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#1 Posted: 16:23:48 04/02/2018 | Topic Creator
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    Title is still Skylanders Mobile on the article, which is probably a placeholder.
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    #2 Posted: 16:35:03 04/02/2018
    I'm sure this topic is going to proceed fiiiiiine.

    I'm not optimistic, but hey, stranger things have happened. If anything we at least have Academy in October until we can put down the subject and move on for sure(well, move on to the other side of the forum if the Spyro remakes happen).

    Oh, the mobile game? It could come out and sell a lot and I still bet Acti wouldn't care. They managed the previous ones horribly.
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    #3 Posted: 18:10:29 04/02/2018 | Topic Creator
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    I'm sure this topic is going to proceed fiiiiiine.

    I'm not optimistic, but hey, stranger things have happened. If anything we at least have Academy in October until we can put down the subject and move on for sure(well, move on to the other side of the forum if the Spyro remakes happen).

    Oh, the mobile game? It could come out and sell a lot and I still bet Acti wouldn't care. They managed the previous ones horribly.


    I think Skylanders (the video game portion) as we know it is dead for the foreseeable future (as much as I hate to say it) but I don't think it's completely dead. I do think it's going to return as a game based on the universe of the show, I don't think the toys will be a thing anymore and there will only be a handful of playable characters (maybe have a party of three that you travel around with that changes throughout the game?) and will have the same tone as the show.
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    #4 Posted: 18:13:20 04/02/2018
    That's kind of the best case scenario. Unless it's VERY cheap, if they go back to toys and a huge lineup, we'll just see a repeat of Guitar Hero Live. They have a cast of over 300 characters, as much as we didn't get some great ideas.
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    #5 Posted: 20:37:50 04/02/2018
    I think there will be no skylanders game in the short term, but we'll probably get another one in some years. Not sure how these future games will turn up though. Maybe they will try a different model or focus more in the tv show portion.

    It has been a huge popular franchise, part of the childhood of many children (and adults *cough) so I'm not sure that something as big as this can be forgotten so easily (both by the company and audience).

    I keep seeing all these vintage shows and games which were very popular many years ago getting new productions, because grown up adults feel nostalgic about it and the companies knows there's a market for that. Old animes as berserk, saint seiya, hokuto no ken, captain tsubasa have all been revived lately. Sure there are others which were popular and never got a second chance, but skylanders has been sooooo popular that I believe it will return somehow.

    For some time I even had the hope that it would be one of those trdemarks to live forever like lego, sonic, pokemon, street fighter, skyirm, zelda, final fantasy, etc, but for that you would need a different approach: less saturation, better quality.
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    #6 Posted: 23:21:00 04/02/2018
    On the positive side the games made HUGE profits for Activision. In their prime they were a winner and I don't think Activision is the sort of company to leave winning franchises sitting on the bench for too long.

    On the negative, it can't be toys I don't think. Too many retailers left with stock they had to fire sale and some still isn't moving. Activision always said they would support previous toys/characters but I don't think that's practical moving forward.
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    #7 Posted: 23:37:15 04/02/2018
    They can support toys, they just don't have to release new ones. We know from Superchargers Digital Owners that you can play without a portal, so just have a game like that, but you can connect a portal to play as TTL instead. Skylanders Universe also did this, but with WAAAY laggier results.
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    #8 Posted: 00:31:19 05/02/2018
    I predict that the mobile game will not come out - and if it does, it won't even make a ripple in the ocean. Activision just doesn't get mobile.

    I predict we will not see another console (or 3DS) title that will use our existing collection of toys in any meaningful way. Period. There's just too many of them and building a game ground-up (which is what they really need to do if thy want it to be successful) and bringing in all 300ish toys just wouldn't be worth the development costs.

    I predict that it is unlikely (but I wouldn't rule it out completely) that we will see another console title this generation at all (XBOX One/PS4). I could see a 3DS and/or Switch game that doesn't use the toys at all (or, *maybe*, as cheap unlockables) that is your basic licensed platformer (but, without the license red tape, of course) based off the Netflix show. Nothing exciting or ground breaking.

