London, UK – 5 th April, 2012 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), is expanding the reach of the phenomenally popular Skylanders franchise, the number one kids game of 2011, with the debut of Skylanders Cloud Patrol™ , an entirely new gaming experience for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, available exclusively on the iTunes App Store.
“Skylanders is already a huge success both on consoles and the web with Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Spyro’s Universe SM and we are excited to bring the franchise to the mobile platform,” said John Coyne, Vice President, Consumer Marketing. “Now with Cloud Patrol , fans have a brand new way to interact with their favourite Skylanders’ characters on the go and in a new fun form of gameplay.”
Skylanders Cloud Patrol is set in a new region of Skylands that has been overrun by the evil minions of Portal Master, Kaos. With all 30-plus Skylanders available to unlock, the game lets players take command of a magnificent sky-ship and use their favourite Skylander to dispatch the baddies using touch gestures to tap-and-shoot or swipe the screen to create amazing combos.
Skylanders Cloud Patrol lets fans unlock Skylanders and Magic Items and bring them to life in Cloud Patrol using the code bundled with each Skylanders action figure. Additionally, new Portal Masters may earn or purchase in-game currency to build their virtual mobile Skylanders collection, Magic Items, and more. Cloud Patrol also features Game Centre leaderboards and achievements and a 3D character viewer that allows players to browse their entire in-game collection.
The Skylanders App is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
For more information about Skylanders Cloud Patrol please visit www.skylanders.com.
Skylanders Cloud Patrol is developed by Vicarious Visions, an Activision studio located in Menands, NY.
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