Skylanders Battlegrounds™ Unlocks The Franchise’s Trademark Physical-Digital Play
Skylanders Lost Islands™ Introduces Character/Resource Management To The Franchise
Skylanders Cloud Patrol™ Continues To Soar With New Updates And Innovations
London, UK – 20 th November, 2012 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., [Nasdaq: ATVI] announced today the addition of two new mobile titles – Skylanders Lost Islands, available now for download exclusively on the iTunes App Store, and Skylanders Battlegrounds, now available as a physical starter pack at retail and available digitally as a standalone iOS App on 22 nd November.
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.
Meanwhile, Skylanders Cloud Patrol continues to build momentum as a top casual title on iOS, with a massive new update that introduces an all-new social multiplayer Daily Showdowns mode. Challenge your friends to a Showdown, send them taunts via push notifications and beat them to earn in-game currency. Don’t worry if you lose, every day there’s a new Showdown. This is all possible with the debut of ACTIVATE - Activision’s new mobile gaming platform that delivers extended online features and services to mobile gamers, including cloud storage of user’s toy collection and save games across iOS devices. And even bigger enhancements are on tap for the game. Later this year, the Skylanders Giants characters will be joining the Skylanders Cloud Patrol.
For more information about Skylanders Battlegrounds, Skylanders Lost Islands¸ Skylanders Cloud Patrol please visit http://www.skylanders.com/mobilegames.
Skylanders Battlegrounds , Skylanders Lost Islands and Skylanders Cloud Patrol are developed by Vicarious Visions Mobile, Activision’s mobile games powerhouse based in Albany, New York.
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