The “Must Have” Kids Game of The Year Launched Friday Featuring 40 New Characters and Next-Gen Graphics

The new Skylanders launched Friday and is already making a name for itself as the game to buy for kids. The game is available for a multitude of platforms, including Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U, and the 3DS.

The games newest feature is the idea of swapability, being able to swap out the top and bottom halves of characters for more combinations. There are more than 250 combinations available. Toys “R” Us and Smyths Toys Superstores have already declared this game to be one of their hot ticket items this holiday season. Eric Hirshberg, the CEO of Activision publishing, stated that he felt the game series was built on magic.

Hirshberg also declared this to be the most innovative title in the series to date. The game features a form of backwards compatibility, allowing players to use the 100+ characters from previous installments in the series. The game will involve 16 new SWAP FORCETM characters, 16 new core characters, as well as 8 new LightCore™ characters. The will run with a new graphics engine allowing for bigger and better visuals. There are also new abilities such as flying, climbing, and teleporting.

The game will task players with defending the Cloudbreaks Islands as they do battle with the evil Kaos. The 3DS version will feature its own unique narrative as well as three exclusive characters: Rattle Snake, Volcanic Eruptor, and Free Ranger. The characters revealed in this new title will also be compatible with the mobile games. The game will also be available for next gen consoles. This new entry in the series would be a wonderful addition to any child’s library of games. SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCETM is bound to be one of the top kids games on the market this Christmas, so be sure to get it before it is gone.