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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Max Chilton Takes on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in a Skylanders

The partnership takes Skylanders SuperChargers' latest innovation of vehicles-to-life -- and revs up one of the games' newest features, racing.

Chilton, a 24-year-old former Formula 1 driver and fan of the Skylanders franchise, will blaze the tracks of Laguna Seca in a Skylanders supercharged-themed race car on September 12-13.

"It's great to once again be working with the team from Skylanders to support the launch of their new Skylanders SuperChargers game. This follows an event we did together recently in Germany at the Gamescom conference. I'm excited to have developed the relationship and bring it into my racing. At Laguna Seca this weekend, my Indy car will be branded with SuperChargers livery as part of a number of media and digital promotions," said Max Chilton. "The Skylanders Superchargers game is all about speed, reactions and of course winning, so there are obvious parallels to real life racing, albeit I can't grab powerups or slow other drivers down with a laser cannon! I'm hoping for a strong finish to the season and targeting another podium or a win to round off the year with Carlin."

Activision recently revealed that Skylanders SuperChargers will introduce a franchise first: racing gameplay. Skylanders SuperChargers' all-new Racing Mode, playable in Land, Sea and Sky environments, features supercharged racing combat, layering in even more depth and excitement to the game's online multiplayer component. The high-octane mode is further amplified with all-new time trials, which include three-lap races that take friendly competition up a notch as players battle for the best time score on the leaderboard. All Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs will come loaded with dynamic race tracks featuring hidden routes, power-ups, and diverse locations. Whether played in offline split-screen or online multiplayer, gamers can choose the best route to finish a race, trying to avoid attacks along the way as they navigate through dynamic environments. Voice-chat is available with friends, and friends of friends, on console versions of the game for an added layer of excitement.

Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise's signature gameplay to introduce a brand-new play pattern to fans, vehicles-to-life. For the first time ever, kids can explore and navigate the mountainous terrains, deep sea environments and big blue skies of Skylands like never before by going behind the wheel of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles - bringing them from the physical world into the digital world in a high octane action-adventure videogame. The game will be available on September 20 in North America, September 25 in Europe, and September 26 in Australia/New Zealand on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation 3 system and Nintendo's Wii U system. Additionally, the Skylanders SuperChargers experience will be available on Apple TV, and select iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

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