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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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#135 Mike-Na Charge 04:05:49 02/06/2016
I think that having the Skylanders as NPCs throughout the story is really cool. It gives it a more realistic vibe and reminds me of the comics. Although, I do wish that they would use other characters too aside from being exclusive to the stars of Skylanders Academy. And yes, it will be a little weird if you play as Jet Vac in Jet Vac's level of course, but to be quite honest, out of the 300+ Skylanders, I doubt you would've played as Jet Vac if not for the obscurity. In a way, I like how they're reimagining the villains. To be honest, I thought Wolfgang was going to be a Brawler, and we would get Cross Crow as the Bowslinger. So if they can reimagine only some villains, that'd be great. And I do think Gulper will be a Water Sentinal.
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#134 PortalMasterJ 03:12:40 02/06/2016
It would be funny if when you put jetvac on the portal, the npc jetvac will be either confused or think it's some sort of time paradox version lol
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#133 SodaPopHD 03:06:24 02/06/2016
V For this game, flagship characters from past games will return, but they'll be part of the campaign.
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#132 PortalMasterone 02:49:13 02/06/2016
In an Imaginators demo on The Skylander Boy and Girl channel with Lou Studdert, one of the levels is Jet-Vac's home world of Windham, with him as an NPC for some reason, and not in his SuperCharger uniform.
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#131 SodaPopHD 02:46:20 02/06/2016
I'm just gonna say this real quick: For those who think Activision is running out of ideas...

1. Think that that's what you've been saying for the past three years...
2. Think about your ideas. They're terrible compared to that of Acti's, so you really shouldn't be talking.

For those who want Activision to stop making games, then simply don't buy the game. Or, better yet, just save up and shut up. Acti's planning on making ten to twenty installments, so...no use complaining.
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#130 GinjaNinja 02:36:02 02/06/2016
V Nope. They dropped Wii, 3DS, and mobile this time. I doubt we will ever get another Skylanders game on Wii.
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#129 Eevee88 02:20:43 02/06/2016
Will this game be for the Wii? I don't have a Wii U or any of the other consoles they list on here smilie

@Shadowstarcat

I agree, aren't they kind of milking it now? Oh well, hopefully kids will enjoy it! smilie

Sorry for double post, I didn't look at the comments smilie'
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#128 PabloDaniel 01:59:23 02/06/2016
They should have made a "bard" battle class, or something like that.

They fixed the character lineup!
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#127 shadowstarcat 01:59:11 02/06/2016
All your money is gonna go down the drain peeps. WHY ARE YOU STILL MAKING SKYLANDER GAMES ACTIVISION!!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE STOPPED AT SUPER CHARGERS!!
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#126 cojoh55 01:44:32 02/06/2016
http://www.ign.com/articles/20...ators-announced
this is the link

for the dark edition
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#125 PabloDaniel 01:42:56 02/06/2016
Why does Wolfgang have a bow now?
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#124 PortalMaster365 00:46:21 02/06/2016
My speculation for the dark edition is that the Golden Queen will be the Evolved one that we first saw in figure form. If you look at the two, you can tell that not only the color scheme but also the pose is different, and since it is colored and held by 8bittheater, it isn't a prototype. So I think either dark edition or just Varient of some sort, what do you guys think??
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#123 midnightmagic34 00:46:20 02/06/2016
I can't believe I can finally have a Skylander inspired by Julia Child...call me crazy all you want but I love her and will make sure I can base the fire one off her.
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#122 Luminous35 00:30:22 02/06/2016
Oh my... the character lineup is messed up... Not like the old ones.
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#121 zmoibe12 00:29:00 02/06/2016
i'd also like to bring up that it appears you can create Flynn in his entirety. so what element core should he be (air duh) or how you think the air imagins (i dub them this because of my love for kamen rider Den-O) will play?

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