Skylanders is going mobile! The monster franchise, launched earlier this decade as a Spyro spinoff before gaining a life of its own, will be releasing a new game in the series, Skylanders: Ring of Heroes, on mobile devices. And developer Com2uS just opened the pre-register gates today.
Skylanders: Ring of Heroes is a turn-based, action RPG adventure based on the IP of Activision’s famous console game. The mobile version will bring back some great memories of Skylanders by featuring 80 different characters from the original story. Not only this, the game will expand the level of strategies by introducing an “Awaken” system which will further enhance the Skylanders ability and charm.
Why would you want to pre-register? Because Com2uS wants to make it worth your while. Those who sign up early to Skylanders: Ring of Heroes will receive extra in-game money on the day of launch. They also speak of an extra bonus that will only be available to those who sign up through Google Play, though we’re not sure why Android users are being given the advantage here.
The big question: can you use the figures? It’s been a while since they took up significant store space, and there’s no mention of their compatibility in the press release, so we’re guessing no.
“It is such an honor to present a mobile version of RPG of Skylanders,” says Com2Us in a public statement. “After the beta test held for the users around the world last June, we have worked hard to keep the identity of the original and focus on improving user convenience. We’ll try our best to bring out a well-polished game that satisfies both existing fans and new users.”
Pre-register for Skylanders: Ring of Heroes by heading to this page (note: the site did not appear to be live at the time this was written).