Skylanders SWAP Force Takes over Times Square

In celebration of its upcoming launch of Skylanders SWAP Force  on October 13th, 2013, Activision   brought the world of Skylands to life for one special day in Times Square and invited fans to participate in the “SWAPtoberfest” event.

James Marsden awards the first Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack to Ethan W. during the Skylanders SWAP Force launch event in Times Square.
James Marsden awards the first Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack to Ethan W. during the Skylanders SWAP Force launch event in Times Square.

Kids who visited Times Square on Thurday had the chance to be among the very first to play the game before it’s available at retail this coming Sunday.

SWAPtoberfest featured Skylanders SWAP Force-themed activities, photos with Skylanders costumed characters as well as chances to win a Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack and special Skylanders-themed merchandise. Adding to the excitement, actor James Marsden (“Anchorman 2“) hosted the event and joined  Zach Gordon (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Pete’s Christmas“) for the event.

Available for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 on October 13th and day-and-date for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Skylanders SWAP Force introduces an all new innovative play pattern — swapability – that lets gamers reconfigure the top and bottom halves of 16 new SWAP Force characters by mixing and matching their powers and moves into more than 250 unique combinations¹, and then bring them to life in the game.

Skylanders SWAP Force pushes the boundaries of imagination and gives kids more choice than ever before over how they fight and move. Set in a richly detailed world, the game takes kids on an all-new adventure with more than 30 new collectible characters each with unique powers and personalities — 16 new SWAP Force characters, 16 core Skylanders characters and eight new LightCore characters. Additionally, fans can play Skylanders SWAP Force with their entire collection of 100+ characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants.

The game features high-resolution graphics that bring the game’s detailed characters and rich environments to life like never before. The game also features new abilities — such as flying, climbing, and teleporting — which can be used throughout Skylands. Friends and family can join the fun with drop-in/drop-out cooperative play, and an all new Battle Mode and Survival mode arenas

Skylanders SWAP Force hits shelves on October 13th.

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