Skylanders: Swap Force

Skylanders: Swap Force

The third in the Skylanders series, follow up to 2012's Skylanders: Giants.

Skylanders: Swap Force
Platform Developer Release Date
Europe North America
PlayStation 4Xbox One Vicarious Visions
Nov 15th 2013 Nov 12th 2013
PlayStation 3Wii UXbox 360 Oct 18th 2013 Oct 13th 2013
Wii
Beenox
Nintendo 3DS
n-Space

Story

The story and background for the new types of toys is as detailed below:

In Skylanders: Swap Force, Portal Masters embark on an all-new adventure in the mysterious Cloudbreak Islands, home to a mystical volcano that erupts every hundred years to replenish the magic in Skylands. During an epic battle, a brave group of Skylanders were caught in the volcano's eruption, which blasted them apart and sent them to Earth. But, the magic of the volcano gave these heroes a remarkable new power -- the ability to swap halves -- turning them into a special team known as the Swap Force.

Meanwhile, Kaos is back with a new evil plan. And now, Portal Masters everywhere must reassemble the Swap Force -- in their original form or in new combinations -- and send them back to Cloudbreak to save Skylands!

Characters

As well as being able to use all of the Skylanders from the original two games, Skylanders: Swap Force introduces 32 brand new characters to play as. This new lineup is made up of 16 Swap Force Skylanders which break apart into two pieces that can be mixed-and-matched between them all and 16 new regular "core" Skylanders that won't have the swapping feature.

Here are pictures of all of the so far revealed brand new Skylanders:

Swap Force Lineup

First Line - Swap Force: Magna Charge (Tech), Wash Buckler (Water), Blast Zone (Fire), Night Shift (Undead), Stink Bomb (Life), Hoot Loop (Magic), Free Ranger (Air), Rubble Rouser (Earth)

Second Line - Swap Force: Spy Rise (Tech), Freeze Blade (Water), Fire Kraken (Fire), Rattle Shake (Undead), Grilla Drilla (Life), Trap Shadow (Magic), Boom Jet (Air), Doom Stone (Earth)

Third Line - Core: Countdown (Tech), Riptide (Water), Fryno (Fire), Roller Brawl (Undead), Bumble Blast (Life), Star Strike (Magic), Pop Thorn (Air), Slobber Tooth (Earth)

Fourth Line - Core: Wind-Up (Tech), Punk Shock (Water), Smolderdash (Fire), Grim Creeper (Undead), Zoo Lou (Life), Dune Bug (Magic), Scratch (Air), Scorp (Earth)

Fifth Line: Heavy Duty Sprocket (Tech), Blizzard Chill (Water), Fire Bone Hot Dog (Fire), Phantom Cynder (Undead), Thorn Horn Camo (Life), Super Gulp Pop Fizz (Magic), Turbo Jet-Vac (Air), Hyper Beam Prism Break (Earth)

Sixth Line: Big Bang Trigger Happy (Tech), Anchors Away Gill Grunt (Water), Lava Barf Eruptor (Fire), Twin Blade Chop Chop (Undead), Ninja Stealth Elf (Life), Mega Ram Spyro (Magic), Horn Blast Whirlwind (Air), Knockout Terrafin (Earth)

Seventh Line - Lightcore: Countdown (Tech), Wham-Shell (Water), Smolderdash (Fire), Grim Creeper (Undead), Bumble Blast (Life), Star Strike (Magic), Warnado (Air), Flashwing (Earth)

Eighth Line: Nitro Magna Charge (Tech), Dark Wash Buckler (Water), Volcanic Eruptor (Fire), Legendary Night Shift (Undead), Dark Ninja Stealth Elf (Life), Dark Mega Ram Spyro (Magic), Legendary Free Ranger (Air), Dark Slobber Tooth (Earth)

Ninth Line: Kickoff Countdown (Tech), Nitro Freeze Blade (Water), Dark Blast Zone (Fire), Legendary Lightcore Grim Creeper (Undead), Legendary Zoo Lou (Life), Enchanted Hoot Loop (Magic)

Tenth Line: Springtime Big Bang Trigger Happy (Tech), Jade Fire Kraken (Fire), Quickdraw Rattle Shake (Undead), Jolly Bumble Blast (Life), Enchanted Star Strike (Magic)

That includes new poses for 16 old characters from the first two games and eight Lightcore versions of new and old, bringing the total number of new playable toys to 75. That's a grand total of 174 toys if you include the 99 from Spyro's Adventure and Giants.

