Today's news seems to be all about threes. While we're celebrating the announcement of Witcher 3 elsewhere on the site, Activision are preparing the newest iteration of their Skylanders franchise in Swap Force.
The new title introduces a new set of sixteen figures, which can be split in two and their parts interchanged to achieve different combinations in-game. Before you reach for your calculator, that works out as 256 combinations in total.
For those of you with Skylanders figures adorning your walls already, fret not: they'll all work in the new game.
Toys for Bob, inventor of the phenomenon, will skip this release to pursue future projects. Instead Vicarious Visions is taking over with a new engine for HD versions of Skylanders Swap Force on Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3. Meanwhile, Beenox and n-Space are working on the Wii and 3DS versions.
The new game also means new portal of power, as the device to bring plastic toys to TV debuts a new design. The Swap Pack Force pack will include the game, the new portal, two interchangeable Skylanders, a standard Skylander, stickers, cards and a poster when the game releases later this year.