After releasing new installments every year since its 2011 debut, toys-to-life pioneer Skylanders is taking the year off. Announced during Activision's 4th quarter 2016 financial results conference call, Skylanders is sticking to new toys and digital content for 2017.
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The second instalment of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Zombies mode arrived yesterday on PlayStation 4, trading the colourful '80s fun park of Zombies in Spaceland with the '90s vibe of Rave in the Redwoods. The Crystal Method makes some excellent undead-slaying music. I guess I didn't know.
"If you're going to be the Kool-Aid Man, you need to be able to bust through everything. There's nothing worse than saying, 'Oh, you can do all this stuff except when it's actually important. And then we're going to put up unbreakable walls.'" — Stellar Jockeys' Hugh Monahan explains the fruit drink-inspired design ethos behind his studio's mech shooter Brigador.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's "Press X To Pay Respects" is a infamous example of the series' use of button prompts as a narrative device. Infinite Warfare has a couple as well, including this scene, in which a character's life fades away as you hold the shoulder buttons.
Skylanders: Imaginators puts a lot of stock in letting players create their own characters, but they're only half the battle. The new sensei characters are here to guide freshly-crafted Skylanders on their way. We've got the first 17 or so, plus one of the special 3D printed figures. Check them out!
You remember how it seemed staggering that Gears of War 4 was going to consume up to 80GB of hard drive space? Well it's time to move over, because Call of Duty wants a word with your hard drive.
The latest instalment of Activision's toys-to-life series series allows players to create their own Skylanders characters. Thanks to a mobile app launching alongside the game later this month, they will also be able to make 3D printed figures, playable trading cards and t-shirts featuring their creations.
Destiny 2, the currently unannounced 2017 sequel to Destiny, is coming to PC, according to several sources. The first game was exclusive to consoles, much to the dismay of Destiny fans with beefy computers. We also hear that Bungie aims to make Destiny 2 feel like an entirely new game rather than a Taken King-style expansion — even if that means leaving old characters behind.