On October 5th, Activision will introduce the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise, Skylanders Trap Team, which will reverse the magic of bringing toys to life – letting players pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world.
With Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Players can then send villains back into the game where they play as them to fight for good. The game will include the Traptanium Portal, a new ring of magical energy that enables players to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also magically capture villains using the new Traps. Once they’ve defeated the villains, players will be able to place a Trap into the new portal to capture them. They will also be able to hear the villains inside the Traps, an innovation that brings life to toys.
This new play pattern also gives players the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a villain at any time, creating “tag team” gameplay. In addition, fans can even take their Traps and their Skylanders characters to their friends’ houses for co-operative adventures across all console game systems.
Fans can pre-order Skylanders Trap Team starting today, with special offers available at select retailers.
Ubisoft has released a multiplayer walkthrough video for Watch_Dogs. Learn how Watch_Dogs is blurring the line between single and multiplayer, and get a glimpse into three distinct modes including Online Hacking Contracts, ctOS Mobile Companion App, and Competitive Decryption Combat.
Watch_Dogs will be available on May 27th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Atlus has released a new trailer for ACE Team’s Abyss Odyssey, starting off with Art Director Edmundo Bordeu describing the game’s back story. Game Designers Andres and Carlos Bordeu also discuss the gameplay elements of Abyss Odyssey and go into how heavily focused the game is on player uniqueness and cooperation.
Abyss Odyssey will be available this summer as a downloadable title for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
NIS America today announced that the dungeon-crawling RPG, Demon Gaze, is now available at both retail and as a digital download for the PlayStation Vita. For the first month of the game’s release, NIS America is offering free Disgaea DLC that will allow you to download character portraits of Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and Prinny as party members.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released Cold, Cold Heart, a story add-on for Batman: Arkham Origins. Set on New Year’s Eve, Cold, Cold Heart sheds light on the tragic origin story of Mr. Freeze and players will discover how he earned his place as one of Gotham City’s greatest villains. Cold, Cold Heart is available today for purchase on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Games Store and Steam for $9.99, and also for players who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass.
The Cold, Cold Heart Story Add-On introduces new locations including Wayne Manor and GothCorp, taking players on an ice-cold journey as Victor Fries encounters Batman for the first time. Players will have access to all new gadgets including Thermocharged Batarangs and Thermal Gloves. Batman is also equipped with his Extreme Environment (XE) suit to take down Mr. Freeze and his Cryo-thugs in hours of new story content.