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News: New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up Bowser and Donkey Kong as IP's First Ever Guest Stars

New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up Bowser and Donkey Kong as IP's First Ever Guest Stars

Will the tie-in pay off for Nintendo and Activision?

While Skylanders SuperChargers isn't - according to our surveys - particularly high up the wishlists of active Nintendo Life readers, it could be a notable release for Wii U, in particular. During E3 Nintendo and Activision confirmed a smart and unique collaboration that brings Bowser and Donkey...

News: Reggie Explains Why Donkey Kong And Bowser Were Chosen For Skylanders SuperChargers

Reggie Explains Why Donkey Kong And Bowser Were Chosen For Skylanders SuperChargers

As well as how the Activision partnership came to be

If you caught E3 earlier this week, you'd know that Nintendo has teamed up with Activision to create two new amiibo for the latest instalment to the Skylanders series: Skylanders SuperChargers. However, the announcement left some scratching their heads as to why Nintendo decided to use Donkey...

News: Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Publisher remaining tight-lipped about "complementary" versions

While there has been lots of noise and pizzazz around the Wii U version of Skylanders SuperChargers at E3, not so much attention has been spent on the Wii and 3DS versions. When Superchargers was announced it was clear that both Wii and 3DS were not the same as the other console...

Video: Take Another Look at the Skylanders SuperChargers Bowser and Donkey Kong amiibo in Action

Take Another Look at the Skylanders SuperChargers Bowser and Donkey Kong amiibo in Action

A behind-closed-doors preview

While it probably wasn't an announcement to prompt huge buzz in the E3 audience, Nintendo scored a commercial coup with the arrival of big N-themed Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs, featuring exclusive Bowser and Donkey Kong figures that also function as amiibo. Just yesterday we posted a gallery of the press...

Gallery: Here's A Closer Look At The Donkey Kong And Bowser Skylanders SuperChargers amiibo Coming To Wii U And Wii

Here's A Closer Look At The Donkey Kong And Bowser Skylanders SuperChargers amiibo Coming To Wii U And Wii

Starter packs for both consoles getting hybrid figures

One of the shock announcements from Nintendo's Digital Event yesterday was the news that Skylanders Superchargers on Wii U would be getting two brand-new amiibo figures. Donkey Kong and Bowser are both joining the cast of Activision's forthcoming toys-to-life sequel, complete with special...

News: ​Skylanders SuperChargers Melds Mario Kart, Star Fox And Wave Race, Coming To Wii U, Wii And 3DS This September

​Skylanders SuperChargers Melds Mario Kart, Star Fox And Wave Race, Coming To Wii U, Wii And 3DS This September

Wii promised a "complimentary" experience

Skylanders SuperChargers has been announced today and brings with it vehicle toys for special Skylanders to pilot and modify. It's a bold move that not only adds more value but changes how the game plays on the screen. There will be 20 vehicles to collect, each one with a special SuperCharger Skylander...

Review: Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U)

Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U)

Knaves in Toyland

As the original ’toys-to-life’ video game concept — inspiring both Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s upcoming amiibo line — Skylanders has an impressive legacy to live up to. The series’ first release, Spyro’s Adventure, took the world and characters from the classic Spyro the Dragon games and crafted an enjoyable...

Video: Wii U Skylanders Trap Team Gets First Full Showing At EGX 2014

Wii U Skylanders Trap Team Gets First Full Showing At EGX 2014

Gotta trap 'em all

At EGX this week there was one booth on the Nintendo stand with a constant crowd of kids. Unlike the other games on offer though, young players at the expo each contributed to a team effort to beat Skylanders Trap Team — a kind of communal “EGX Plays”. A lot of the excitement was around this being the first full public...

News: Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Awesome but strange

With the Skylanders series enjoying impressive levels of success over the past few years, publisher Activision is no doubt hoping for more of the same from Skylanders Trap Team. The franchise has often performed well on the Wii, particularly, and Nintendo would love to see the Wii U become one of the top-selling platforms, too...

Video: We Go Hands-On With Skylanders Trap Team At E3 2014

We Go Hands-On With Skylanders Trap Team At E3 2014

Caught in a trap

Before E3 doors opened we had exclusive access to direct capture let's play with Skylanders Trap Team. At the expo the game shows off an array of new characters both trap-able villains and Trap Masters, as well as clarifying how multi-player modes will work. What really stands out past any of this novelty is the work of Toys For...

News: Final Skylanders SWAP Force Figure, Doom Stone, Makes Début At Toys "R" Us On 13th May

Final Skylanders SWAP Force Figure, Doom Stone, Makes Début At Toys "R" Us On 13th May

A solid finale

Portal Masters in the US should plan on clearing some space for a final addition to their Skylanders SWAP Force army, when the mighty Doom Stone arrives this week. From Tuesday, 13th May, Toys "R" Us stores nationwide will be the first to stock this glorious golem in limited quantities, which hopefully shouldn't result in too many...

Video: Behold The Difference Between Skylanders Trap Team On Wii And Wii U

Behold The Difference Between Skylanders Trap Team On Wii And Wii U

Compare and contrast

With Skylanders Trap Team being developed by lead developer Toys for Bob on the Wii and Beenox on the Wii U, choosing the best platform to play it on just got a little harder. Stepping into the breach with more Skylanders Trap Team videos are Family Gamer TV. Here, they compare the visual fidelity of different generations of...

Rumour: Next Skylanders Title Will Feature Vehicles

Next Skylanders Title Will Feature Vehicles

Mega Bloks toy preview spills the beans

Activision's Skylanders series is one of gaming's most profitable franchises, thanks to its successful formula of fusing interactive entertainment with expensive plastic toys that kids just can't seem to get enough of. The issue for Activision is that it has to come up with ways to keep this concept fresh...