Skylanders Universe, also known as Skylanders: Spyro’s Universe, is an online multiplayer addition to the very popular Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures series. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures is a video game which revolutionized the gaming industry, by combining a console game with a physical character, which can also be used as a toy that comes to life in-game when placed on the portal of power. The Skylanders game is available on the PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, PC, and recently, it has become available online as a multiplayer RPG version of the game. Skylanders Universe is currently still in its BETA-stage, we are hopeful the full release of the game will be announced soon.
Skylanders Universe includes all the features and characters that everyone has started to love in the very popular Skylanders series, but has even more to offer as it is an almost never ending game! It is to be enjoyed with friends for hours on end. Skylanders Universe exists out of a virtual online world of floating islands, which can all be unlocked and explored as you progress through the game.
Skylanders Universe is classed as a RPG, Role-Playing Game, as it allows you to play with friends and interact with other players. Parents can however be re-assured as Activision, the creators of the Skylanders series; have made strict provisions which ensure that children can enjoy a safe online environment. Although chat is available, chat is limited to the use of pre-determined lines with which kids can express themselves, without being open to abuse. Activision also promises close monitoring of the game by the use of in-game staff that will supervise and monitor the activity daily.
This new game can be played without any previous Skylanders knowledge or merchandise, although the gaming experience can be advanced if you possess either of these. If you already own the Portal of Power with a collection of skylanders figures, you will be glad to hear that these should be fully compatible with the online game. Connecting your Portal of Power to the game will make it easier and quicker to swap your characters around, which could give you a little advantage when playing in the online game. If you do not have any figures, the game will give you a choice out of three virtual characters in order to start your online game experience.
Skylanders Universe is a versatile game which allows you to create and customise your very own magical Skyland Island where you can invite your friends round or simply relax after hard day of defending Skylands from evil invaders. Action is never far away, especially when playing together with friends. The online game is packed with mini games, new islands and adventurers which are waiting to be unlocked and explored.
We will see you in Skylanders Universe, Portal Master!