Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Activision Announces 'Toys With Brains' For Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
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Activision has today announced Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, which will transport real-world toys into the virtual world with innovative new technology known as the 'Portal of Power'. Brought to life in the game, these so-called 'toys with brains' will work "in connection with multiple gaming platforms" remembering levels and achievements gained wherever they go.

“These are more than action figures. They are inter-action figures,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “By pairing world class character design, world class video game design and world class story telling into one entertainment experience, we’ve given players a whole new genre that bridges the gap between the real and virtual worlds. From the first time a kid picked up a stick and pretended it was a sword, toys have unlocked kids’ imaginations. And how often have you wanted to bring those toys to life, to see them become animated and take them on an adventure? Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure does just that.”

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure's narrative was penned by two of Toy Story's Oscar-nommed writers, bringing a variety of more than 30 collectible characters - including the titular purple dragon himself, of course - into a story that hopes to engage and entertain. Placing two characters into the Portal of Power will enable players to play in co-op or embark upon a competitive versus battle.

No platforms have actually been specified for Skylanders Syro's Adventure just yet, but we'd expect to see it come to the Xbox 360 family living room. No date has been pencilled in for the game's release either. So, if it goes quiet on the news front for this, you know why.


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Comment #1 by Comatose
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:25:05 AM
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i'm confused...Do i send my toys into the game...or do i need to buy special toys which is not as cool.

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Comment #2 by Silentoblivion1
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:25:10 AM
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i'm suprised they havent got rid of this series yet, seems like the current trend at Activision.

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Comment #3 by Tim1601
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:27:21 AM
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Wait wuhh? How

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Comment #4 by Dazzernator
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:29:39 AM
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"And how often have you wanted to bring those toys to life, to see them become animated and take them on an adventure?"
... well i've seen it about 3 times so far :P

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Comment #5 by II griever II
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:30:28 AM
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Spyro?? Really??.... Fail

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Comment #6 by Dazzernator
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:30:56 AM
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^Toy Story Movies, for the slower people XD ^

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Comment #7 by Spandex Stiffy
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:32:30 AM
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Living, thinking toys? Didn't these people ever see Child's Play? Really, though, who doesn't want to see the ultimate throwdown between Chucky and Spiro? Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

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Comment #8 by Itsbrown4606
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:33:48 AM
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Dump Guitar Hero, make games involving "interactive toys" and a "Portal of Power."

Makes perfect sense.

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Comment #9 by Chuunks
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:37:13 AM
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THIS is what they keep?

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Comment #10 by AndrewC
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:38:42 AM
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Spyro died after it left the PS1.

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Comment #11 by GOWnage
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:40:36 AM
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It'll be awesome! Like scanning pictures into Viva Pinata was...oh...wait, that was a terrible gimmick...

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Comment #12 by Krovash
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:45:17 AM
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I just saw a single screenshot from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure today. All i can say is: "R.I.P dear purple friend Spyro". Why am i saying this? Unfortunately, he does not look like old style Spyro on the picture in the top. Instead he looks like a purple frog with horns

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Comment #13 by Xwarzone P
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:46:05 AM
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Guitar/DJ Hero replaced by somewhat creepy toys slash memory cards.

The gaming industry is in the very best of hands.

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Comment #14 by SUTCLIFF 286
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 10:54:44 AM
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MY GOD!! True Crime or Spyro?? hmmmm...

This has kinect written all over it

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Comment #15 by dasheq
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:01:54 AM
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So true
+ I Don't really care it's not old Spyro all I'm wanting from them is Diablo III!

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Comment #16 by glitch12
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:07:42 AM
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......really? They axe true crime, a series which still had potential for this BS? Any bets that most of the Activision team is on something?

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Comment #17 by HorsemanOfWar16
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:17:58 AM
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Sounds gay - playing with dragon toys! lol

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Comment #18 by Shadow Warlock
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:18:44 AM
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"Let's axe Guitar Hero and True Crime and bring out a new spyro!"

Seriously how the HELL does a new spyro game even beat any of those two games in sales?

Activision are full of shit these days, especially because Diablo 3 has been delayed until 2012, fucking bastards.

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Comment #19 by Razzazzika
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:21:03 AM
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I remember playing the original spyro for the playstation when I was young, I didn't play any past that. My fiancee still loves it however and just downloaded the "Heroes Beginning" for the original XBox onto our 360. She'll be rather excited about this news

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Comment #20 by trippgears
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:37:01 AM
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Who wants to bet this scenario plays out like Small Soldiers and some Dev at Activision puts nuke launch codes in them.

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Comment #21 by shavron
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:48:47 AM
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Based on the articles I've read only one thing can be said about this: Glorified memory card.

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Comment #22 by Kisushima
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:51:30 AM
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I mentioned this to my girlfriend and she let out the biggest 'Aww' I've seen. And I agree. A new Spyro is JUST what I've been waiting for. When younger I used to pour hours of gameplay into this and Crash Bandicoot :3. Bring it on!

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Comment #23 by Uranium Deposit
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 01:00:46 PM
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They need to just bring the original spyro to XBLA. I played that demo for hours back on the ps1

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Comment #24 by AssassinAltair7
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 01:09:17 PM
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IGN has article about this more in detail that will clarify things.

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Comment #25 by MADH1GHLAND3R
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 01:15:12 PM
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What? Im confused... Is this even part of the TLoS or the old series?

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Comment #26 by Almighty Tubsta
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 01:20:17 PM
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Although I would rather True Crime, if this is what I interpreted it as then it could be interesting and innovative (wow, did I just say that about activision?!?!).

@12 That screen does make Spyro look disgusting.

"penned by two of Toy Story's Oscar-nommed writers" - nom nom nom

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Comment #27 by Krovash
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 01:32:30 PM
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@26 If they wont change, how Spyro looks like, then i will have no reason playing this game, that's why i said R.I.P Spyro.

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Comment #28 by Almighty Tubsta
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 01:34:33 PM
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Gah, it's not what I thought, only specific toys...which could be expensive for parents. The reason they favour this over the aforementioned games is because they can potentially sell loads of extra crap!

This is more informative:!5757946/skylanders-spyros-adventure-brings-toys-and-video-games-together

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Comment #29 by Almighty Tubsta
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 01:35:35 PM
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@27 fair enough

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Comment #30 by AcidPT
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 02:13:09 PM
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They're not getting rid of this? I mean, they can True Crime and then announce this? Fucking Activision.

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Comment #31 by laundryman
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 02:25:19 PM
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Oh how low Spyro has fallen. Rest in peace, my friend.

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Comment #32 by sam0hT
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 02:41:50 PM
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I remember when this was a great series. :(

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Comment #33 by ITD Soldierboy
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 02:47:21 PM
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I'm still confused when Activision released information yesterday about how their revenue and profits went up, yet they're closing down a lot of their studios and companies. Poor move on Activision's part, especially when they do it to milk a franchise that I thought couldn't be milked any faster than it was.

On topic however, the Spyro game sounds interesting. The stupid real-life toys on the other hand...

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Comment #34 by SonikkuHedgehog
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 03:19:56 PM
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Poor Spyro, reanimating his beaten corpse just to get violated in his tailhole once again.

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Comment #35 by xtkbilly
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 03:34:03 PM
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Activision canceled Guitar Hero and True Crime, but they plan to release this?

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Comment #36 by jtr1gg3r
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 04:12:29 PM
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Wish insomniac still did spyro. It's all been shit since Spyro 3 :(

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Comment #37 by Jayzilla636
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 04:34:37 PM
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WTF? lol

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Comment #38 by Shane Syndrome6
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 06:37:02 PM
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Why Activision Why????? Why do you have to rape and destroy Spyro!!! This just continues to confirm in my brain that Activision has no soul left...

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Comment #39 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 09:32:37 PM
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@22 lol prepare to be disappointed then, the best Spyros were on PS1. These abominations shouldn't be called Spyro anymore... Just 'emo purple dragon'.

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Comment #40 by mr hedshots
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 12:23:08 AM
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activision is retarded, they stop making games that people liked since the 1st, cancel the hong kong version of a classic game, then they do this shit? fuck you activision

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Comment #41 by Starz 007
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 01:23:59 AM
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Kill Guitar Hero but pour money into this shit... F*ck you Activision.

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Comment #42 by Samurai Kadaj
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 03:24:40 AM
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#28 hit the nail on the head, you guys. Activision is developing this over the Guitar Hero and True Crime series because this has much more earning potential because you're forced to buy a bunch of extra crap to fully enjoy all of this game's features. And I don't prefer Spryo's makeover, either.

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Comment #43 by Schism
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 01:45:22 PM
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42 is right..just wait till they release the "toys" and how much they are. Im pretty sure at Activision they assume "parents will buy there kids anything". Its funny because that statement is actually true -__- kids complain they want the toys and the game..parents will give in and buy both. PROFIT.

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Comment #44 by KiidxLuNa7iic
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 01:55:42 PM
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Whats wrong with Spyro? They should make remakes of the old Spyros and old Crashs games in MHO those were my favorite games.

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Comment #45 by RIIIPPER
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 07:10:10 PM
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As long as you don't have to buy special figures or dolls to play, it might not be so bad -- the first Spyros were very fondly remembered by my step-daughter.

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Comment #46 by iExLnT
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 08:48:27 AM
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lol what???

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Comment #47 by cheevo360
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 07:20:43 AM
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Awwwwwwwwwwww I love spyro games but i knew some poor spyro games but let hope it turn good game. I am so happy see Spyro make his comeback :D love you spyro ACTIVISION MAKE SURE IT IS GOOD GAME NOT POOR AGAIN!!!

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Comment #48 by TheOriginal561
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 08:12:42 AM
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i can understand dumping guitar hero...but dumping dj hero for this? I mean half the games they dumped would have made WAAAY more then these games they've been announcing... like i guess they dont want money at all, or heres a thought just dump everything else while there at it and just make call of duty every 6 months...because that would make so much sense like everything else..

And with the no....that game died YEARS ago no need to bring it back unless its like overall a better game than any other spyro game.

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Comment #49 by Darth Taral
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 08:24:28 AM
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ACTIVISION CAN SUCK THE SLIMY UNDERSIDE OF MY FUCK STICK. They will never get one more cent out of me I do not care if some how in the future they manage to make the greatest game ever. As far as I am concerned, that whole company is dead to me, and the games that they publish might as well never exist.

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