Skylanders Swap Force Launches on Nintendo DS This Fall

SwapForceActivision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., will deliver the innovation of “dynamic swapability”  to the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system this fall with the launch of Skylanders Swap Force.

The Nintendo 3DS version of Skylanders Swap Force offers gamers a unique adventure complete with its very own story, levels, and special starter pack characters. A truly complementary experience to the console version, Skylanders Swap Force on Nintendo 3DS will hit retail destinations worldwide with three new characters—Rattle Shake, Volcanic Eruptor, and Free Ranger—that are not found in any other Skylanders Starter Pack. If fans buy both a console version and the Nintendo 3DS version of Skylanders Swap Force, they will end up with four Swap Force Skylanders, giving them 16 different combinations.

The story of Skylanders Swap Force on Nintendo 3DS begins in Boomtown, home of Skylands’ favorite pilot, Flynn. As the town is celebrating Flynn as their hometown hero, a new villain known as Count Moneybone sneaks his way into Boomtown to kidnap Cali, long-time friend to Flynn and the Skylanders. It’s up to Portal Masters everywhere to assemble the Skylanders and Swap Force to save Cali and defeat the evil Count Moneybone.

Skylanders Swap Force allows kids to swap the top and bottom halves of the toys to transform 16 Swap Force characters into more than 250 unique combinations.  Skylanders Swap Force on Nintendo 3DS is compatible with all of the toys from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants; additionally, all of the characters’ abilities, levels, and customization will carry forward to Skylanders Swap Force. Like the game’s console version, the level cap for all characters has been raised from 15 to 20, enabling players to continue building the skills and experience of their favorite Skylanders.

Skylanders Swap Force on Nintendo 3DS, developed by n-Space, will be available on October 13 in North America, October 16 in Australia, and October 18 in Europe. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB.