SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Skylanders fans can unlock their imaginations in new ways with Skylanders®
Imaginators now available on Nintendo
Switch™. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI)
is bringing the fun-filled innovation of Skylanders Imaginators
to the new Nintendo Switch platform for fans to enjoy starting today.
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The award-winning Skylanders® Imaginators is now available for Nintendo Switch™! Skylanders Imaginators gives kids an unprecedented level of choice to create the most unique Skylanders characters they can imagine. (Photo: Business Wire)
Skylanders Imaginators for the Nintendo Switch introduces
a digital library that allows players to easily load and store their
300+ toys from the Skylanders® franchise* directly to the new home
gaming system. No Portal of Power®? No problem -- the arrival of the
digital library empowers players to take their Skylanders
Imaginators adventure on-the-go whenever and however they want.
This March also marks the debut of some of Skylanders' most
anticipated characters including Painyatta and Grave Clobber in Skylanders
Imaginators, as well as a brand-new expansion pack for the game.
Additionally, the Skylanders Imaginators Cursed
Tiki Temple level pack is a first in franchise history, taking kids on
an all-new adventure as they unlock more than 100 new offerings
for their Skylanders Imaginators! The pack comes
with Sensei character Wild Storm who will unleash a new level to
players, a life Creation Crystal and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.
"We're incredibly proud to bring the award-winning innovation of Skylanders
Imaginators to Nintendo Switch as a launch title. The game has
unlocked kids' imaginations everywhere as they create and play their
very own Skylander characters for the first time," said Josh Taub,
senior vice president of Skylanders Product Management,
Activision. "With new toys and content also now available for Skylanders
Imaginators, we're excited to offer Nintendo fans a great
experience on day one."
Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators empowers
players to unleash their imaginations and bring their creations to life
in an adventure with puzzles, battles, a compelling storyline and a new
line-up of heroes and villains.
Skylanders Imaginators also introduces two new guest star
characters - Crash BandicootTM and his
arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex. They join the lineup of Skylanders
Sensei characters as fully-playable toys. CrashTM fans
will also get to play a level dedicated to the famous bandicoot, Thumpin
Wumpa Islands, which pays homage to be beloved ‘90s videogame icon.
Skylanders Imaginators supports character toys from all
previous Skylanders games - including Skylanders®
SuperChargers, Skylanders® Trap Team, Skylanders®
SWAP ForceTM, Skylanders® Giants and Skylanders®
Spyro's Adventure - that kids can enjoy in the real-world and in the
virtual game. As players add new Skylanders to their collection,
they expand their in-game experiences.
About the Skylanders®
The award-winning, $3.5 billionSkylanders® franchise has sold
through more than 300 million toys1 since pioneering the
toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders® Spyro's
Adventure. The game originated a play pattern that seamlessly
bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In 2012, Skylanders®
Giants further evolved the category and added LightCore®
characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders® SWAP
Force™, which launched in 2013, introduced an all new
play pattern - swapability. In 2014, Skylanders® Trap
Team reversed the magic of bringing toys to life by allowing players
to pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world and
became the number 1 kids' console game globally1. Skylanders®
SuperChargers launched in 2015 and expanded upon the franchise's
signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life for the first time. In
October 2016, Skylanders Imaginators captured kids' imaginations
like never before with the ability to create your own Skylanders. Fans
can also enjoy their favorite characters in the Netflix original series
About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision Publishing, Inc. is a
leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment.
Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division
of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More
information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company's website, www.activision.com or
by following @Activision.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in
this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations,
plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including
statements about the expected features, functionality, products and
release dates of Skylanders Imaginators and the Cursed
Tiki Temple level pack are forward-looking statements that
are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors
that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set
forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other
factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's
most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly
reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are
based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision
Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision
Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any
such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to
be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements
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Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual
results to differ materially from current expectations.
©2017 Activision Publishing, Inc., SKYLANDERS, SKYLANDERS IMAGINATORS,
SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM, SKYLANDERS SPYRO'S
ADVENTURE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE,
LIGHTCORE, PORTAL OF POWER, CRASH, CRASH BANDICOOT and ACTIVISION are
trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.
*Excludes Traps and vehicles, which are not playable in the Nintendo
Switch version of the game
¹ The NPD Group, GfK Chart-track, Activision Blizzard internal
estimates, including toys and accessories
© 2017 Activision Blizzard Studios, LLC. SKYLANDERS ACADEMY is a
trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc.
Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo
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