It's a sad fact that the Wii U era was packed with instances where Nintendo players missed out on content in third-party games, and it would appear that history is repeating itself - with Skylanders Imaginators, at least.

As we all know, the concept behind Skylanders is that toys and items from older games are backwards-compatible with newer entries, which means that those who have invested a lot of money into building their collection don't feel short-changed when they have to buy the latest instalment.

However, according to the official Nintendo page for the Switch version of the game, it won't feature support for Traps (introduced in Skylanders Trap Team) or Vehicles (a large part of Skylanders Superchargers):

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 world. 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.

What makes this puzzling is that other versions of Imaginators do include support for these items:

Traps from Skylanders Trap Team will work in the racing portion of the game as they did in Skylanders Superchargers, with a Trap-compatible portal. Some in-game functionality may vary.

All vehicles can be used in the racing mode, on all 12 tracks from Skylanders SuperChargers.

What do you make of this news? Will knowing that you don't have full compatibility with previous Skylanders toys put you off purchasing the Switch version, or will you be buying it regardless?

[via reddit.com, nintendo.com]