Skylanders are a physical toy – Pokémon type characters - and will feature our favorite purple dragon and his many friends.
Each toy will have a microchip in the base and if you buy the ‘Portal Of Power’ (a glowing tower structure) you can link up physical Spyro with a digital version and play the game on your PS3. The clever bit is you can then continue with your character on pretty much any platform.
“Imagine a kid taking his Skylanders toy and bringing it to life on his Xbox 360 one day, then bringing it to life on his friend’s PS3 the next day, then bringing it to life inside his 3DS and playing it in the back of his parents’ car the next day, then bringing it to life on the web the day after that, all the while, building his character’s strength and powers across all of those platforms,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.
Systems supported include PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3Ds, Windows Pc, ‘a variety of mobile devices’ and the web.
Source: Press Release