Quantcast
New Spyro game announced, will interact with toy line - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



New Spyro game announced, will interact with toy line


5:00 AM on 02.11.2011
New Spyro game announced, will interact with toy line photo



Activision is going to milk the desiccated teat of Spyro in a whole new way this year. According to USA Today, the publisher is going to unveil a line of toys based on characters from the once-beloved franchise of games which has long suffered from sub-par releases. These toys are designed to interact with a new game, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, through an accessory.

Placing one of the toys on the plastic stand allows players to then use that character in the game. As players gain levels and other rewards, the data is saved to the toy, so kids can take their unique character and play it in their friend's game. There are 31 characters/toys in the line, each with their own special abilities. Development for the Skylanders series is underway for consoles, PC and handhelds.

So, it's essentially a line of collectible memory cards for one specific game. The idea isn't new but, marketed correctly, it could be a success. Of course, the target age being what it is doesn't give me a whole lot of hope that it will be a game I will enjoy (unlike the first couple of Spyro games) but with luck it will at least not feel like a rip-off to parents of sucked-in kids.

Spyro is breathing fire again in 'Skylanders' [USA Today]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



So what's new in the Destiny beta? photo







Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Activision

5:00 PM on 07.21.2014
Take a field trip to Destiny's Vanguard Armory with a pre-order

PlayStation owners: How's the downtime in the Destiny beta treating you? Itching to get back in? Xbox players: Are you struggling to contain your excitement until it goes live for you in two days? If you've fallen prey ...more



10:30 AM on 07.18.2014
So what's new in the Destiny beta?

I haven't had all the time in the world to play the Destiny beta, but I did manage to get in for a while and check out what's different compared to the alpha I tested out recently. For starters, you're going to get more ...more



3:15 PM on 07.16.2014
Vivendi considered firing Activision's Bobby Kotick over last year's buyout

Last year, Activision Blizzard orchestrated a buyout of then-parent company Vivendi to separate from Vivendi and become an independent company. I wrote this great headline about the split --Active-fission -- and stared w...more



View all Activision






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more