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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#16870 spyrothe111 23:39:13 10/04/2016
I need to replay this eventually...
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#16869 Kevin16 15:08:50 20/03/2016
You will need 8 swappers (best is to get one swapper of each element) thats all smilie
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#16868 ClassicSpyroLUV 01:24:20 13/03/2016
How many toys do you need to beat this game? Just one toy from each element, and one swapper, or more? Can someone give me a barebones list of necessary characters to get 100%?
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#16867 Greeble 15:59:59 18/01/2016
Is Swap Force the only game where you can use The Sky Diamond properly?

I tried in Trap Team and nothing happened :/
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#16866 PortalMasterone 20:33:46 28/12/2015
I've been meaning to bring this up for awhile now... If you look very closely under Boom Jet's helmet, you can probably tell that he's a bear. Also, Count moneybone is voiced by Nolan North.

Is anyone going to respond?
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#16865 matthew100 21:01:44 28/11/2015
:magnacharge: is awesome
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#16864 Chompy-King257 11:41:10 09/11/2015
Seriously an awesome Skylanders game. Amazing character designs, a likable story, and some good, personal memories coming from at, as well.

...I had the best birthday EVER the year of Swap Force. It was not only on a Saturday, but I got all these awesome Skylanders, too! It was great!
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#16863 SkylandrPurists 22:08:03 26/10/2015
Skylanders: SWAP Force, for anyone wanting to be like DNAmy. LOL!
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#16862 PortalMasterone 07:34:31 18/10/2015
Gorm is voiced by Travis Willingham.
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#16861 bat_xp_100 08:45:24 13/10/2015
I think this is one of the worst Skylander games
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#16860 PwnageFTW 19:30:43 27/09/2015
In my own opinion, I didn't really like the story of this one, but the figures I think were the best ideas than any of the other figures.
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#16859 PortalMasterone 17:38:35 20/09/2015
Entire NEW voice cast for Swap Force (just as a refresher):
Chris Fries: Grilla Drilla
Tom Kenny: Stink Bomb
Gideon Emery: Zoo Lou
David Sobolov: Bumble Blast
John DiMaggio: Wash Buckler
Billy West: Freeze Blade and Fire Kraken
Patrick Seitz: Rip Tide
Tara Platt: Punk Shock
Jake Eberle: Rubble Rouser
Travis Willingham: Doom Stone
Dave Fennoy: Slobber Tooth
Rino Romano: Scorp
Joey Camen: Free Ranger
Roger Craig Smith: Boom Jet
Chris Edgerly: Pop Thorn
Kathryn Cressida: Scratch
Gregg Berger: Magna Charge
J.B. Blanc: Spy Rise
Richard Tatum: Countdown
Bob Bergen: Wind-Up
Robin Atkin Downes: Hoot Loop
Marc Worden: Trap Shadow
Misty Lee: Star Strike
Nolan North: Dune Bug
Jess Harnell: Blast Zone and Yeti Councilor
Grey DeLisle: Smolderdash and Mesmeralda
Robert Cait: Fryno
Maurice LaMarche: Night Shift
Troy Baker: Rattle Shake
Lex Lang: Grim Creeper
Cree Summer: Roller Brawl
Evil Glumshanks: Chris Cox
Kaos' Mom: Christine Baranski
Dave B. Mitchell: Sharpfin
Candi Milo: Chieftess
Kari Wahlgren: Tessa
James Horan: Cluck
Mitch Urban: Snagglescale
Jim Piddock: Willowbark
Steven Blum: Tuk
Fred Tatasciore: Fizzy
Rick D. Wasserman: Rufus
Yuri Lowenthal: Softpaw

Elle Newlands: Avril
Carlos Alazraqui: Duff
Enn Reitel: Time Keepers
Marc Graue: Blind Beard
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#16858 Lightspyro10 00:55:32 16/09/2015
Thanks v I'm getting it for the wii u and i already played trap team on iPad mini and the graphics on mini is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad that I hated trap team and played every level like 10 times and superchargers are so expensive 75$ and swap force on amazon is 16$ but looks like my luck has chosen for me to not get skylanders cause my father said that he searched in a lot of video game store and haven't found it and I thought that I didn't had much fun on trap team maybe this game isn't worth it so instead I'm getting these 3 games for the wii u
1:super mario maker
2:splatoon
3:scribble Nauts unlimited
By the way my wii u haven't arrive yet smilie
smilie sadly looks like i may be leaving skylanders for ever. ...... Don .....don don
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#16857 BlueFox 21:39:20 14/09/2015
As an VV-enthusiast...
You may be better off getting Trap Team if you haven't already, Lightspyro. Maybe you should even wait until Superchargers comes out; that's basically SWAP Force 2.0; bigger, better, and improved. As a few users have stated down below, the levels get repetitive and you'll often times find yourself getting tired in-between. Trap Team wins with pacing and level design. Not to say that this isn't a fun game, however. I think it is, at least. All the different modes can keep you busy for a good, long while. I'd even say that all the things on the side are more intriguing than the story itself! But, nevertheless, if you like longer levels, loads of content, bits of platforming, and just want to toy with all the new, fancy mechanics, pick it up for cheap. Take this review with a grain of salt, if you wish. If you're getting this for the Wii...
...just don't. Do not.
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#16856 Lightspyro10 13:46:06 14/09/2015
How fun is this i have to chose between this and another game i wanna know how fun is this ?
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