While the vast majority of the new parts will only be able to be found in the new level packs there are several parts that you'll be able to start finding in Imaginite Chests straight away, meaning this update is more than just a tease for next month. The game will even give you a whole new set to use right away with a free chest just sitting there on the new adventure pack island in the M.A.P..
Quote: Earnings Call
In 2017, rather than releasing a new console title, we will be supporting the award winning Skylanders Imaginators with multiple adventure packs, new characters and new in-game content.
We are also excited to bring Skylanders Imaginators to Nintendo Switch as a launch title next month and we have a new Skylanders mobile game in development.
The first of this new content is arriving in March in the form of the Cursed Tiki Temple Adventure Pack which comes with Wild Storm. A second new Adventure Pack featuring RO-BOW has also been discovered with a late April release but its name still remains a mystery.
This is all fairly reminiscent of Disney's original announcement of the future of Disney Infinity before they ultimately cancelled the series just two months later. Hopefully with the Netflix show being renewed for a third season and this new mobile game in development it won't turn out the same way and we'll get a properly followed through plan for the future of the Skylanders franchise.
Quote: Press Release
Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced that its Netflix original series "Skylanders™ Academy" has been renewed for a third season. Production on the third season of "Skylanders Academy" - the first television series developed and produced by Activision Blizzard Studios - will begin in February, with animation again created by the renowned TeamTO studio in France.
In the press release it was also announced that Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be joining the cast as "a new cadet at the Academy with a mysterious past".