According to recent leaks from darkSpyro.net, the next Skylanders installment should be called Skylanders: Imaginators and will release in October this year. For this generation of the game, players will be able to create their own Skylanders to take on the Doomlanders summoned by Kaos, the series’ antagonist.
There will also be new characters called Senseis: twenty new Skylanders and eleven former villains, each of which is a master of one of the ten Battle Classes. Players will use a new accessory called a Creation Crystal, too, which “allows players to create and transport their unique Skylanders to consoles at anytime, anywhere.”
“The story of Skylanders Imaginators takes place long ago when the Ancients used a mysterious power known as Mind Magic to create everything in Skylands. With it, they conjured into existence anything that they could imagine. However, they soon learned that in the wrong hands, it could be very dangerous, and so they sealed it away so that it could never be misused. After discovering this ancient secret, Kaos has unleashed the power of Mind Magic into Skylands once again – and he is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders, the likes of which have never been seen! Now it’s up to Portal Masters to create Skylanders Imaginators from their own imagination to stop Kaos and his evil Doomlanders before it is too late. And to help train them, Eon is sending the greatest mystic warriors of all time – the Senseis!” — darkSpyro
The game is rumored to release on October 16th in the U.S., October 14th in Europe, and October 13th in Australia/New Zealand for Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.