'Skylanders Imaginators' Announced, Lets Players Create Their Own Skylanders

Posted Wed Jun 1, 2016 at 08:31 AM PDT by
Skylanders Imaginators news

Also features Senseis and reformed villains.

Following a few early leaks last night, Activision has announced 'Skylanders Imaginators,' the new Toys For Bob developed installment in massive 'Skylanders' franchise.

'Skylanders Imaginators' PS4 box

With the Skylands once more under assault from Kaos and his Doomlanders, players will be able to create and unleash their own Skylanders Imaginators.

These custom Skylanders will reside in the new Creation Crystal toy. 

'Skylanders Imaginators' Crystal Creation toy

Also joining the fray are the new Skylanders Senseis. The Sensei series is made of 20 new characters and 11 former villains, and each sensei is a master of the new Battle Class system. This gives the Senseis the ability to unleash the Sky-Chi move, but being senseis, they also empower the Imaginators by way of unlocking unique Imaginator weapons.

'Skylanders Imaginators' screen king pen

As announced, 'Skylanders Imaginators' is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, and 360 on October 16, 2016 for North America. These are described as the launch platforms, and I suspect that mobile (iOS, Android) versions will follow. I don't expect a Wii version. The Europe launch date is October 14th, while Australia and New Zealand have an October 13th date.

The Starter Packs are priced at $74.99 ($59.99 with Prime discount). There will be Dark Edition Starter Packs, which will be priced at $99.99

You can find the latest info on 'Skylanders Imaginators' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: Activision

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