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5:30 PM - Tuesday the 19th of September, 2017 - by dark52
The second season of Skylanders Academy is due to hit Netflix on October 6th so it's once again time for a new trailer:

Skylanders Academy Season Two finds our team of heroes questioning their identities and pasts. Spyro begins a search for answers about his ancestors in order to harness and understand his special powers. Meanwhile, Kaos' quest to bring evil rule to the Skylands realms accidentally unleashes a villain more powerful than anything Kaos or the Skylander warriors have ever faced. The Skylanders unite once more for the greatest showdown against evil yet - putting them all to the ultimate test.

The second season will be released all at once on the 6th of October, with the already confirmed third season probably following in late 2018. In the meantime you can check out Collider's interview with Eric Rogers, the showrunner for Skylanders Academy, to learn a bit more about the new season.

And in other news, the Lost Imaginite Mines Level Pack has finally begun turning up in Toys R Us stores in the US.
2:18 AM - Wednesday the 15th of February, 2017 - by dark52
In preparation for the two new Adventure Packs, Skylanders Imaginators received an update earlier today. Along with the content for the two new Adventure Packs, Cursed Tiki Temple and Lost Imaginite Mines, it has added 250 new parts, gear and weapons for your Imaginators to use, and it's also apparently fixed several bugs (including the Heroic Challenges wipe issue).

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While the vast majority of the new parts will only be able to be found in the new level packs there are several parts that you'll be able to start finding in Imaginite Chests straight away, meaning this update is more than just a tease for next month. The game will even give you a whole new set to use right away with a free chest just sitting there on the new adventure pack island in the M.A.P..
11:27 PM - Thursday the 9th of February, 2017 - by dark52
In their earnings call today Activision announced that they will not be making a new Skylanders console game this year but will instead be focusing on further supporting Skylanders Imaginators with "multiple adventure packs, new characters, and new in-game content". They did however announce that a new Skylanders mobile game is in development but did not provide any further details.

Quote: Earnings Call
In 2017, rather than releasing a new console title, we will be supporting the award winning Skylanders Imaginators with multiple adventure packs, new characters and new in-game content.

We are also excited to bring Skylanders Imaginators to Nintendo Switch as a launch title next month and we have a new Skylanders mobile game in development.

The first of this new content is arriving in March in the form of the Cursed Tiki Temple Adventure Pack which comes with Wild Storm. A second new Adventure Pack featuring RO-BOW has also been discovered with a late April release but its name still remains a mystery.

This is all fairly reminiscent of Disney's original announcement of the future of Disney Infinity before they ultimately cancelled the series just two months later. Hopefully with the Netflix show being renewed for a third season and this new mobile game in development it won't turn out the same way and we'll get a properly followed through plan for the future of the Skylanders franchise.
2:48 PM - Thursday the 2nd of February, 2017 - by dark52
We're still a long way off from the release of the second season but Netflix has already renewed Skylanders Academy for a third season to air in 2018.

Quote: Press Release
Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced that its Netflix original series "Skylanders™ Academy" has been renewed for a third season. Production on the third season of "Skylanders Academy" - the first television series developed and produced by Activision Blizzard Studios - will begin in February, with animation again created by the renowned TeamTO studio in France.

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In the press release it was also announced that Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be joining the cast as "a new cadet at the Academy with a mysterious past".
5:13 AM - Friday the 13th of January, 2017 - by dark52
As part of Nintendo's Switch presentation today it was very briefly revealed that there will be a version of Skylanders Imaginators for the new system. The game will be released at launch on the 3rd of March and will feature a "digital library" of characters so that you can play without the Portal of Power.

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They have also revealed that Wild Storm will be part of a brand new level pack called the Cursed Tiki Temple where you can "unlock more than 100 new offerings" whatever that means. The pack will contain Wild Storm, a Life Crystal, and an Imaginite Mystery Chest. It'll be released on March 12th for $30.

And don't forget that Mystical Tae Kwon Crow is due to be released exclusively at GameStop on Saturday.