    Just my two cents. The franchise as we know it is dead for the foreseeable future. Could be wrong, though.
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    #9 Posted: 02:22:29 05/02/2018
    That comic

    Season 3 of academy


    Mobile game

    And maybe if we are really really REALLY lucky, Skylanders 7
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    #10 Posted: 02:26:08 05/02/2018
    oh boy here we go
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    #11 Posted: 02:34:34 05/02/2018
    Don't forget, Acti's Fiscal Review is on the 8th. I'd assume we might get an idea of the series' future.
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    #12 Posted: 02:40:20 05/02/2018
    the way i see it, the franchise is unofficially dead. we had no game last year and we're likely not getting one this year. all we have is the TV show, which is getting it's final season in the fall. mobile game is nowhere to be seen. clearance sales are everywhere. it's over, there's no denying it. we're just waiting on activision's confirmation on the end.


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    #13 Posted: 02:41:21 05/02/2018
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    the way i see it, the franchise is unofficially dead. we had no game last year and we're likely not getting one this year. all we have is the TV show, which is getting it's final season in the fall. mobile game is nowhere to be seen. clearance sales are everywhere. it's over, there's no denying it. we're just waiting on activision's confirmation on the end.


    nothing lasts forever.



    Nothing has confirmed that S3 is SA's last season and there's no reason to act like it is just yet.
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    #14 Posted: 15:29:41 05/02/2018
    Any news about the book that is supposed to be released this month?
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    #15 Posted: 15:57:51 05/02/2018
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    Any news about the book that is supposed to be released this month?


    Comes out on the 27th. PortalPowerTV was sent one early by the publisher and said he'd make a video about it, but it's been a week and I don't see anything.

    Funny how youtubers are caring about the books now though, we've had these things for years and I can barely find more than a handful of reviews for them(excluding kids who can't stop the camera for a second).
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    #16 Posted: 16:11:37 05/02/2018
    you know the franchise is dead in the water when we're waiting on baited breath for a children's book.
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    #17 Posted: 16:48:36 05/02/2018
    I'm going to be getting that bool btw
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    #18 Posted: 17:49:19 05/02/2018
    The problem with Activision is that they'll never admit a series is dead. It will always be unofficially dead because they'll pull a Konami and say "No, it's just on extended vacation." We'll never truly know if the series is dead for good, because they never admit it until they remember it exists and release a reboot/remake years down the line, like Guitar Hero Live, just so they can say "See? It was never dead!"
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    #19 Posted: 18:10:02 05/02/2018
    I mean, Nintendo didn't issue a press release that the NES was dead. Companies are forward-thinking. Unless something is just a total disaster of New Coke levels, they just let the dead quietly fade into the background.
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    #20 Posted: 18:56:12 05/02/2018
    Nintendo DID say that they won't touch the FZero series until they get a good idea with it, though. Straight up, no new game happening until the creators get happy with a sequel.

    Then again, it's Nintendo, they do Virtual Console because they understand that old games sometimes age really well and don't need to be done again unless there's a fun gimmick or graphical change. Acti has already announced Black Ops 4, on the other hand.
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    #21 Posted: 19:24:21 05/02/2018
    let's face it, people. we are dead. you can no longer deny this fact. we are dead as a franchise.
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    #22 Posted: 19:28:57 05/02/2018
    I remember PM9351 mentioning that Acti stated last year that after 2017, 2018 and beyond would have more games released in a single year compared to 2017. With Destiny not getting a new game this year and with (I guess now confirmed through yesterday's leak) Crash skipping a year (new game in 2019) and I'm sure that Spyro ain't gonna have a remaster release this year WHAT else will we get in 2018 aside from COD or a new IP? I'm still hopeful for a new Skylanders game and if nothing gets confirmed then I don't know what else to say. But regardless how tf is Acti supposed to release more games this year compared to last year
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    #23 Posted: 19:38:24 05/02/2018
    Don't forget Academy tho. Don't be like Activision, if we go out this year, at least we'll do it with a certain spoilery boy voiced by Jason Ritter.
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    #24 Posted: 19:54:27 05/02/2018
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    let's face it, people. we are dead. you can no longer deny this fact. we are dead as a franchise.


