New details about Swap Force from HDroom have been revealed: [link]
-Free Ranger attacks include shooting lightning out of his eyes, air blasts, and turning into a vortex.
-Star Strike shown as LightCore, confirmed to have regular version as well.
-Kaos has acquired the Evilizer that turns the inhabitants of Cloud Break Islands into evil minions of DOOM! Sugar Bat shown undergoing the transformation in the demo.
-Confirmed difficulty settings are easy, medium, hard, and nightmare - unlocked after completing the game on one of the other difficulty settings.
-Game designed to adjust difficulty depending on how you are playing.
-There are 12 total chapters.
-Two battle packs and two adventure packs will be released
-The Hub is Woodboro, a town within Cloud Break Islands. Will return there between chapters and can talk to inhabitants there.
-There are 20 new bonus missions that are unlocked after completing Swap Force Zones. One is called the Gibbon Ante Chamber.
-Some of the 8 forgotten characters from Spyro's Adventure that didn't get a Series 2 version will be getting a Series 3 upgrade. Let the speculation begin.
-Winged Sapphires, Treasure Chests, Story Scrolls, Legendary Treasures all returning.
-Luck-o-Tron wheels are not returning and are being replaced by Legendary Treasures now offering attribute boosts
-Battle Mode and Survival Arena are both returning.
-An epic snowball fight occurs in the Frost Fest Mountains at some point in the game.
-Top and bottom of Swap Force Skylanders each have their own upgrade tree
The news of some of the new Skylanders have been confirmed, as well as new figures for Skylanders from SSA and Giants.
Series 3 Spyro is Mega Ram Spyro
Series 3 Stealth is Ninja Stealth Elf
Series 2 Chill is Blizzard Chill
New Air pufferfish Skylander is Popthorn
New Water Skylander is Riptide
New Swap Force Tech Skylander is Spy Rise
New Life gorilla like Skylander is Grilla Drilla
E3 2013 Trailer: [link]
E3 2013 B-roll gameplay: [link]
E3 2013 GameSpot Interview: [link]
The names of the new Skylanders have been revealed as well: [link]
Bird Magic Swap Force Skylander: Hoot Loop
New Undead Skylander: Grim Creeper
Bird Air Swap Force Skylander: Free Ranger
Undead Rattlesnake Swap Force Skylander: Rattle Shake
The Magic hooded Skylander/LightCore: Star Strike
-The next-gen versions of Swap Force on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 run at 1080p and are supposedly stunning to look at.
-The D-Pad can be used to make Skylanders emote via facial expressions.
-Upper and lower halves of Swap Force characters have their own upgrade tree paths.
-Completion of Swap Force Zones offers a present, and inside that present is one of 20 bonus missions.
-Player vs. player battles and survival modes are included.
-Kaos has harnessed petrified darkness and turned good critters evil. They must be defeated to be saved.
-Dual Elemental Gates can be access by one Swap Force combination with both elements or two separate Skylanders that each match an element.
-Dual Elemental Gates are designed to visually represent properties from both elements.
-Story Scrolls are back.
-Night Shift can teleport, throws punches, has a powered up uppercut punch, and also attacks with huge thrusting vampire teeth.
As E3 2013 begins, we start our swarm of new images and information. This blog entry will be updated the more information is gathered.
The official Skylanders: Swap Force website has been updated - [link]
- revealing the catchphrase of Wash Buckler, Blast Zone, and Magna Charge.WashBuckler - Eight Legs and No Pegs!
MagnaCharge - Attract to attack!
BlastZone - Blast and Furious!
New image of Series 3 Spyro, the rattlesnake Skylander seen in the group's last blog entry, a new scorpion-like Skylander, and other art of revealed Skylanders so far: [link]