On Sunday we had a brilliant time attending the launch party of the brand new Skylanders game ‘Skylanders Trap Team’ at Royal Festival Hall in London.
Officially released today October 10th, we had the chance to test it out a few days early and can report that the boys both agreed that it is an awesome game.
In the latest instalment of the Skylanders franchise the new innovation is the trap concept. You get the ability to trap enemies into the newly designed portal of power, and then can temporarily play as your captured enemy through the level.
It’s a brilliant idea, and the kids absolutely loved it. It was such an exciting concept, and was exactly what the boys were hoping for. I think they’ve always harboured dreams of dreams of playing as Kaos, so it’s so cool that you finally can. Well if you purchase the special trap team keys that is.
You need a trap key for the element of each enemy you wish to play as, The starter pack helpfully comes with 2 for you to start with, and 2 new Skylanders. Including Jacob’s favourite new character ‘Food Fight’.
Food Fight is a cool new character, which shoots tomatoes out of his gun. He’s so much fun to play as.
Whilst we were having fun playing Trap Team and enjoying all the other activities like the free sweetshop and ice cream bar, Kaos balloon modelling and Kaos caricatures. We also bumped into some celebrities having fun with their children, and Thomas had to stop and get a few photos.
As well as the new game, Activision have also announced a host of new licensing deals for Skylanders.
H&M will be expanding their Skylanders apparel and accessories for the holiday season.
An official Trap Team case is being launched to hold 46 Traptanium crystals.
Plus great news that The official Skylanders Universe Magazine will launch in the UK on 25th October, and will be produced and distributed monthly by Immediate Media. The magazine will give fans the latest news and updates on all things Skylanders.
And Penguin will be releasing The Official Skylanders Universe™ Annual, which will be perfect for my boys for christmas. I always get them both an annual, so I know which one I’ll be getting Jacob this year.
It was a really great day, and we had a wonderful time. We can’t wait to check out Skylanders Trap Team more in-depth in the very near future. Stay tuned.