January 30, 2015 | Updated at 11:55 PM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Skylanders: Swap Force Release Date Fall; Activision to Launch 16 New Swapable Figures

Activision announced the fall release for Skylanders: Swap Force.

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars on Feb 06, 2013 03:19 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Skylanders: Swap Force
  • (Photo : Activision )

Activision announced the release for Skylanders Swap Force at a press event in New York City on Tuesday.

The game was announced during NYC's Game Fair 2013 with an unspecified release date set for this fall for Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision was quoted in a press statement released on Tuesday talking about how the series has changed the gaming experience: "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."

The child-friendly adventure game uses a wide range of figures that interact with characters on screen using the Portal of Power that unlocks a digital representation.

Hirshberg added that the franchise was developed to give kids a chance to have an individual experience with the gameplay and also give them a chance to play with their toys in a new way.

"The idea that kids can customize their own characters in the physical world, and have their unique combinations recognized in the virtual world, is an idea as big as the concept of bringing toys to life itself," Hirshberg said.

The customization plays a big part of Skylanders Swap Force which features characters with the special ability to swap top and bottom halves of the figures between each other for unique combinations of different powers.

The game will launch 16 new Swap Force action figures to give gamers 250 possible customizations to work with, according to Forbes.

There will also be new side games that require certain character abilities in order to be unlocked for play.

The Skylanders series has been very successful since it was first debuted in 2011 with Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. Activision announced the latest U.S. sales figures this week that amount to over $500 million, according to IGN.

Skylanders Swap Force is the third title in the series and follows last year's release of Skylanders Giants.

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Karrueche Tran & Chris Brown

Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran Reportedly Had Sex-Filled Weekend Prior To Her Leaving For Work In Florida

Chris Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran reportedly spent a lot of time in the bedroom over last weekend.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner Reportedly Stressed Out About Bruce Jenner's Transformation Into A Woman

It looks as though not everyone is on board with Bruce Jenner's rumored "transformation."

The cast of 'Red Band Society' a new Fall 2014 Drama Series on FOX

5 Things We Want Too See Before 'Red Band Society' Ends

The final episodes of Red Band Society are set to begin airing in just a few days, and fans are preparing to say their goodbyes to the freshman drama series, which was cancelled by FOX after it failed to receive high ratings.

Serena finally finds what she's been looking for on the Jan. 30, 2015 episode of 'Days of Our Lives'

Serena Finds What She's Looking For On 'Days of Our Lives'

Her being in Salem has caused Nicole (Arianne Zucker) to become increasingly suspicious of her, but even though Serena (Melissa Archer) has managed to successfully evade Nicole's attempts to expose her, her secrets could still be revealed on Days of Our Lives.

Jill Duggar

Jill Duggar Was Banned From Helping Josh Duggar's Sister-In-Law

The Duggars like to keep their friends and family close, but not too close.

WWE

WWE 'Royal Rumble 2015' LIVE STREAM: Watch Brock Lesner Battle John Cena & Seth Rollins Online

Find out who will enter the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania

Miss Universe

Watch Miss Universe 2015 In Live Stream

It's almost time for Miss Universe 2015 and there is a link where viewers can watch the show in a live stream.

Robert Scott Wilson

Which Characters Could Be Cut From 'Days of Our Lives?' FInd Out Here

There's a chance that some of the faces fans have gotten used to seeing Salem could soon disappear on Days of Our Lives.

Katee Sackhoff

Will 'Longmire' Get A Longer Season On Netflix In 2016?

'Longmire' will only have 10 episodes for its fourth season, but it's still possible that Netflix will be looking to expand the series come season five.

Longmire

Walt Walking A 'Lonely' Road On 'Longmire' This Season?

It looks like some heavy betrayal might be headed to 'Longmire' this season.

'Mob Wives' Reality Star Karen Gravano

Karen Gravano Is Out For Blood

Karen Gravano is a mother cub and she's ready to attack Natalie Guercio for talking trash about her daughter and her parenting skills.

Bow Wow, Erica Mena

Bow Wow & Eric Mena Slammed After Rapper Comes For Singer Mya After Strip Performance, 'You Sound Stupid'

Bow Wow and 'Love & Hip Hop New York' star Erica Mena have faced lots of criticism since announcing their engagement last year. But now the rapper and actor has put his relationship back in spotlight after he slammed singer Mya for putting on a strip show.

Amina Buddafly

Amina On Peter Gunz's Romantic Vacation With Tara Wallace, 'I've Moved On'

Fans have been waiting to see Amina's reaction to her husband, Peter Gunz, secretly going to a romantic family vacation with his ex-girlfriend, Tara Wallace on VH1's Love & Hip Hop New York.

Dancing With the Stars

'Dancing With the Stars' Pros Maks Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Have 'Never Really Broken Up?'

