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12:31 PM - Thursday the 24th of April, 2014 - by dark52
Ending months of speculation Activision have finally unveiled the fourth entry to the Skylanders series: Skylanders Trap Team. The game features new "Trap Master" Skylanders and a new Traptanium Trap toy for capturing and then taking control of villains from the game.

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To capture a villain in Trap Team you must first defeat them, once you've done that you place a Traptanium Trap (with an element matching the villain) in the slot on the new Traptanium Portal and the villain is yours. You can then summon that villain back into the game at will and play as them on your own side in the fight against evil.

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According to the story of Trap Team Kaos has discovered the location of Cloudcracker Prison and has blown it up to free the nefarious baddies housed within, he's done this to use them as his own personal army to takeover Skylands. It's up to the Portal Masters to find the Traptanium Traps that had previously made up the prison in order to recapture the villains and save Skylands from Kaos' evil plans once again.

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Snap Shot, Food Fight

There will be sixteen brand new Trap Master Skylanders, these characters are slightly larger than the core Skylanders and wield mighty Traptanium weapons that help in the fight against the villains of Trap Team. The Trap Masters can also find Traptanium shards as well as enter Traptanium zones to find hidden villains. There are also eighteen new core Skylanders, like Food Fight above, and more reposed returning favourites such as Gill Grunt and Shroomboom.

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Traptanium Portal with Snap Shot and Life Hammer Trap

The new Traptanium Portal has a single slot for a Traptanium Trap and most notably also features its own speaker for the villains to talk to you through giving you a greater sense that the villain you've captured has really been brought out of the game and into this world.

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Water Tiki Trap, Life Hammer Trap

A box of fifteen different styles of Traptanium Traps was seen in the trailer below, each one has an element assigned to it which means that you can only capture specific villains with each Trap. So for example if you're facing the Tech villain troll duo that makes up Shrednaught you'll need a Tech Trap to capture them. You will be able to house multiple villains in each Trap so despite a reported total of 40 villains in Trap Team you won't quite need that many Traps to catch 'em all.

The Starter Pack comes with the Trap Master Skylander Snap Shot, the core Skylander Food Fight, the Water Tiki Trap, the Life Hammer Trap, the new Traptanium Portal as well as the usual stickers, cards and poster that you'd expect.


Trap Team is once again being developed by Toys for Bob, the original developers of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders: Giants. They will be handling the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii versions of the game while Beenox will be on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions. The game is set for release on the 5th of October 2014 in North America, the 10th of October in Europe and the 2nd of October in Australia/New Zealand.

Many media outlets have articles and videos on the reveal including Game Informer, IGN, GameSpot, Joystiq, Kotaku, Engadget, Polygon, Games Radar, Forbes, The HD Room, Connected Digital World, Family Gamer TV, The Skylander Boy and Girl and Coin-Op.tv. We also have our own gallery full of images on this very site.

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And lastly in Swap Force news, Toys R Us have emailed out a Hot Toy Alert for Lightcore Bumble Blast giving him a release date of this Saturday, the 26th of April. They'll also have various other offers on the day in store including one for a free Lightcore Hex figure when you buy a Swap Force Lightcore figure. Because everyone needs another Lightcore Hex.
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#1 NINJAsk11 13:10:52 24/04/2014
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I realy like the Logo. The Trailer is AMAZING.....
This game is so awesome!
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#2 I-Brawler 13:18:29 24/04/2014
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Quote: dark52
You will be able to house multiple villains in each Trap so despite a reported total of 40 villains in Trap Team you won't quite need that many Traps to catch 'em all.


Skylanders Trap Team: Gotta catch 'em all!
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#3 goldenrushducks 13:56:18 24/04/2014
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^
Isn't dat pocket monstars???
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#4 Rattlebuckler 14:00:55 24/04/2014
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i have already prordered the game wallop and food fight is my two favorites so far
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#5 ZapNorris 14:01:10 24/04/2014
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"Because everyone needs another Lightcore hex"

Priceless
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#6 Joemckinsey456 14:05:38 24/04/2014
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Is this the last game or are there going to be more??
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#7 TheShadowDragon 14:25:27 24/04/2014
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This'll be even more awesome than Swap Force, although I still like the third Skylanders game. Also, will the Traptanium Portal be backwards compatible for "Spyro's Adventure", "Giants", and "Swap Force"?
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#8 NINJAsk11 15:15:59 24/04/2014
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Quote: TheShadowDragon
This'll be even more awesome than Swap Force, although I still like the third Skylanders game. Also, will the Traptanium Portal be backwards compatible for "Spyro's Adventure", "Giants", and "Swap Force"?


