SWAP Force

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SWAP Force Fast Facts

  • Release Date: 10/13/2013 (US)
  • Price: $74.99
  • Players: 1-2
  • Rating: Not yet rated
  • Platforms: 3DS, PS3, PS4, Wii, WiiU, XBOX 360, XBOX One
  • Developer: Vicarious Visions, Beenox (Wii), N-Space (3DS)


  • Gameplay takes place on the Cloud Break Islands
  • SWAP Force characters are a subset of the Skylanders and are charged with protecting a magical volcano located on the Cloudbreak Islands
  • An accident with the magic volcano granted the SWAP Force the ability to swap


  • All existing toys will be compatible with SWAP Force
  • The console versions of SWAP Force ships with a copy of the game, new portal, and 3 figures: Wash Buckler, Blast Zone, and Ninja Stealth Elf
  • The 3DS version of SWAP Force ships with a copy of the game, new portal, and 3 figures: Rattle Shake, Free Ranger, and the 3DS exclusive variant Volcanic Eruptor
  • Gamestop will carry an exclusive Dark Edition starter pack for Wii, WiiU, XBOX 360, and PS3. It comes with the game, portal, and 5 figures: Dark Mega Ram Spyro, Dark Ninja Stealth Elf, Dark Slobber Tooth, Dark Wash Buckler, and Dark Blast Zone. This starter pack will cost $99.99
  • Wave 2 figures should be available approximately one week after launch


  • The game will feature 17 story chapters
  • All story chapters can be replayed in Time Attack and Score Mode
  • Dual Elemental Zones will require either a SWAP Force figure that is mixed to match both elements or 2 players to open
  • Elemental Zones award Legendary Treasures which offer in-game bonuses similar to the Luck-O-Tron
  • SWAP Force zones require a SWAP Force character with the matching movement type to open
  • SWAP Force zones feature an optional challenge of collecting gems which upon completion awards a bonus mission
  • Bonus missions are accessible from the hub world and replace heroic challenges
  • Tackle Survival Mode alone or bring and friend and go for the high score in Team Survival Mode

Adventure Packs

  • There will be 2 new Adventure Packs launching during the SWAP Force product cycle
  • The first Adventure Pack is Pop Thorn and the Tower of Time. It comes with 2 magic items: A battle hammer and a diamond
  • The second Adventure Pack is titled Sheep Wreck
  • While there isn’t official confirmation that the old 4 Adventure Packs will work with SWAP Force, Vicarious Visions reps have constantly toted that all existing toys will be compatible with SWAP Force

Battle Packs

  • There will be 2 Battle Packs launching during the SWAP Force product cycle
  • The first Battle Pack features Bumble Blast, Knockout Terrafin, and the Fiery Forge which doubles as an arena unlock and a magic item
  • The second Battle Pack will feature the Arkeyan Crossbow

Character Roster

  • SWAP Force (16)
    • Wash Buckler (Water/Climb-type)
    • Freeze Blade (Water/Speed-type)
    • Stink Bomb (Life/Stealth-type)
    • Grilla Drilla (Life/Dig-type)
    • Blast Zone (Fire/Rocket-type)
    • Fire Kraken (Fire/Bounce-type)
    • Night Shift (Undead/Teleport-type)
    • Rattle Shake (Undead/Bounce-type)
    • Magna Charge (Tech/Speed-type)
    • Spy Rise (Tech/Climb-type)
    • Hoot Loop (Magic/Teleport-type)
    • Trap Shadow (Magic/Stealth-type)
    • Free Ranger (Air/Spin-type)
    • Boom Jet (Air/Rocket-type)
    • Doom Stone (Earth/Dig-type)
    • Rumble Rouser (Earth/Spin-type)
  • Core (16)
    • Riptide (Water)
    • Dune Bug (Water)
    • Bumble Blast (Life)
    • Zoo Lou (Life)
    • Fryno (Fire)
    • Smoulderdash (Fire)
    • Roller Brawl (Undead)
    • Grim Creeper (Undead)
    • Countdown (Tech)
    • Scratch (Tech)
    • Star Strike (Magic)
    • Punk Shock (Magic)
    • Pop Thorn (Air)
    • Wind Up (Air)
    • Scorp (Earth)
    • Slobber Tooth (Earth)
  • Series 2 (6)
    • Blizzard Chill (Water)
    • Thorn Horn Camo (Life)
    • Fire Bone Hot Dog (Fire)
    • Heavy Duty Sprocket (Tech)
    • Super Gulp Pop Fizz (Magic)
    • Turbo Jet-Vac (Air)
  • Series 3 (10)
    • Anchors Away Gill Grunt (Water)
    • Ninja Stealth Elf (Life)
    • Lava Barf Eruptor (Fire)
    • Twin Blade Chop Chop (Undead)
    • Phantom Cynder (Undead)
    • Big Bang Trigger Happy (Tech)
    • Mega Ram Spyro (Magic)
    • Horn Blast Whirlwind (Air)
    • Knockout Terrafin (Earth)
    • Hyper Beam Prism Break
  • Lightcore (8)
    • Wham Shell (Water)
    • Bumble Blast (Life)
    • Smoulderdash (Fire)
    • Grim Creeper (Undead)
    • Countdown (Tech)
    • Star Strike (Magic)
    • Warnado (Air)
    • Flashwing (Earth)
  • Variants (???)
    • Volcanic Eruptor (3DS)
    • Dark Ninja Stealth Elf (Gamestop)
    • Dark Mega Ram Spyro (Gamestop)
    • Dark Wash Buckler (Gamestop)
    • Dark Blast Zone (Gamestop)
    • Dark Slobber Tooth (Gamestop)
    • Nitro Magna Charge 2-Pack (Target)
    • Legendary Night Shift (TRU)
    • Legendary Free Ranger (TRU)
    • Legendary Zoo Lou (TRU)
    • Legendary Lightcore Grim Creeper (TRU)
    • Enchanted Hoot Loop (???)
    • Jolly Bumble Blast (???)

9 comments on “SWAP Force

  1. […] any Skylanders related news items that release today and eventually combining it all into our SWAP Force page later. Keep checking back throughout the day as I keep this post updated and you have anything you want […]

  2. Pretty sure you can confirm Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Terrafin, Trigger Happy, and Sprocket being part of the Swap Force series releases.

    • No idea how I managed to forget Eruptor, Stealth Elf, and Terrafin so thanks for remind me of that. But where are people getting Trigger Happy and Sprocket from? This isn’t the first time I’ve heard it but I don’t know where this info is coming from.

      Edit: Nevermind I found where the rumors are coming from. I don’t know how hot I am on the source but I can fix it later.

  3. You list Magna Charge and Blast Zone as being the two Swap Force figures included in the game, but all the product photos I’ve seen show Wash Buckler instead of Magna Charge. Is you info from a particular press release or E3 or something like that?

  4. Haha, no problem. I was getting excited because Magna Charge looks pretty cool to me. I especially want to try the Magna Zone combo.

  5. enchanted hoot loop is at walmart (but i think that maybe old news)

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