According to an invite sent by Activision to Polygon, the company is looking to announce “The latest innovation from the franchise that created the toys-to-life category” at the media event on 23rd of April in New York.
The invitation was received by the news editor at the site, Brian Crecente and it included a video message that featured two of the opposite forces Kaos and Eon going against each other in the universe of Skylanders.
Since the debut of the Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure in 2011, the game has become an yearly franchise with two games releasing after that, one in 2012 (Skylanders: Giants) and the other in 2013 (Skylanders: Swap Force).
Glenn Oliver of Activision said on the upcoming game in the franchise:
This year we’ve expanded to a year-round franchise, meaning we’ve reserved more characters for 2014 than we normally would.
There are a good 20 percent of them that haven’t come out yet [for latest release Skylanders Swap Force]. We wanted to take advantage of the fact that we know there are still a lot of opportunities, like birthdays and Easter, for gift-giving, and we want you to be able to go a store and buy new Skylanders
Earlier this year, Activision stated that they have made over $2 billion from the sales of Skylanders games and toys. This huge number of sales of the game has put Skylanders in the top 20 franchises of all time.
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