Skylanders have been Giants, they've been swapped to make new combinations of Skylanders, and they've even been bad guys trapped in crystals that you call upon to help you. Just announced this morning, Skylanders are now battling evil on land, air and sea with vehicles.
Activision has announced Skylanders SuperChargers, introducing powerful vehicles that can "speed across Skylands' roads in vehicular combat, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights as they barrel-roll through enemy swarms." But don't worry, Skylanders SuperChargers will still have the combat, story, puzzles, platforming and mini games that players love.
Here's the story for Skylanders SuperChargers:
The game's storyline focuses on Kaos' latest attempt to rule Skylands. In his efforts to take down the Skylanders, Kaos has unleashed his most sinister weapon ever – a massive "Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction" capable of eating the sky itself! Fortunately, Master Eon has seen the warning signs and assembled 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!
New heroes will be available in Skylanders SuperChargers, called, oddly enough, SuperChargers. They have new moves, powerful attacks and new weapons. SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. There will be 20 new SuperChargers character toys and 20 new vehicle toys. And don't worry about your might collection of Skylanders characters from previous games. Skylanders SuperChargers supports all 300+ Skylanders toys from the other games, and they can all pilot the vehicles.
The vehicles in-game are also customizable with modifications and upgradeable weapons. For example, players can pair a SuperCharger Skylander with its signature vehicle to create a SuperCharged combination, which unlocks an exclusive mod that revs up the performance of the vehicle and character. The vehicle toys also have moving parts, so kids will enjoy playing with them outside of the game.
The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack will retail for $74.99, and it includes two new Skylanders characters, a first-of-its-kind Skylanders vehicle, the game, and a newly designed Portal of Power. It will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and then have a different version available for Wii and 3DS. The game will be available on September 20, 2015.