Skylanders Trap Team is spending the week in San Diego, their booth on the show floor permanently marked by a gathering of pint-sized attendees dragging their chaperones close behind. The recently-announced Dark Edition toys were on display, and the team was eagerly showing off Gusto, a new Skylander who isn't afraid to throw his weight around.
So what's the deal with Skylanders Tag Team Dark Edition? Well, previous Skylanders Dark Edition releases were all exclusive in some way or another, typically tied to a specific retailer. With Tag Team, that all changes, as the unique starter pack becomes more of a general limited edition, where you'll likely need to pre-order to get this exact version.
The game itself isn't any different from what you'd typically get, but the three starter figures will be "dark" versions of the usual trio. With Tag Team, that's Dark Food Fight, Dark Snap Shot and the awesome Dark Wildfire. You can see them below.
The massive Gusto will also be a sure-buy for many Skylander collectors. This large blue fellow, armed with his massive elemental boomerang, is one of several toys being shown at Comic-Con this week, but you can have a closer look at the guy in the images below. Capable of taking in large quantities of air and then expel it in an attack, Gusto lives up to his name and looks.
Skylanders Tag Team will be out October 5 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, 3DS and Wii U. The new screenshots also feature some previously announced characters, like the hilarious Pain-Yatta and musically inclined Wolfgang.