Skylanders Swap Force has recently been announced. It offers novel interchangeable figures and a host of new characters. But for Xbox owners perhaps the most interesting aspect of this new game is that the 360 version is set to look much better than the Wii.
Whereas the same developer (Toys for Bob) was previously responsible for all console versions, this time around Vicarious Visions take the helm for 360/PS3 and Wii U while the Wii is left to Beenox.
This means that the Xbox version is already visibly delivering a higher definition experience. As you can see in this Swap Force game-play footage
The game also provides an impressive 56 new figures. 16 new Core Skylanders, 16 Swap Force, 16 returning characters and 8 Lightcore toys that illuminate on the portal. Graphically and story-wise this is a more ambitious project than the previous outings for Skylanders.
However, there is a snag. This year’s game no longer supports your original Portal from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure or Skylanders Giants. The result of this is that you will need a new Swap Force Starter Pack.
This pack includes the game itself, the new portal, one Series 3 figure and two Swap Force characters.
Skylanders Swap Force also faces strong competition in the form of Disney Infinity.
Activision will need to match Disney Interactive with both graphics and game-play.
Time will tell which of these will be the toy-meets-videogame title of choice for 360 owners.
This Article was Written and Provided to Xbox Players By Andy Robertson
Andy Robertson runs Family Gamer TV and writes about games and families.