Activision has announced today that an iOS adventure featuring characters from its immensely popular Skylanders franchise has arrived in the App Store. Skylanders Cloud Patrol features more than 30 characters from Skylanders Spyroâ€™s Adventure, complete with arcade shooting-gallery-style gameplay, ranking and reward systems, and much more.
â€œSkylanders is already a huge success both on consoles and the web with Skylanders Spyroâ€™s Adventure and Skylanders Spyroâ€™s Universe and we are excited to bring the franchise to the mobile platform,â€ said John Coyne, Vice President, Consumer Marketing. â€œNow with Cloud Patrol, fans have a brand new way to interact with their favourite Skylandersâ€™ characters on the go and in a new fun form of gameplay.â€
The game is set in a new region of Skylands that has been overrun by the evil minions of Portal Master Kaos. With all 30-plus Skylanders available to unlock in the game, players get to command a magnificent sky-ship and use their favourite Skylander to dispatch enemies using touch tap-and-shoot gestures or combos. The game also enables players to unlock Skylanders and Magic Items and bring them to life in-game using the code that is bundled with each Skylanders action figure. New Portal Masters can also earn or buy in-game currency with which to build their virtual mobile Skylanders collection, Magic Items, and more. Aside from Game Center leaderboards and achievements, the game also features a 3D character viewer that players can use to browse through their in-game collection. And while that all sounds great, I'm just happy to see Spyro the dragon back as a gaming hero!
Click here to download for $0.99: Skylanders Cloud Patrol for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store