Imagination. That’s what the newest game in the Skylanders franchise uses. The power of a child’s imagination. Skylanders Imaginators was announced today. The game, which launches in October, will for the first time, give the player the ability to really create their own characters. Previous games would allow you to mix and match some parts to create unique characters, however, not to this amount of depth. The new creation system will allow you to customize appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and more.
“Since we launched the very first Skylanders game, we have received countless letters and drawings from kids all over the world sharing their vision for their own Skylanders.” – CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg
31 new Skylanders characters will be introduced, including a group called Skylanders Senseis. They represent 10 powerful classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, Bowslinger, Brawler and others. They have special abilities that will allow them access to special areas in the game. These new senseis also include some former foes who now fight for the side of good.
If you’re interested in the chance to have one of your own creations appear in the game Activision is giving you just that chance. Beginning today submit drawings of your Skylander to Activision via Instagram or Twitter using the hastag #SkylandersArtContest. You can also submit them directly to Activision by emailing SkylandersCommunity@Activision.com. For more information on this contest visit http://Skylanders.com/SkylandersArtContest.
Skylanders Imaginators will launch for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U on October 16th. The Starter Pack retails for $74.99 and includes two Skylanders, a Creation Crystal, the Portal of Power and the game.