Skylanders: Swap Force

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Skylanders: Swap Force
Skylanders Swap Force.jpg
Developer(s)Vicarious Visions[1]
n-Space (3DS)
Beenox (Wii)
[1]
Publisher(s)Activision
Distributor(s)Activision Blizzard
SeriesSkylanders
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii,[1] Wii U,[1] Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date(s)Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii,[1] Wii U[1] & Xbox 360
NA 20131013October 13, 2013
AU 20131016October 16, 2013
EU 20131018October 18, 2013
PlayStation 4
  • NA November 15, 2013
  • EU November 29, 2013
Xbox One
  • WW November 22, 2013
Genre(s)Platform
Mode(s)Single-player, co-op
 
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Skylanders: Swap Force
Skylanders Swap Force.jpg
Developer(s)Vicarious Visions[1]
n-Space (3DS)
Beenox (Wii)
[1]
Publisher(s)Activision
Distributor(s)Activision Blizzard
SeriesSkylanders
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii,[1] Wii U,[1] Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date(s)Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii,[1] Wii U[1] & Xbox 360
NA 20131013October 13, 2013
AU 20131016October 16, 2013
EU 20131018October 18, 2013
PlayStation 4
  • NA November 15, 2013
  • EU November 29, 2013
Xbox One
  • WW November 22, 2013
Genre(s)Platform
Mode(s)Single-player, co-op

Skylanders: Swap Force is a platformer video game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision. It is the third main game in the Skylanders video game and toy franchise, following 2012's Skylanders: Giants, which was a direct sequel to 2011's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

It is the first Skylanders game to be released in North America before other regions, unlike the previous two games where Australia got the installments first. This is also the first Skylanders game not to be owned by Vivendi.

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay for Swap Force is based on the two previous games, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders: Giants. Players use a portal to bring real life action figures into the video game. For the new game, Skylanders are able to jump, and there are new swappable Skylanders. The new game also brings a new Portal of Power (and therefore is only sold as a starter pack). The new Portal was added because of the new technology that makes the Swap Force characters work correctly. These sixteen new characters have top and bottom halves that can be separated from each other and recombined with the halves from other characters. This allows for a total of 256 combinations between all tops and bottoms. Another new feature of the swappable characters is that each has one of eight distinct ways of moving. These different movement types are necessary to enter certain side areas in the game called "SWAP Zones". Only characters with the correct bottom half can enter said areas.

Starter Packs[edit]

As with the previous installments of the game, Skylanders: Swap Force will be available for purchase in starter kits that will include a copy of the game itself, the portal of power, a handful of characters to begin or supplement your collection, a poster of the entire Swap Force collection, cards, stickers, and Web codes. The current starter packs and the characters include the following:

Console Starter Pack[edit]

Starter Pack[edit]

Pre-Order bonuses[edit]

New Skylanders/Returning Skylanders and Map Packs[edit]

Swap Force features sixteen new core characters and sixteen new swappable characters, in addition to sixteen reposed Skylanders from previous games, five new dark figures and eight Lightcore Skylanders.[2]

Dark Figures[edit]

Adventure Packs[edit]

Battle Packs[edit]

Lightcore[edit]

New characters in Skylanders:SWAP Force[edit]

Swappable[edit]

Returning Characters / Reposes[edit]

Variants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f East, Thomas (July 2, 2013). "Skylanders Swap Force Wii will be very close to the HD versions". Official Nintendo Magazine. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Skylanders Swap Force FAQ". Activision. Retrieved July 17, 2013.