News and Updates

Poll

Favourite Upgrade Path: Ember
View Results
Newest | Newer | Page 4 of 34 | Older | Oldest
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 31 32 33 34

News and Updates

10:23 AM - Monday the 31st of August, 2015 - by dark52
To mark the launch of Disney Infinity 3.0 the official Skylanders website has been updated with new images for the many of the new Skylanders and Vehicles from Skylanders Superchargers. Thanks to several inquisitive forum members we also have images for several new alt decos that we had previously not seen before and a name for Trigger Happy's vehicle: Gold Rusher.
[User Posted Image] [User Posted Image]
Legendary AstroblastLegendary Sun Runner
[User Posted Image] [User Posted Image]
Legendary Bone Bash Roller BrawlNitro Soda Skimmer
[User Posted Image] [User Posted Image]
Easter ThrillipedeGold Rusher


Astroblast and Sun Runner's Legendary status confirms that there will be a Legendary version of the Sky Racing Action Pack, the regular version of which is scheduled for launch in Wave 3.

This weekend also saw a playable demo of the 3DS version of the game at PAX Prime giving us our first proper look at how it plays. Still no sign of the Wii or iOS versions.
Categories
5:58 PM - Tuesday the 18th of August, 2015 - by dark52
The mystery of the missing cards has been solved with the announcement of Skylanders Battlecast, a brand new card battling game for mobile devices that can make use of digital cards you can buy in-game and physical cards that you can purchase at retail.


Quote: Press Release

For Skylanders Battlecast, players can purchase physical card packs at retail, as well as digital card packs in-game. Players will experience a magic moment by scanning cards with their mobile devices and watching them come to life. Additionally, fans can scan two character cards to create animated duels in which players can physically interact with the characters.


[User Posted Image]

The game is due out sometime in 2016 and will be available for "free" from the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. Pricing for the cards has not been revealed.
Categories
4:25 PM - Thursday the 13th of August, 2015 - by dark52
As retailers are beginning to list pre-orders for the figures so too are they posting pre-orders for their exclusive alternate versions of characters. The first two that have been sighted are Fiesta and Smash Hit.

[User Posted Image] [User Posted Image]
Spotted by forum member sprocketrocket this Frightful Fiesta is exclusive to GameStop/EBGames Found by forum member ZapNorris the Steel Plated Smash Hit is a Best Buy exclusive
[User Posted Image] [User Posted Image]
Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac, exclusive to Toys R Us naturally MySkylanders.de has discovered a Nitro Stealth Stinger with Target exclusive markings

There have also been mentions of a few other variants but no images have been found for them just yet.

In other news, the complete Achievement list for the game has been revealed by XboxAchievements, obviously if you wish to avoid spoilers for the story then it's probably not all that wise to read them. In what is a quite sensible move, despite the existence of the recently shown off online mode none of the achievements appear to be related of it (although you can perhaps earn the single co-op achievement using the brand new online co-op mode).
Categories
11:32 AM - Tuesday the 28th of July, 2015 - by dark52
I posted this in the forums just over a week ago but there's not been much other news lately so here it is now on the front page as we continue the wait for gamescom next week (August 5th-9th) and its potential for new information.

Combining a few European retailer listings I have managed to put together what looks to be the lineup of toys for the first few SuperChargers waves (aside from any retailer exclusive alt decos).

Wave One
Starters
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
SpitfireTurbo Charge Donkey KongHammer Slam BowserSuper Shot Stealth Elf
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Dark SpitfireDark Turbo Charge Donkey KongDark Hammer Slam BowserDark Super Shot Stealth Elf
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Hot StreakBarrel BlasterClown CruiserDark Sea Shadow
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Dark Hot StreakDark Barrel BlasterDark Clown CruiserKaos Trophy


Single Pack SuperChargers
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Dive-ClopsFiestaStormbladeShark Shooter Terrafin


Single Pack Vehicles
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Dive BomberCrypt CrusherSky SlicerSea Shadow


Racing Action Packs
Sea Racing Action Pack
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Deep Dive Gill Grunt + Reef Ripper + Sea Trophy


Combo Packs
TerrafinJet-Vac
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Shark Shooter Terrafin + Shark TankHurricane Jet-Vac + Jet-Stream


Wave Two
Single Pack SuperChargers
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Smash HitNightfallHigh Volt


Single Pack Vehicles
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Burn-CycleShark TankJet-StreamStealth Stinger


Triple Pack
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Shark Shooter Terrafin + Shark Tank + Jet Stream


Wave Three
Single Pack SuperChargers
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
SplatBig Bubble Pop FizzHurricane Jet-VacLava Lance Eruptor


Single Pack Vehicles
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Splatter SplasherShield StrikerThump Truck


Racing Action Packs
Sky Racing Action Pack
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Astroblast + Sun Runner + Sky Trophy


Combo Packs
Pop FizzRoller Brawl
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Big Bubble Pop Fizz + Soda SkimmerBone Bash Roller Brawl + Tomb Buggy


Triple Pack
[User Posted Image][User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Bone Bash Roller Brawl + Tomb Buggy + Splatter Splasher


But what are these Triple Packs for? Can they save you money? Well... yes, it seems that they can do that (obviously only if you were planning on getting all of the included toys already). At the prices they were listed at you could buy the triple Terrafin+Shark Tank+Jet-Stream and a single Jet-Vac for less than if you bought them in the two Combo Packs (€30+€13 vs. €25+€25).

