Embark on an exciting new adventure with the Skylanders and the SWAP Force.
In this new game, Skylanders have the unique ability to mix and match their top and bottom parts to create new characters with different in-game abilities and powers. Separate the sixteen figures and snap them together in new combinations to change their powers and abilities in the game. 256 unique combinations in all!
Vicarious Visions have supplied the technology for Skylanders right from the get-go and for Skylanders' third year they've unleashed a new engine that flat-out embarrasses the past two games. Characters look much more detailed and have gorgeous new animations, and Skylands shines with a vibrancy we haven't yet been accustomed to.
Activision doesn't have to sell me on buying Skylanders toys at this point—I literally have a bucket full of them sitting not three feet from me as I type—but the games, entertaining as they are, could use a little work. The kind of work they've done with the new engine for Skylanders: Swap Force. Read more on Kotaku.
Bring the Skylanders to life and free the war-torn Battlegrounds! Explore never before seen areas of Skylands, meet new friends, and face off against enemies.
Skylanders Battlegrounds is an action packed adventure where you can connect the new Bluetooth Portal of Power (optional accessory) to your iOS device and bring two Skylanders to life at the same time!
Fans of Activision's toys-meet-games franchise have been clamoring for a more direct way to interact with their precious plastic playmates than entering in a cold, impersonal numeric code. Skylanders Battlegrounds finally gets a Bluetooth summoning portal into players hands, along with a game that puts it to excellent use ...
FROZEN IN OUR WORLD. ALIVE IN THEIRS.
Thousands of years ago, the Skylanders Giants fought epic battles in Skylands but were banished to Earth. With a new threat looming, it’s time to bring them back to join forces with the Skylanders.
The WiiU version provides GamePad exclusive functionality such as a real-time character stats and objectives viewer, GamePad play without the TV, plus more immersive control inputs.
Embark on an amazing adventure to the Lost Islands and help rebuild the once proud lands of the Mabu in this all-new Skylander experience that you can play for FREE!
Skylanders Lost Islands fully supports Skylanders action figures in the game, including the new Skylanders Giants! Unlock your favorite characters in the game once and add them to your collection, then use them to explore the world on amazing adventures!
Using the codes included in the toys or the upcoming Bluetooth portal accessory, players transfer their purchased toys (or buy them using in-game currency) into the game world, where they appear as tiny little characters, wandering about the world.
The Skylanders franchise is all too easily written off as the territory of kids gaming, something to keep them happy while you play more "meaningful" games. Talk to anyone who's sat down with their kids to play it and ended up equally absorbed themselves though, and you'll soon understand why it has such a magical appeal, and why it's also become one of Activision's most successful franchises in recent years.
SOUND THE ALARMS! THE TROLLS HAVE ESCAPED!!
Join TRIGGER HAPPY and the rest of the SKYLANDERS as they patrol the Skylands for escaped trolls! Grab your favorite Skylander and take to the skies in your flying gunship to put those troublesome trolls in their place - Skylanders style.
For Cloud Patrol, we wanted to create a fast-paced action game for iOS devices that players of all ages could easily pick up and play. The gameplay consists of fun goals, attaining high scores, and unlocking Skylanders and Magic Items.
This game is original to VV. We were excited to be able to expand on the Skylanders franchise. We are pleased that we were able to stay true to the original characters and magic of Skylanders and even more excited that we were able to sucessfully put our own twist on it!
BRING THE SKYLANDERS TO LIFE ON THE NINTENDO 3DS!
In the fall of 2011, Vicarious Visions helped to redefine how we interact with games with the introduction of Skylanders Spyro's Adventure for the Nintendo 3DS.
Using Alchemy, Vicarious Vision's proprietary game engine, and the innovative infrared Portal of Power, players embark on a fantastical journey that transcends traditional gameplay.
For the first time ever, Skylanders action figures come to life in a game world that provides players with a dynamic and customizable experience and the freedom to change characters whenever they like.
Combining our expertise and innovation in handheld and console development, Vicarious Visions crafted a unique action-platformer experience that transports your play experience and pops to life in stunning 3D!
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#2: Skylanders' innovative hook, however, adds the immersive new tweek to the expected adventuring. Using detail-drenched, hand-painted figurines of the in-game characters and a magical "portal," players are able to expereince Spyro's imagination-piquing world like never before" - Wizard World Digital Magazine, August 2011
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure invades 3DS along with consoles, PC and Web. Activision is adding another dimension to its already multidimensional Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure: a 3-D version of the game for the Nintendo 3DS. - USA Today, July 26, 2011
Here is how you take a three-inch high plastic figurine and pull him into your 3DS, without wires, memory cards, or the device's camera. Just set your character from Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure on that portal, and aim the 3DS at him, and wait for the beam of light. - Kotaku, July 20, 2011.
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The toys have brains in Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure
Interaction figures: Don’t credit (blame?) us for the easy pun in the above headline. That’s straight out of the marketing materials for Activision’s new take on Spyro the dragon. But don’t dismiss it, either: It is, perhaps, the most apt description for Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, an innovative toy/game hybrid that might have what it takes to dethrone the Pokémons of the world. - Playstation Magazine - July 2011
"Skylanders is not just a game – it’s a brand new exciting concept where the game and real world figures interact meaning you can literally ‘Bring your toys to life’." - UK
"Skylanders is more than a simple new Spyro adventure" - France
"Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure really blew us away, as it represents something really new in the gaming panorama" - Italy
"The idea of this game is brilliant!" - Germany
Spyro enters toy territory
Successfully marrying physical toys with an immersive video game expereince has been the Holy Grail of sorts for those in the kids business. At the New York Toy Fair, Santa Monica based gameco Activision introduces Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Kidscreen Magazine, April 2011Spyro enters toy territory
Successfully marrying physical toys with an immersive video game experience has been the Holy Grail of sorts for those in the kids business. At the New York Toy Fair, Santa Monica based gameco Activision introduces Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Kidscreen Magazine, April 2011
POP CULTURE PHENOMENON!
In 2007, Vicarious Visions took on the Nintendo platform development of the hugely popular series starting with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for the Nintendo Wii.
VV pioneered many industry firsts on both the Nintendo Wii & DS. Guitar Hero: World Tour was the first Wii game to offer in-game downloadable content. Guitar Hero 5 introduced Roadie Battle, which faced off Guitar Heroes on the Wii accompanied by their trusted Roadies on their Nintendo DS's.
In 2008, VV released the groundbreaking Guitar Hero: On Tour on Nintendo DS. We designed the custom "Guitar Grip", which plugged into the Nintendo DS to bring the feel of game to a portable system.
In 2010, VV released Guitar Hero for iOS with our very own Karthik Bala debuting the game on stage with Steve Jobs at Apple's WWDC conference as part of the launch of the iPhone 4.