Skylanders: Swap Force Confirmed for October Release

The third installment in Activision’s highly popular Skylanders’ franchise has been confirmed to see a release this fall.

Skylanders: Swap Force will release in North America on October 31, Australia on October 16 and Europe on October 18.

Previously the game was only announced for current-gen platforms. However, with the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Activision has confirmed that a separate version is being developed specifically for the new platforms as well.

With that we can sum up the list of available platforms – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U and 3DS. That’s literally every console in the market.

While Swap Force features a lot of new improvements and additions, one specific feature which fans will love is that the game will have full backwards compatibility with every previously released figure from Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants.

Activision has confirmed a total of 32 brand new figures, 16 of which are the titular Swap Force characters who utilize 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.