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Are you excited to for Skylanders Swap Force? If so, you're in for a treat.
To celebrate the release, Activision is throwing daily contests via its Twitter for Swap Force starter packs. That's right, one pack per day will be given away from October 1 - 31.
But that's hardly the only celebration going on, a "Swaptoberfest" event is going on in Times Square on October 10. Fans can not only play the game before its retail release, but participate in Skylanders-themed activities, enter to win Swap Force starter packs, and take photos with Skylanders' characters.
Fans can also join in on the fun on October 12 and 13, as the Toys "R" Us international flagship store in New York City will also also have giveaways and game demos on hand.
Skylanders Swap Force releases on October 13 for PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, and Xbox 360. The next-gen Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions hit at those system's launches.
Do you plan on picking up the game?
Our TakeThis is great for east coast fans who can make the trek out, and the Twitter contest is the consolation prize for those in other regions. Starter packs will get you on your merry way, so it's great to see Activision pumped for the release and to show some fan appreciation by giving them away.
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I am rather uncomfortable at the age group these companies are now vying for... Adopting videogames at an early age can be detrimental...
Here is hoping Disney and Activision pretty much wipes each other out in the process.
my kids love this
As much as I love the games, I've been hoping for a while they whould make some smaller, cheeper DLable games for this. It's clear that there's lots of revenue to be made form the figures so is giving out cheeper ways to use them between releases realy a bad thing. This might even make it possable to slow the main releases and give players a chanse to find some before they are switched out for the new set. Allso much as I love the figures, I find I rarly use more then a few per game and just more things to do would sell more of the figures between each year as I do love to start new games with new figures and I can't be the only one.
Does anybody other than spoiled kids even care about this game series?