E3 Game Preview: Skylanders Swap Force - New York News

myFOX Tech

E3 Game Preview: Skylanders Swap Force

Posted: Updated:

It is no surprise that gaming is huge with younger players and, equally unsurprising, is the fact that the Skylanders video game franchise and its accompanying merchandise has found a home in the hearts of young players who can play with the very same characters they own outside the game. The model works well- play the game, own the toys, which are actually a part of the video game play. Skylanders Swap Force takes the model to the next level, making the game dynamics even more interactive! In short, expect your children to be adding this to their birthday and ChristmKwaanzUkkah wish lists.

If you're unfamiliar with the Skylanders titles, allow me to briefly bring you up to speed. Create a video game that comes with a toy that plugs into your Xbox360 called the "Power Portal." Create action figures that you place on this Power Portal, which then places those figurines inside the game as playable characters. Each character has its own unique powers and characteristics so, naturally, your children are going to want each character so their game play experience is well rounded which eventually becomes a need to collect each character and any variations of the characters. Now, how do you take that model to the next level? New characters that are part of the "Swap Force" which allows you to combine your favorite super powers from each character by mixing and matching the action figures' upper torsos and lower bodies.

What's so great about Skylanders: Swap Force the game is that it will keep your young ones busy longer. As fun as previous Skylanders games have been, they were not terribly difficult to master and beat since they were aimed at a younger audience but having "educated" those players as the franchise has grown, Swap Force takes the difficulty level up a notch- even though it stays close to its roots, keeping play accessible to young gamers. Skylanders SWAP Force will be available with 16 action figures, in the U.S. October 13th beginning at $14.99 for individual SWAP Force figures, going up to $74.99 for the SWAP force starter pack.

  • Tech NewsTech NewsMore>>

  • Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:52 GMT
    Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming...
    Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its...
  • AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

    AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:34:27 GMT
    AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas.
    AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.
  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:34:24 GMT
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices