Activision have announced a new way to play with Skylanders Battlecast!
It’s a free to play mobile card game, where players build their ultimate decks and battle each other. From today, you can download the game, while the physical card packs will be rolled out in stores in the UK on Friday, May 27. Just download it from the mobile app store and get going! You can also pick up virtual and physical Booster or Battle packs from local retailers, and with the special card packs, you can bring your Skylanders into 4D. Scan your physical cards with your mobile devices and watch your cards spring to life via augmented reality; you can also add these to an ingame spell book to keep track of them all. And as ever, the more cards you have, the more decks you can build.
In honour of the worldwide launch, Battlecasters can try defeating Kaos in the new Kaos Island realm, as well as being able to hone their skills by sending friends direct ingame challenges via a friends feature list.
“We continue to provide a variety of fun new ways for fans to explore Skylandersand Skylanders Battlecast is an amazing new innovation,” says Josh Taub, senior vice president, Product Management, Activision Publishing. “Our mobile card game offers players not only a collectible experience but also augmented reality, PvP and an exciting single-player campaign.”
Activision have assembled a team of experts across video game design, physical card game design, pro card players and top card artists to consult when making Skylanders Battlecast, and unlike most trading card/mobile battle games, Battlecast offers a fully 3D experience. Players can collect up to 300 Character, Spell, Gear and Relic cards, including foil variants to use through sixty missions across eight elemental islands. If you complete more challenges in each mission, the more rewards you’ll get.
Skylanders Battlecast is out today, May 25, on the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Skylanders Battlecast Battle packs featuring twenty two cards will be available, plus the Skylanders Booster pack, which will include a random selection of eight cards. Give it a shot and see what you think!