Activision Publishing, Inc. revealed this morning via press release that the newest Skylanders, Skylanders SWAP Force, will be featured at Toy Fair 2013, February 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York.
The press release details how SWAP Force utilizes the innovation of “swapability.” With swapability, the game enables users to swap the top and bottom halves of 16 SWAP Force characters to create up to 250 unique character combinations that come to life in the game.
Skylanders SWAP Force works with the entire Skylanders collection, including Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Giants, with jumping now enabled.
Here’s what Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc., had to say:
“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 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.”
Skylanders SWAP Force features 16 new Skylanders characters, 16 new versions of previous characters and 8 new LightCore characters. Swap Force will release on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii and 3DS.