[Gamescom 2015] READY, SET, GO – Skylanders SuperChargers Delivers Racing and Online Multiplayer

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Skylanders SuperChargers Logo_PNGActivision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., continues to blaze the toys-to-life trail with Skylanders franchise firsts, racing and online multiplayer gameplay on console in Skylanders SuperChargers, developed by Vicarious Visions. Whether fans prefer co-operative play in Adventure Mode or competitive multiplayer with up to four players in Racing Mode, Skylanders SuperChargers‘ online gaming is fueled with adrenaline-pumping action right out of the box. 

Skylanders‘ all-new Racing Mode, playable in Land, Sea and Sky environments, features supercharged racing combat, layering in even more depth and excitement to the game’s online multiplayer component.  The high-octane mode is further amplified with 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 available with friends for an added layer of excitement.

Skylanders SuperChargers delivers more ways to play than ever before:

  • Single-player Adventure Mode
  • Online and local co-operative Adventure Mode
  • Local 2-player head-to-head racing in split screen
  • Online competitive racing with up to 4 players

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,” said John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc.  “We continue to be firmly committed to driving Skylanders‘ spirit for providing originality, innovation, creativity and fun with each game.”

Skylanders SuperChargers continues to rev its engine with the addition of Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Action Packs at launch and beyond. These optional expansion packs, one each for Land, Sea and Sky, unlock even more thrilling racing content for Portal Masters. Each pack comes loaded 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.

Fans can augment their SuperCharger experience with a complementary, dedicated racing combat game — Skylanders SuperChargers Racing — for the Wii system and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. 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 system.   The Supercharged character not only works in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, but also 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.

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About Skylanders SuperChargers

Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce a brand-new play pattern to fans, vehicles-to-life.  For the first time ever, kids can explore and navigate the mountainous terrains, deep sea environments and big blue skies of Skylands like never before by going behind the wheel of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles – bringing them from physical world into the digital world in a high octane action-adventure videogame. The game offers a diverse and dynamic story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures featuring combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming — all set within a variety of new compelling environments. Skylanders SuperChargers has 20 land, sea and sky vehicles that are fun to play in the game and in the real world. There is also a new class of heroes — 20 SuperCharger toys that feature all-new powerful attacks and moves, upgrades and personalities. The game supports all 300+ Skylander toys from previous games.

Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on September 25 in Europe and September 20 in North America on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation 3 system, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo’s Wii U system. Additionally, the complete Skylanders SuperChargers experience will be available on iPad.

SUPERCHARGERS BIOS

SPITFIRE

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Fire
“Fuel the Fire!”
Spitfire is a spirited speed demon with lightning quick reflexes and nerves of steel!
Spitfire was on pace to become the fastest driver in the Super Skylands Racing Circuit. With his lightning quick reflexes and nerves of steel, this tech enhanced flame spirit was absolutely unbeatable. But during the championship event at Skywinder Canyon, he was illegally bumped off course by a goblin racer and sent flying into the canyon wall in a fiery explosion! Most thought that this would put an end his racing career. But three weeks later, he was back on the track, more fired up than ever to claim the title. Unfortunately, it was then that all of Skylands fell under the rule of Kaos in his Sky Eating machine, and the racing came to an end. That’s when Spitfire was approached by Master Eon with an offer that could get him back behind the wheel as the new leader of an elite driving team – the Skylander Superchargers!

STORMBLADE

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Air
“Feather the Storm!”
Stormblade is a fearless daredevil with an unquenchable thirst for adventure!
From the moment she left the nest, Stormblade had always pushed the boundaries, seeking to travel further than anyone had ever gone. At a young age, she made the bold leap off of her home island and plummeted through the deep blue sky in an attempt to find the bottom of Skylands – only to find no such bottom existed. This did not fulfill her curiosity, nor did it sway her belief there was something else beyond the limits of her world. Soon she built a custom ship, the Sky Slicer, and raced to the furthest reaches of Skylands in search of its end – but no end could be found. She wanted answers, and so she came to the one person that could help her – Master Eon. The Portal Master instantly saw the unquenchable thirst for exploration that resided in Stormblade, and asked her to join the Skylanders on a very special mission that would take her through the uncharted rifts between worlds!

NIGHTFALL

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Dark
“Dark and Dangerous!”
Nightfall is a mysterious Dreadwalker that hunts The Darkness and never lets evil off the hook!
Nightfall was a Dreadwalker from Fogshadow Tower, a mysterious fortress in the middle of the Poison Sea. While most Dreadwalkers stayed within the noxious cloud they called home, Nightfall preferred to dive into the black abyss and hunt the dark monsters that threatened her people. One day, as she was exploring a deep cavern in her submarine, the Sea Shadow, Nightfall came upon an enormous object that pulsed with a strange energy. It was gigantic, and before she could comprehend what she was looking at, it hatched! Out came a creature 100 times larger than anything she had ever seen! She fired the engines and raced back to warn her people. Just as the last citizens boarded an evacuation ship, the colossal head of the Leviathan broke the surface of the water and let out a terrible roar! Without hesitation, Nightfall rushed towards the monster, blasting it with everything she had while the others made their escape. This act of heroism caught the attention of Master Eon, and the rest is Skylander history!

FIESTA

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Undead
“It’s Party Time!”
Despite being undead, Fiesta had always been the life of the party. He was once the head member of a popular mariachi band in the personal court of Count Moneybone, who all undead citizens respected immensely. In his spare time, Fiesta and his bandmates played music for all of the new arrivals that entered the Underworld. However, a day came when the new arrivals were actually several Skylanders, who had come on a mission to stop Count Moneybone from unleashing a robot army on all of Skylands. Fiesta then realized that he, like so many others, had been fooled by the evil Count into thinking he was kind and generous – not the vengeful monster he truly was. Unbeknownst to the Skylanders, Fiesta and his bandmates helped to distract the robot army so they could infiltrate Moneybone’s mansion and put a stop to him. Even though the Skylanders were unaware, this act of bravery and defiance did catch the attention of Master Eon, who recruited him at once.

