New platforms were confirmed for Activision’s popular ‘Skylanders Trap Team,’ the videogame will be coming tablets, marking the first time a full Skylanders game will be available on iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets day-and-date with the console version.
The tablet version of the game delivers the same experience with console-quality graphics and comes with its own high performance controller, delivering yet another significant technological leap to the Skylanders franchise.
“Skylanders has become an incredibly appealing brand and franchise for kids around the world. And the tablet has become an incredibly appealing gaming platform for kids around the world. But we haven’t been able to bring the full Skylanders experience to the tablet until now,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We always want to deliver breakthrough experiences, and we also always want to be wherever gamers want to play. This is a chance for us to bring the magic of Skylanders to a whole new platform and audience. Whether you want to sit on the couch and play with the wireless controller, or play on the go using just the tablet itself, this provides a great experience for gamers.”
The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will include a Bluetooth Traptanium Portal; an embedded Bluetooth controller to provide the best gameplay experience possible; a built-in tablet stand; two Skylanders characters; two Traps and a display tray that lets Portal Masters keep track of the Traps they’ve collected and which villains they have trapped.
The tablet version of Skylanders Trap Team upholds the same gameplay-driven adventure as the console version with console-quality graphics,ii complete with lush, expansive environments that push the technological boundaries of select tablet devices. Like the console version of the game, all toys will be cross-platform compatible, with all skills and upgrades intact.
Skylanders Trap Team on tablet can be experienced two different ways:
- “Controller” – Fans can play the game just like the console version using the Bluetooth Traptanium Portal and toys with the custom Bluetooth Skylanders game controller included in the Tablet Starter Pack.
- “Touch Controls” – For players who prefer to use touch controls instead of a controller, fans have the option to play the game just using on-screen touch controls.
The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available on October 5th in North America, October 10th in Europe and October 2nd in Australia on the following platforms: a variety of iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets.