Activision’s Skylanders Battlecast launches today. Based on the Skylanders videogame series, Skylanders Battlecast is a new, free-to-play mobile card game where players build their ultimate deck of cards, master strategic card combinations and use them in never before seen battles!
In addition to the digital cards in the game, physical card packs are also available for purchase in retail stores.
The special card packs bring Skylanders Battlecast cards to life as players scan their physical cards with their mobile devices to bring them to life through augmented reality. The game also allows players to add cards to an in-game digital spell book.
“We continue to provide a variety of fun new ways for fans to explore Skylanders and Skylanders Battlecast is an amazing new innovation,” says Josh Taub, senior vice president, Product Management, Activision Publishing. “Our mobile card game offers players not only a collectible experience but also augmented reality, PvP and an exciting single-player campaign.”
Activision assembled a team of experts across video game design, physical card game design, pro card players and top card artists to develop Skylanders Battlecast. Unlike traditional trading card and mobile battle games, Skylanders Battlecast includes fully 3D-rendered gameplay. There are up to 300 Character, Spell, Gear and Relic cards, including foil variants, which allow gamers to fight their way through more than 60 missions across eight elemental islands.
Skylanders Battlecast is available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore now. Skylanders Battlecast Battle packs featuring 22 cards will be available for the suggested retail price of $13.99 CAD. Skylanders Booster pack, which will include a random selection of eight cards, will retail for the suggested price of $6.99 CAD and will be released on Thursday.