Platinum Games Working On Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game

Platinum Games seem to have their hands in everything right now and today we have learnt via Australia’s Classification Board that they are working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game. The game will be published by Activision who previously published Platinum Games Transformers Devastation so there’s no indication as to whether this particular project will come to the Wii U, but we can cross our fingers. The game is titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan and we could hear something about it at The Game Awards which take place on Thursday.

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A Handy Guide To Purchasing Skylanders: SuperChargers Starter Packs

Skylanders: SuperChargers is the latest installment in Activision’s successful toys-to-life range. The game launched in North America nearly a week ago, and makes its debut in Europe this weekend. Unfortunately, its launch has come with a great deal of confusion.

In addition to releasing the game on 6 consoles, Activision has released a second complementary title alongside it, named Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing – though only for the Nintendo Wii and 3DS. If that’s not bad enough, both of these titles are only offered as expensive bundles at retail. So, before you spend your hard-earned money, read this guide to decide which bundle is right for you.

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Skylanders: SuperChargers Starter Pack

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Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One
Price: UK £49.99 (PS3, Xbox360) or £54.99 (PS4, Xbox One), EU €69.99 (PS3, Xbox 360) or €74.99(PS4, Xbox One), US $74.99
Includes: Skylanders: SuperChargers game (physical copy), 2 Character figures (Spitfire and Super Shot Stealth Elf), 1 Vehicle Figure (Hot Streak), New Portal of Power, collectible poster

Skylanders: SuperChargers Starter Pack (Wii U)

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Platform: Wii U
Price:  UK £52.99, EU €69.99, US $74.99
Includes: Skylanders: SuperChargers game (physical copy), 2 Character figures (Spitfire and Turbo Charge Donkey Kong), 1 Vehicle Figure (Barrel Blaster), New Portal of Power, and collectible poster.

Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Barrel Blaster are exclusive to this Wii U bundle and will only function on Nintendo console versions of SuperChargers and SuperChargers Racing. These figures also function as an amiibo.

Skylanders: SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Pack

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Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One
Price: UK £79.99 (PS3, Xbox 360) or £84.99 (PS4, Xbox One), EU €99.99, US $99.99
Includes: Skylanders: SuperChargers game (physical copy), 2 Special Character figures (Dark Spitfire, Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf), 2 Special Vehicle Figure (Dark Hot Streak and Dark Sea Shadow), New Portal of Power, KAOS Trophy figure, and a two-sided Dark Edition collectible poster.

The “dark” versions of the figures both look and operate differently than those included in the basic Starter Pack. This version is exclusive to GAME in the UK.

Skylanders: SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Pack (Wii U)

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Platform: Wii U
Price: UK £82.99, EU €99.99, US $99.99,
Includes: Skylanders: SuperChargers game (physical copy), 2 Special Character figures (Dark Spitfire, Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong), 2 Special Vehicle Figures (Dark Hot Streak and Dark Barrel Blaster), New Portal of Power, KAOS Trophy figure, and a two-sided Dark Edtion collectible poster.

Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Dark Barrel Blaster are exclusive to this Wii U bundle and will only function on Nintendo console versions of SuperChargers and SuperChargers Racing. These figures also function as amiibo. It’s also exclusive to GAME in the UK.

SKYLANDERS: SUPERCHARGERS RACING

This is a separate, complementary title and is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii. It plays much differently than the other version, focusing on racing rather than adventure.

Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing Starter Pack

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Platform: Wii, 3DS
Price:UK £49.99 (Wii) or £46.99 (3DS), EU €69.99 (Wii) or €59.99 (3DS), US $74.99 (Wii) or $64.99 (3DS)
Includes: Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing game (physical copy), 2 Character figures (Hammer Slam Bowser, Super Shot Stealth Elf), 1 Vehicle Figure (Clown Cruiser), New Portal of Power, and collectible poster.

Hammer Slam Bowser is exclusive to the Wii and 3DS bundles, only functioning on Nintendo console versions of SuperChargers and SuperChargers Racing. These figures also function as amiibo.

Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing Dark Edition Starter Pack

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Price: UK £69.99, EU  €89.99, US $99.99,
Includes: Skylanders: SuperChargers game (physical copy), 2 Special Character figures (Dark Hammer Slam Bowswer, Dark Spitfire), 2 Special Vehicle Figure (Dark Clown Cruiser, Dark Hot Streak), New Portal of Power, KAOS Trophy figure, and a two-sided Dark Edtion collectible poster.

