Everything you need to know about Skylanders Imaginators
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Release Date:NA: October 16 2016, UK: October 14 2016, AUS: October 13 2016, NZ: October 13 2016
Skylanders Imaginators is a toys-to-life game that is another in a long line of Skylanders games. This title immediately follows Skylanders: Superchargers but it is not known if the story in that game will have any impact on the story in this title. The game has been released for the PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Xbox One on October 13 for Australia and New Zealand, October 14 in the UK and October 16 in the United States.
The team working on Skylanders Imaginators said they have been working on this game right after they released Skylanders: Trap Team. The company has said that despite the fact that Trap Team wasn’t a commercial success, they felt they still needed to try to press the advantage that was left when Disney decided to shut down its Infinity program.
In February of 2016, Activision announced there was going to be another Skylanders game that would be coming by the end of 2016. On June 1, 2016 Imaginators was officially unveiled and the development team announced the game would be available in October. At this same unveiling, the development team announced that it wouldn’t be using the mobile platform this time around. They also announced they wouldn’t be making a Wii U or 3DS version as they had done with previous iterations in the series.
In June, at E3, the development team announced Crash Bandicoot would be part of the game. They also announced there would be special modes and games where this character would be the ideal one to use in Imaginators. The team went to great lengths in order to get the Crash character correct. They first put out a plastic model of the character they were going to put into the game and spent quite a bit of time making sure that character had the right look and exuded the right amount of attitude. Once the team felt they had the model done right, they went about putting the character into the game.
In August of 2016 it was announced Crash was being joined in game by one of his iconic villains in Doctor Neo Cortex. In October of 2016, Skylanders Imaginators released around the world. The game launched first in Australia and New Zealand. It then launched in the UK and finally in North America on October 16.
The story of Skylanders Imaginators takes place in a far-flung past of the world the game series inhabits. When the inhabitants, known as the Ancients were walking this land, they used something called Mind Magic in order to create everything. This Mind Magic was able to bring anything into existence the Ancients could imagine.
Those creators soon realized that if the power fell into the wrong hands, it could be used to destroy as well as create. The fear of the power falling into the wrong hands led to the Ancients sealing away the powers and burying the knowledge. Centuries later, the well known Skylands villain Kaos uncovered the secrets of this power. Once he found the power, he unleashed it into the Skylands and is using it to create an unstoppable and seemingly unending army of Doomlanders.
The Portal Masters have been called into action to try and stop Kaos’ nefarious plans. In order to take on Koas and the Doomlanders the Portal Masters will have the power to create their own Skylanders warriors. In order to help the fight against the evil forces that are overrunning the world, new character types called Senseis have been introduced as well.
The basic gameplay for Skylanders Imaginators is the same as it has been since the original Skylanders. There is a portal and a set number of characters that come in the starter pack. These characters can be put into the game using the portal. There are separate characters and vehicles that can also be purchased and put onto the portal to be used in the game.
In order to use the new Imaginators characters, players will need to have “creation crystals.” These crystals can be used on any portal, but they can only make one character per portal. There are a couple of different modes in this game including a racing mode (which will allow players to use the Trap Team characters and vehicles) as well as the regular story mode where the Portal Masters are going to go up against the Doomlanders.
All of the characters that have appeared in previous versions will work in this game. The title offers the ability to play in single player mode, or local co-cop. There is no online multiplayer mode.
Skylanders Imaginators will allow players to use the same core Skylanders that have been featured in several, if not all of the previous games in this long-running series. As usual, these characters will be divided up into several different element classes and those classes will have at least some say in the kind of powers each character is able to wield.
The big difference between this game and others in the series is playable characters will be able to be created. Players will be able to change up the powers, abilities, catchphrases, appearance and more of these Imaginators characters. There is another kind of character that has been introduced in this game as well. In addition to the prefabricated core characters there is also something known as a Sensei. This class of warriors, both good and bad, is far more powerful than the core group. Each Sensei has mastered a specific fighting style that can be paired with their element powers in order to be that much more of an impressive fighter. In all, there are 31 Senseis in this game.
Guest Star Senseis
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game