    So... We, the people who play the franchise... Are the franchise? T-That doesn't make sense, I'm not a franchise :(
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    #25 Posted: 20:29:19 05/02/2018
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    Quote: ZapNorris
    let's face it, people. we are dead. you can no longer deny this fact. we are dead as a franchise.


    So... We, the people who play the franchise... Are the franchise? T-That doesn't make sense, I'm not a franchise smilie



    Of course tou aren’t a franchise, Crash10
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    #26 Posted: 20:35:57 05/02/2018
    the franchise dies at the end of 2018 with the end of SA.
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    #27 Posted: 20:45:06 05/02/2018
    Zap, we don't know FOR SURE if Skylanders Academy won't get a 4th season.
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    #28 Posted: 20:57:30 05/02/2018
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    Quote: ZapNorris
    let's face it, people. we are dead. you can no longer deny this fact. we are dead as a franchise.


    So... We, the people who play the franchise... Are the franchise? T-That doesn't make sense, I'm not a franchise smilie



    Of course tou aren’t a franchise, Crash10


    Oh ****
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    #29 Posted: 21:16:44 05/02/2018
    pessimism is the key to not being an embarrassment.
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    #30 Posted: 21:20:00 05/02/2018
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    pessimism is the key to not being an embarrassment.


    Not looking down on others also helps, you know.
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    #31 Posted: 21:20:42 05/02/2018
    Being pessimistic can make you look bad, actually.
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    #32 Posted: 21:21:56 05/02/2018
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    pessimism is the key to not being an embarrassment.



    You rigged it so you win either way.
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    #33 Posted: 21:22:36 05/02/2018
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    pessimism is the key to not being an embarrassment.



    You rigged it so you win either way.
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    Skylanders 7 comes out: You get to play more Skylanders



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    #34 Posted: 21:23:59 05/02/2018
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    Quote: emeraldzoroark
    Quote: ZapNorris
    pessimism is the key to not being an embarrassment.



    You rigged it so you win either way.
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    Skylanders 7 comes out: You get to play more Skylanders



    i am always right. always. always.



    Keep that mind set and you won't have many fans.
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    #35 Posted: 21:52:35 05/02/2018
    Zap, nobody cares if you're right other than yourself, and the point of this topic isn't to win an argument. So, not very important to the discussion.


    So uh about that book. It's probably just going to be everything from older books, but I wonder if we'll finally get that story from Brain, huh?
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    #36 Posted: 21:55:49 05/02/2018
    Being right many times doesn't mean you'll be right for your entire future. Nobody can predict what's next until scientists finally successfully create time travel. Zap, while me and you obviously don't have a good track record as in terms of interactions here on the forums at least listen to this request. Enough with the act. I can tell others are even starting to get annoyed with it. You may think of this an an overexaguration but seriously you always act like you're a God here. You aren't. Don't stoop t o the level of you know who. Especially since you've made countless rant videos on him.
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    #37 Posted: 21:57:06 05/02/2018
    SkyFan speaks of logic
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    #38 Posted: 22:00:31 05/02/2018
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    SkyFan speaks of logic



    So Skyfan is actually speaking logically and Trump did a good thing today?

    What kind of alternate reality BS is this?
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    #39 Posted: 22:03:10 05/02/2018
    People who usually say things recklessly might say something reasonable in other days, people who usually take their time might get really passionate about a subject and act really badly.

    I could even be acting like a jerk right now but too distracted/angered to care, at least until tomorrow.
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    #40 Posted: 22:04:48 05/02/2018
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    People who usually say things recklessly might say something reasonable in other days, people who usually take their time might get really passionate about a subject and act really badly.

    I could even be acting like a jerk right now but too distracted/angered to care, at least until tomorrow.



    Yeah but Trump has like, never done anything good as president, and now he's signing a bill for mothers to stay with their children and get payed half their salary for it.

