While Skylanders Imaginators is all about creating your own custom characters, they'd be nothing with Sensei characters to show them the way and give Activision new figures to sell. We'll be seeing a lot of new faces during E3 this week, including Ember, the fire-based Sensei of the Sentinel class.
Creating a character in Skylanders Imaginators involves selecting from one of ten battle classes, and upping the level cap on those classes requires Sensei toy/characters of the same class. Ember here will lend her powers to the Sentinel class, which I can only imagine is a battle class that specialises in keeping enemies at bay. Her Sword Slash and Volcano Summon should do the trick nicely and once the enemies are pushed back, why not drop a Meteor Strike on their heads?
Let's take a look at Ember in action.
She's definitely a firecracker, though I'm more impressed with the variety of enemies she's taking on. It's nice to see new enemies that are Chompy and Troll variants.
Here's her's bio:
Ember was raised inside the Dragonfire Dojo, having come from a long line of Fire Sentinels that were skilled in the art of Dual-Blades. It was the dream of her father that Ember would follow their tradition and take over the family training facility, and so she practiced every day. She was naturally gifted, and soon even the greatest Dual-Blade Masters were no match for Ember.
When Kaos heard of this, he took over her village and banned martial arts entirely, for fear of an uprising. But Ember fought back, unleashing an impressive barrage of Samurai pyrotechnics that drove the invaders away. Even though her village was free, she knew then that there was greater evil out there that needed to be stopped, and so she joined the Skylanders to train others in the art of the Sentinel Battle Class.
One day though, Ember plans to return to her homeland and reopen her family's school, but not until Skylands is safe once and for all.
It looks like Ember is going to be in the second wave of Skylanders Imaginators figures once the game launches in October.