New Skylanders game, Swap Force, coming this Autumn

Release Date: 05/02/2013

Given the soaraway success of the Skylanders series, which has dominated the kids gaming market for the past two Christmasses, it's no surprise that Activision is preparing another entry for later this year.

Skylanders: Swap Force is the title and it introduces a new kind of toy to the franchise. These come in two halves and, as the name suggests, can be taken apart and recombined in new forms to mix and match your powers in the game. The toys themselves are held together with magnets, and will need a new Portal of Power to unlock their abilities. All the previous Skylanders figures will be compatible with the new portal.

Also incoming for the sequel are eight new Lightcore toys, sixteen brand new Skylanders characters and sixteen new toys of existing characters. That'll be Santa's wish list sorted then.

The game follows Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders Giants, both of which sold in huge numbers. You can already get Skylanders lunchboxes and children's books. Activision has admitted it's considering movies and TV shows using the characters.

Skylanders: Swap Force will be released later this year for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS and Wii.

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