'Dancing With the Stars' pros Maksim Chmerkovksiy and Peta Murgatroyd might be more official than previously thought.

Bow Wow, Erica Mena

Erica Mena & Cyn Santana Call It Quits For Good On 'LHHNY,' 'It's Unfortunate'

Erica Mena and Bow Wow can now breathe a sigh of relief. While they plan their wedding the drama between Mena and her now ex-girlfriend Cyn Santana has been playing out on VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop New York.' But in a new clip Santana and Mena call it quits for good.

Latest News

Supernatural

Will The Demon Tablet Resurface On 'Supernatural'? EP Teases Possibility Of Multiple Texts

find out if the Word of God will come back into play on 'Supernatural'

The Mentalist

Will Vega Die on 'The Mentalist'? Agent's Death Causes Problems For Jisbon

A major death is coming on 'The Mentalist', and the incident could end Jane's crime fighting career.

The Blacklist

Red & Liz's Connection Revealed On 'The Blacklist'? Keen Takes Major Steps In Unraveling Mystery In 'Luther Braxton'

Prepare for Liz to make some startling discoveries in "Luther Braxton: Conclusion"

Agent Carter

Peggy To Marry Jack Thompson From 'Agent Carter'? Starts To View Agent In 'Completely Different Way'

Peggy Carter will spend a little more time with her workplace nemesis in 'The Iron Ceiling'

The cast of 'Preachers Daughters'

The Girls Are Brough Outside Of Their Comfort Zones On 'Preachers' Daughters'

They're supposed to be in Cabo San Lucas doing mission work for the church, but doing the work that's required of them could prove to be too much for some of the girls on Preachers' Daughters.

Andi Dorfman, Josh Murray

Did Andi Dorfman Get Into An Online Fight With Josh Murray?

It looks as though Andi Dorfman might not be completely over Josh Murray just yet.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry On Relationships: 'There Is No Handbook'

Katy Perry opened up about relationships in her latest interview.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Satellina

'Satellina': A Relaxing Puzzle Game Now Available On iOS And Android [VIDEO]

New puzzle game Satellina is now available for both Android and iOS. Restore order to the universe with this easy to learn relaxing handheld game.

DR Congo National Team

Congo vs. DR Congo Live Stream Free Online: 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Quarterfinals, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two teams chasing Africa Cup of Nations glory will do battle today in a match between Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo. The tournament clash scheduled for 11 a.m. ET will be held at Bata Stadium in Bata, Equatorial Guinea and can be live streamed here free. There is no additional TV coverage for this match in the United States.

Jason Momoa

Justice League Movie News: Jason Momoa's Aquaman To Have Shades Of Khal Drago?

The coming live action Justice League movie will likely have a full line up of heroes and this includes Aquaman, the butt of so many superhero jokes. But with Jason Momoa (best known as Khal Drago from Game of Thrones) in the role, the nautical hero may start getting the respect he deserves.

Liverpool FC

Liverpool vs. West Ham Live Stream Free Online: Premier League Table 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs in the top half of the Premier League table will do battle today in a match between Liverpool and West Ham United. The first-division clash scheduled for 10 a.m. ET will be held at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool and can be live streamed here free.

Manchester United

Manchester United vs. Leicester City Live Stream Free Online: Premier League Table 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs in opposite halves of the Premier League table will do battle today in a match between Manchester United and Leicester City. The first-division clash scheduled for 10 a.m. ET will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on NBC Sports.

Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan vs New Zealand WATCH FREE Online: '1st ODI' Cricket Match @ 1:00 GMT

Two powerhouse nations will meet for a pair of final tune-up games before February's World Cup.

Punch Out!

PewDiePie News: Famous YouTuber Takes Issue With Nintendo Creators Program

PewDiePie is not feeling the proposed Nintendo Creators Program. The company is pushing a new initiative to try and create a relationship with YouTube vloggers. The new program would see Nintendo taking a cut in the ad shares. PewDiePie and other vloggers are thoroughly against this.

Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Giveaway: Download Emboar Mystery Gift Today, Sign Up For Samurott Before Deadline

The Pokémon Company recently announced a giveaway for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, gifting players a free Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott. The first was available the day of the announcement, and the second can be downloaded today.

Queretaro

Queretaro vs. Santos Laguna Live Stream Free Online: Liga MX Clausura 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs chasing the Clausura Liga MX title will do battle today in a league match between Queretaro and Santos Laguna. The first-division clash scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET will be held at the Estadio Corregidora in Queretaro and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on ESPN Deportes.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad Live Stream Free Online: La Liga Table 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs in opposite halves of the Liga BBVA table will do battle today in a league match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad. The first-division clash scheduled for 10 a.m. ET will be held at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on beIN Sports.

Real Time Analytics