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Minis join the Skylanders Trap Team fight

Skylanders-Trap-Team-LogoSkylanders is a huge franchise for Activision these days, so it's not really a surprise that they have a million and one unique ideas for every new iteration of the series.

For example, at Gamescom, Activision revealed the latest line of figures and characters… Skylanders Minis, which are compatible with the upcoming Skylanders Trap Team. The super-cute, big eyed characters are apparently just as powerful as their larger counterparts, but in a smaller package. There are 16 Minis on the way including Spry, Mini Jini, Drobit, Trigger Snappy and Hijinx — check out some of the product shots and screens below.

Also confirmed was Skylanders Trap Team for iOS and Android tablets, which was confirmed as the "full game experience". The tablet version will be available as a starter pack which includes a Bluetooth controller and a portal.

Skylanders Trap Team will hit on October 5th for the PS4, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, iOS and Android tablets.

Skylanders Minis screens/product shots:

Skylanders Trap Team screens:
Skylanders Mini – Spry trailer:

Read on for all the bite-sized details.

Developed by Toys for Bob, creators of the Toys-to-Life phenomenon, Skylanders Trap Team reverses the magic of its signature play pattern — letting kids take villains out of the digital world and transport them into the physical world, where they are captured in magical Traps — bringing both Toys-to-Life and life to toys. Fans can then play as both heroes and villains who join the forces of good in an all-new adventure.

Fans attending Gamescom will get a special Skylanders treat — the first hands-on opportunity to play Skylanders Trap Team with a new line of cute, pocket-sized Skylanders characters, called Skylanders Minis. Sixteen of the smallest but surprisingly powerful Skylanders are now joining the fight against Skylands’ most nefarious villains. Diminutive in stature but mighty in battle, Skylanders Minis will deliver a full Skylanders wallop as completely playable characters with upgrades and abilities, just like any other Skylanders, including the ability to trap villains.

At Gamescom, visitors in the Gamescom Family Area ((Hall 10.2) — who are “mini” enough to enter the smallest booth Activision has ever built — will be able to play with the new Minis. Only those that meet the Skylanders Mini booth’s required height restrictions will get the chance to be the first in the world to play with five of the new Minis: Spry, Mini Jini, Drobit, Trigger Snappy and Hijinx. Visitors to the Family area will also have the chance to visit the Skylanders photo booth, where fans can be photographed as if they’ve been ‘trapped’ in Traptanium, just like the infamous villains in the game.

Ahead of Gamescom, Activision also announced that it is bringing the complete Skylanders Trap Team videogame to tablets at launch, marking the first time a full Skylanders game will be available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablet devicesi day-and-date with the console version. The tablet version of the game delivers the same experience, with console-quality graphicsii and high performance game controls as its console counterpart, delivering yet another significant technological leap to the Skylanders franchise. It is playable with touch controls or a Bluetooth enabled controller that comes with the tablet Starter Pack.

Skylanders Trap Team will be available on October 10 in Europe, October 5 in North America and October 2 in Australia/New Zealand on the following platforms: a variety of iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation 4 system; PlayStation 3 system; Nintendo's Wii system and Nintendo's Wii U system. A different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system.



Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack - PlayStation 4 (Video Game)

Manufacturer: Activision Inc.
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Platform: PlayStation 4
Genre: adventure-game-genre

Capture Evil. Unleash Good.

Kaos has blown up the walls of the feared Cloudcracker Prison freeing the most notorious villains in Skylands. it's up to you and the Skylanders to find and capture them. using Traptanium, a magic material that can harness the power of the Elements, you have the amazing ability to trap the villains and return them to Skylands to fight for you! Begin the ultimate adventure as you explore Skylands in search of the escaped villains!

Starter Pack includes: 1-Video Game, 1-Traptanium Portal, 2-Skylanders Figures, 2-Traps, 1-Character Collector Poster, 2-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes and 2-Trading Cards.

Build the ultimate Trap Team - Over 60 Skylanders to collect and 40+ villains to capture. Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes – Enjoy stickers of your favorite Skylanders. Place the names and codes on the Character Collect Poster to track your collection. The secret codes can be used in the Skylanders Lost Islands and Skylanders Collection Vault Apps. Trading Cards – Learn more about each Skylander’s powers and abilities.


Traptanium Portal

Place the Skylanders on the NEW Traptanium Portal and bring the Skylanders to life

Traps

Defeat and capture villains in the Traps and then use the villains on the side of good

All New Skylanders

The Skylanders each have their own unique abilities and powers

Trap Master Skylanders

Trap Master Skylanders are the ultimate trappers with powerful Traptanium weapons

List Price:$74.99 USD
New From:$74.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

This title will be released on October 5, 2014.