Skylanders Trap Team Screen

Skylanders Trap Team will be one of the most lucrative releases of the year when it arrives in early October on various platforms. Nintendo — and publisher Activision, naturally — will be hoping for big sales on Wii U, Wii and the alternative version on 3DS; the strange but welcome promotion of a free Wii U download with the Wii physical retail version won't do any harm, either.

The NFC toy adventure's getting plenty of attention over at Gamescom in Germany right now, with new characters, 'mini' toys, features and a potentially disruptive tablet version all being revealed at the show.

Our colleagues at Family Gamer TV are on the case with the franchise as always, and have conducted an extensive interview and run-through on the Wii U version of the game, also getting a look at some Skylanders Mini figures, in addition to Trap Masters Head Rush and Bushwhack. The most interesting segment highlights the use of the GamePad for interacting with 'trapped' villains and accessing the Skystone Smash mini-game at any time.

Check out the video below to take a look at the game and see the full interview, while the Family Gamer TV channel has plenty of coverage from Germany to enjoy.