Following a rumor that we reported on yesterday, Skylanders Imaginators has officially been announced as the next game in the popular toys-to-life series. In an official statement from Activision, it was revealed that players will be able to create their own Skylanders that they can transport into the game. Activision didn’t go into the creation process in detail, but they did say that “the amazing depth of the creation system could allow for more than a googol distinctive characters.”
Activision also went over the story. The main antagonist of the game, Kaos, has a new plan to take over Skylands. It’s up to the Portal Masters to create their own Skylanders and transport them into the game using the new Creation Crystal toy that allows players to “transport their Imaginators to consoles at anytime, anywhere!“
Skylanders Imaginators also introduces a new group of heroes called Skylander Senseis. These characters will have ten different classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, and Brawler. The Senseis will help train the player-created Imaginators, unlocking new weapons and giving access to new areas for them. There are 31 Senseis in all, some of which are villains from past Skylanders games that have now turned into heroes.
Starting today, Activision is holding the Skylanders Art-to-Life Contest. This contest will allow players to submit their creations for new Skylanders to be featured in the game when it launches this October. To participate, fans only need to post their drawings on Twitter and use the hashtag #SkylandersArtContest. Alternatively, submissions can be emailed to [email protected]
Skylanders Imaginators will release for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U on October 18. You can check out the reveal trailer above, as well as some screenshots from the game and pictures of some of the new figures in the gallery below!
Source: Activision (via Nintendo Everything)