Skylands is in peril! Kaos has unleashed his most evil weapon yet - the Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction. With all of Skylands on the verge of collapse, a special team called the SuperChargers has been assembled to pilot an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles. Now you and the SuperChargers must embark on epic adventures over land, under sea, and through the sky to stop Kaos and save Skylands!
Vehicles-to-Life – For the first time, players can take their Skylanders vehicles straight from the real world into the videogame via the Portal of Power to explore the land, sea and skies of Skylands. The vehicles are aligned by element and terrain type, giving players unique abilities and diverse experiences across different settings throughout the game. Not only are the vehicles playable in game, but many will have movable parts making the toys fun and playable outside of the game.
More Diverse Gameplay – The game delivers a dynamic, story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventure – complete with combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming — all set within a variety of compelling environments. There will be 20 new vehicles toys that fans can play with that feature a variety of designs and types – race cars, motorcycles, boats, tanks, helicopters, jets, submarines and more.
Land: Stunt, skid, and drift while driving and experiencing high octane combat
Sea: Explore underwater seas, race down roaring rapids and ride the surf and waves
Sky: Engage in aerial dogfighting and enjoy freedom of flight with 360 degrees of control
New and Returning Heroes – A brand-new class of Skylanders, known as SuperChargers are ready to buckle up and throw down in their fight against evil. Skylanders SuperChargers introduces 20 new SuperChargers toys and supports all 300+ Skylanders toys from previous games, enabling any Skylanders character to pilot land, sea or sky-based vehicles. SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos.
Customized Vehicles – In Skylanders SuperChargers, kids explore Skylands like never before by going behind the wheel of powerful, tricked-out vehicles. SuperChargers will have the ability to customize vehicles in-game with super cool modifications and upgradeable weapons. As players travel throughout the game, they can also discover hidden mods such as a volcanic booster engine that spews lava rocks and jet wings with feathers made of gold.
SuperCharged Combos – For the ultimate gaming experience, players can pair a SuperCharger Skylander with its unique signature vehicle to create a SuperCharged combination, unlocking an exclusive mod that revs up the performance of both the vehicle and character.
Fast-Paced Storyline – Fans can immerse themselves in an all-new, high-velocity adventure that ignites imaginations and fuels excitement as they speed through Skylands like never before.
Racing Mode - 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: SuperChargers received positive reviews. Aggregating review website Metacritic gave the Wii U version 87/100 based on 13 reviews,the PlayStation 4 version 81/100 based on 51 reviews and the Xbox One version 76/100 based on 15 reviews.
Activision reported in February 2016 that the game failed to meet their sales expectations.
This is the first Skylanders console game to feature online multiplayer in both Adventure and Racing Mode.
This is the first Skylanders game not to have any Core Skylanders.
This is also the first Skylanders game to not introduce a new proper dragon Skylander, though Spitfire, actually a Fire Spirit, was refered to as one in interviews.
In fact, none of the new Skylanders introduced are 4-legged, all of them have humanoid forms with two (or more in case of Thrillipede) arms, possibly to fit the racer design motif despite the fact that quadruped Skylanders can also ride vehicles.
This is the first game to have guest characters as Skylanders (if not counting Spyro and Cynder) in the form of Nintendo characters, Bowser and Donkey Kong.
There were plans for other Nintendo characters to be used as well, including Princess Peach, Kirby and Fox McCloud.
In one of its Story Scrolls, Kaos mentions fifteen days between firing Glumshanks, after Gadfly Glades, and the recording which happens at least before the Sky Eater's events, though to the player its has been an average of five hours; implying that much time passes between each level in the story that the player does not experience.
During Kaos' opening monologue, when commenting on how Portal Masters have been sending Skylanders to stop him, brief snippets of the Skylanders' battle against his army from the "beginning" trailer for Spyro's Adventure can be seen.