Activision revealed today that they're adding online multiplayer to Skylanders: Superchargers. The game's getting online land, sea and air races for up to four players, along with an online co-op story mode.
Skylanders never had any sort of online multiplayer and fans have been really clamoring for it for a while now. So it's good news!
Skylanders' all-new Racing Mode, playable in Land, Sea and Sky environments, features supercharged racing combat, layering in even more depth and excitement to the game's online multiplayer component. The high-octane mode is further amplified with all-new time trials, which include three-lap races that take friendly competition up a notch as players battle for the best time score on the leaderboard. All Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs will come loaded with six dynamic race tracks - two each for Land, Sea and Sky. With hidden routes, power-ups, and diverse locations, Racing Mode offers completely new ways to enjoy the game. Whether played in offline split-screen or online multiplayer, gamers can choose the best route to finish a race, trying to avoid attacks along the way as they navigate through dynamic environments. Voice-chat is available with friends for an added layer of excitement.
Skylanders SuperChargersdelivers more ways to play than ever before: Single-player Adventure Mode - Online and local co-operative Adventure Mode - Local 2-player head-to-head racing in split screen - Online competitive racing with up to 4 players
The 3DS and the Wii versions of the game will be a bit different. They're getting a dedicated racing game:
All-new tracks, augmented with power-ups, boosts, hazards and more, offer up to 50 different and exciting gameplay experiences. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head-to-head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser™ and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS and can also be played on the Wii U™system. The Supercharged character not only works in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, butalso as amiibo in compatible Nintendo games, so players can store their saved data in both modes with a simple twist of the figure's base.
The game is due out on September 20 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Wii and Wii U.
Kotaku's Skylanders expert, Mike Fahey, had a hands-on with the game and its new features: