Discover the latest threat to Skylands - and the power you command to save the Skylanders' home.
Kaos in the clouds
Every hundred years, a volcano erupts in the Cloudbreak Islands and replenishes Skylands' precious magical energy. The creatures who live there, the peaceful Skylanders, thrive on this magic – but they're not alone in doing so. The evil Portal Master known as Kaos has hatched a new plan to "evilize" an army of Greebles and claim the volcano's immense power for himself. And his mum.
An elite band of hybrid Skylanders, the SWAP Force, spent generations protecting the volcano and Skylands' supply of mystical energy. But when a furious battle sparked a huge, unexpected eruption, the SWAP Force found themselves blasted apart and on Earth, far away from home.
That's where you come in. Just like Kaos, you are a Portal Master, and only you can call upon the SWAP Force. That enormous explosion had one surprising side effect: you can mix and match the upper and lower halves of these Skylanders to swap powers and unlock secret areas.
Discover new Skylanders combinations, send the SWAP Force to confront Kaos – and his mum – and save Skylands on PlayStation 4.
Connect the Portal of Power to your PS4, ready your new SWAP Force figurines and prepare to do battle in the Cloudbreak Islands.
Full of colour, life and danger, the floating cluster of islands is ripe with possibilities. Paths through the land twist this way and that, leading you closer to the Elemental Spirits you must save to restore peace to Skylands or taking you on exciting side-quests to uncover new treasures and abilities.
Along the way you'll meet the quirky inhabitants of Skylands and tackle the evilized minions sent to stop you. Kaos hasn't reckoned on the powers at your command, however.
In the Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack, you'll find three figurines to get your adventure under way. Choose one, place it in the centre of your Portal of Power and it'll be transported back to the Cloudbreak Islands and into your game.
Say your starter pack contains the heroic pirate Wash Buckler, Blast Zone, the bomb-defusing furnace knight and the ninja, Stealth Elf. You like Blast Zone's explosive attacks but want to unlock a door that requires Wash Buckler's water-based abilities. What do you do? Simply swap your figurines' tops and bottoms to unlock secret areas or bamboozle enemies with unstoppable attacks.
Swap till Kaos drops
As you close in on Kaos you'll reveal new mini-games, hunt down magical Soul Gems that grant your Skylanders new powers and spend the gold coins collected along the way on new armour.
You can also double your impact by asking a friend to join you in the Cloudbreak Islands. There's plenty of room for two on the Portal of Power, so whether you need a little help to free the Elemental Spirits or you want to earn extra rewards and trophies in the Team Survival Arena missions, hand your friend a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller and place a second figurine on the Portal of Power.
Already built up an impressive collection of Skylanders from previous games? You can call upon many of these as well – see which of your recruits are up to the task at skylanders.com/characters. You'll find them to be more powerful, and they'll even remember any upgrades you performed from previous games.
If this is your first time as a Portal Master, there are well over 50 Skylanders figurines to collect. Choose your team quickly and wisely, before Skylands loses its magical energy forever.