Duh.....of course it will!
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#9 LegendaryFlames 15:33:27 24/04/2014
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Oh my glob.
I actually died when I saw this.

I NEED DAT CROCODILE
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#10 LTU Spyro 15:50:06 24/04/2014
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R.I.P wallets...
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#11 TheShadowDragon 15:50:23 24/04/2014
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Guess what? Tessa is back!
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#12 azz01 15:59:43 24/04/2014
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I dun like it.
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#13 NINJAsk11 16:28:54 24/04/2014
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Quote: azz01
I dun like it.



I said that too wen I first saw it. smilie
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#14 yelvy 18:58:07 24/04/2014
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Is Food fight beast form pop fizz in green with zooms gun?
Yes! smilie
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#15 BlazeHeatnix28 20:43:47 24/04/2014
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Chopper is my new favourite from this game! Though I still don't plan on getting it, that might change.
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#16 Kevinvert 21:19:01 24/04/2014
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Wow! That means there is 74 characters including villains! This is the most they ever done! And who knows how many reposes they will make!
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#17 superwill123 21:32:39 24/04/2014
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well, they DID say that there would be 10 new skylanders from each element... also open world play & online multiplayer!
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#18 HIR 21:35:51 24/04/2014
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Hmm, I find it particularly weird that the main version of the game is being made for the previous generation's consoles, with Beenox porting the game to current gen systems. It's especially weird now that Swap Force has made it abundantly clear to me that the Wii's limited hardware was likely holding back the capabilities of the first 2 Skylander games. Ah well, I guess it's another best-seller for this fall. *shrug*
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#19 gnarlytreesnex 23:54:55 24/04/2014
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The trap team is amazing
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#20 Kevinvert 01:24:42 25/04/2014
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^
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^Has online play been confirmed?
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#21 gnarlytreesnex 01:49:07 25/04/2014
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Not that I know of.
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#22 Rattlebuckler 04:18:04 25/04/2014
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Quote: NINJAsk11
Quote: TheShadowDragon
This'll be even more awesome than Swap Force, although I still like the third Skylanders game. Also, will the Traptanium Portal be backwards compatible for "Spyro's Adventure", "Giants", and "Swap Force"?


Duh.....of course it will!


this bye far is my favorite one
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#23 Jesus Skywalker 04:43:03 25/04/2014
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I really hope they have some kind of collector's edition that includes that wood box we saw. It looks really neat and would obviously make storing traps easy.
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#24 Rattlebuckler 05:03:24 25/04/2014
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the wood box was in the tralier it was what the traps were in
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#25 zookinator 12:51:34 25/04/2014
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Open World Play... Online Multiplayer... if TfB did that, they would hook in so many players, they could reach another billion in Skylanders sales.
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#26 Rattlebuckler 13:52:30 25/04/2014
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i love the unamed magic charachter along with food fight
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#27 pennyman 22:21:34 26/04/2014
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woohoo - bring on the new game!
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#28 Doomslicer 02:08:00 27/04/2014
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Quote: zookinator
Open World Play... Online Multiplayer... if TfB did that, they would hook in so many players, they could reach another billion in Skylanders sales.


I'm actually not so big on either, but making areas more explorable and online play would boost sales for sure
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#29 NinThumpEye 09:53:18 27/04/2014
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All I wish is a much longer story line. And bigger levels. Maybe like the level length of swap force and around 25-30 levels. I feel there is too many characters for the lack of replayability of the game
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#30 Glumshanks 06:15:34 28/04/2014
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I want to trap and play as Glumshanks ????? Thanks for the update .. (*_*)
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#31 iceblade2488 12:39:29 28/04/2014
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I just have one question, I know that you will have to buy more traps, but are the traps being released in waves?
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#32 gnarlytreesnex 22:34:50 28/04/2014
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Acutely the traps will be sold in the same wave as the trap masters and the cores
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#33 Goten 03:17:07 29/04/2014
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Spyro is no more smilie skylanders ruined him.
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#34 wreckingballbob 06:14:26 29/04/2014
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Quote: Goten
Spyro is no more smilie skylanders ruined him.


