Preview: Skylanders SuperChargers

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Skylanders are back and this time they’re on the move! Activision has announced the next instalment in the Skylanders saga, SuperChargers, from developer Vicarious Visions. Stevivor was given a sneak peak at the game last week.

Never one to be kept down, Kaos is back and is still hell bent on bringing Skylands under his rule. With him is his newest weapon, the awesomely named “Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction”, with the ability to eat the sky itself. Master Eon has other plans though and has assembled the Skylanders (and, as you’d expect, their SuperChargers vehicles).

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Sitting alongside the 20 new Skylanders (and all your old favourites) on the new Portal of Power are said vehicles, with which players can navigate in various new ways around Skylands.

By air, players will be engaged in dog fights. By land, players will drift, slide and jump their way around areas. At sea, players will need to master manoeuvring their craft both above and below the water. Vehicles are upgradeable in game and work best when paired with Skylanders of the same element, or it’s signature driver. When not on the Portal of Power, these vehicles are just like a real toy, with moving parts, allowing younger players to use them outside of the video game space.  Although the game play options have now increased with the introduction of vehicles, Skylanders SuperChargers still has puzzles and mini-games littered throughout the adventure, as it did in the past.

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The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack will include a new version of the classic Skylander StealthElf, a new Skylander named Spitfire, and his four wheeled vehicle Hot Streak. It was suggested during our sneak preview that individual Skylanders SuperChargers characters and vehicles will be priced alike.

Skylanders SuperChargers will be available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS from 24 September in Australia and 25 September in New Zealand.