Activision has announced that Skylanders is the official partner of Max Chilton for the season finale of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, part of the Mazda Road to Indy. With the launch of Skylanders SuperChargers quickly approaching, this partnership only seems natural given the introduction of racing gameplay into the hugely successful gaming franchise. 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.
“Max epitomizes what Skylanders SuperChargers is all about – high-energy, fun, powerful, vehicles and racing,” said John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Skylanders appeals to fans of all ages, and we’re excited to see Max’s SuperCharged performance this weekend!”
Skylanders SuperChargers is set for release on September 20th.