Skylanders Swap Force

PS3, XB360, WIIU, PS4, XBOX ONE, 3DS, WII / Action Adventure / Release: Oct 13, 2013 / ESRB: E10+

Nintendo rejected Skylanders exclusivity

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2014 9:00am PDT

In the early days of Skylanders development, Toys for Bob approached Nintendo about making it an exclusive, but Nintendo rejected the deal.

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Skylanders toys coming to McDonald's Happy Meals (but they won't work with your game)

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 25, 2014 8:00am PDT

The Skylanders are coming to McDonald's Happy Meals! However, before you rush to the Golden Arches, do keep in mind that these toys don't unlock any content in the game.

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Fans name Skylanders for upcoming game in contest

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 5:00pm PST

Activision is holding a contest to name a Skylander that will appear in the next (as yet unnamed) Skylanders game. The winner will receive a $100,000 scholarship.

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Original studio Toys for Bob heading up next Skylanders

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2014 5:00pm PST

Skylanders is getting another iteration this year, and it will be helmed by original creators Toys for Bob.

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Skylanders Collection Vault for iOS lets you manage your toys

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 26, 2013 2:00pm PST

If you're like Steve Watts, then you've probably spent an embarrassing amount of money working on building your Skylanders collection. Today, a new app will let you more easily manage your collection of toys and share them for the world to see.

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Sony challenges players with First to Greatness campaign

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 24, 2013 9:45am PST

Greatness Awaits! Can you reach greatness by completing any of 64 challenges laid out by Sony before anyone else?

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Wii U 8GB Basic system returns with Skylanders bundle

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 25, 2013 6:40am PDT

We thought Nintendo was phasing out the Basic Wii U model, especially after the company admitted that people preferred the 32GB model. Given how...

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Skylanders Swap Force, shaking up the emerging toy-game genre

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2013 8:00am PDT

Vicarious Visions explains how it started on Skylanders Swap Force years ago, with the goal of shaking up a series that hadn't even gotten off the ground yet.

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Skylanders: Swap Force includes unique starter figures on 3DS

By Steve Watts, Aug 30, 2013 9:15am PDT

Skylanders: Swap Force is due for a variety of platforms again, but this time around Activision has made sure you can get the console and 3DS versions without redundant stages or figures.

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Skylanders: Swap Force 'Dark Edition' adds five dark characters

By Steve Watts, Aug 12, 2013 11:30am PDT

Skylanders: Swap Force will be available in a "Dark Edition," a collector's set that includes five "Dark" versions of Skylanders instead of the usual three standard paint jobs.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts for Wii U officially announced

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 25, 2013 10:17am PDT

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been officially announced for Wii U, along with a number of other games from Activision.

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Skylanders Swap Force preview: boisterous bifurcation

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2013 12:30pm PDT

A hands-on look at Skylanders Swap Force, complete with terrible name-mixing puns.

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Skylanders Swap Force coming October 13, PS4 and Xbox One versions confirmed

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Skylanders Swap Force is coming October 13, Activision announced today. Versions will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though not necessarily on the same date.

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Skylanders Swap Force announced

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 05, 2013 6:45am PST

It's a new year so you know what we need: a new game in each major franchise! Actually, Skylanders Swap Force does sound like an interesting upgrade to Activision's $500 million-grossing collectible toy-video game-thing, introducing characters whose parts can be switched and...

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