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4:36 PM - Wednesday the 24th of August, 2011 - by dark52
The recent gamescom in Germany brought with it a whole new selection of images, videos and biographies for many of the characters of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

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In the Skylanders gallery you can find ten new console screenshots, four new 3DS screenshots and fifteen new short videos including ones focusing on some of lesser seen characters such as Dark Spyro and Sonic Boom.

You can also read the short back-stories to many of the Skylanders in their Guidebook profiles.
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3:49 PM - Friday the 5th of August, 2011 - by dark52
The official Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure twitter account has posted a brand new trailer for the game.


A lot of the footage is from the previous E3 trailer but there are a few new bits in there including two previously unseen Skylanders; Dino-rang and Zook.
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6:34 AM - Tuesday the 2nd of August, 2011 - by dark52
GameTrailers.com have two new videos showing a couple of chunks of gameplay from the Wii and 3DS versions of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.


The characters they use have some levelled up abilities so you can see the progress that you can make while playing each individual character.



And in another video, this time from One of Swords, you're shown the same Stealth Elf being used on the Wii and then on the 3DS.

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3:57 PM - Saturday the 30th of July, 2011 - by dark52
This week has seen a few new articles on the Nintendo 3DS version of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. First up is a post on USA Today which has a couple of images, then there's a preview at Nintendojo with a couple more screenshots.

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And finally COIN-OP.TV have a video featuring the Lead Designer of the 3DS version, Jonathan Mintz.

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6:58 AM - Thursday the 21st of July, 2011 - by dark52
Kotaku brings us the first actual footage of the Nintendo 3DS version of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure from this year's San Diego Comic-Con.


The video focuses on the process involved with using the unique Portal of Power for the 3DS as it works a little differently than on the consoles.
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7:06 PM - Friday the 15th of July, 2011 - by dark52
GoNintendo have today posted a brand new set of screens that will probably seem eerily familiar... but they're new nonetheless. They've also got the finalised boxart for the North American release for the Nintendo systems as well as a poster that you can print out and colour in if you feel the need to.

And Joystiq has a few more that GoNintendo neglected to post.
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1:44 PM - Wednesday the 6th of July, 2011 - by dark52
Amazon.co.uk and CentreSoft have today revealed the names and pictures of the set of individual characters that will be available at release. So here's what you'll be able to get Day 1.

In the console and PC starter packs:

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Spyro, Gill Grunt, Trigger Happy


In the 3DS starter pack:

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Dark Spyro, Ignitor, Stealth Elf


Individually or as a pack of three:

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Drobot, Stump Smash, Flameslinger


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Voodood, Boomer, Prism Break


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Chop Chop, Bash, Eruptor


Individually:

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Zap, Sonic Boom, Stealth Elf (also in 3DS pack)


There are also special Adventure Packs which contain a set of themed items and a character. In one called "Pirate Seas" you can get Terrafin along with some pirate themed items that will enhance your game.

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And in another called "Darklight Crypt" you can get Ghost Roaster.

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Thanks go to Okaps in the forum for spotting this.
Update: Added Darklight Crypt from Cdiscount, thanks go to Aura24 for that.
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8:42 AM - Wednesday the 8th of June, 2011 - by dark52
With E3 underway the hands-on articles are appearing.

Quote: Joystiq
"We spent about six months on a variety of different directions with Spyro," says Reiche, "and to Activision's credit, they just kept saying more innovative, do something new, more innovative, and they gave us the time and the budget to really seek out what was our dream."


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You can bring your toy to a friend's house to share loot and play with your powerful character, and there will also be arenas included in the game so you can pit your characters against each other in battle. The toys themselves are well sculpted, have bright paint jobs, and look great on display.


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There's environmental puzzles to solve and enemies to kill as well as plenty of items to collect. Little trinkets like a hat for your character can increase your strength or other abilities.


As well as new videos from ScrewAttack and GameTrailers.

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8:49 AM - Tuesday the 7th of June, 2011 - by dark52
COIN-OP.TV have a video interview with Jeff Poffenbarger of Toys for Bob, and there's some gameplay footage in there too - complete with the user interface.


Thanks go to Razz for spotting it.
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10:31 PM - Monday the 6th of June, 2011 - by dark52
GameSpot have their E3 2011 preview up for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, worth noting is the mention of toys other than characters. Like a pirate ship.

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You can find a whole host of new screenshots, photographs, and character trailers in the gallery.
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2:40 PM - Monday the 6th of June, 2011 - by dark52
The day before E3 and a brand new trailer has been released. It shows off a whole load of the new Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure characters including the new villain Kaos.


You can also find a downloadable version of the trailer in the Skylanders gallery here at darkSpyro.
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11:18 PM - Thursday the 2nd of June, 2011 - by dark52
Several pieces of (possible placeholder) boxart and five new screenshots of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure have turned up at Amazon.com. If the release date is also accurate then you can expect the game out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, and the Nintendo 3DS on September 27th 2011.

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Toys R Us also have the boxart and a bit more detailed descriptions of the contents of the Starter Packs which will include the game (obviously), the Portal of Power, 3 figures (Spyro, Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy), poster, 3 trading cards, a sticker sheet, and 3 web codes. Hence the large shape of the box.

And IGN have uploaded three new videos showcasing Spyro, Trigger Happy, and Gill Grunt.

Thanks go to Aura24 for spotting the screens and SpyroPurple for spotting the videos.
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10:46 PM - Wednesday the 1st of June, 2011 - by dark52
If for some strange reason you were in doubt of Spyro's presence at this year's E3 then doubt no more.

Game Informer have received a teaser in the form of the Skylanders Spyro toy. E3 2011 starts on Tuesday next week, so not long left now.
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12:04 AM - Tuesday the 31st of May, 2011 - by dark52
French gaming website Nintendo Difference have put up an interview with Activision's Jared Yeager about Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. It should help to clear up a few questions about the game and their plans for it.

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ND: Don't you feel that the game will lose some of its personality, as Spyro is now just one of many playable characters?

JY: No I don't think so, because we keep very true to Spyro's origins, and his abilities and play style that people have experienced in the past. There's everything you'd expect Spyro to be able to do, we want to make sure we do it right. You don't just do something because you can, you've got to be smart about it and be able to do it right, and make sure that you're pleasing the fanbase and yourself as a gamer and somebody who likes to enjoy toys. We believe we've definitely done Spyro justice.


Also check out the link for a few large photos of the Spyro, Gill Grunt, Eruptor, and Trigger Happy toys.
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3:33 AM - Friday the 11th of February, 2011 - by dark52
Activision have finally revealed their plans for Spyro, and those plans are in the form of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. USA Today have the details of this new direction for the franchise.

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This is apparently the "innovative new universe" that "will bring the world of toys, video games and the Internet together in an unprecedented way" that Activision recently mentioned in their Financial Results. Which means the game is likely unrelated to any previous Spyro games and you'll be using various real world action figures from a set of more than 30 characters to interact with the game in some manner.

No platforms are mentioned specifically other than "multiple systems as well as computers, handhelds and phones" but earlier rumours suggested Wii and DS as candidates. They also give a release date of "this fall".

Thanks go to Aura24 for finding the article.
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