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Activision Announces its’ gamescom 2016 Lineup

As gamescom 2016 gets into full swing in Europe, Activision announces a full slate of games to check out on the show floor.  Unlike E3 this year, Activision will indeed have a presence at gamescom and is making every effort to highlight what is playable.  

Attendees can check out the following:

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:

Fans in attendance can celebrate the global reveal of the new ‘80s-themed co-operative Call of Duty® mode Zombies in Spaceland. The new mode takes zombies to a fresh era in a thrilling 1980s themepark setting, sure to frighten and delight zombies’ fans, in a truly unique experience you have to see to believe.  Consumers in attendance will discover more at the Sony Interactive Entertainment Deutschland Booth in Hall 7, via an immersive theatre experience that will bring the Zombies in Spaceland game mode to life with some fun, creative and utterly terrifying surprises.

The Call of Duty fan experience also showcases content from the story campaign in award-winning studio Infinity Ward’s newest title. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare breaks new ground in storytelling by exploring the weight of leadership and the responsibilities that come with it in an emotional, character-driven narrative. Players are thrust into wartime leadership as Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations soldier, takes the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable hardships, Reyes must lead the remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy in a war that stretches across our solar system to terrains beyond Earth.

Destiny: Rise of Iron:

Activision and Bungie will unveil the first hands-on gameplay from Destiny: Rise of Iron at Gamescom.  Rise of Iron is the next highly-anticipated large expansion in the Destiny universe. Guardians must rise to the challenge and join forces with a legend from humanity’s past to defeat a plague of unstoppable evil once and for all.  Aspiring heroes attending Gamescom will be able to test their PvP skills playing a new competitive multiplayer mode.

Skylanders Imaginators:

Activision and Toys For Bob continue to innovate the toys-to-life category with Skylanders Imaginators, the latest chapter in the Skylanders story, which empowers players to unleash their creativity by creating their own Skylanders.

Portal Masters will be able to harness the power of their own imagination and create their own Skylander. Visitors to Gamescom will also get first hands on with some of this year’s Senseis characters, a mix of heroes and villains-turned-good, including:

  • Kaos: Kaos will be available as a fully-playable Skylander toy for the first time, and will be able to be controlled by Portal Masters as they wield his evil skills for good
  • Crash Bandicoot: Celebrating his 20-year anniversary, pop-culture videogame icon Crash Bandicoot returns in 2016 in Skylanders Imaginators. Crash Bandicoot maintains his unique and quirky personality as a fully-playable Skylander Sensei and toy. Never one to shy away from danger, the legendary marsupial Crash Bandicoot travels through the wormhole to join the Skylanders in the ultimate battle against Kaos!
  • Dr. Neo Cortex: Crash Bandicoot’s creator and primary antagonist, Dr. Neo Cortex makes his debut appearance as part of the Skylanders Imaginators line up. Fighting alongside the Skylanders as a powerful mystic warrior, Dr. Neo Cortex puts his dastardly genius to work with his signature blaster ray, hoverboard and explosive mines to thwart Kaos’ forces. He can even summon the powerful Uka Uka mask!
  • Dr. Krankcase and Hood Sickle: One-time villains-turned-Senseis characters Dr. Krankcase and Hood Sickle are among the latest in this year’s toy line-up to be unveiled. They can be seen and played at Gamescom

So there you have it.  We wish we were at gamescom 2016 to cover the show, but alas, we are not.  With that in mind, we will try to pass on all the news that we can about the above mentioned titles, along with other news we can gather.


Source: Press Release

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