Activision are releasing two new Skylanders apps for iOS devices to join the already popular Skylanders Cloud Patrol, and a brand new Bluetooth Portal of Power to bring your Skylanders figures into the games.
Skylanders Lost Islands is available now on the App Store, and Skylanders Battlegrounds can be picked up now at retail as a starter pack, and will be available as a standalone app from November 22nd.
Skylanders Battlegrounds notches up another first for the franchise by bringing its signature blend of physical and virtual play from the console experience to mobile devices. The Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack includes a special wireless Bluetooth Portal of Power that brings your figures to life on iOS and three characters: Jet Vac, Series 2 Cynder and Double Trouble and a Platinum Treasure Chest stocked with digital items for use in the game.
Skylanders Battlegrounds features:
- An entirely new Action RPG experience designed from the ground up for mobile devices, featuring innovative team-up gameplay in which the player controls two Skylanders at the same time.
- Episodic content, starting with twenty levels and two mega bosses upon initial release. Additional levels and bosses will be delivered through app updates for free.
- Gamers who purchase the Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack get to use the included platinum treasure chest that automatically unlocks loads of in-game loot including a coin and XP multiplier, health potions, bombs and much more.
The complete Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack is available at retail and includes a redemption code to download the game from the iTunes App Store. The standalone app is available on 22nd November in the iTunes App Store on iOS devices directly; no peripherals or figures are required to play. However, the Bluetooth Portal of Power included in the Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack will work with all of the available digital apps, letting players use their favourite Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants figures with Skylanders Battlegrounds, as well as Skylanders Lost Islands and the updated Skylanders Cloud Patrol.
Skylanders Lost Islands, an innovative character and resource management game, gives Portal Masters a chance to rebuild and customise their own slice of the Skylands. Players can play with their Skylanders by sending them off on quests and adventures, using them to ward off evil trolls, and chase away pesky sheep all while helping the peaceful Mabu rebuild their homeland in the sky.