Skylanders Swap Available For Pre-Order Today Worldwide, Prices Announced

by Liz Lanier on Jun 07, 2013 at 07:35 AM

Since our announcement of Skylanders Swap Force, new details have emerged on the pricing of the next installment of the Skylanders series.

Now available for pre-order, the starter pack's suggested retail price is set for $74.99. Those who reserve a pack will receive a free toy upon pick-up at participating retailers. Core characters are priced at $9.99 and new swap force characters at $14.99.

With 16 new swap force characters, the tops and bottoms are interchangeable with each other. This allows for 256 unique character combinations that could possibly add replay value to the game. The ability to fly, climb and teleport has also been added.

While the previous characters from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders Giants are still usable in this new iteration, it has been prior confirmed that the portal from older Skylanders sets will not be forward-compatible.

Skylanders Swap Force will be available in North America on October 13, with later release dates of October 16 and October 18 for Australia and Europe, respectively.