Skylanders Trap Team for Wii Includes Digital Copy of Wii U Version

Buy Trap Team for Wii, get the Wii U version for free.

Skylanders Trap Team for the Wii will come with a free download code for the Wii U version of the game, Activision has announced via the official Skylanders Twitter account.

If you’re going to buy the game before you’re able to get a Wii U, buying the Wii version will allow you to upgrade to the Wii U version later for free. The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Wii, which costs $75, comes with a Traptanium Portal, two Skylanders figures, and two traps. These components that are essential to Skylanders’ Toys-to-Life experience will work with the Wii U as well, so all you’ll have to do is download the game.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot’s interview with Skylanders Character Director I-Wei Huang in the video above and our previous coverage.

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ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

You just need an external HDD because it won't fit on the internal flash xD

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

Interesting... any idea how long 'later' is? 

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

I'm pretty sure the majority of the WiiU sales are pretty much done considering they have very little 3rd party support and not a lot of great games out or coming out any tone soon. If Nintendo would have made a more powerful system this would not be an issue. I have a WiiU since launch and Mario Kart 8 wad the last game I have bought for it. The developers are having a hard time making a game twice for the WiiU and the PS4/Xbox1. The WiiU had so many opportunities that have been wasted all due to lack of power. I just am still trying to find out when gaming became more of visuals and not how fun the game is to play. ....I remember playing games that looked like cap to todays standard but had a blast and enjoyed playing them......

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

This gives of a faint vibe of... "we've given up on the Wii:U"  and i own one... it's not that bad a system... it's not genius by a long shot... but not bad either.

Imagine microsoft going... you know what?! if you buy Titanfall for the Xbox 360... you'll get the Xbox one version for free! Everyone would point and laugh (no flamewar plox)

Or sony going... you know that the last of us game... buy the ps3 version right now! get the ps4 version for free!

Nintendo... is this corporate suicide in the making? (Not like i care by the way... last games i'm waiting for are the Zelda in 2015 and bayonetta... as long as they can hold on till then, it's all good)

WllDan7
WllDan7

I want shovel knights cross buy not this.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

Wii U is Backwards Compatible? if so whats the point in this "deal"

adsparky
adsparky

This is somewhat weird, but it sound good to me.

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

That's unusual. Hopefully this could lead to "cross-generation" cross-buy.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

I guess this is pretty clever if you buy the Wii version and you have a Wii U with it's backwards compatibility.

hystavito
hystavito

@Killer6b9 The most wasted opportunities I feel are with the gamepad.  Nintendo hasn't really done much interesting stuff with it, and of course with so little 3rd party support neither has anyone else.  I think the best so far was right at launch with ZombiU, but even that wasn't much and the game overall got boring for me very quickly.


I really had high hopes for the gamepad being used in cool ways to complement the big screen, but ultimately the best part about is just having a keyboard.  I think a big thing that's held it back is Nintendo wanting more to push it as an alternate screen for when you're TV is occupied.  Sure that's a great feature for some, but that's a practical thing to do with convenience, not something cool to alter how games actually play.


The WiiU does have a lot of unique hardware though, of course the gamepad itself, IR, NFC.  If someone ever hacks the WiiU (or even just the gamepad) wide open we could see some really cool non-gaming stuff being done with all that.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@nazgoroth Perhaps not for first party games, but there are a number of games that have cross-buy on PS3. Rogue Legacy, for example, essentially bundles all three Sony versions (PS3, PS4, Vita) into a single package. Buy it for $16.99 on PS3, and you also get the Vita and PS4 versions along with it.

sanchango
sanchango

@nazgoroth Crossbuy is a thing..people like having to be able to not have to purchase the same thing again. This is a good thing.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@Deadlysyns87 *draws a rainbow with kittens playing underneath* NONE! *Butterflies flying away*