Skylanders SWAP Force™ "Mixes It Up" at Toy Fair 2013
From the Innovators Who Brought "Toys to Life" Comes an Entirely New Innovation — Swapability
16 New Characters With Swappable Top and Bottom Halves Can Be Customized into More Than 250 Unique Combinations, Taking Skylanders and the "Toys to Life" Category to a New Level
Stellar HD Graphics Deliver Cinema-Quality Visuals and Storytelling, Immersing Players in Gameplay Like Never Before
SWAP Force builds upon the success of the franchise's signature gameplay with an all-new innovative play pattern -- swapability -- that gives kids more choice than ever before by letting them swap the top and bottom halves of the toys to create their own characters. The game lets Portal Masters reconfigure 16 SWAP Force characters into more than 250 unique combinations. Kids can mix and match characters' powers and moves, and then bring them to life in the game. Fans of the franchise also can play Skylanders SWAP Force with their entire collection of characters from both Skylanders Spyro's Adventure® and Skylanders Giants™, now with the added capability of jumping.
"With Skylanders, we didn't just create a beloved new franchise, we
actually created an entirely new category that brings the world of
physical toys and video games together like never before. And now with Skylanders
SWAP Force, we are pushing the genre we created forward
with another big innovation: customization," said
In Skylanders SWAP Force, Portal Masters embark on an all-new adventure in the mysterious Cloudbreak Islands, home to a mystical volcano that erupts every hundred years to replenish the magic in Skylands. During an epic battle, a brave group of Skylanders were caught in the volcano's eruption, which blasted them apart and sent them to earth. But, the magic of the volcano gave these heroes a remarkable new power -- the ability to swap halves -- turning them into a special team known as the SWAP Force. Meanwhile, Kaos is back with a new evil plan. And now, Portal Masters everywhere must reassemble the SWAP Force -- in their original form or in new combinations -- and send them back to Cloudbreak to save Skylands!
Skylanders SWAP Force features 16 new SWAP Force characters, along with 32 core Skylanders characters (16 completely new Skylanders and 16 new versions of fan favorite characters from previous games) and eight new LightCore™ characters. Skylanders SWAP Force also delivers high-resolution graphics that bring the game's detailed characters and rich environments to life, immersing players in the gameplay like never before.
"Skylanders Giants was named to our 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List for
good reason — it extended the franchise's breakthrough gameplay and its
performance at retail has been incredible. We're continually impressed
by the originality that Activision delivers in bringing toys to life,"
In 2011, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure originated a new
play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across
multiple platforms and became the top-selling kids' videogame of the year2.
In October of 2012, Skylanders Giants further evolved the genre
and added the mega-sized Giants and LightCore™ characters
to the collection of interaction figures that have helped the franchise
achieve more than
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