Skylanders SuperChargers will get racing and online play

Activision and Vicarious Visions are looking to keep up with the competition, so today at Gamescom 2015, they've announced that Skylanders SuperChargers will feature a new Racing Mode and online play for the first time in the series.

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The Skylanders franchise has done its best to grab a stranglehold on the video game/toy-hybrid market, but with stiff competition coming left and right, Activision and Vicarious Visions are ready to fight with some franchise firsts. Today, they announced that Skylanders SuperChargers will develier on its subtitle by including a new Racing Mode for up to four players.

Races will take place across Land, Sea, and Sky environments with Skylanders characters able to pick up power-ups to try and trip up the competition. To help supplement this new game mode, Activision will be offering Racing Action Packs that will unlock additional content. Packed-in villain trophies will unlock two new tracks and new game modes and can be exchanged with friends to further expand each other's games. Furthermore, the Wii and 3DS will get a dedicated racing game called Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, which is set to hit on Septembre 20 alongside SuperChargers.

Furthermore, Skylanders SuperChargers will go online for the first time. Players can now engage in both the Adventure Mode and the Racing Mode online with other Skylanders SuperChargers owners. The standalone Skylanders SuperChargers Racing will also feature an online component on the 3DS and will support the previously-announced Bowser Skylanders Amiibo figure, granting him his trademark Clown Cruiser.

Skylanders SuperChargers is set to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on September 20.

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