E3: Nintendo Characters Join 'Skylanders'

Activision Publishing and Nintendo are collaborating to feature two of Nintendo’s iconic characters, Donkey Kong and Bowser, as guest stars in “Skylanders SuperChargers." 

April 6, 2018

E3: Nintendo Characters Join 'Skylanders'

Activision Publishing and Nintendo are collaborating to feature two of Nintendo’s iconic characters, Donkey Kong and Bowser, as guest stars in “Skylanders SuperChargers."

The characters will be available exclusively in the "Skylanders SuperChargers" Starter Packs for the Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, available now for pre-order. 

Developed by Vicarious Visions, “Skylanders Superchargers” introduces Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, which usher in a first-of-its-kind collaboration for the "Skylanders" franchise. These new characters will be exclusive to the Nintendo platforms. 

As the pioneers of the toys-to-life category, Skylanders is enabling the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser figures to be playable in both “Skylanders SuperChargers” and select Amiibo compatible games with a simple twist of the characters’ bases.

“Activision Blizzard has always cherished our collaboration with Nintendo, and we are grateful for decades of partnership,” says

Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer, Activision Blizzard. “Since we made the first toys-to-life game, some of our most dedicated players have been Nintendo fans around the world. Skylanders is delighted to welcome beloved guest stars Donkey Kong and Bowser into its magical world.”

The goal with this collaboration is to honor the personalities and heritage of Donkey Kong and Bowser that fans have come to love from previous games, while creating a fresh look and feel for the guest stars in Skylands. For example, Turbo Charge Donkey Kong’s powers and attacks include barrel throws and exploding bongos and other classic Donkey Kong powers that pay homage to the lore of the character, as well as exciting new moves for the iconic character. Hammer Slam Bowser’s powers range from commanding Koopas, summoning Warp Pipes as well as fierce fire-breathing attacks. 

“Activision’s Skylanders games have been very popular on Nintendo platforms, and we hope this collaboration will delight fans of the franchise,” says Satoru Iwata, president, Nintendo. “We believe this unique approach will help expand the entire category and make it appealing to even more players.”

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