Since Skylanders Launch in 2011 they have sold over 259 million toys Worldwide. The Toys to life range has made 3 billions dollars, that is impressive, it shows that Skylanders have made there mark in the World of Technology, well established and it's rare a child has not heard of ever increasingly popular Skylanders franchise.
In 2014 the Skylanders Empire was Number 1 best selling in toys and games.
Every year I get blown away by the change in game play. For me and my family we all agree, its keeps getting better and better. I am an adult, this is one of my favourite games, its one of the few games I can play with my sons and we really enjoy ourselves together as family.
Last week I took my the boys to a previewing of the New Skylanders game... I had no idea what to expect. On arrival I was asked to sign a gagging order... No Tweeting, no sharing of photos, no facebooking and definitely no Instragraming, just a huge fat secret all week long. James could not understand the new game was not yet available to view online, believe me, he searched high and low for it.
When we left, we were all so hyped up, the game is the AWESOME, the graphics have always been brilliant, the game play is very cool, so many different types of levels, we only saw a small fraction of whats in store for us in the next few months.
On arrival Guha Bala, the co-founder and president of Vicarious Visions, the creative vision behind the new game, greeted us and talked us through some of the storyline and showed us some of the levels.
Well, I am pleased to say 'THANK YOU SKYLANDERS' You've done it again!!! This time it's even BETTER.
This year is the year of the 'Racer' Thats right, Skylander boys and girls, grab your crash helmets, jump-in and take the ride of your lives!
SUPERCHARGERS is Skylanders new release for 2015 it's the year of the VEHICLE;
There are all sorts to drive us bonkers; Race Cars, Motor Cycles, Tanks, Spaceship and so much more.
That's right, you heard it here first! Skylanders has changed its game play again. Our fun kick ass characters can still run about but now they will get behind the wheel and can drive too.
Kaos is still here, back with his dark forces, trying his hardest to takeover. Kaos has unleashed his most sinister weapon ever, a massive “Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction” capable of eating the sky itself!
Master Eon has warned the special team of Skylanders to protect and defend the air, land and sea using their vehicles with the power to travel through the reign of destruction to stop Kaos!
Skylanders SuperChargers has 20 new SuperCharger character toys and 20 new vehicle toys. These will be a combinations of air, land and sea vehicles with drivers and will be changeable, again all will be different elements. Best part is you can use your old characters, Giants, Swapforces, Trap Team with the new game. Creating more combinations.
Firstly Skylanders need to retrieve the Thunderous Bolt, which is located in the Cloud Kingdom. The ruler of the area, Lord Stratosfear, has made a deal with Kaos, so our heroes need to defeat Kaos' forces to secure the item they're seeking. They will have to reclaim the thunderous bolt to move forward to the other levels.
Some of the New Chartacers and Vehicles:
Spitfire - Fire 'Fuel the Fire'
StormBlade - Air 'Feature the Storm'
Super Shot Stealth Elf - Life 'Stealth elf is more powerful then ever, with a brand new addition to her ninja arsenal - The Thorn Super Shot.
Hot Streak - Land / Fire Driver: Spitfire
Sky Slicer - Sky/Air Driver: Stormblade
Dive Bomber - Sea/Water Driver: Dive-Clops
There are some new aspects to the gameplay, lots more puzzle solving; rotating platforms; Giving us more visuals to twist our minds around. Dive Bomber, looks great to drive, being a water vehicle it also traveling on land.
|These figures may change by the release date|
While driving you can collect bonuses - There are Mod chests all over the tracks, these chests are full of treats to up-grade your vehicle.
All the Elements are here too. Play takes place in the Air, Land and Sea. The new starter packs does come with new a style Portal and the Traptanium will still be part of the new game. They will be 3 piece starter packs, as before you could complete the game with only the Starter Pack. However only one land vehicle is included, so a lot of the game will incomplete, to get the most out of SuperCharged new vehicles will need to be purchased them. Anyone using the tablet version will be able to download software on update their Trap Team Portal, upgrading to use the SuperCharged game.
- Play with friends - NEW Online Multiplayer Race and COOP Modes
- Compete in High Octane Head-to-Head Combat Races
- Challenge Yourself with Fun Mini Games
Formats: Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 3DS, and iPad
Developer: Vicarious Visions
Release Date: 25th September 2015
PreOrder Date: 3rd June 2015 - Prices RRP £49.99 to £59.99 depending on your console preference.
I hope you are looking forward to the new addition as much as I am, is super cool, my sons can't wait. Roll on September.