Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, written by Toy Story writers, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow, sends video gamers on a quest to protect the land from Kaos, an evil Portal Master. The starter pack will release to the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC/Xbox on October 16, 2011. Players will take on the role of good “Portal Master”, which will allow them control more than 30 different characters, including Spyro the Dragon. The game will also feature co-op and player vs. player modes.
Beyond the video game, you’ll be able to collect a variety of action figures and use them to interact with the game via video game consoles, handhelds, mobile devices and the web. The action figures will be classified by element types (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life, Undead, Magic, and Tech). Obviously, each type will have advantages and disadvantages when pitted against each other.
I admit it. I am intrigued. I never liked Spyro’s original design and find myself digging this newer one. His face shape looks a little like a Pug with horns. The other characters shown thus far are intensely adorable and the cross-platform elements could be pretty cool if done right. Starter pack contents image below.
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