Skylanders: Imaginators

Skylanders: Imaginators

The sixth console game in the Skylanders series, developed at Toys For Bob and released in late 2016.

Skylanders: Imaginators
Platform Developer Release Date
North America Europe Australia / New Zealand
PlayStation 4Xbox OneWii U
PlayStation 3Xbox 360
Toys For Bob Oct 16th 2016 Oct 14th 2016 Oct 13th 2016
Nintendo Switch March 3rd 2017

Story

The story of Skylanders Imaginators takes place long ago when the Ancients used a mysterious power known as "Mind Magic" to create everything in Skylands. With it, they conjured into existence anything that they could imagine! However, they soon learned that in the wrong hands, it could be very dangerous, and so they sealed it away so that it could never be misused. After discovering this ancient secret, Kaos has unleashed the power of "Mind Magic" into Skylands once again - and he is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders, the likes of which have never been seen! Now it's up to Portal Masters to create Skylanders Imaginators from their own imagination and stop Kaos and his evil Doomlanders before it is too late. And to help train them, Eon is sending the greatest mystic warriors of all time - the Senseis!

Characters

For new playable characters there are 20 brand new Skylander Senseis as well as 11 former villains. Along with their element each Sensei will also have a Battle Class from a list of ten: Smasher, Knight, Ninja, Bazooker, Quickshot, Sorcerer, Brawler, Sentinel, Swashbuckler, and Bowslinger.

The first set of characters to be revealed included King Pen, Golden Queen, and Tri-Tip. Here is a table containing all of the new Skylanders, click the + to see all the known variants:

Water BrawlerKing Pen QuickshotTidepool BrawlerGrave Clobber NinjaTae Kwon Crow BazookerFlare Wolf SentinelEmber Fire
King Pen Tidepool Grave Clobber Tae Kwon Crow Flare Wolf Ember
BrawlerDark King Pen NinjaMystical Tae Kwon Crow BazookerHard-Boiled Flare Wolf
Dark King Pen Mystical Tae Kwon Crow Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf
Earth SmasherTri-Tip SentinelBarbella SorcererGolden Queen SwashbucklerBad Juju BrawlerAir Strike KnightWild Storm Air
Tri-Tip Barbella Golden Queen Bad Juju Air Strike Wild Storm
SmasherLegendary Tri-Tip SorcererDark Golden Queen SwashbucklerMystical Bad Juju BrawlerEgg Bomber Air Strike
Legendary Tri-Tip Dark Golden Queen Mystical Bad Juju Egg Bomber Air Strike
Magic SorcererMysticat BowslingerBuckshot SmasherPain-Yatta BowslingerWolfgang SorcererPit Boss SmasherChopscotch Undead
Mysticat Buckshot Pain-Yatta Wolfgang Pit Boss Chopscotch
BowslingerDark Wolfgang SorcererLegendary Pit Boss SmasherCandy-Coated Chopscotch
Dark Wolfgang Legendary Pit Boss Candy-Coated Chopscotch
Light SwashbucklerAurora KnightBlaster-Tron QuickshotDr. Krankcase SwashbucklerChain Reaction BowslingerRO-BOW SorcererDr. Neo Cortex Tech
Aurora Blaster-Tron Dr. Krankcase Chain Reaction RO-BOW Dr. Neo Cortex
SwashbucklerSolar Flare Aurora
Solar Flare Aurora
Dark NinjaStarcast SentinelHood Sickle BazookerChompy Mage NinjaBoom Bloom KnightAmbush BrawlerCrash Bandicoot Life
Starcast Hood Sickle Chompy Mage Boom Bloom Ambush Crash Bandicoot
SentinelSteel Plated Hood Sickle BazookerJingle Bell Chompy Mage
Steel Plated Hood Sickle Jingle Bell Chompy Mage
Kaos KaosKaos Kaos
Kaos

Senseis

"Sensei" is the collective name for the new set of Skylanders (the villains also function as Senseis), their Battle Class determines the types of attacks and weapons they use as well as which abilities they unlock for your Imaginators. They all have a new type of super attack called Sky-Chi that slowly fills up as you defeat enemies until it reaches a point where you can unleash it on your unsuspecting foes (quite similar to the ability Trap Masters had in the 3DS version of Trap Team).

Owning a Sensei of a particular battle class will unlock a Secret Technique for your Imaginators of the same class. As well as that they will each unlock an item and a weapon for use in customisation. Senseis will also be able to access areas known as "Sensei Elemental Realms".

