Wii Version Of Skylanders: Trap Team Contains Free Wii U Digital Download

by Andrew Reiner on Jul 26, 2014 at 06:23 AM

Skylanders stormed this year's San Diego Comic Con with new gameplay footage, the announcement of a Dark Edition Starter Pack (pictured above), and our first look at a new line of figures called Eon's Elite. One bit of news almost feel through the cracks: The Wii version of Skylanders: Trap Team contains a free digital download of the Wii U version.

Skylanders: Trap Team is slated to release on October 5. The Wii Starter Pack includes the new Traptanium Portal, Food Fight and Snap Shot figures, and two traps, which can be used to capture over 40 playable villain characters. Keep in mind, the download code doesn't mean you have two full versions of the game. If you're thinking about handing the code over to a friend, they won't be able to play it without the new Traptanium Portal. None of the previously released Portals are compatible with Trap Team.

[Source: IGN via Twitter]


Our Take
I was a bit shocked when Activision told me that they were bringing Trap Team to Wii. They told me that they still had a sizable audience on this platform. The free download code is a nice gesture that should move some Skylanders fans into the HD era.