Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS brings Racing & Online Multiplayer to the video game franchise

For the first time in Skylanders history, Activision will bring the online multiplayer experience to the popular kids video game franchise.   The company announced at GamesCom 2015 that its upcoming Skylanders SuperChargers game will allow fans to play the game with friends and family across the globe via online multiplayer on their favorite gaming console.  Skylanders Superchargers will be available on September 20 in North America and September 25 in Europe for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's WiiU. 

Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise's signature gameplay to introduce a brand-new pattern of play.  For the first time ever, players can explore and navigate the mountainous terrains, deep sea environments and big blue skies of Skylands by going behind the wheel of tricked-out land, sea, and sky vehicles - bringing them from the physical world into the digital world in a high octane action-adventure video game.  Skylanders SuperChargers offers a diverse and dynamic story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures featuring combat, puzzles, mini games, and activities -- all set within a variety of new compelling environments.  The new game has 20 land, sea, and sky vehicles that can be played with digitally and physically.  There is also a new class of heroes -- 20 SuperCharger toys that feature all new powerful attacks, moves, upgrades and personalities.  Plus here's some great news for long time players and the parents who have paid out money over the years to buy figures for these video games - in addition to all of the new features and figures being added the new game also supports all 300+ Skylander toys from previous games.

The upcoming Skylanders SuperChargers game will feature an all-new Racing Mode, playable in Land, Sea and Sky environments, features supercharged racing combat, layering in even more depth and excitement to the game’s online multiplayer component.  The high-octane mode is further amplified with all-new time trials, which include three-lap races that take friendly competition up a notch as players battle for the best time score on the leaderboard.  All Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs will come loaded with six dynamic race tracks – two each for Land, Sea and Sky. With hidden routes, power-ups, and diverse locations, Racing Mode offers completely new ways to enjoy the game. Whether played in offline split-screen or online multiplayer, gamers can choose the best route to finish a race, trying to avoid attacks along the way as they navigate through dynamic environments. Voice-chat is available with friends for an added layer of excitement. 

Skylanders SuperChargers delivers these great play features too:
  • Single player Adventure Mode
  • Online & local co-operative Adventure Mode
  • Local 2-player head-to-head racing in split screen
  • Online competitive racing with up to 4 players
Fan who really enjou the racing experience can augment it with another racing combat game available for the Wii system and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system called Skylanders SuperChargers RacingAll-new tracks, augmented with power-ups, boosts, hazards and more, offer up to 50 different and exciting gameplay experiences. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head-to-head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser™ and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS and can also be played on the Wii U™ system.   The Supercharged character not only works in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, but also as amiibo in compatible Nintendo games, so players can store their saved data in both modes with a simple twist of the figure’s base. 

Skylanders SuperChargers looks to be a great addition for any kid's holiday gift list though I have a feeling it will be hard to keep it under wraps between its September release date and December because its has such darn cool features and upgrades to it.  For more information and details, visit


  1. I know Skylanders are very popular with kids nowadays!

  2. I bet our granddaughter would enjoy this game. I she loves Xbox, and pretty much anything Disney.

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I haven't heard of Skylanders previously, but I'm thinking that my nephew would love it. What age range do you recommend for this game (I just want to make sure he's not too old for it)? Thanks!

  4. My son will surely love this. For now, he is into Angry Birds but this one seems like a better game for him.

  5. Looks like it will be very popular! I know a lot of my daughter's classmates play with Skylanders.

  6. I keep hearing about Skylanders but I have no clue about it! I'll have to check it out for our Xbox...our twins are about the right age now! TY for the details.