It didn't ruin him just because he isn't the main character anymore.
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#35 Smolderbrawl 00:49:48 30/04/2014
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Where is a list of all the discovered new Skylanders?
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#36 SkylandersGamer 01:58:58 01/05/2014
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Quote: Goten
Spyro is no more smilie skylanders ruined him.



Jeez you Spyro fans are so annoying get over it Spyro is in a new game series what's so bad about it
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#37 gnarlytreesnex 02:09:10 12/05/2014
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Quote: Goten
Spyro is no more smilie skylanders ruined him.


Gosh you spyro fans don't need to brag about it and dark your fine but anyways don't post on this but the trap masters seem really cool but stop you spyro fans
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#38 TacoMakerSkys 03:39:24 12/05/2014
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stop u skyro fans
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#39 yelvy 06:18:28 12/05/2014
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Quote: Goten
Spyro is no more smilie skylanders ruined him.



I feel your pain! smilie
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#40 Rattlebuckler 21:42:42 12/05/2014
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non skylander fans OUT(throws them out by their shirt collars)
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#41 TheShadowDragon 02:52:43 13/05/2014
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Have Toys for Bob confirmed that there will be exactly 16 or 20 Trap Masters?
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#42 yelvy 06:18:38 13/05/2014
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@Rattlebuckler

Its called Sarcasm! smilie
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#43 GoHeels999 13:39:03 22/05/2014
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Quote: Jesus Skywalker
I really hope they have some kind of collector's edition that includes that wood box we saw. It looks really neat and would obviously make storing traps easy.



That is a great idea! I would want a real wooden box and not a cheap plastic one for $50.

My kids are already in love with this game. Goodbye to $300+ again! Good thing I love Skylanders too.

Quote: SkylandersGamer
Quote: Goten
Spyro is no more smilie skylanders ruined him.



Jeez you Spyro fans are so annoying get over it Spyro is in a new game series what's so bad about it



Agreed! This is no longer Spyro, it is called Skylanders. Sadly Spyro makes for a dull character in Skylanders, but we thank him for getting it all started.
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#44 yelvy 16:54:06 22/05/2014
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It Is still Spyro, as he is a playable character. And what we Classic fans get annoyed about, is that Skylanders is kinda a poor excuse for another reboot, since I at least was waiting for it to be about him and not a lead to a money making franchise. Nothing personal, but I hope you understand why I get annoyed about this.
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#45 xXBeavcoonXx 20:14:38 25/05/2014
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Well Maybe Skylanders think YOUR a poor excuse for a reboot.
I had no idea what to say.
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#46 yelvy 09:46:48 26/05/2014
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smilie Anyway, I've just got back into playing Swap force, and while its short and a bit linear, I'm just playing as Cynder and Spyro and its just about Ok.
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#47 GillGrunt4Ever 22:44:44 30/05/2014
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Quote: LTU Spyro
R.I.P wallets...

Hahahaha! That is so true, LTU Spyro!
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18 cores? I wonder if there will be an extra core Skylander for 4 of the elements and an extra Series 2, 3, or 4 Skylander for the other 4 elements?
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#48 GillGrunt4Ever 23:08:18 30/05/2014
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By the way, if anyone is wondering, here are the different traps:
-Water Tiki
-Water Hammer
-Life Tiki
-Life Hammer
-Fire Tiki
-Fire Hammer
-Magic Tiki
-Magic Hammer
-Tech Tiki
-Tech Hammer
-Air Tiki
-Air Hammer
-Undead Tiki
-Undead Hammer
-Earth Tiki
-Earth Hammer
-Kaos' Trap
I guess I could have just said that there is a hammer and a tiki for each element along with a trap for Kaos. Oh well!

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