Last week I had the good fortune to get hands-on with a creative new gameplay mode for Skylanders Trap Team. It involved Kaos, the current franchise baddie, but it wasn’t the Kaos Mode people have wondered about for months now. Instead, it was a new Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge Mode, a mouthful of a name but a whole handful of fun.
Here’s a full Kaos Doom Challenge preview, but if you’re just into pretty pictures, here’s a video of the new mode in action.
Kaos Doom Challenge is a new mode for Skylanders Trap Team, and it’s one of those features you never know you want until you get your hands on it. Thank goodness Toys for Bob, the developer, had a moment of clairvoyance.
Activision had some fun announcing the new Kaos Doom Challenge mode, issuing a press release with a quote from Kaos himself. It falls kind of flat unless you read it silently and can hear Kaos’ voice in your head. Yes, it’s OK to listen to that voice in your head with this one.
Here’s the quote.
“A recent evil study of a thousand trolls revealed that nine out of ten agree that I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer to have ever conquered Skylands. Naturally, I had every tenth one banished to my ‘Kaos Doom Challenge’ to test the effectiveness of my 100 waves of ultimate evil doom – and they were never heard from again. So let’s just say EVERYONE agrees – I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer ever.”
As I said, we’ll get the full hands-on preview of the Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge Mode soon. In lieu of that, this video gives you a good idea of what to expect from the Kaos Doom Challenge when Trap Team ships for every home console under the sun — and tablet — starting Oct. 5.