Skylanders Lost Islands out now, Skylanders Battlegrounds out tomorrow on iOS

By Stephany Nunneley
20 November 2012 14:49 GMT

Skylanders Lost Islands is now available for download on the App Store and Skylanders Battlegrounds is now available as a physical starter pack at retail, and will be available digitally as a standalone iOS App tomorrow, November 21, Activision has announced.

Skylanders Lost Islands is a character and resource management game, and players will send their Skylanders off on quests and adventures to fight evil trolls, chase sheep, and help the Mabu rebuild their homeland in the sky.

Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack includes a wireless Bluetooth Portal of Power so you can bring your characters “to life” on iOS. It also comes with the characters: Jet Vac, Series 2 Cynder and Double Trouble, and a Platinum Treasure Chest filled with digital items.

Skylanders Battlegrounds is an action RPG with team-up gameplay, allowing the player to control two Skylanders at the same time.

Content will be delivered episodically, starting with twenty levels and two mega bosses upon initial release. Additional levels and bosses will be delivered through app updates for free.

Those who purchase the Starter Pack get to use the platinum treasure chest, automatically unlocking in-game loot such as a coin, XP multiplier, health potions, bombs, and more.

The complete Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack is available at retail for $49.99, and includes a redemption code to download the game from the App Store. The standalone app is available on November 21 in the App Store on iOS devices directly for $6.99; no peripherals or figures are required to play.

However, the Bluetooth Portal of Power included in the Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack will work with all of the available digital apps, allowing players use Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants figures with Skylanders Battlegrounds, as well as Skylanders Lost Islands and the updated Skylanders Cloud Patrol.

Skylanders Cloud Patrol has also been provided a massive new update introducing the social multiplayer mode Daily Showdowns.

Players can send others taunts via push notifications and beat them to earn in-game currency. A Showdown is available everyday. Skylanders Giants characters will be joining the Skylanders Cloud Patrol later this year.

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