I may be one of the few Adults that is really excited about this, but I am a huge Skylanders fan. Takes me back to when I was a Kid and I played with my physical toys forever, creating my own adventures. This release will allow you to essentially create your own Skylander. I will let the fact sheet do the talking though. Can’t wait.
Portal Masters can unleash their imaginations like never before when Skylanders® Imaginators launches on October 16 in North America! Skylanders Imaginators gives kids the power to create Skylanders and bring them to life for the first time in an all-new adventure with a compelling storyline, puzzles, battles, and a new line-up of heroes and villains.
Since the inception of Skylanders
®, kids around the world have imagined their own Skylanders characters. Toys for Bob, the originators of Skylanders and pioneers of Toys-to-Life, is back as the lead development team. Skylanders Imaginators will offer fans more choices than ever before with infinite possibilities to create! Now fans can create their own Skylanders with endless combinations of powers, abilities, catchphrases and much more that deliver hours of replayable fun.
Adding to the fun of creating your own Skylanders is the return of a videogame icon, Crash Bandicoot® – as a guest star Sensei in Skylanders Imaginators! It’s been twenty years since Crash Bandicoot first invaded our hearts and consoles, and Activision is beyond excited to provide fans with the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack Featuring Crash Bandicoot, exclusively for PlayStation consoles at launch. In Skylanders Imaginators, Crash maintains his unique and quirky personality and innate Wumpa-ness, as both a fully playable Skylander Sensei character and brand new toy.
In Skylanders Imaginators, a wormhole has opened in Skylands and the great Aku Aku appears! He comes to announce the once in two decades Synchronization Celebration. It is the time when all of the worlds align perfectly. They are having a huge celebration event in the Wumpa Islands and want to invite the Skylanders. But with Kaos on a quest to take over Skylands using his army of Doomlanders, the Skylanders must focus on stopping his evil plans. Never one to shy away from danger, the legendary marsupial Crash Bandicoot travels through the wormhole to join the Skylanders in the ultimate battle against Kaos!
Skylanders Imaginators supports the 300+ character toys from all previous Skylanders games — including Skylanders® SuperChargers, Skylanders® Trap Team, Skylanders® SWAP ForceTM, Skylanders® Giants and Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure — that kids can enjoy in the real-world and in the virtual game world. As players add new Skylanders to their collection, they expand their in-game experiences.
⦁ Create your own Skylander – For the first time, fans can bring their imaginations to life and create their own Skylanders called Skylanders Imaginators. With endless creation options of powers, abilitie
s, catchphrases, appearance and much more, kids can build their very own creations from their imaginations, or use the randomize feature to allow the game to choose parts for them.
⦁ Creation Crystal – Skylanders Imaginators introduces a new toy type — a Creation Crystal. This vessel allows players to create and transport their unique Skylanders to consoles at anytime, anywhere! Creation Crystals are elementally aligned. Portal Masters can create one character per Creation Crystal.
⦁ Meet the Senseis – The Skylanders franchise continues to offer engaging characters that kids love to discover as they play the game. Skylanders Imaginators introduces new guest stars to Skylanders called Senseis. Skylanders Senseis include 20 new characters and 11 former villains, including the return of Crash Bandicoot.
Each Sensei is a master of one of 10 powerful Battle Classes (e.g., Knight, Sorcerer, Brawler and more). Being the master of these Battle Classes, only Senseis have the ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. Skylanders Senseis have a master-to-apprentice relationship with newly created Imaginator Skylanders. This is supported in-game through the Sensei unlocking of unique Imaginator weapons, the increase of Imaginator level caps, providing access to special areas in the game, as well as the unlocking of new Secret Techniques for Imaginators of the same class.
⦁ New Storyline and Gameplay – Skylanders Imaginators features an all-new adventure-filled, comedic and charming story with fun new characters, as well as returning franchise favourites. The game delivers a diverse and dynamic story-driven gameplay experience, focused on the magic of sparking imagination, inspiration and excitement of kids as they create their own superheroes – all set within a variety of compelling new environments.
Additionally, Skylanders Imaginators will support local co-op multiplayer. Players can place two Creation Crystals or two toys or a combination of the Crystals and toys on the Portal of Power to maximize the fun!
⦁ Returning Core Characters – Skylanders Imaginators also will feature fan-favourite characters who make an appearance in the storyline of the game.
Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
Lead Developer: Toys For Bob
Launch Platforms: PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
Xbox 360™ Xbox One™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft
Nintendo Wii U™
Featuring Crash Bandicoot
Launch Platforms: Exclusively on PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment
system at launch. The Crash toy will be playable across platforms.Release Dates: 14th October (UK and Europe)
ESRB Rating: Provisional PEGI 7