When I was a child, trading cards bought me delight. Collecting the latest basketball and baseball cards, pretending to be the players, wishing I was in the game — this is how I spent my time.
What if you could combine both the joy of trading and collecting with gaming? Actually taking part of the action? Activision is ushering in a new way for Skylanders fans and card collection enthusiasts to play with the launch of Skylanders Battlecast.
Skylanders Battlecast is a new, free-to-play mobile card game where players build their ultimate deck of cards, master strategic card combinations, and actually use them in battle. Using the power of your Android or iOS, you can use your mobile device to play out battles with your cards and can try your hand at defeating Kaos in the new Kaos Island realm.
Players can even test out their skills by sending friends direct challenges via an in-game friend list feature. All you have to do is download the game from the mobile app store to begin a quest to become the ultimate Battlecaster. To enhance gameplay, players can purchase Booster Packs and Battle Packs from local retailers or digitally from the game.
The special card packs bring Skylanders Battlecast cards to life in a magical way as players scan their physical cards with their mobile devices to watch cards spring to life through augmented reality. To amplify the experience, the game also allows players to add cards to an in-game digital spellbook. By collecting more cards, players will have more pieces to customize their deck for battle.
Players can collect up to 300 Character, Spell, Gear, and Relic cards, including foil variants, to fight their way through more than 60 missions across eight elemental islands. The more challenges completed within each mission, the more rewards are earned.
Skylanders Battlecast is available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Battle packs featuring 22 cards will be available for the suggested retail price of $9.99 and the Skylanders Booster pack, which will include a random selection of eight cards, will retail for the suggested price of $4.99.