If you've heard of Skylanders, we're going to guess either you're a kid, you're a parent with kids or you know someone with kids. And if you do, we're going to guess you probably already know about Skylanders Trap Team, the latest game to come out of the Skylanders franchise that's set to debut later this year. As a brief reminder, the game essentially comes with a device that you can use as a "portal" to transform real-world figurines into in-game characters. The hook with the Trap Team version is that you can use one of eight "Traptanium traps" to "trap" enemies in the game -- you do so by inserting a tiny plastic dongle into a slot on the aforementioned portal. You can then play as the trapped enemy if you like, switching between it and your main character as you progress in the game.
Which is all well and good if you're content with playing with the game on a console. But what if you don't have one? Or what if your kid's preferred device for gaming is a tablet? Well, fortunately for you, the team behind Skylanders has just announced that it'll be producing Skylanders Trap Team for the tablet as well. Activision and Toys for Bob, the studio behind Skylanders, claims that this is the first time in franchise history that it's bringing the full AAA console experience to the smaller handheld screen. Indeed, Paul Reiche, the head of Toys for Bob, tells us that the tablet version of Skylanders Trap Team is "pixel for pixel" the same as the one for the 360.