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Monday12th May 2014

Thursday2nd Jan 2014

  • News Wii U Skylanders Bundle Deal Heading to GameStop This Weekend

    A tempter for U.S. shoppers

    With the festive shopping season now gone, retailers begin the challenging task of making us all spend even more money, after so many splashed the cash at the end of 2013. GameStop has sounded the New Year retail desperation klaxon with its first run of promotions for 2014, while also declaring this to be the "Year of...

Saturday30th Nov 2013

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Friday25th Oct 2013

  • News Nintendo Announces Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U Hardware Bundle

    Time to swap out that Wii?

    Nintendo certainly appears to be gearing up to tempt potential Wii U owners this Holiday, with a variety of bundles joining upcoming releases to try and win over the market. Nintendo of America has now announced another option to tempt gamers in the region, teaming up with Activision to offer a Skylanders SWAP Force...

Monday21st Oct 2013

  • News Sonic Can't Quite Dash Into the UK All-Format Top 10

    Both Pokémon titles drop below the multi-format Skylanders SWAP Force

    UKIE has issued its update of the latest comings and goings in the UK software all-format charts, and there are some positives and negatives for Nintendo to consider. At the higher end of the scale we have Pokémon X & Pokémon Y in fourth and fifth place respectively, both...

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  • Hands On Skylanders: SWAP Force

    We visit Vicarious Visions HQ to check out Skylanders: SWAP Force

    It’s difficult to believe that the Skylanders franchise — a series that has sold millions of copies worldwide and has spawned a multitude of sequels and spin-offs — is only just turning two years old. Since the 2011 release of the series debut, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure,...

Tuesday17th Sep 2013

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Tuesday25th Jun 2013

  • Video Skylanders Swap Force Really Lives Up To Its Name

    Family Gamer's Andy Robertson gets swap-happy

    The clue’s in the name right? Skylanders Swap Force is an interesting proposition this year because of all that switching and swapping you can do with the new figures. What we hadn’t appreciated was quite how varied the new mixed up creations could be, or how much they would feel like fully fledged...

Monday17th Jun 2013

  • First Impressions Skylanders Swap Force

    Family Gamer's Andy Robertson goes hands-on at E3

    The head to head nature of Skylanders Swap Force and Disney Infinity meant that E3 was always going to be a show down. With Disney buying up an impressive amount of floor space and advertising, Activision responded with more information, novelty and freebies than we’ve seen for previous Skylanders...

Saturday8th Jun 2013

Friday1st Mar 2013

  • News Wireless Wii Portal Inspires Skylanders Chess Invention

    There's a use for those old Portals of Power after all

    As you will have no doubt read, Skylanders Swap Force will require a new Portal and Starter Pack this year. Family Gamer TV owner and occasional Nintendo Life contributor Andy Robertson asked his kids what they should do with their old Portal of Power, and they came up with a version of Chess...

Tuesday19th Feb 2013

Friday8th Feb 2013

  • Preview Skylanders Swap Force

    Activision's latest money-spinner takes shape

    As we wrote earlier this week, Activision has announced the next game in the Skylanders series: Swap Force. At the New York event we had a chance to see some early levels of gameplay. What was immediately obvious was the higher fidelity of visuals this time round. With new developer Vicarious Visions...

Tuesday5th Feb 2013