With amiibo figurines and Disney Infinity hot on its tail, Activison broke with tradition today and announced new Elements for Skylanders — the first since the original eight the game launched with in 2011.

The new Light and Dark element groupings bring with them new characters, quest packs, villains and zones in the game. Two new Trap Masters — Knight Mare and Knight Light — will be available from 26th December in the special Light and Dark Elemental Quest Packs.
Each pack contains a Trap Master along with a special Trap capable of capturing either Light or Dark villains. They also come with a location piece that unlocks a special level in the game. The Light and Dark Elemental Quest Packs will be available at all major retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 US.


The new packs enable players to access new levels in Skylanders Trap Team and trap new villains like the Luminous and Nightshade characters. Also, the new elements reveal additional back story of the Skylanders universe.

Here's what John Coyne, vice president of Consumer Marketing at Activision, had to say about the announcement:

It’s amazing to see how deeply engrossed and fascinated our fans have been with the Skylanders franchise. By unveiling new Light and Dark elements and heroes to the Skylanders universe, our fans around the world will have new ways of exploring all the magic, excitement and fun of Skylands.

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