The geekson loves Skylanders. And he loves cars. So when he discovered last week that Activision are going to be releasing a new game in the hugely successful Skylanders series later this year, in which the Skylanders are going to get cars, he could not contain his excitement. The name of this new game is Skylanders Superchargers,and it’s being released in September.
Skylanders invented the “toys to life” genre of video games, as they call it, and there is something extremely appealing about having physical toys that you can also control in game. The geekson really enjoys the game, but he’s also just as happy to spend time with the console switched off, playing with his Skylanders figures. We’ve even been known to take them on adventures outside of home as well.
Apparently the new vehicles that are coming have moving parts so it’s clear that they have been designed for kids to be able to play with this outside of the game as well as in game. And in keeping with the previous titles in the series, figures from earlier incarnations of Skylanders will also be playable in Superchargers, meaning all your children’s existing characters can drive the new vehicles.
I showed the geekson the trailer for Skylanders Superchargers, and his eyes went as round as saucers, and he just kept saying “Wow!” the whole way through.
Unfortunately the geekson can’t really get his head around having to wait until September to play, and since watching the video he has asked me every day if he can have the new Skylanders cars yet. It could be a long 3 months!
Fans can pre-order the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack beginning on June 3 at select retail destinations worldwide, which includes two new Skylanders characters, a first-of-its kind Skylanders vehicle, newly designed Portal of Power®+ and the full AAA game. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, and a different, unique adventure will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. Additionally, the complete Skylanders SuperChargers experience will be available on iPad®. The game will be available on September 20 in North America, September 24 in Australia/New Zealand; and on September 25 in Europe.