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Skylanders: Swap Force

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, WiiU, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Activision
Developer: n-Space
Release Date: Oct. 13, 2013 (US), Oct. 18, 2013 (EU)

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'Skylanders SWAP Force' (ALL) Unveils 3DS Details - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2013 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT

Skylanders SWAP Force combines collectible real-world toys with an epic virtual game world, featuring 16 new SWAP Force characters, along with 32 core Skylanders characters and eight new LightCore characters.

The 3DS version of Skylanders SWAP Force offers gamers a unique adventure complete with its very own story, levels and special starter pack characters. A truly complementary experience to the console version, Skylanders SWAP Force on Nintendo 3DS will hit retail destinations worldwide with three new characters – Rattle Shake, Volcanic Eruptor and Free Ranger – which are not found in any other Skylanders Starter Pack. So if fans buy both a console version and the Nintendo 3DS version of Skylanders SWAP Force, then they will end up with four SWAP Force Skylanders, giving them 16 different combinations.

“Skylanders fans have been very supportive in expressing what they’d like to experience in the Nintendo 3DS version of Skylanders SWAP Force, and we really took their input to heart,” said Alex Peters, Vice President, Activision Production. “The game plays smoother and crisper than ever before, and with kids’ collections becoming larger and larger, we were able to add more depth and gameplay variety than any other hand-held version of Skylanders.”


The story of Skylanders SWAP Force on 3DS begins in Boomtown, home of Skylands’ favourite pilot, Flynn. As the town is celebrating Flynn as their hometown hero, a new villain known as Count Moneybone sneaks his way into Boomtown to kidnap Cali, long-time friend to Flynn and the Skylanders. Now it’s up to Portal Masters everywhere to assemble the Skylanders and SWAP Force to save Cali and defeat the evil Count Moneybone.

Skylanders SWAP Force gives kids an unprecedented level of choice by allowing them to swap the top and bottom halves of the toys to transform 16 SWAP Force characters into more than 250 unique combinations. Skylanders SWAP Force on 3DS is compatible with all of the toys from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants; additionally, all of the characters’ abilities, levels and customization will carry forward to Skylanders SWAP Force. Like the game’s console version, the level cap for all characters has been raised from 15 to 20, enabling players to continue building the skills and experience of their favorite Skylanders.


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