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Skylanders SuperChargers adds vehicles to the toys-to-life franchise

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Skylanders is returning this year with, unsurprisingly, a new batch of characters and collectible figures, as well as—in what is a surprising move—vehicles to add to your ever-growing physical and virtual collection.

Skylanders SuperChargers, which jumpstarted and popularized the toys-to-life genre with its real-life figures that could import data into the virtual games returns with one of its biggest changes. Until now, the series’ physical presence has solely emphasized the characters players could control. Now, players will be able to purchase 20 different land, sea, and air vehicles that can also be used in-game.

Each vehicle will have a new SuperCharger character attached to it (sold separately) that, when the two are put into the game at once, will enhance the vehicle’s abilities. All vehicles can be customzied in game with collectible parts that change the look, feel, and control of each ride.

SuperChargers will still support all of the previous Skylanders figures who can all pilot the new vehicles. A new starter pack for the game will be made available, however, that includes two new characters and a land vehicle. (Sea and Air won’t be necessary to play through the game, but the developers told EW that you’ll miss out on large segments of the game by not picking up one of each vehicle.)

SuperChargers will release on Sept. 20 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPad, Wii U. The starter pack will cost $74.99, while the individual vehicles will go for $14.99 and characters for $12.99. Another version of the experience will be available on the Nintendo Wii and 3DS.