Skylanders, the game where physical action figures are used in conjunction with video games, has announced today that there is a new upcoming mobile addition to its franchise called Skylanders Battlecast. Like the rest of the franchise, this game is a hybrid of both physical as well as virtual components.
Players will acquire packs of cards, either physically in retail or digitally online, and then those cards are scanned with a mobile device and “brought to life” to do battle against other players in a PvP format, or used in the single player campaign. The game is intended to be free to play, though I took that to mean the app, and no so much for the booster packs of cards.
Lastly, while the acting in this video is a little bit on the cheesy side, it does do an apt job at illustrating how the idea is supposed to work.