Ever wanted your favourite toys to come to life in the video game world? Activision has the answer with the new Spyro the Dragon reboot.
Introducing Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - a game that's part action/platformer and part figure collecting. Usually you'd have toys and merchandise to go alongside a game, but this time Activision want the toys to become the game, with the series of 32 collectable action figures "transported" into the game, each with their own array of deadly abilities.
To do this, simply pop your chosen Spyro toy onto a plastic "portal" stand and voila!
The project also has some key talent onboard, including the character designer for Shrek, Tom Hester, screenwriters Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen of Toy Story fame and the chap who composed the score for Inception, Hans Zimmer.
These are more than action figures. They are inter-action figures. By pairing world class character design, world class video game design and world class story telling into one entertainment experience, we’ve given players a whole new genre that bridges the gap between the real and virtual worlds.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure will be available on Wii, 3DS, DS, Xbox 360, PS3 and other mobile/portable devices.
For more information, visit the Official Skylanders Website.
What do you think of the Skylanders concept? Are you a fan of Spyro the Dragon - what do you think of the new look?