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.

TechTech
Magna Charge
Magna Charge
Spy Rise
Spy Rise
Countdown
Countdown
Wind-Up
Wind-Up
Heavy Duty Sprocket
Heavy Duty Sprocket
Big Bang Trigger Happy
Big Bang Trigger Happy
Lightcore Countdown
Lightcore Countdown
Nitro Magna Charge
Nitro Magna Charge
Kickoff Countdown
Kickoff Countdown
Springtime Trigger Happy
Springtime Trigger Happy
WaterWater
Wash Buckler
Wash Buckler
Freeze Blade
Freeze Blade
Riptide
Riptide
Punk Shock
Punk Shock
Blizzard Chill
Blizzard Chill
Anchors Away Gill Grunt
Anchors Away Gill Grunt
Lightcore Wham-Shell
Lightcore Wham-Shell
Dark Wash Buckler
Dark Wash Buckler
Nitro Freeze Blade
Nitro Freeze Blade
FireFire
Blast Zone
Blast Zone
Fire Kraken
Fire Kraken
Fryno
Fryno
Smolderdash
Smolderdash
Fire Bone Hot Dog
Fire Bone Hot Dog
Lava Barf Eruptor
Lava Barf Eruptor
Lightcore Smolderdash
Lightcore Smolderdash
Volcanic Eruptor
Volcanic Eruptor
Dark Blast Zone
Dark Blast Zone
Jade Fire Kraken
Jade Fire Kraken
UndeadUndead
Night Shift
Night Shift
Rattle Shake
Rattle Shake
Roller Brawl
Roller Brawl
Grim Creeper
Grim Creeper
Phantom Cynder
Phantom Cynder
Twin Blade Chop Chop
Twin Blade Chop Chop
Lightcore Grim Creeper
Lightcore Grim Creeper
Legendary Night Shift
Legendary Night Shift
Legendary Lightcore Grim Creeper
Legendary Lightcore Grim Creeper
Quickdraw Rattle Shake
Quickdraw Rattle Shake
LifeLife
Stink Bomb
Stink Bomb
Grilla Drilla
Grilla Drilla
Bumble Blast
Bumble Blast
Zoo Lou
Zoo Lou
Thorn Horn Camo
Thorn Horn Camo
Ninja Stealth Elf
Ninja Stealth Elf
Lightcore Bumble Blast
Lightcore Bumble Blast
Dark Ninja Stealth Elf
Dark Ninja Stealth Elf
Legendary Zoo Lou
Legendary Zoo Lou
Jolly Bumble Blast
Jolly Bumble Blast
MagicMagic
Hoot Loop
Hoot Loop
Trap Shadow
Trap Shadow
Star Strike
Star Strike
Dune Bug
Dune Bug
Super Gulp Pop Fizz
Super Gulp Pop Fizz
Mega Ram Spyro
Mega Ram Spyro
Lightcore Star Strike
Lightcore Star Strike
Dark Mega Ram Spyro
Dark Mega Ram Spyro
Enchanted Hoot Loop
Enchanted Hoot Loop
Enchanted Lightcore Star Strike
Enchanted Lightcore Star Strike
AirAir
Free Ranger
Free Ranger
Boom Jet
Boom Jet
Pop Thorn
Pop Thorn
Scratch
Scratch
Turbo Jet-Vac
Turbo Jet-Vac
Horn Blast Whirlwind
Horn Blast Whirlwind
Lightcore Warnado
Lightcore Warnado
Legendary Free Ranger
Legendary Free Ranger
EarthEarth
Rubble Rouser
Rubble Rouser
Doom Stone
Doom Stone
Slobber Tooth
Slobber Tooth
Scorp
Scorp
Hyper Beam Prism Break
Hyper Beam Prism Break
Knockout Terrafin
Knockout Terrafin
Lightcore Flashwing
Lightcore Flashwing
Dark Slobber Tooth
Dark Slobber Tooth

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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#16854 weebbby 17:03:40 30/08/2015
V Yeah I know you said that. I split it apart
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#16853 somePerson 05:40:53 30/08/2015
V "Too many bland levels" lad.
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#16852 weebbby 17:17:00 24/08/2015
V Too many levels? No.
Too bland and long? Most certainly.
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#16851 somePerson 17:03:26 23/08/2015
This game has too many bland levels that are too long.
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#16850 skylander kid 2 11:39:47 23/08/2015
I have
Washbuckler blastzone countdown popthorn grimcreeper thornhorncamo and ninjastealthelf
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#16849 SkylandrPurists 23:41:27 21/08/2015
Testing the skylanders emoticons with the names I gave them...something I wanted to do for a while.
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#16848 SodaPopHD 13:54:50 15/08/2015
@SkylandersPurist
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!
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#16847 weebbby 14:19:40 12/08/2015
V
V I definitely agree that Swappers are the best gimmick, but gameplay wise, I like all of TFBs games better. Superchargers might change that though, it looks great.
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#16846 IAS COOL 10:32:51 12/08/2015
last year I was exited to get trap team what did I get when I got it ? no battle mode, no checkpoints, no seperate boss levels. swap force is better by far
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#16845 84skylanderdude 16:23:14 11/08/2015
V I agree. Although I think SuperChargers is gonna surpass it gameplay wise, I still think Swappers are the best gimmick.
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#16844 wreckingballbob 10:11:15 05/08/2015
The best Skylanders game by far.

http://strawpoll.me/5164974 Please vote for your least favourite between this and Trap Team.
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#16843 PopFizzMagic 22:01:58 28/07/2015
V
He had

Vv
I just don't see how it connects to skylanders

Spyro and Cynder's funeral
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#16842 84skylanderdude 17:36:11 28/07/2015
This is the only roster Dark hasn't updated.
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#16841 midnightmagic34 14:31:43 27/07/2015
V This was my favorite after SSA
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#16840 PopFizzMagic 00:21:07 27/07/2015
Ya know what? This is my least fav skylander game
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