Dark Hammer Slam Bowser is exclusive to this Wii bundle and will only function on Nintendo console versions of SuperChargers and SuperChargers Racing. These figures also function as amiibo. This version is exclusive to Toys R Us in North America and exclusive to GAME in the UK.

Skylanders: SuperChargers and Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing are now available in North America and Europe

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Here’s The Launch Trailer for Skylanders: SuperChargers

Activision has kicked its popular toys-to-life series into high gear with today’s North American launch of Skylanders: SuperChargers. A nifty new trailer has been released as part of its launch and features the brand new vehicles, as well as bringing in stuntman and professional Motorsports competitor, Travis Pastrana, to present some of the crazy stunts Skylanders vehicles can perform. As with the monsters themselves, players will be able to traverse the land, sea, and air with the various vehicles coming to the title, which promise “more power, more speed” and “more adventure”.

As announced previously during this year’s E3, Skylanders SuperChargers launches with two distinct starter packs for Wii U. Available on the home console is the standard starter pack with Donkey Kong and his adjoining vehicle, the barrel blaster. And, in addition, the special dark edition Wii U starter pack, which includes the dark version of Donkey Kong, alongside his dark barrel blaster vehicle.

On the other hand, those looking to purchase the Wii and 3DS versions will find Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing starter packs available from today in the US. A diluted version of the main game, SuperChargers Racing will come with Bowser and his clown cruiser, though will be the only way to obtain his character figure. Activision has also stated that a separate dark version will be available for Bowser but only on the Wii. Skylanders: SuperChargers is now available for Wii U, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in the United States and is set to launch in Europe on September 25.

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Skylanders SuperChargers Nintendo Guest Stars Video

We learned during Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event 2015 that both Bowser and Donkey Kong will be staring in Skylanders SuperChargers for the very first time. The collaboration was a wise move by Nintendo who are very clearly treading the water by letting other companies use their iconic IP in popular video games. To hype up the creative collaboration the official Skylanders YouTube channel has produced a video showcasing the two special guests in action. Be sure to check out the video embedded, below.

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Bowser & Donkey Kong Skylanders SuperChargers Amiibo Are Only Obtainable Via Starter Packs

Activision will only release Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser amiibo via Skylanders SuperChargers starter packs. According to a recent interview with the US publisher, both amiibo sets will be sold only with the Nintendo starter packs in order to limit consumer confusion between platforms. The production of both exclusive characters lie with Activision, however, rather than Nintendo – having been less than reliable when it comes to stock.

Announced during the Nintendo Digital Event earlier this week, Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his Barrel Blaster vehicle is available as part of the Wii U starter pack, priced at $74.99 within the US or £54.99, €69.99 in UK and Europe. While Hammer Slam Bowser and his vehicle the Clown Cruiser will arrive with the Wii and 3DS starter packs, priced at $74.99 (£54.99/€69.99) and $64.99 (£49.99/€59.99), respectively. It’s a little steep in price if you’re looking to “catch” ’em all, but cheaper prices certainly come around for those who wait just a little bit longer.

Both amiibo launching with Skylanders SuperChargers will be compatible in other Nintendo games, as confirmed with their handy circle slider on the NFC chip. The upcoming RPG platform title will arrive for a variety of platforms on September 20 in North America and Europe on September 25.

“At this time, Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be sold via the Nintendo starter packs only, as we wanted to avoid having consumers confused at retail thinking that they are playable on other platforms, as they are exclusive to Nintendo platforms.” – Activision Representative

Activision Confirms No Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 For Wii U

Activision has announced that they’re bringing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but there’s no Wii U version on the cards. The news was announced today in a blog post posted by the company which explicitly states that there will be no version of the popular series for Nintendo’s latest home console. It’s interesting that they’re bringing it to last generation systems now.

Also, it should be noted that there’s no version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Nintendo Wii U planned.

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Activision Support Says Stay Tuned For More Wii U Releases

More Activision titles could come to the Wii U if the Activision Support Twitter account is to be believed. Whether they have insider knowledge remains to be seen, as it is just the support team. However, more Wii U titles are certainly welcome. We’ve already for Guitar Hero coming to the platform, but I know a lot of you wanted Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Guess we shall have to play the waiting game.

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