Can You Believe Those Skylanders Losers Actually Caved in to My
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Attention, foolish human fools! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is
officially announcing an all new diabolical gameplay mode in honor of
me, Emperor Kaos, the most infamously evil villain in all of Skylands!
In my glorious "Kaos Doom Challenge," sniveling Portal Masters like you
can feebly battle through increasingly difficult waves of my personal
minions using your ridiculous army of Skylanders.
And since you obviously won't stand a chance, I, Kaos, will graciously
allow you to build defensive towers and battle my fearsome allies using
any of your Skylanders from your entire collection. However, when you
bumbling Portal Masters utterly fail to progress past my hordes of evil
underlings, the "Mystery Box of Doom" will be opened - which will then
incomprehensibly spit out gigantic villains that will completely destroy
you! And because I am both benevolent and merciful, I will even let you
fools use any of your pitiful Trapped Villains to fight them.
And, should any of you so-called "journalists" need an official quote
from me - BEHOLD! "A recent evil study of a thousand trolls revealed
that nine out of ten agree that I am the most powerful and impressive
evil doer to have ever conquered Skylands. Naturally, I had every tenth
one banished to my ‘Kaos Doom Challenge' to test the effectiveness of my
100 waves of ultimate evil doom - and they were never heard from again.
So let's just say EVERYONE agrees - I am the most powerful and
impressive evil doer ever."
And for those of you who absolutely cannot wait for your horribly
inevitable destruction, the Skylanders Trap Team Starter
Pack will be available on a bunch of seemingly random days in October
(October 5th in North America, October 10th in
Europe and October 2nd in Australia to be precise) on the
following exceptionally awesome platforms: Nintendo's Wii™ system and
Nintendo's Wii U™ system; a variety of iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android
tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from
Microsoft; and the PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 system. A
different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a world to conquer. I look forward to
crushing your spirits. With loathing and disgust.
About the Skylanders®
The award-winning, $2 billionSkylanders franchise pioneered the Toys-to-Life™
category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders Spyro's Adventure®. The
game originated a new play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and
virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In October 2012, Skylanders
Giants™ further evolved the genre and added the mega-sized Giant
Skylanders and LightCore® characters to the collection of
interaction figures. Skylanders SWAP Force™ launched in October
2013 and introduced an all-new play pattern - swapability. The Skylanders
franchise was the top selling kids' videogame of 20131, and
is now one of the top 20 videogame franchises of all time2. Skylanders
Trap Team, the newest installment due out in North America on
October 5, 2014, reverses the magic of bringing toys to life -
incredibly letting kids pull characters out of the digital world into
the physical world. For more information, please visit: www.skylanders.com
About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc.
is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision maintains
operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the
Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the
region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can
be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
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 release
date of Skylanders Trap Team™ 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
are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or
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.
© 2014 Activision Publishing, Inc., SKYLANDERS, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM,
SKYLANDERS SPYRO'S ADVENTURE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE,
TRAPTANIUM PORTAL, LIGHTCORE, TOYS TO LIFE, and ACTIVISION are
trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.
Apple, the Apple logo, and iPad, trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
¹ According to The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track and Activision Blizzard
internal estimates, including toys and accessories
² According to The NPD Group and GfK Chart-Track
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Michele Wyman, 310-854-3264
Dior Brown, 424-744-5864
Source: Activision Publishing, Inc.
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