Dates attached to the listings imply that Waves 1 and 2 will be released at launch with Wave 3 following approximately two months later. As with the prices these are dates for the European markets so the situation may be slightly different in the US.


And if you don't already then make sure to check out the awesome mini KABOOM! Skycast, a dedicated weekly Skylanders podcast which is this week celebrating its 25th episode and announcing the winner of their E3 Hot Streak giveaway.
Categories
9:01 PM - Thursday the 9th of July, 2015 - by dark52
Earlier today Instagram user ziotec took some photos of the back of a Skylanders SuperChargers pre-order display box which shows off several new Skylanders and vehicles.

[User Posted Image]


So we now know of the new Life SuperCharger "Thrillipede", the returning Magic SuperCharger "Big Bubble Pop Fizz", and the new Light SuperCharger "Astroblast".

There are some new vehicles with Pop Fizz's vehicle "Soda Skimmer", Thrillipede's vehicle "Buzz Wing", and Astroblast's vehicle "Sun Runner". And we have names for Splat's vehicle "Splatter Splasher", Lava Lance Eruptor's vehicle "Burn-Cycle", and Stealth Elf's vehicle "Stealth Stinger".

[User Posted Image]

On the side of the box there is also confirmation of "Racing Action Packs", the example of which contains Deep Dive Gill Grunt, Reef Ripper, and a Sea Trophy shaped like Golden Queen's head. It is likely of a similar function to the Kaos Trophy that comes with the Dark Edition Starter Pack, but we still don't really know what that does yet either. The top corner of the pack does however mention "New Race Tracks" and "Race As Villains" so make of that what you will.

Also worth noting is that in a list of features the box mentions "NEW Online Multiplayer Race & Coop Modes".


In a separate event a product listing on a French retailer's website has outed a possible partial line-up for Wave 1 of SuperChargers along with a potential name of a SuperCharger "Smash It" (by the process of elimination that's either the Earth SuperCharger or the beginning of Roller Brawl's name). If the listings are accurate then (other than the Starter Packs) Wave 1 will be the following:

SuperChargers
  • Dive-Clops
  • Stormblade
  • Fiesta
  • High Volt
  • Nightfall
  • "Smash It"
  • Shark Shooter Terrafin

Vehicles
  • Dive Bomber
  • Crypt Crusher
  • Sky Slicer
  • Shark Tank
  • Stealth Stinger
  • Jet Stream
  • Sea Shadow
  • Burn-Cycle

I am sure it's not out of the realms of possibility that there will also be a Racing Action Pack and Combo Packs available at launch in September.
Categories
12:43 PM - Tuesday the 7th of July, 2015 - by dark52
The Dark Editions for Skylanders SuperChargers have been revealed. The PS4/PS3/Xbox One/Xbox 360 versions will contain Dark Spitfire, Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf, Dark Hot Streak, Dark Sea Shadow and a Kaos Trophy that can be used to unlock "special Kaos gameplay content". It'll cost you $99.99 for the Dark Edition.

[User Posted Image]

The Wii U edition will have Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong, Dark Barrel Blaster and the Kaos Trophy.

[User Posted Image]

The Wii edition will have Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, Dark Hammer Slam Bowser, Dark Clown Cruiser and the Kaos Trophy.

[User Posted Image]

Also revealed are several new entries to the Eon's Elite line of figures. The first wave of them will be available exclusively at Toys R Us in November and is made up of Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood.

[User Posted Image]

A second wave with Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang will be released in December.

Check out a load of screenshots and artwork in the SuperChargers Gallery.
Categories
5:35 PM - Tuesday the 16th of June, 2015 - by dark52
During today's Nintendo E3 "digital event" it was revealed that Donkey Kong and Bowser will be joining the Skylanders, exclusively on Nintendo platforms.

[User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Hammer Slam BowserTurbo Charge Donkey Kong


Donkey Kong will be packaged in the Wii U Starter Pack, replacing Spitfire and his vehicle, and Bowser will be in the Wii and 3DS Starter Packs (also replacing Spitfire). The Wii and 3DS Starter Packs actually carry the title Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing, a different experience was mentioned previously but this is the first we've seen of it.

[User Posted Image][User Posted Image]
Clown CruiserBarrel Blaster


What is quite nifty is that the figures have a dual purpose, if you rotate the base they can also be used as amiibos.

