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Skylanders: Trap Team to launch for tablet

Activision has confirmed Skylanders: Trap Team will be the first to launch for tablet devices as well as the traditional consoles.

For the first time, Skylanders is coming to your Kindle Fire, iPad and Android tablets, with Activision claiming you’ll still get the same console experience.

That’s down to the bundled controller that you’ll be able to play Skylanders with on your tablet.

The Skylanders: Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will offer you a Bluetooth connected Traptanium Portal, an embedded Bluetooth controller, built in tablet stand, two Skylanders characters, two Traps, and a special display tray to keep your monsters safe.

If you don’t fancy playing it with a controller, you can also utilise the more traditional tablet touch controls to interact with the game.

“Skylanders has become an incredibly appealing brand and franchise for kids around the world. And the tablet has become an incredibly appealing gaming platform for kids around the world. But we haven’t been able to bring the full Skylanders experience to the tablet until now,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.

“We always want to deliver breakthrough experiences, and we also always want to be wherever gamers want to play. This is a chance for us to bring the magic of Skylanders to a whole new platform and audience. Whether you want to sit on the couch and play with the wireless controller, or play on the go using just the tablet itself, this provides a great experience for gamers.”

The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will be available on October 10, in line with the console version launch. If you don’t fancy taking the tablet route, Trap Team will also be available on Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, and all three last gen consoles along with the Nintendo 3DS.

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