Wednesday, 23 April 2014

SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM, Skylanders New Release

For all the Skylanders fans, its gives me great pleasure to announce some fantastic news.  The awesome brains at Skylanders Head Quarters have been pondering, brain storming and best of all creating the next installment... 



Well the clue is within the new title! TRAP TEAM

I'm delighted that Skylanders have come-up with an awesome twist, not only does the game-play look great with more exciting new levels, eight elements for new interesting characters to conquer.   There are some terrifying villains with harrowing moves too, you've been warned.

Kaos is up to his old tricks, with his ongoing quest to rule over Skylands.  Kaos knows of the whereabouts of the legendary Cloudcracker Prison, this mighty fortress built entirely out of the magical substance TraptaniumTM and home to Skylands’ most notorious baddies.  Kaos wanting to build his own army forces, blows up the prison, freeing the most wanted villains and blasting shards of Traptanium to Earth in the form of Traps.  Now it’s up to Portal Masters (You, Me, Us) to recapture all of the escaped villains using powerful Traptanium Traps and defeat Kaos before it’s too late!

Villains: Shrednaught and Chompy Mage

40 Villains escaped from Cloudcracker Prison, we have to track them down.  The twist is you can trap them with the Traptanium Traps (The Trapanium trap is a new addition to game play, the Trapanium trap device can be added to the Portal, capturing the villains and magically transport them from Skylands into the real world) Once you have trapped them you can play as the villain.  You can also bank them and swap them around and go back to use them as when you want.

New Portal and 2 of the Traptanium Traps (Life and Water elements)

Toys to Life, Life to Toys:
Players will experience an exciting new level of Skylanders innovation through the Traptanium Portal
A new ring of magical energy which reverses the magic of the toys to life, category by letting players bring digital characters into the physical world.  
A built-in audio speaker allows players to magically hear the unique voices of the villains travel from the game into the real world Trap and vice versa.   
The Trap also lights up in sync with the villain speaking, adding even more magic to the experience.   
If you look closely, you can almost see the villain trying to escape from inside the Trap. 

Two Ways to Play – In Skylanders Trap Team:
You can play as a Skylander or capture Skylands’ most wanted foes and unleash them for
good. It’s up to Portal Masters to find these villains and capture them inside the new
traps that transport the villains into the real world via the Traptanium Portal.  Once
trapped, players can return the villain to Skylands as a playable character. This exciting
new play pattern gives fans the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a 
villain at any time, creating fun and unique “tag team” gameplay.

Good guys; Chopper, Food Fighter, Snap-Shot & Wallop (Clockwise)

Snap-Shot, Chopper, Food Fighter & Wildfire

Elementally Designed Traps  
Themed Trap designs add variety to the collectible Skylanders Trap Team 
experience.  Each Trap is elementally aligned, letting players capture villains who fall
under that element. For instance, when Portal Masters explore the world of Skylands 
and encounter a water villain, they can insert a water Trap into the Traptanium Portal
to capture that villain, as well as bring that villain back into Skylands as a playable  
character who helps in the fight for good. With each new trap added to their
collection, Portal Masters unlock an exciting world of possibilities!   

New Cast of Characters  
A brand new group of Skylanders, known as Trap Masters, lead the charge armed with 
their oversized crystal weapons in the fight against the most wanted villains and 
returning nemesis Kaos. The game introduces more than 50 new playable Skylanders 
heroes, including:

        New Trap Master Skylanders
        New Core Skylanders
        Reposed, fan-favorite Skylanders

With each new addition to their Trap Team collection, Portal Masters unlock exciting
new gameplay possibilities within each level. Seasoned fans can play Skylanders Trap
Team with their entire collection of 175 forward compatible characters from:
Skylanders SWAP ForceTM 
Skylanders GiantsTM 
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure®

Note the new Skylanders are NOT Swapable

Due for release 10th October 2014
Started packs will include the game, portal, 2 characters Snap-Shot and Food fighter, with 2 Traptanium Traps, life and water. RRP £64.99

New Skylanders, Trap Masters and  Traptanium Trap will be available, as individuals and double/triple packs, RRP still to be confirmed.    

I was lucky enough to watch the Skylanders Trap Team being played. I am clearly eager for the release date to come around, I love this original idea of trapping the villians and using their powers for good, it's a great idea to keep the Skylanders Brand alive and interesting.  My sons and boyfriend came too, we as a family of gamers, left very excited.  The new characters are awesome, my favorite is Food Fighter, he stands on a tomato, running about on it, holding a pump action gun, he splats his enemies with fresh tomatoes, very funny to watch.  There is a lot more humour in this game, making it very friendly and funny. 
Oh! I forgot to mention... Kaos will be playable, I so want to play him.

Of course Skylanders Trap Team will be available on the following Platforms:

Nintendo Wii™, Wii U™, 3DS™
Xbox 360™ and Xbox Onevideo game and entertainment system from Microsoft
PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system

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