Nintendo 3DS Delivers Complementary Experience to Console Game on
October 5 with 14 Exclusive Villains, New Storyline and Two Skylanders
Toys Not Available in Any Other Starter Pack
Fans Can Now Play Multiplayer Skylanders Skystones for the First Time
on Nintendo 3DS
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Skylanders® fans can go on a villain vanquishing adventure this fall
with Skylanders Trap Team for Nintendo 3DS as they take on
the evil Dream Sheep and 13 other villains exclusive to the platform.
Launching day and date on October 5 with the console and tablet versions
of the game from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary
of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Skylanders Trap Team
for Nintendo 3DS features an all-new adventure with its own levels,
locations and gameplay. The game also uses the special features of the
system, which gives players the ability to experience unique
interactions with the captured villains. Additionally, Skylanders
Trap Team on Nintendo 3DS introduces a multiplayer version of
the fan-favorite card game Skylanders Skystones that uses Wi-Fi
connectivity, marking the first time Portal Masters can play the
mini-game with friends and family.
Skylanders Trap Team for Nintendo 3DS features an all-new adventure with its own levels, locations and gameplay. (Photo: Business Wire)
Skylanders Trap Team takes advantage of the interactive
features of Nintendo 3DS in fun ways. For instance, after villains are
defeated in combat, players can use the bottom Touch Screen to pull them
out of the game and trap them in the Traptanium Vault. Then, once
captured, players can use the Touch Screen and microphone to poke,
tickle and spin villains to make them dizzy.
Using the Portal of Power® included in the Skylanders Trap Team
Nintendo 3DS Starter Pack, players can load in their Skylanders
characters directly into the system, allowing greater flexibility for
playing on the go. Additionally, two powerful Skylanders characters will
be available at launch only via the Nintendo 3DS Starter Pack -- Gusto,
a Trap Master with an oversized Traptanium™ Boomerang that delivers the
ultimate blow to bad guys; and Barkley, the Mini version of Skylanders
Giants'™ Tree Rex.
Throughout the game, Portal Masters can summon captured villains to
unleash devastating attacks and fight side-by-side with their Skylander.
They can also play as captured villains in 13 unique villain "bootcamps"
created by the evil Dream Sheep, the master villain in the game.
Additionally, players can discover each Trap Master's signature Trap
Attack by collecting Traptanium™ orbs dropped by enemies when
defeated, enabling players to wipe out evil foes with one awesome attack.
The Nintendo 3DS version of Skylanders Trap Team
also enables fans to play with all of the toys from Skylanders
Spyro's Adventure®, Skylanders Giants™ and Skylanders SWAP
Force™, enabling true cross-platform play. All of the characters'
abilities, levels and customization will carry forward into Skylanders
Skylanders Trap Team on Nintendo 3DS, developed by Beenox,
will be available for a suggested retail price of $64.99 on October 5 in
North America, October 2 in Australia and October 10 in Europe. The game
is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, visit: www.skylanders.com.
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
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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.
© 2014 Activision Publishing, Inc., SKYLANDERS, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM,
SKYLANDERS SPYRO'S ADVENTURE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE,
TRAPTANIUM, PORTAL OF POWER, LIGHTCORE, TOYS TO LIFE, and ACTIVISION are
trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.
¹According 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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