Skylanders: Swap Force
The third in the Skylanders series, follow up to 2012's Skylanders: Giants.
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!
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 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:
First Line - Swap Force: Magna Charge (Tech), Wash Buckler (Water), Blast Zone (Fire), Night Shift (Undead), Stink Bomb (Life)
Second Line - Swap Force: Freeze Blade (Water)
Third Line - Core: Countdown (Tech), Roller Brawl (Undead)
And if that wasn't enough there will also be new poses for 16 old characters from the first two games and eight LightCore versions (unknown what of), bringing the total number of new toys to 56. That's a grand total of 155 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 is unlikely there will be a 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.
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.
The game will appear on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS as well as on mobile devices and the web.
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