Skylanders SuperChargers Will Surge into Stores in September

Activision has official announced the next game in its hit videogame franchise

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All images are courtesy of Activision

Fans of Skylanders now have official confirmation of the rumours surrounding the next title in the megahit video game franchise: as expected, it will be called Skylanders SuperChargers and will introduce vehicles to the range of toys players can bring to life in the game.

"We created the toys-to-life category and have continued to lead it by bringing new innovations and new magic to the genre with each and every game.” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “First we brought action figures to life, and now we're bringing vehicles to life with Skylanders SuperChargers. We love making these games because in order to do it well, you have to constantly tap into your inner kid. What kid hasn’t imagined epic vehicles with amazing powers and dreamed about the adventures they could have with them? Skylanders SuperChargers makes those dreams real.”

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Skylanders SuperChargers will include 20 new character toys and 20 land-, sea- or sky-based vehicles that can be customized with upgrades in the game. All Skylanders toys from SuperChargers and previous games in the series will be able to use these vehicles during gameplay. Also, players can pair a SuperCharger Skylander with its signature vehicle to unlock an exclusive mod that supercharges the vehicle and character.

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Fans can pre-order the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for the suggested retail price of $74.99 in North America. The Starter Pack includes two Skylanders characters, a vehicle, a newly designed Portal of Power and the game. As with previous titles, Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on Xbox 360 and  Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U system. In a departure from past policy, however, Activision will release a different, version of the game for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii. Also, no version of the game has been announced for Android tablets, although the full game will be available for the iPad. 


Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on September 20 in North America, September 24 in Australia/New Zealand; and on September 25 in Europe.

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