These characters and vehicles will only work on Nintendo platforms, you will not be able to play as Bowser on the PS4 or anything like that.

Check out a load of screenshots and artwork of the characters in the SuperChargers Gallery.

A few other characters have also been revealed, Kotaku have an article showing off Undead SuperCharger Fiesta with his vehicle Crypt Crusher, and the Skylander Boy and Girl have a video unveiling the Dark SuperCharger Nightfall and her vehicle Sea Shadow. And if you look closely at the boxart for the Wii and 3DS versions you can see SuperCharged versions of Eruptor and Rollerbrawl driving vehicles.
Categories
1:31 PM - Wednesday the 3rd of June, 2015 - by dark52
Skylanders SuperChargers has been officially revealed. Matching pretty much everything that was rumoured we will be collecting from a set of 20 new SuperCharger Skylanders along with 20 new Vehicles to drive.

[User Posted Image]


[User Posted Image] [User Posted Image]
SpitfireStormblade
[User Posted Image]
Super Shot Stealth Elf

There will be 10 brand new SuperCharger characters and 10 reimagined SuperChargers based on existing characters, such as Stealth Elf, Trigger Happy and Terrafin. They each have a matching vehicle which, when used together, they SuperCharge but any Skylander can use any vehicle. The SuperChargers will cost $12.99.

[User Posted Image] [User Posted Image]
Hot StreakSky Slicer
[User Posted Image]
Dive Bomber

The vehicles will be split into three groups, Land, Sea, and Sky, each being used for a different section of gameplay. Each vehicle can be customised in-game with modifications and weapons but only SuperChargers will be able to utilise this customisation feature. The vehicles will cost $14.99.

Quote:

In Skylanders SuperChargers, Kaos' quest to rule over Skylands reveals his most sinister weapon ever - a massive "Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction" capable of eating the sky itself. Fortunately, Master Eon had seen the warning signs and assembled a special team of Skylanders to pilot an unstoppable fleet of vehicles with the power to destroy the reign of destruction! With Skylands facing its greatest threat, the Skylanders must pilot their supercharged vehicles over land, under sea, and through the sky to stop Kaos!



While there is a new Portal of Power included in the Starter Pack you will be able to purchase and download a digital Portal Owners Pack and use your existing Portals to play the game.

[User Posted Image]

It will again be on all platforms, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS. The Wii and 3DS versions will have a different experience to the other versions.

The game is set for release on the 20th of September in North America, the 24th of September in Australia, and the 25th of September in Europe.


Check out our Gallery for a few more Skylanders SuperChargers images.

There are loads of previews up around the web on sites such as Polygon, Forbes, Kotaku, GameSpot, TheHDRoom, and Game Informer and plenty of videos on Youtube channels like FamilyGamer TV, TheSkylanderBoy AndGirl, VideoGamerTV, Coin-op TV and many more.
Categories
11:36 PM - Tuesday the 2nd of June, 2015 - by dark52
Well, there we have it, Skylanders: SuperChargers confirmed. Thanks to Eurogamer (link now broken) and new forum member BOOMCAKE we have a look at some of the new characters, vehicles, and reposes as well as the logo for the new game.

[User Posted Image]

Backing up the recent Amazon listings there is a reposed version of Stealth Elf along with reposes for Trigger Happy and Terrafin, bringing them each up to Series 4. If the Amazon information is indeed correct then the middle of the three new Skylanders is called Spitfire, no names are known for the other two just yet.

The official embargo is anticipated to be lifted sometime tomorrow so expect more details on Skylanders: SuperChargers very soon!
Categories
7:00 AM - Saturday the 30th of May, 2015 - by dark52
Forum member skylandersspyro has spotted several barebones listings on Amazon.com for a game called Skylanders: SuperChargers that looks to confirm the recent rumours for the next Skylanders game.

The listings mention the contents of the Starter Pack as being 2 Skylanders SuperChargers figures - a new Skylander named Spitfire and a reposed Super Shot Stealth Elf, and one Skylanders Vehicle called "Hot Steak" "Hot Streak". It also mentions a new portal of power... how many is that now?

A brief plot summary is detailed:

Quote: Amazon.com

Skylands is in peril! Kaos has unleashed his most evil weapon yet - the Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction. With all of Skylands on the verge of collapse, a special team called the SuperChargers has been assembled to pilot an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles. Now you and the SuperChargers must embark on epic adventures over land, under sea, and through the sky to stop Kaos and save Skylands!



There are listings for PS3, PS4, Wii U, 3DS, and even a version for the Wii (albeit with a note saying that the "gameplay content, features, and functionality will differ") but no potential release date is given.

It shouldn't be too much longer before we find out whether this is accurate and we get our first proper look at the game, rumours place an official reveal happening on Wednesday, the 3rd of June.
Categories
Newest | Newer | Page 4 of 34 | Older | Oldest
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 31 32 33 34
News Calendar
Latest Page Updates