Resized,Skylanders_Battlecast_Character_CardsActivision Publishing Inc. will launch a mobile card battle game, Skylanders Battlecast, which brings cards to life through a free-to-play mobile adventure set within the Skylanders universe. The game offers aspects ranging from collectability to strategic card combat, online PvP, and a single-player campaign. Players can create a team of their favorite heroes and master strategic card combinations.

“Built from the ground up to bring Skylanders to life on mobile devices, Skylanders Battlecast combines physical card play with mobile gaming in an all-new way,” says Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing Inc. “This is our biggest investment, and one of our most magical ideas yet, for the Skylanders franchise on mobile.”

Resized,Stealth-Elf_Chef-Pepper-JackFor Skylanders Battlecast, players can purchase physical card packs at retail, as well as digital card packs in-game. By scanning cards with their mobile devices, players can watch them come to life, and by scanning two character cards, they can create animated duels in which players can physically interact with the characters.

Coming next year, Skylanders Battlecast will be available via the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.