Kaos has blown up the walls of the feared Cloudcracker Prison freeing the most notorious villains in Skylands. It's up to you and the Skylanders to find and capture them. Using Traptanium™, a magic material that can harness the power of the Elements, you have the amazing ability to trap the villains and return them to Skylands to fight for you! Begin the ultimate adventure as you explore Skylands in search of the escaped villains!
While carrying out research at the Eternal Archives, Hugo reads ‘The Most Boring Book Ever’ and unwittingly opens a portal to the Realm of Dreams, allowing a host of nightmare creatures to escape into Skylands. The Dream Sheep, an evil master of nightmares and the lead villain in the game, works with his sleepy sidekick the Sleep Dragon to conjure a powerful sleep spell which is spreading across Skylands putting everyone to sleep, while his evil flock of nightmare minions wreaks havoc. The Skylanders are immune to this sleep spell, and with the help of the Trap Masters, leading the charge in this new adventure, Portal Masters must seek out the nightmare villains and trap them before it’s too late!
Skylanders Trap Team introduces Skylanders heroes known as Trap Masters, brand new Core Skylanders characters and reposed fan-favorite Skylanders characters. The game also features a variety of elementally aligned Traps with unique and interesting designs. With every addition to their Trap Team collection, Portal Masters unlock exciting gameplay possibilities within each level.
Toys to Life, Life to Toys – Players will experience an exciting new level of Skylanders innovation through the Traptanium Portal, a new ring of magical energy which reverses the magic of the toys to life category by letting players bring digital characters into the physical world. A built-in audio speaker allows players to magically hear the unique voices of the villains travel from the game into the real world Trap, and vice versa. The Trap also lights up in sync with the villain speaking, adding even more magic to the experience. If you look closely, you can almost see the villain trying to escape from inside the Trap.
Two Ways to Play – In Skylanders Trap Team, you can play as a Skylander or capture Skylands’ most wanted foes and unleash them for good. It’s up to Portal Masters to find these villains and capture them inside the new Traps that transport the villains into the real world via the Traptanium Portal. Once trapped, players can return the villain to Skylands as a playable character. This exciting new play pattern gives fans the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a villain at any time, creating fun and unique "tag team" gameplay.
Elementally Designed Traps – Themed Trap designs add variety to the collectible Skylanders Trap Team experience. Each Trap is elementally aligned, letting players capture villains who fall under that element. For instance, when Portal Masters explore the world of Skylands and encounter a water villain, they can insert a water Trap into the Traptanium Portal to capture that villain, as well as bring that villain back into Skylands as a playable character who helps in the fight for good. With each new trap added to their collection, Portal Masters unlock an exciting world of possibilities!
New Cast of Characters – A brand new group of Skylanders, known as Trap Masters, lead the charge armed with their oversized crystal weapons in the fight against the most wanted villains and returning nemesis Kaos. The game introduces more than 50 new playable Skylanders heroes, including:
New Trap Master Skylanders
New Core Skylanders
Reposed, fan-favorite Skylanders
Exciting New Adventure – Skylanders Trap Team features an all new adventure-filled story with fun and interesting new characters as well as returning franchise favorites. The game delivers a diverse and dynamic, story-driven gameplay experience, filled with adventure, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities, platforming, and drop-in/drop-out co-op play -- all set within a variety of new compelling environments. With each new addition to their Trap Team collection, Portal Masters unlock exciting new gameplay possibilities within each level. Seasoned fans can play Skylanders Trap Team with their entire collection of 175 forward compatible characters from Skylanders: SWAP Force, Skylanders: Giants, and Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.
Unique Platform Integration – Skylanders Trap Team on Nintendo 3DS utilizes the platform’s fun and interesting system capabilities. Players will use the Nintendo 3DS’ Touch Screen to intensify the capture vortex to pull the villains out of the game and trap them in the Traptanium Prison, which is represented in the bottom screen. Once villains are captured, players can use the Touch Screen and microphone to interact with them -- poke, tickle, and spin them to make them dizzy. The villains are then stored in the Traptanium Vault until players send them back in the game in the fight for good.
Improved Portable Experience – Skylanders Trap Team offers increased portability by letting players load in their Skylanders characters directly into the hand-held console. Once players capture villains, they can summon them to unleash devastating attacks and fight side-by-side with Skylanders, as well as play as those captured villains in 13 unique “boot camp” levels created by the evil Dream Sheep to train his minions.
Skylander/Villain Team Gameplay – In Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters can play as a Skylander while capturing Skylands’ most wanted foes and unleash them for good. It’s up to players to find these villains and capture them in the game. Once villains are captured, they can be unleashed to fight right alongside the Skylanders to assist players in battling Skylands’ notorious enemies.