By now, we have all seen the base of the SWAP Force Skylanders and have an idea what they indicate...
An example is Rattle Shake. It is pretty clear the "Spring" icon indicates something to do with a spring: coil, jump, bounce etc.
That said, most of the die hard Skylander camp likes to have facts...they want things to be official.
Skylanders SWAP Force 8 SWAP Abilities Revealed
Well, this post is to cater to that crowd. While most are content knowing that Rattle Shake "jumps or something" and Grilla Drilla "drills, burrows, or digs with the shovel" others have to know exactly what it is referred to as by the powers that be...
So, what is my source? The Fact Sheet that joined the release of information for Gamescom. Activision hit the road this past week and headed to Cologne, Germany for the big trade show (very much like E3 here in the US). With it, they used the platform to release some new information not just on the characters, but the game itself. I think a lot of folks tend to over look this stuff when there are media rich pictures and video clips to drool over.
For better or worse, I read...and because of that, I have this information for you!
The Character Bios included cited the backstory for several of the SWAP Force Skylanders. They begin with the pertinent info...
"Eight Legs and No Pegs!"
See what they did there? Right after the Element of the Skylander, they cited the description for the base action. Given the source, and the fact it was preceding the official background story, I am inclined to call this legit and ready to roll with it...
Again, most folks don't require the "official designation," but for those that do, this is about as close as it gets. For the record, some that have an obvious action (Rattle Shake's Spring=Jumping), have other names...They are all very similar, but might not have been exactly what was predicted. If you didn't watch the video above, here they are:
-Bounce (Rattle Shake)
-Climb (Wash Buckler)
-Dig (Grilla Drilla)
-Rocket (Blast Zone, Boom Jet)
-Speed (Magna Charge)
-Spin (Free Ranger)
-Stealth (Stink Bomb)
-Teleport (Hoot Loop, Night Shift)
I haven't listed all of the Swappers out...you know a few more...I just wanted to give an example in the event you want to see the base etc. Again, most of us had a general idea, but now, with the release of this information, I feel pretty good this is about as good as it will get in terms of those who seek "official confirmation."
I will be making a video to recap the Character Bios and will also be adding them ALL to the blog
What do you think of these designated names? Any you are surprised by, or would change? How close were your guesses?
Stay tuned for more Skylanders SWAP Force News!