    Like seriously, this is the kind of stuff that never happens

    But I'm getting off-topic now
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    #41 Posted: 22:09:15 05/02/2018
    skyfan? speaking logic?


    that's a good joke!
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    #42 Posted: 22:14:57 05/02/2018
    Except he actually is.
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    #43 Posted: 23:17:01 05/02/2018
    I could see Skylanders living on mobile, but man, I just can't see a 7th console entry. Given the sales trajectory of the last 3 games, a Skylanders 7 wouldn't break a million units sold, and I highly doubt Activision would make a game that sold less than a million units. I think in 2018 I could see the heavily-rumored Spyro trilogy remaster being announced, but not a Skylanders game. I could see the cartoon living on though.
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    #44 Posted: 23:21:04 05/02/2018
    Knowing Activision, I expect to get a remaster or something several years down the line before the series likely goes dark again, but if we don't see an actual new game this year (As in, not the mobile game but an actual console game), Skylanders is probably dead for the time being.
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    #45 Posted: 23:57:58 05/02/2018
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    Being right many times doesn't mean you'll be right for your entire future. Nobody can predict what's next until scientists finally successfully create time travel. Zap, while me and you obviously don't have a good track record as in terms of interactions here on the forums at least listen to this request. Enough with the act. I can tell others are even starting to get annoyed with it. You may think of this an an overexaguration but seriously you always act like you're a God here. You aren't. Don't stoop t o the level of you know who. Especially since you've made countless rant videos on him.


    Man, I know people haven't always agreed with you on things in the past, but I do here. This took guts to say, and I respect that.

    As for my 2 cents on the series, I feel as if it will become entirely dependant on Academy. And when Academy ends, it will just slowly die with it. I could see Spyro getting his own games though, with maybe some easter eggs to the other Skylanders scattered throughout them.

    In an ideal world, we would get a tie-in game, with a few figures of the main characters.
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    #46 Posted: 01:49:41 06/02/2018
    I'm still expecting a series with just toys and cartoons when Academy is over with. Has anyone seen the images for the new TMNT series? I didn't expect that to happen as I thought the prior series was going strong. New Total Drama series as well but as babies. So perhaps a new reboot and re-imagine of the Skylanders franchise...baby Skylanders drawn in an ugly style. LOL
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    #47 Posted: 02:34:39 06/02/2018
    How long was there between the original Guitar Hero finishing and the reboot?

    I can't see Activision not wanting to cash in on Skylanders at some point in the next 5 years unless they come up with new game/s that are real winners. I also can't see any new games involving actual physical toys.

    But I'm saying Skylanders will be back in some shape or form by December 2023.
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    #48 Posted: 02:47:23 06/02/2018
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    How long was there between the original Guitar Hero finishing and the reboot?

    I can't see Activision not wanting to cash in on Skylanders at some point in the next 5 years unless they come up with new game/s that are real winners. I also can't see any new games involving actual physical toys.

    But I'm saying Skylanders will be back in some shape or form by December 2023.


    get hype y'all
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    #49 Posted: 03:32:59 06/02/2018
    You want to get hyped Zap. You want to believe. It's ok I understand you must have been hurt in the past. But it's ok to put yourself out there again. You're among friends here. Well except for SkyFan91, but nobody pays attention to that guy.

    But seriously Activision will make a Skylanders grab for cash in the next 5 years that will be non-toy based and quite possibly rubbish. You can keep me to that. If they don't then I'll eat an Eruptor.
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    #50 Posted: 03:44:22 06/02/2018
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    Nintendo DID say that they won't touch the FZero series until they get a good idea with it, though. Straight up, no new game happening until the creators get happy with a sequel.

    Then again, it's Nintendo, they do Virtual Console because they understand that old games sometimes age really well and don't need to be done again unless there's a fun gimmick or graphical change. Acti has already announced Black Ops 4, on the other hand.



    actually I took what Miyamoto said about F-Zero as "we don't want to do another F-Zero unless we can cram some asinine gimmick into it that will largely just enrage the core fans of the series". the only thing they really need to bring into it is online races, especially if they can do a full 30 player grid like in single player GPs....but as we all know, Nintendo still hasn't remotely begun to understand how online multiplayer works

    as for the future of Skylanders...I'm worried we won't see much more, but I have hope for at least 1 more console game ( with or without new toys, I really don't care...just want more of that console Skylanders gameplay ) as well as another couple seasons of Academy. hopefully they'll finally give us some info on the mobile RPG soon at least...also hoping for an original Spyro trilogy remaster, and multiplatform too ( I at least want the option to either earn achievements & use what IMO is the best controller or play on Switch & take the games anywhere )
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