New “Skylanders” Game Announced

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The best-selling Skylanders game franchise will get a new installment released this year.

Skylanders Swap Force has been officially announced by Activision and Vicarious Visions.

The third retail game in the Skylanders series will come with 16 ‘Swap Force’ characters, which come with detachable top and bottom parts.

Players can mix and match abilities, merging together the attacks of one Skylander with the top half and the movement of another with the bottom half to create a hybrid Skylander.

Among the new Skylanders announced are Washbuckler – a cutlass-wielding water elemental octopus – and Magnacharge, a tech elemental made up of magnets and a speed wheel.

Combining the top of Washbuckler and the bottom of Magnacharge would produce Washcharge.

Because the Skylander toys are more advanced, players will need to buy an upgraded portal to be able to play Swap Force. All single-piece toys will be compatible with the new portal.

Skylanders Swap Force will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii and 3DS.

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