Skylanders® SuperChargers Delivers Real-Time Online Multiplayer between Compatible iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV

New iCloud Save Game Feature Lets Portal Masters Seamlessly Transition
Gameplay between Devices Wherever They Want, Whenever They Want

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision
Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced today that Skylanders®,
the pioneers of the toys-to-life category, will further the company’s
leadership in the mobile arena with Skylanders SuperChargers
launch on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV. The Skylanders
AAA game experience with console-quality graphics*
is now available for compatible iPad, and for the first time ever,
select iPhone and iPod touch devices, as well as the new Apple TV. The Skylanders
Starter Pack for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and
Apple TV is now available in North America, Europe and Australia/New

Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders SuperChargers for
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV presents even more value to fans
with a new save feature using iCloud, offering seamless continuity
across the Apple ecosystem. Players can simply log into their iCloud
account, and the game will save its progress to iCloud automatically.
Now, fans can enjoy Skylanders SuperChargers with ease and
flexibility, starting the game in their bedrooms on the iPad or iPod
touch, picking it up where they left off in the living room on the Apple
TV and then taking it on the road in the backseat of mom’s car on their

For the first time, Portal Masters can compete in four-person online
multiplayer racing or two-person co-op adventure between devices through
Apple’s Game Center. Players on Apple TV can also engage with others
online who are on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

“Last year, fans loved how they could play the same incredible game on
iPad as on other platforms. This year we are giving Portal Masters even
more ways to play their favorite game as we expand Skylanders
to Apple TV, iPhone and iPod touch,” said Josh
Taub, senior vice president of product management for Skylanders
at Activision. “Fans are able to play Skylanders SuperChargers
on the compatible Apple platform of their choice, whenever and wherever
they want.”

The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for iPhone, iPod
touch, iPad and Apple TV includes everything necessary for fans to play Skylanders
out of the box, complete with exciting racetracks
and captivating environments that push the technological and visual
boundaries of gaming. The Starter Pack comes with the AAA game, the Portal
of Power®
with embedded Bluetooth® controller, a built-in stand, two Skylanders
characters and a Skylanders SuperChargers

Additionally, fans can play digitally without the Starter Pack contents.
When playing digitally, they get for free two SuperCharger characters,
Instant Spit Fire and Instant Hot Streak, upon download of the app,
while in-app purchases unlock digital versions of unique characters and
vehicles from Skylanders SuperChargers. Portal owners can
download the app for free, play the first level and purchase the full
game digitally.

Skylanders took the toys-to-life industry one step further when
they brought their game to iPad last year,” says Laurie Schacht,
co-publisher of The Toy Insider. “By bringing this year’s game to Apple
TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Activision is enabling fans to play Skylanders
in a truly compelling way on the platforms they’re
on. This is the kind of magic we’ve seen consistently from the franchise
since Skylanders created a brand new way for kids to play with
their toys.”

Skylanders SuperChargers can be played in a variety of

  • Skylanders Game Controller — Fans can play the
    game just like the console version using the Bluetooth® portal and
    toys with the custom Bluetooth® Skylanders game controller
    included in the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack.
  • MFi Extended Game Controller — An MFi Extended Game controller
    can be used for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV – a great option
    for multiplayer.
  • Apple TV Siri Remote — For the Apple TV, when players purchase
    the Starter Pack, Player 1 can use the Skylanders Game
    Controller and Player 2 can join in using the Siri Remote for great
    co-op action. The Apple TV Siri Remote also can be used by players who
    download the game and experience the first level for free, or by
    players who buy the full digital version of the game through the
    In-App Purchase.
  • Touch Controls — For iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, players have
    the option to use just on-screen touch controls.

Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise’s
signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life, an entirely new way
for fans to experience the magic of Skylands. The trailblazing
innovation of Skylanders SuperChargers is realized when
gamers take the helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles
that are playable in both the physical and digital worlds in a high
octane action-adventure videogame.

Skylanders SuperChargers offers a rich story-driven
gameplay experience filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures,
combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, set within a
variety of all-new compelling environments. The game features a
brand-new class of heroes that is distinct with fresh moves, powerful
attacks and all-new weapons. Additionally, Skylanders
for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV is
forward compatible with more than 300 toys from all previous games.

The Skylanders SuperChargers game experience is playable
on Apple TV, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini
4, iPad Pro, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s
Plus and iPod touch 6. Fans with iPhone 5/5C, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad
mini can enjoy the full game, excluding online functionality. Voice chat
and split screen is not supported on Apple devices.

For more information please visit
or follow us on Instagram @SkylanderstheGame, Twitter @SkylandersGame
and Assets for Skylanders
are available at

About the Skylanders®

The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders franchise has sold
through more than 250 million toys1 since pioneering the
toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders® Spyro’s
The game originated a play pattern that seamlessly
bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In 2012, Skylanders®
further evolved the genre and added LightCore®
characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders® SWAP
, which launched in 2013, introduced an all new
play pattern – swapability. In 2014, Skylanders® Trap
reversed the magic of bringing toys to life by allowing players
to pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world and
became the number 1 kids’ console game globally2. Skylanders
launched on September 20, 2015 and expands upon the
franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life for the
first time.

About Activision Publishing

Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision Publishing, Inc. is a
leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment.
Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division
of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More
information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company’s website, or
by following @Activision.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking
: Information in this press release that involves
Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies
regarding the future, including statements about the expected release
date of Skylanders SuperChargers for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and
Apple TV are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a
number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision
Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those
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© 2015 Activision Publishing, Inc., SKYLANDERS, SKYLANDERS
trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.

1The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track, Activision Blizzard internal
estimates, including toys and accessories
2Based on
revenue from January – July, 2015, according to the NPD Group, GfK
Chart-Track, and Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys
and accessories.
* Graphics quality may vary due to device


Michele Wyman
Publishing, Inc.
Dior Brown