Activision Announces ‘Skylanders Cloud Patrol’ For iOS

Skylanders-mania expands to Apple’s iOS devices.

Today Activision announced that they have jumped into the freemium/microtransaction swimming pool with the launch of Skylanders Cloud Patrol on Apple’s App Store. The game puts players in a new region of Skylanders where they take control of a sky-ship and use their “favorite Skylander” to fight the evil minions of Kaos by using touch gestures on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The app costs 99 cents to download, and then gives players the ability to purchase or earn additional content during gameplay using in-game currency and by using codes that come bundled with Skylanders action figures.

Check out the first screenshots for Skylanders Cloud Patrol and the full press release below.

The Skylanders Franchise Comes to the App Store with Skylanders Cloud Patrol(TM) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Cloud Patrol Features 30-Plus Characters From Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure™, Arcade Shooting Gallery Style Gameplay, Ranking And Reward Systems, Unlockables And More

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), is expanding the reach of phenomenally popular Skylanders franchise, the #1 kids game of 2011, with the debut of Skylanders Cloud Patrol™, an entirely new gaming experience for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, available exclusively on the iTunes App Store.

“Skylanders is already a huge success both on consoles and the web with Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Spyro’s Universe(SM) and we are excited to bring the franchise to the mobile platform,” said John Coyne, vice president, consumer marketing. “Now with Cloud Patrol, fans have a brand new way to interact with their favorite Skylanders’ characters on the go in a fun new form of gameplay.”

Skylanders Cloud Patrol 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, the game lets players take command of a magnificent sky-ship and use their favorite skylander to dispatch the baddies using touch gestures to tap-and-shoot or swipe the screen to create amazing combos.

Skylanders Cloud Patrol lets fans unlock skylanders and Magic Items and bring them to life in Cloud Patrol using the code bundled with each Skylanders action figure. Additionally, new Portal Masters may earn or purchase in-game currency to build their virtual mobile skylanders collection, Magic Items, and more. Cloud Patrol also features Game Center leaderboards and achievements and a 3D character viewer that allows players to browse their entire in-game collection.

The Skylanders App is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

For more information about Skylanders Cloud Patrol please visit www.skylanders.com. Skylanders Cloud Patrol is developed by Vicarious Visions, an Activision studio located in Menands, NY.

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