Skylanders SWAP Force

Skylanders Swap Force is getting closer, and it seemed that Activision’s retail partners had pretty much let the cat out of the bag on most characters. However, at Gamescom in Cologne we discovered there were still a few surprises.

Very kindly, Activision gave us an exclusive first look at a new Skylanders Swap Force character; Grilla Drilla is the epitome of a Skylanders toy. Full of character, high impact without being overly mean or aggressive and a playful combination of elements that make you want to pick him up.

We'd seen the toy before behind glass, but have now had the chance to see Grilla Drilla in action for the first time in a new level of Skylanders Swap Force. Check it out in the video below.

Grilla Drilla is one of the Swap Force figures, so can separate at the middle and be mixed and matched with other characters. His top half offers a drill melee attack from two powerful turbines on each arm and he can summon down a set of vines from which monkeys descend and make quick work of any enemies. His bottom half offers a drill head that not only causes damage to enemies but also helps him get around the arena much faster.

As well as Grilla Driller there was also gameplay for Rattle Shake, Boom Jet and Zoo Lou:

Rattle Shake:

Boom Jet:

Zoo Lou:

With competition coming from Disney Infinity and its deep war chest of hugely familiar and well flesh out characters, it's good for Activision that it seems to be following a high quality route.

So, adding Grilla Drilla to our final list of Skylanders Swap Force characters gives us the (almost) completed set.

Blast Zone
Boom Jet
Doom Stone
Fire Kraken
Free Ranger
Freeze Blade
Grilla Drilla
Hoot Loop
Magna Charge
Night Shift
Rattle Shake
Rubble Rouser
Spy Ryse
Stink Bomb
Trap Shadow
Wash Buckler

These join the new core Skylanders:

Bumble Blast
Dune Bug
Grim Creeper
Pop Thorn
Punk Shock
Roller Brawl
Slobber Tooth
Star Strike
Wind Up
Zoo Lou

Then there are the Series 3 Skylanders:

Anchors Away Gill Grunt
Bang Bang Trigger Happy
Blizzard Chill
Fire Bone Hot Dog
Heavy Duty Sprocket
Horn Blast Whirlwind
Hyper Beam Prism Break
Knockout Terrafin
Lava Barf Eruptor
Mega Ram Spyro
Ninja Stealth Elf
Phantom Cynder
Super Gulp Pop Fizz
Turbo Jet-Vac
Twin Blade Chop

Finally, there are the following Light Core Skylanders:

Bumble Blast LightCore
Countdown LightCore
Flashwing LightCore
Grim Creeper LightCore
Smolderdash LightCore
Star Strike LightCore
Warnado LightCore
Wham Shell LightCore

Let us know what you think of this new footage and the lineup of characters, and be sure to keep an eye on Family Gamer TV for plenty of video coverage as the game's release approaches.