SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Skylanders fans can unlock their imaginations in new ways with Skylanders Imaginators now available on Nintendo Switch. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is bringing the fun-filled innovation of Skylanders Imaginators to the new Nintendo Switch platform for fans to enjoy.
Skylanders Imaginators for the Nintendo Switch introduces a digital library that allows players to easily load and store their 300+ toys from the Skylanders franchise* directly to the new home gaming system. No Portal of Power? No problem — the arrival of the digital library empowers players to take their Skylanders Imaginators adventure on-the-go whenever and however they want.
This March also marks the debut of some of Skylanders’ most anticipated characters including Painyatta and Grave Clobber in Skylanders Imaginators, as well as a brand-new expansion pack for the game. Additionally, the Skylanders Imaginators Cursed Tiki Temple level pack is a first in franchise history, taking kids on an all-new adventure as they unlock more than 100 new offerings for their Skylanders Imaginators! Thepack comes with Sensei character Wild Storm who will unleash a new level to players, a life Creation Crystal and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.
“We’re incredibly proud to bring the award-winning innovation of Skylanders Imaginators to Nintendo Switch as a launch title. The game has unlocked kids’ imaginations everywhere as they create and play their very own Skylander characters for the first time,” said Josh Taub, senior vice president of Skylanders Product Management, Activision. “With new toys and content also now available for Skylanders Imaginators, we’re excited to offer Nintendo fans a great experience on day one.”
Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators empowers players to unleash their imaginations and bring their creations to life in an adventure with puzzles, battles, a compelling storyline and a new line-up of heroes and villains.
Skylanders Imaginators also introduces two new guest star characters – Crash Bandicoot and his arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex. They join the lineup of Skylanders Sensei characters as fully-playable toys. Crash fans will also get to play a level dedicated to the famous bandicoot, Thumpin Wumpa Islands, which pays homage to be beloved ‘90s videogame icon.
Skylanders Imaginators supports character toys from all previous Skylanders games – including Skylanders SuperChargers, Skylanders Trap Team, Skylanders SWAP Force, Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure – that kids can enjoy in the real-world and in the virtual game. As players add new Skylanders to their collection, they expand their in-game experiences
*Excludes Traps and vehicles, which are not playable in the Nintendo Switch version of the game
¹ The NPD Group, GfK Chart-track, Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys and accessories