, with four in each pack, which players can defeat and play as. Fans can then store these boss villains on their villain trophy toy to play at a friend’s house.
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Fans can augment their SuperCharger experience with a complementary, dedicated racing combat game — Skylanders SuperChargers Racing — for the Wii and Nintendo 3DS. All-new tracks, augmented with power-ups, boosts, hazards and more, offer up to 50 different and exciting gameplay experiences. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head-to-head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS and can also be played on the Wii U. The Supercharged character also works as amiibo in compatible Nintendo games, so players can store their saved data in both modes with a simple twist of the figure’s base.
Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on September 25th in Europe and September 20th in North America on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Additionally, the complete Skylanders SuperChargers experience will be available on iPad. Skylanders SuperChargers Racing will be available on September 25th in Europe and September 20th in North America for Wii and Nintendo 3DS.