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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Features Cross Platform Gaming

I have the (Portal of) Power!

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.

Screenshots for the game can be found here and for a video (which looks rather excellent) head on over to the official site.

Source: Press Release

10 Comments
  1. Dany2Step
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    MEGA gimmiky, but pretty cool.

    Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 16:49.
  2. Kevling
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Methinks they may run into some problems with Sony over the Spyro name ;)

    Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 17:02.
    • Sympozium, cyclone tornado AGAIN!
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      huh? why

      Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 17:21.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        No they won’t.
        Sony never owned Spyro, and this is in fact, another game in the series which started off as ‘Spyro the Dragon.’

        Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 19:49.
  3. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    So, Activision found another way to cash in money? I have a bad feeling that the game will actually suffer from this feature…

    Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 17:09.
  4. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    If the game sells well enough, that would be a very useful feature.

    Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 19:50.
  5. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Hope its good

    Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 20:12.
  6. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Sounds good, but on a small game like this that many have lost faith in Spyro, the tech may be lost on many

    Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 21:12.
  7. MXZ
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    This is not a Spyro game, this is a social experiment with Spyro slapped on to get attention (hell, its hard to call that demon Spyro)

    ill admit that the game looks fairly nice with its art style and gameplay, but thats the only compliment i can give Demon gargoyle from LSD land adventure.
    …….i mean Spyro skylanders pompous and vein adventure from the PS3 to the 3DS and finally the bin part 1.

    Comment posted on 06/06/2011 at 23:15.
  8. BrainDiver
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Activision, would you please stop trying to bugger my favourite purple dragon? Thanks.

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 03:01.

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