DIVE-CLOPS

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Water
“Look Out Below!”
Believe it or not, Dive-Clops is actually the twin brother of Eye-Brawl. When he was young, his batwings were blasted off by pirates while flying over the Swirling Sea, causing him to plunge into the abyss below. After rolling on the bottom for several days, he was discovered by an underwater civilization of Jelly Dwarves. They were instantly fascinated by the bizarre looking eyeball and took him back to their Corral Castle, where they built him a magnificent dive suit that would allow him explore the depths of the sea. But everything changed when Dive-Clops decided to venture to the mysterious Whirlpool of Destiny deep within the ocean. As he got closer, he suddenly felt pulled by its immense power, and reemerged to discover that thousands of years had passed! Now with his destiny before him as a member of the Skylanders, Dive-Clops lets the minions of Kaos know that there are many dangers of the deep!

SUPER SHOT STEALTH ELF

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Life
Stealth Elf is more powerful than ever with a brand new addition to her ninja arsenal – the Thorn Super Shot!

HURRICANE JET-VAC

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Air
Jet-Vac is an elite Sky Baron who is ready to take the fight to Kaos with an upgraded Hurricane Vac-Blaster!

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[LAND VEHICLES]

HOT STREAK

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Type: Land
Element: Fire
Signature Driver: Spitfire
Hot Streak is Spitfire’s custom racecar. It was made from elemental magma rock and forged in the depths of the Volcanic Vault. With maximum firepower, it is capable of achieving extreme speeds and ready to scorch anything in its path!

SHARK TANK

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Type: Land
Element: Earth
Signature Driver: Shark Shooter Terrafin
The Shark Tank is an unstoppable driving force when Terrafin is at the helm. Containing subterranean navigation, all-terrain teeth tread, and enchanted battle armor, it is primed and ready to take the bite to Kaos!

CRYPT CRUSHER

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Type: Land
Element: Undead
Signature Driver: Fiesta
The Crypt Crusher is the undefeated champion of underworld drag racing. Originally crafted from Fiesta’s childhood racecar bed, it now uses an intimidating “Wheel of Doom” to roll over the competition!

[SKY VEHICLES]

SKY SLICER

SSC_Keyshot_SkySlicer_FIN_HiResType: Sky
Element: Air
Signature Driver: Stormblade
The Sky Slicer is aerodynamic and lightning fast! Originally designed by Stormblade to explore the furthest reaches of Skylands, it has since been retrofitted with high-powered weaponry and armor, making it one of the best in the nest!

JET STREAM

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Element: Air
Signature Driver: Hurricane Jet-Vac
Jet Stream is a finely tuned storm-chasing machine. Its twin turbines give it supreme maneuverability, while its Sky Baron battle armor and enhanced weaponry guarantee it will always be the last bird standing!

STEALTH STINGER

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Element: Life
Signature Driver: Super Shot Stealth Elf
The Stealth Stinger is the ultimate forest ninja weapon! During covert Skylander operations, Stealth Elf uses its camouflage abilities and high velocity thorn rockets to get the drop on evil before they see it coming!

[SEA VEHICLES]

REEF RIPPER

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Element: Water
Signature Driver: Deep Dive Gill Grunt
The Reef Ripper is the legendary submarine that Gill Grunt uses to scour the vast ocean for his lost love. Armed with a siren blast and a harpoon shot, the evil pirates that took her won’t be getting off the hook very easy!

SEA SHADOW

SSC_Keyshot_SeaShadow_FIN_HiResType: Sea
Element: Dark
Signature Driver: Nightfall
The Sea Shadow was originally built by Nightfall to explore the shadowy depths of the Poison Sea near her home. It is elusive and agile, with powerful weaponry that will sting any monster that lurks in the abyss!

DIVE BOMBER

SSC_Keyshot_DiveBomber_FIN_HiResType: Sea
Element: Water
Signature Driver: Dive-Clops
The Dive Bomber is a heavy duty aquatic battle tank! With enchanted metal plating capable of withstanding the immense pressure of the deep ocean, evil has nowhere to hide when Dive-Clops is in pursuit!

Kaos is back with his most sinister weapon yet – the Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction, powered by The Darkness itself! Fortunately, a special team of Skylanders known as the SuperChargers has been assembled to pilot an incredible fleet of vehicles with the power to travel through the destruction – over land, sea, and sky! But with Skylands on the verge of collapse, the Skylanders have reached out across all dimensions to call for reinforcements. Answering the call is the most unexpected duo – Donkey Kong and Bowser! Using their own elite vehicles to magically travel between worlds, they have joined the epic battle against Kaos and The Darkness!

Turbo Charge Donkey Kong

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Turbo Charge Donkey Kong is joining the Skylanders in their fight against Kaos with a barrel full of powerful moves!

Hammer Slam Bowser

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Hammer Slam Bowser is ready to battle alongside the Skylanders and pound down evil with his mighty hammer!

BARREL BLASTER

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The Barrel Blaster is all geared up and primed for action! Constructed from Donkey Kong’s renowned mine cart and iconic barrels, this is one explosive land vehicle that will have Kaos going bananas!

CLOWN CRUISER

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The Clown Cruiser is ready for launch! Sporting the face of his famous Koopa Copter, Bowser’s custom aircraft has been reinforced with armor plated Koopa shells and comes fully loaded with classic fireballs and a Bullet Bill!

 

 

 

 

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