Introducing Skylanders BattleCast: A New Free-To-Play Card Battle Game Launching in 2016

Get a sneak peek this September.

by Scott Lowe on August 18, 2015

The Skylanders universe is home to an ever-expanding roster of heroes and villains, and next year, we’re introducing an all-new way to battle with your favorite characters with Skylanders BattleCast—a free-to-play card battle game for mobile devices.

In Skylanders BattleCast, players can wage epic card battles in an all-new single player adventure or with friends, either online or in the same room. Fans can assemble a team of Skylanders by collecting digital or physical Battle Cards that can be scanned into the game and brought to life by their mobile device’s camera. What’s more, when two Battle Cards are scanned side-by-side, players will also be able to engage in duels and interact with the characters through augmented reality.

Alongside the talented development teams behind the Skylanders franchise, we’ve assembled a team of experts across physical card game design, pro card players, and the top card artists to help create an authentic card battle experience with Skylanders BattleCast. While Skylanders BattleCast won’t arrive until 2016, we’re giving fans a sneak peek with the launch of a preview app on September 20, available via the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

For all things Skylanders, stay tuned to the Activision Games Blog and be sure to follow @Activision and @SkylandersGame on Twitter. In the meantime, check out our coverage of Skylanders SuperChargers, including a comprehensive look at the new game, as well as the recent reveal of its all-new racing mode.