The Skylanders Giants: Swap Force starter pack is now available to pre-order at Amazon for Nintendo Wii and Wii U, Playstation 3, XBox 360 and Nintendo 3DS.
Swap Force is the latest incarnation of the popular Skylanders game which mixes video game play with physical action figures that activate new game content when placed on the portal.
If you pre-order you'll also get a code for a free Lightcore Hex figure once your order has shipped.
Update: Skylanders SwapForce is available to pre-order for XBox One and PS4
You can find out what to expect from Swap Force in the teaser trailer and gameplay demo.
Swap Force now has major competition in the form of Disney Infinity. I expect that Skylanders will still be the winner in our house. My kids love the characters and the storylines.
Release DateThe release date for Skylanders Swap Force is October 13th 2013 so it's going to be a popular gift for the holidays. We are very happy with Skylanders as a parenting tool and are fully committed to continuing this strategy ;-)
New PortalYou do need a new portal for Swap Force even if you have the recent Skylanders Giants. The technology has changed to support the new swapability feature.
Starter Pack ContentsThe starter pack includes:
- The new Portal of Power which supports the new figures
- 3 Skylanders Swap Force Figure. The product images show Blast Zone, Wash-Buckler and Stealth Elf (though I haven't seen this confirmed.) Of course some of the figures will be swappable too.
- The Video Game
- Poster, sticker sheets with secret codes, trading cards