'Skylanders' Is Coming To The iPad

'Skylanders' Is Coming To The iPad

If your kids love Skylanders -- IE if your kids are between the ages of 8 and 13 -- prepare to say goodbye to your iPad.

Activision has announced that the fourth game in the billion-selling toy and video game crossover franchise will work on tablets.

This marks the first time that a Skylanders game will be available for iPad, Android and Amazon Kindle tablets on the same day as the console version.

The tablet game will come with a Bluetooth controller, and the same 'portal' allowing physical Skylanders toys to be used inside the video game.

The tablet starter pack will also come with a tablet stand, two Skylanders figures, two 'Traps' and a display tray.

The game will also be optimised with touch controls for tablets on its release on 10 October.

"Skylanders has become an incredibly appealing brand and franchise for kids around the world. And the tablet has become an incredibly appealing gaming platform for kids around the world. But we haven't been able to bring the full Skylanders experience to the tablet until now,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.

"We always want to deliver breakthrough experiences, and we also always want to be wherever gamers want to play. This is a chance for us to bring the magic of Skylanders to a whole new platform and audience. Whether you want to sit on the couch and play with the wireless controller, or play on the go using just the tablet itself, this provides a great experience for gamers."

The new game is centered on allowing kids to 'reverse' the Skylanders experience by trapping villains in the game, and pulling then 'out' through traps -- which they can then use to play as the villains.


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