In the brand new Starter Pack you will get three Skylanders, that's two Swap Force and one Series 3 returning Skylander. It'll be Wash Buckler, Blast Zone and Ninja Stealth Elf for the consoles and Free Ranger, Rattle Shake and Volcanic Eruptor for the 3DS. There is no Portal Owner's Pack this time due to the need to use the new portal.

To help differentiate between the old and new sets, the base of the Skylanders for Skylanders: Swap Force will be blue instead of the green/orange currently seen on the Spyro's Adventure and Giants toys.

Adventure Packs and Battle Packs

There will be two new Adventure Packs and two new Battle Packs as part of Swap Force. The Adventure Packs are called Tower of Time and Sheep Wreck Island. The Battle Packs are called Fiery Forge and Arkeyan Crossbow.

Tower of Time includes new Skylander "Pop Thorn" as well as the Tower itself and two Magic Items "Battle Hammer" and "Sky Diamond".

Fiery Forge includes new Skylander "Bumble Blast", reposed Series 3 "Knockout Terrafin" and the battle item "Fiery Forge".

Triple Packs

Again there will be triple packs with three characters in them.

A: Slobber Tooth, Lava Barf Eruptor, Super Gulp Pop Fizz
B: Zoo Lou, Mega Ram Spyro, Blizzard Chill
C: Star Strike, Anchors Away Gill Grunt, Big Bang Trigger Happy
D: Scorp, Twin Blade Chop Chop, Heavy Duty Sprocket
Magic: Mega Ram Spyro, Super Gulp Pop Fizz, Star Strike (Walmart exclusive)

Swap Force Abilities

The new Swappable characters can do more than just swap, each of them has a movement ability associated with their lower half, this ability can unlock the special Swap Zones that you'll find in each level.

Bounce Climb Sneak Teleport Speed Spin Rocket Dig

These abilities are exclusive to the swappable Swap Force characters and have not been retroactively given to existing characters. Just like there are two new characters for each element there are two characters for each ability (you can still manage to get one of each element and have one of each movement type if you choose them carefully).

Portal of Power

Portal of Power

The game uses a brand new Portal of Power, redesigned to be able to recognise the ever changing forms of the Swap Force toys. It is unknown whether the new portal will work with Spyro's Adventure and Giants so don't go throwing the old portal out just yet.

To help with the swapping in the 3DS game you will be able to load in all of your figures rather than be stuck with the limit of just two figures that you had in the last two games.

Platforms

The game will appear on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS as well as on mobile devices and the web.


Comments
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#16541 84skylanderdude 11:56:29 23/07/2014
V I like the pose and everything, but I have to agree, the paint job is pretty lazy. I guess it's a bad PAINt job. Eh?
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#16540 Meteor11 02:26:06 23/07/2014
anyone else ticked off at smilie's new figure? what should i do to fix his back? acrylic paints is what i heard
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#16539 84skylanderdude 03:32:41 20/07/2014
V try walmart.

I've got all my swappers and over half my cores/Lightcores to level 20. It sucked getting all 3 of my countdowns to level 20. -.-
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#16538 uttster13 02:56:19 20/07/2014
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V Mint in box Jade Fire Kraken is worth roughly 35-40 bucks.
But I opened it anyway.

Plus, I finally got Doom Stone today!
All I need is Scratch. I've talked to every store employee around, and none of them have seen her, except for one crazy guy at TRU.
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#16537 Epic popthorn 17:02:40 19/07/2014
For me its popthorn and stink bomb
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#16536 SkylandersGamer 16:28:18 19/07/2014
V Skylanders aren't really worth a lot anyways
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#16535 uttster13 16:16:46 19/07/2014
My dad basically ruined my mint in box Jade Fire Kraken.
Now it's worth half the price it was worth in mint.
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#16534 SkylandersGamer 15:44:25 19/07/2014
V cool
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#16533 84skylanderdude 14:38:41 19/07/2014
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V mine are either smilie or smilie and smilie

Guys, all my swappers are level 20.
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#16532 SkylandersGamer 04:09:00 19/07/2014
V mine are smilie and smilie
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#16531 skylandersbros 03:28:58 19/07/2014
My favorite core charecter in this game is smilie and my favorite swapper so far is smilie
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#16530 SkylandersGamer 02:43:34 19/07/2014
V I like the Swap Force Skylanders a bit more then the Cores
V
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#16529 Epic popthorn 02:04:08 19/07/2014
V same here, although I do love my smilie
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#16528 spyrothe111 00:26:53 19/07/2014
For some reason, I enjoyed the normal characters (mostly their abilities) more than the Swap Force characters... smilie
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#16527 Smolderdasher37 20:38:04 18/07/2014
V Dune Bug is my third favorite Swap Force character ( after Smolderdash and Roller Brawl) and has really good upgrades.
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