If you have been napping (like I was), there is a new version for the Skylanders series. First there was just Skylanders - Spyros Adventure, then Skylanders Giants and now Skylanders Swap Force.
This series however will be the coolest yet. There will be 16 Swap Force characters where you can switch the tops and bottoms at the waist. Yep, you can mix and match them in what is advertised as 256 different characters. The other stats are that there will be 16 new 3rd gen characters and 8 Light Core figures. They also note that 16 current characters will be in teh game and get new powers/upgrades.
One of the biggest upgrade to the game is that you can now jump. Yep, seriously the last 2 games you were stuck by gravity to the ground. This should help players to add a new level of game play to this version. The only issue of course is that the new figures are not backwards compatible. All your figures will work in Skylanders Swap Force, but the Swap Force figures will not work in earlier versions. This is obvious of course, but needed to be noted.
My son has the original and Giants version at his Mom's place. I don't have it here yet for him and his friends to play. I am trying to figure if I should get a deep discounted Skylanders Giants starter ($39.99 USD) or wait and get this new version in the Fall ($74.99 USD). I guess I could also just get him to bring everything over when he comes - ugh!
What do you think?
Sources: Forbes | Skylanders Swap Force | NintendoWorldReport