Skylanders Trap Team is a new game in Activision’s Skylanders franchise. It doesn’t only allow gamers to bring their Skylanders figurines to virtual life – it lets them bring villains out to the real world and trap them. The game’s announcement trailer can explain it better than I can, so watch it below.

By using the new Traptanium Portal that comes with every copy of Skylanders Trap Team, players can trap the villains they defeat inside trap crystals. Once trapped, the baddies can be sent back into the game, this time as playable good guys.

Players will be able to switch between the Trap Masters heroes and the reformed villains at will in a “fun and unique tag team gameplay.” Trapped villains can also be played by a second player in local co-op.

The game’s story is about the series main antagonist Kaos Cloudcracker Prison, where all the most nefarious Skylanders are trapped. It is up to the Portal Masters to recapture all the escaped bad guys and put them away fro good, before Kaos can raise an army to conquer Skylands.

Skylanders Trap Team is set to release on PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii and 3DS. It will be available in Australia on October 2, in North America on October 5, and Europe on October 10.

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