Activision has launched an iOS version of its popular Skylanders
franchise, with users able to input codes from the toys to unlock content in the game.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
launched last year for PC, Mac and consoles, and features real-life toys which can interact with the game via a special "Portal of Power" peripheral.
This latest version for smartphones, Skylanders Cloud Patrol
, is set in a different region of the Skylands world, and includes more than 30 unlockable Skylander characters.
The iOS version, developed by Vicarious Visions, also interacts with the toys, or at least, with the purchased product -- players can enter the code that is bundled with each Skylanders
action figure into Cloud Patrol
to unlock more characters and special items.
is the latest expansion on the original Skylanders
game. The franchise has already seen a browser-based virtual world
launched late last year, and a console sequel
is also on the way.