Activision today announced that a Skylanders Swap Force Nintendo 3DS version will ship this fall alongside all the other iterations of the game. The Skylanders Swap Force Nintendo 3DS version features a unique adventure complete with its very own story, levels and special starter pack characters.
Billed as a complementary experience to the console version, Skylanders Swap Force Nintendo 3DS will include three new characters: Rattle Shake, Volcanic Eruptor and Free Ranger. Although these characters are included in the other versions of the game (we recently played with two of them on PS4), the Skylanders Swap Force Nintendo 3DS version is the only one in which they’ll be part of the Starter Pack.
So, if fans buy both a console version and the Nintendo 3DS version, they will end up with four Swap Force Skylanders, giving them 16 different combinations. Or you can just buy the console version and the stand-alone characters….
The story in the Skylanders Swap Force Nintendo 3DS game begins in Boomtown, which is the home of everyone’s favorite snarky pilot, Flynn. As the town celebrates Flynn as a hero, a new villain named Count Moneybone sneaks his way into Boomtown to kidnap Flynn’s longtime friend, Cali. This development sets the stage for gamers to assemble the Skylanders and Swap Force to save Cali and defeat Count Moneybone.
The concept of Skylanders Swap Force is allowing gamers to swap the top and bottom halves of the toys to transform the 16 Swap Force characters into more than 250 unique combinations. The Skylanders SWAP Force Nintendo 3DS version is compatible with all of the toys from the previous two Skylanders games, much like the console versions. In addition, all of the characters’ abilities, levels and customization will carry forward to Skylanders Swap Force.
Also like the console version, Skylanders Swap Force Nintendo 3DS raises the level cap for all characters from 15 to 20, enabling players to continue building the skills and experience of their favorite Skylanders.