Skylanders has proven insanely successful as a game series and toy line, so it's not surprising Activision would announce an entirely new game for the franchise before the next console generation kickstarts. Due for "Fall 2013," Skylanders SWAP Force marks the next chapter in the Skylanders game 'n' toy franchise. The name is meaningful here, basically describing the new swappable figures.
SWAP Force introduces a new line of toys to the series, which can be separated in two and switched with other figures. You know, like when you bite a gummy bear in half and match it to another halved gummy bear of a different color. Only in this case, you can actually do something with the mismatched things. This video might do a better job explaining:
Acti has already confirmed that the game will be released to Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and 3DS, through three different development studios. Vicarious Visions will be in charge of the Wii U, PS3, and 360 versions, n-Space in charge of 3DS, and Beenox handling the Wii version.
Just last month, publisher Activision revealed that the Skylander series had brought in over $500 million in the United States. Color us incredibly impressed.