Skylanders Trap Team gamescom 2014 Screens

Portal Masters can now capture and play as villains
Activision Publishing revealed seven fresh screenshots from Skylanders Trap Team, the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise, which will reverse the magic of bringing toys to life - letting children pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world. With Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Players can then send villains back into the game where they play as them to fight for good.
The game will include the Traptanium Portal, a new ring of magical energy that enables kids to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also magically capture villains using the new Traps. Once they’ve defeated the villains, kids will be able to place a Trap into the new portal to capture them. They will also be able to hear the villains inside the Traps, an innovation that truly brings life to toys.
This new play pattern also gives players the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a villain at any time, creating fun and unique "tag team" gameplay. In addition, fans can even take their Traps and their Skylanders characters to their friends' houses for fun, co-operative adventures across all console game systems.
Skylanders Trap Team will arrive on October 7th in North America, and three days later in Europe.