Activision releases Skylanders Trap Team for iPad with special tablet stand portal and controller

Activision has unleashed the newest iteration in its popular NFC equipped Skylanders franchise. The new Skylanders Trap Team is available on all consoles, but there is also a mobile version for iPad, Android and Amazon tablets.

Head below for more details and what to expect from the new Starter Packs: 

Just released yesterday, Trap Team for console comes with all of the usual fixings as a basic Skylanders Starter Pack including the Traptanium Portal for beaming characters into the game, the physical disc, 2 figurines, two crystal traps and a few other goodies.

The tablet version trades the physical disc out for a free download on the applicable digital distribution store. It also comes with a special tablet holding portal as well as a mobile gaming controller that can be stored under the portal. Activision is allowing gamers to play Trap Team tablet without the use of the Skylanders hardware or an active internet connection (outside of downloading content etc.)

The controller is a basic solution and somewhat smaller than a typical console option, but comes with everything you’re used to. It has two analog sticks, 4 typical face buttons, a D-pad, four shoulder buttons and links with the portal allowing for one easy Bluetooth connection to iPad.

Both the console and tablet version starter kits will run you $74.99. Early reports suggest this is not a stripped down mobile version and is as fully featured as the Xbox 360 and PS3 counterparts. Some even suggest the mobile platform might be the best bet for this particular game due to the convenience of portability and that you can easily use AirPlay to bring the game to the big screen.

More from Activision:

Capture Evil. Unleash Good.

Get the full Skylanders Trap Team™ console video game experience on your iPad! Now you can Bring the Skylanders to Life™, defeat villains and trap them wherever you go! Begin the adventure for FREE with TWO Digital Skylanders: Instant Snap Shot and Instant Food Fight & TWO Instant Traps. Then continue your adventure by buying the STARTER PACK or purchase the DIGITAL PACKS through In-App Purchase.

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!

STARTER PACK (available at your local or online retailer)
Buy the all new TABLET STARTER PACK to continue the adventure with your Skylanders toys. The STARTER PACK includes:
* All DIGITAL PACKS of the game to play on-the-go with 2 Digital Skylanders & 2 Digital Traps
* Wireless Bluetooth® Traptanium Portal™
* Wireless Bluetooth® Game Controller
* Two Skylanders Figures
* Two Traps
* One Trap Collection Tray
* One Character Collection Poster
* Two Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes
* Two Trading Cards
* 5 AAA Batteries

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