Creation Crystal

Included in the Starter Pack is a Fire Creation Crystal, this allows you to create and store your very own custom Fire element Skylander. To create a Skylander of a different element you'll need to purchase a Creation Crystal of that element.

Be aware that once you select a Battle Class you can not change it on that Creation Crystal ever again. So choose carefully!

Starter Pack

In the Starter Pack you get the Water Sensei Master King Pen, the Earth Villain Golden Queen, and a Fire Creation Crystal. The portal included is identical to that of the Swap Force portal (some regions instead have a modified SuperChargers Portal without a trap slot).

There is also once again a Dark Edition of the Starter Pack, it contains three Dark variant Skylanders (King Pen, Golden Queen, and Wolfgang) and three standard Creation Crystals (Fire, Life, and Dark). The pack also comes with a Gold Imaginite Mystery Chest that unlocks some gear for your Imaginators.

And there is a "Crash Edition" that is only available on PlayStation 3 and 4, it has the same contents as the regular Starter Pack plus the Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex toys. The characters will be available in a separately sold Adventure Pack at a later date.

Platforms

The game is only appearing on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the Wii U. That means no Wii, 3DS, or Tablet versions this year.


Comments
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#7185 SkylandrPurists 20:42:13 23/11/2017
Don't you mean Sky7?
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#7184 AmbushFan 13:52:25 23/11/2017
By the way, Vicarious Visions just released a video tour of their studio to Facebook. You can find it on the Message Board.

Some interesting stuff was shown in the video:
1. Lots of Skylanders posters, including an entire room dedicated to 3D printing them.
2. There were lots of Skylanders shown in the room, and one of the staff (forgot his name) was holding a Skylander too... except it was blurred out. Why was it blurred out? A new Skylander that they weren't allowed to show, perhaps?

The original video was posted December 2016, but for some reason, they decided to post it to Facebook just recently. I reckon there's a reason for this.

Furthermore, this was December 2016 it was originally posted, after Imagintors was released. So I think they've already started work on Sky8, all the way back in December. Almost a year ago.

I shouldn't get my hopes up, but... Sky8 could be closer than we think.
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#7183 goldenwolf 11:26:43 19/11/2017
I have hope that it will live, but if it dosent we can blame the pizza guy that was whit skydad
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#7182 MLG Skylander 15:24:48 16/11/2017
Do you think that Skylanders is dying
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#7181 colton 11:26:43 16/11/2017
Well, doesn't look like we'll ever get chompymage over here. Guess I'll have to settle for the jingle bell look. Sigh...
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#7180 SkylandrPurists 17:45:37 15/11/2017
Have you guys noticed that we are almost done with 2017, yet we are not done with Wave One/Two Senseis in the Polls?
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#7179 goldenwolf 20:34:13 14/11/2017
I dont really like her... dont know why

btw I cant find crash and neo no where here (macedonia) they have everyone but him
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#7178 GhostRoaster617 08:37:33 13/11/2017
V Yeah I wish he got reposed as well. I always love ascythe user in a game I can play as, but smilie was pretty awesome nevertheless.
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#7177 goldenwolf 18:01:00 11/11/2017
I would of loved a grim creaper superchargers figure. mostly cose hes one of my fav skylanders
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#7176 wreckingballbob 21:42:55 10/11/2017
Is it?
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#7175 MLG Skylander 17:32:52 10/11/2017
2017 is better than 2016
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#7174 goldenwolf 08:34:11 10/11/2017
can someone inform me when season 3 of skylanders academy is coming?
I really wanna see what they will do whit ...................................... its spoilers for people that havent sean it so Im not saying
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#7173 jack543 20:33:50 09/11/2017
i hope that they make a new skylanders game next year I hope smilie
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#7172 goldenwolf 19:40:33 08/11/2017
yea
but I dont really like superchargers just the story of the game and I agree darker=beader

I just hope they bring back ALL the gimics (or how ever you type it) like trap masters whitc is my favorite game and giants and swapers and more

olso great vids
forgot to meanshion
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#7171 Luminous35 12:08:50 08/11/2017
V Actually I am smilie

If we are lucky enough to get another game, I'd like it to be similar to Spyro's Adventure and Superchargers. A nostalgic feeling with an incredible, darker story. Imaginators felt very childish, and they proved they can go dark with Superchargers.
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