Get Ready For Skylanders Swap Force With Giveaways And Times Square Event

by Kimberley Wallace on Sep 30, 2013 at 06:35 AM

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 Take
This 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.