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News Archive - August 2014

4:35 PM - Friday the 15th of August, 2014 - by dark52
After a slightly blurry glimpse earlier in the week the official Skylanders Facebook page has provided us with a much larger and clearer version of the Starter Pack poster. Click on the image below to see it at full size:

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The poster includes names for the four remaining unnamed Trap Masters:

  • Enigma (Magic)
  • Tuff Luck (Life)
  • Thunderbolt (Air)
  • Short Cut (Undead)

As well as names for several new core Skylanders:

  • Cobra Cadabra (Magic)
  • Echo (Water)
  • Trail Blazer (Fire)
  • Fling Kong (Air)

The only Skylanders we still don't know the names of are the three Frito-Lay Skylanders and whoever those four question marks represent in the top right corner.

The poster also lists names and elements for nearly all of the villains, including a couple of new "Super" villains Dreamcatcher and Golden Queen, but again there are two Super Villains still hidden behind question marks along with six of the regular villains.
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10:14 AM - Wednesday the 13th of August, 2014 - by dark52
In previous games the sidekicks simply followed your characters around not doing much, in Skylanders: Trap Team that's all going to change. Now known as "Mini Skylanders" the existing eight have been reissued and joined by a new set of eight mini versions of previous characters and they have all been promoted to fully playable Skylanders.

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Each of the Mini Skylanders will be just as upgradeable as their larger counterparts featuring miniaturised versions of their attacks. The eight new Mini Skylanders are as follows:
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Weeruptor, Small Fry
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Pet-Vac, Breeze
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Spry, Drobit
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Bop, Hijinx

The eight previously released sidekicks will also be given a rerelease with a red base but your existing green and orange base versions will function exactly the same as the new ones. The Minis will be sold in double packs retailing for $13.99.

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Kaboom, Head Rush

Also revealed for gamescom today was a new Fire Trap Master called Kaboom, we got a look at Head Rush's figure as well as a clearer look at Bushwhack. And couple of new villains, Masker Mind and Brawlrus, were unveiled too. Check them all out in the gallery and figure list.
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9:22 PM - Tuesday the 12th of August, 2014 - by dark52
Hidden away in a trailer for today's Trap Team on Tablets news announcement was a shot of the full character poster that will be included with the regular Skylanders: Trap Team Starter Packs, thereby showing off a slightly blurry first look at the remaining new Trap Masters, the new Core characters, a bunch of new Sidekicks based on existing pre-Trap Team characters as well as a whole load of capturable villains.

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The names are not on there and there are still several secret Skylanders and villains marked on the poster so there's still a lot left to find out before the launch of the game in October. And perhaps even beyond if they intend to keep up those mystery entries.

Thanks to forum member ZapNorris for spotting the poster.
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2:04 PM - Tuesday the 12th of August, 2014 - by dark52
Just announced today is a fully fledged tablet version of Skylanders: Trap Team, developed by Vicarious Visions the new tablet starter pack contains the same figures and traps as the regular console starter packs but it also contains a bluetooth version of the Traptanium Portal of Power and a custom bluetooth controller.

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*Kaos Trap not included in Starter Pack

The game looks and plays almost exactly like the console versions but you have the option to use the included bluetooth gamepad or the touchscreen controls. To make it even more portable if you don't have the Portal of Power turned on you can use two digital "Instant" versions of Snap Shot and Food Fight to allow you to keep playing even without any toys around.

To see footage of the game in action on a tablet check out videos by The Skylander Boy and Girl, FamilyGamer TV and Coin-op TV.

The full list of compatible devices is as follows:

  • Apple iPad 3rd Generation, iPad 4th Generation, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Air
  • Kindle Fire HDX (7" & 8.9")
  • Google Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro (8.4", 10.1", 12.2")
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4", 10.5")
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

The tablet version will be released at the same time as the regular editions, October 2nd in Australia, October 5th in North America and October 10th in Europe.
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