In addition to a few screen shots, we got the story line behind the 3DS version of the game! Check it out:
Here it is for those of you who prefer reading at your own pace:
"The story of Skylanders SWAP Force on Nintendo 3DS begins in Boomtown, home of Skylands' favorite pilot, Flynn. As the town is celebrating Flynn as their hometown hero, a new villain known as Count Moneybone sneaks his way into Boomtown to kidnap Cali, long-time friend to Flynn and the Skylanders. Now it's up to Portal Masters everywhere to assemble the Skylanders and SWAP Force to save Cali and defeat the evil Count Moneybone." So, let's recap that: Flynn is from Boomtown Cali is back...and kidnapped New villain is Count Moneybone Sweet! Skylanders SWAP Force 3DS Starter Pack Includes: Free Ranger, Rattle Shake, and 3DS Exclusive Volcanic Eruptor
3DS Level Screenshot: Toad Stool Terrace
Free Ranger vs ?? Cool Looking Chompies
Rattle Shake in an Interesting Locale with Good Ol'd Greaser Trolls
For those that still do not know, the 3DS Version of Skylanders has ALWAYS had a unique story line with different enemies and goals etc. The Nintendo 3DS is an incredible system with a huge library of killer games. Three of those include the Skylanders 3DS entries...If you have held out in buying a 3DS, I suggest you pick one up and capitalize on being able to land the SSA and Giants Starter Packs for budget friendly prices...and yes, that will also net you the 3DS Exclusives Dark Spyro and Punch Pop Fizz. Then, come October 13th, you can add Volcanic Eruptor to your collection!
The other great thing about this year's Starter Pack is you get no duplicate characters! You can go home with just the console and 3DS Starter Packs and have 4 Swappers and 2 Core Chracters...That is a lot of value...In addition to that you have 2 games and 2 redesigned portals.
Lastly, something I feel should be hit on...in addition to being able to play all your Skylanders Collection (yep, even SSA Castaways like Camo, Dino-Rang, and Ghost Roaster), they will all be archived and available at the tap of the lower screen! This is a HUGE improvement over previous installments. No more travelling or hoping you have the right Skylander to access a region...your entire collection will be a tap away on the touch screen! Those of you who have played SSA or Giants on the 3DS will know what I am talking about...That may be the best improvement in the game imo. I can't wait to try it out and sort thru all the SWAP Combos!
If you don't have Skylanders SWAP Force for the 3DS on your short list of "Must Buys" I suggest you get it there...You will not be disappointed!