trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

Skylanders Swap Force Announced for Fall Release

/ Feb 5th, 2013 No Comments

Skylanders Swap Force
Skylanders Swap Force

Skylanders Swap Force

Skylanders Swap Force, the next installment of the Skylanders series, is expected to launch alongside a new line of toys this Fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii and 3DS.

Activision has handed the development to Vicarious Visions this time around. The company says Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants developer Toys for Bob will get the freedom and space for their next thing, which could be a new Skylanders game for next year. Vicarious Visions previously worked on the 3DS version of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants for the Wii U.

Skylanders Swap Force will introduce new two-part toys to the massively popular franchise. The new line of 16 toys have interchangeable parts split at the waist by magnets. Each piece can be swapped out to make a new character, meaning the 16 toys combine for 256 unique Skylanders. In addition, all previously released Skylanders figures will be compatible with the game.

The new Skylanders game is being developed in full high-definition from the beginning to end. The result will be the best graphics seen in a Skylanders game yet.

Vicarious Visions is handling development for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U versions of Skylanders Swap Force. Beenox, the studio in charge of the last three Spider-Man video games, is making the Wii version. A 3DS version of the game is in development with n-Space. All platforms are set to get Skylanders Swap Force this Fall.

Activision could be beginning a Call of Duty-like yearly cycle with dual development for the Skylanders series.

The Skylanders series, including all games, figures and accessory packs, has sold more than $500 million in the U.S., as of December. More than 30 million Skylanders toys have been sold worldwide.

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure released in 2011. The game allows players to interact with their toys as they appear in the game after communicating with the Portal of Power through NFC.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
Ryan Bloom
Ryan Bloom

Latest posts by Ryan Bloom (see all)

tags: , , , ,

Related Posts

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

New Releases: Week of 9/14

Sep 14th, 2014No Comments

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs Finally Releasing on Wii U but Should We Care?

Sep 13th, 2014No Comments

Persona Q 3DS XL

Atlus Confirms Persona Q 3DS XL for North America

Sep 12th, 2014No Comments

Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL

Super Smash Bros., NES Controller 3DS XLs Coming Soon

Sep 12th, 2014No Comments

Top Articles

Destiny (PS4) Review Sep 16th, 2014 at 6:00

HooToo TripMate Elite Review Sep 15th, 2014 at 9:32

Blue Estate (PS4) Review Sep 11th, 2014 at 10:00

HyperDimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (PS Vita) Review Sep 10th, 2014 at 9:00

Hatoful Boyfriend (PC) Review Sep 9th, 2014 at 9:00

OlliOlli (PS4) Review Sep 5th, 2014 at 9:00

Velocity 2X (PS4) Review Sep 4th, 2014 at 9:00

Madden 15 (PS4) Review Sep 3rd, 2014 at 8:00

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition (PS4) Review Sep 2nd, 2014 at 9:00

Madden NFL 15 (Xbox One) Review Aug 29th, 2014 at 10:32