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#1 Posted: 06:30:15 18/09/2011 | Topic Creator
***If you have used this topic in any way, please check out my retrospective topic regarding of my efforts of gathering Skylanders info***
Info document - UPDATED 9/17
Reference data document - UPDATED 9/17
Beta element point-out document - *NEW*

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9/17/11 big time update! It’s been a while since I did it, and when was the last time I updated it? 6/12/11? Seriously? Anyway, this is going to be big, so here it is:

    GAMEPLAY:
  • Changed it’s section name from “GAMEPLAY” to “GAME MECHANICS/FEATURES”. The reason was that I read an intriguing article explaining why it’s the dumbest word in the video game world. Feel free to read it to see the point in my eyes. As a interesting consequence, I have also rewritten sentences in the whole document that have the word “gameplay” to better suit to sticking to what the article says. This also applies to the references document (with certain exceptions...).

  • GAME MECHANICS/FEATURES:
  • ”Xbox 360” - I’ve added all the achievements, which includes the image (linked), the descriptions on how to get the achievement, and the amount of points listed when you gain these things. Note that it’s flipping spoilertastic! Read it at your own risk.
  • ”Nintendo 3DS” - Focus on more platforming than role-playing game mechanics, no multiplayer modes, and to make up for it - upload 2 characters into the 3DS without carrying the Portal of Power all the time.

  • DEVELOPMENTS:
  • The section made way of splitting it’s info to two sections: “GAME CONCEPT”, and “VIDEO GAME SHOWCASING”. A new section was added, named “ONLINE/WEB/PC VERSION”!
  • ”online/web/pc version” - details on Activision registering three domain names for the online/web/pc version of the game have been written. It’s not much, the websites are not open yet right now.

  • MARKETING AND RELEASE:
  • Added new info! This time is about those gaming packages. Since this upcoming video game will feature a lot of toy figurines, it would be necessary to package them up. It covers the Starter Pack, 2 Character Packs, and 2 Adventure Packs. It’s likely that more will pop up in the coming months.
  • ...and they’re also selling two types of containers exclusively from Toys ‘R Us. Check out the info and images!
  • ...and to top it off, a Spyro keychain...exclusively only through a certain website in Europe!
  • Added a new sub-section - “FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS”. It’s not much, but if the game is commercially successful, they would consider making a sequel, and have the released figures be used again.

  • CREDITS:
  • Yep, it’s a new section...(although it’s somewhat small right now).. Think about it, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure wouldn’t exist with the people at Toys for Bob developing the game, and Activision (video game company owned by big time multi-industry French company Vivendi) helping them along in terms of providing financial assets. Plus, since the game is going to come out soon, it would be a good time to gather up names of people working on the game.

  • PLAYABLE CHARACTERS:
  • This section is now a sub-section of the new “CHARACTERS” section - so it can also co-exist with the awaiting “NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTERS” section.
  • All 32 (excluding recolored/special edition) playable characters have been revealed from the official website - as a result, some reorganization was needed. So poof!
  • Speaking of the new info from the official website - the concept of power stats has been added - covering Gill Grunt, Spyro, and Trigger Happy.
  • It appears there has been some changes in the playable characters’ attack names! For more detailed info, check out the new document; “Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure - BETA ELEMENTS”.
  • Added new info on Prism Break, Stump Smash, Zap, Flameslinger, Chop Chop, Dark Spyro, Stealth Elf, Voodoo, Bash,
  • Added a ton of images, replaced a few, and removed some images. Why the removing? The images I previously linked to mysteriously disappeared...darn.
  • Now added videos for these following characters: Dark Spyro, Sonic Boom, Stealth Elf, Voodood, Bash, Chop Chop, Eruptor, Flameslinger, Gill Grunt, Ignitor, Prism Break, Spyro, Stump Smash, Trigger Happy, and Zap.

  • REFERENCES:
  • Sections have been renamed! ”PREVIEWS” has been renamed as “TEXT/WRITTEN COVERAGE”, ”IMAGES” to “IMAGE COVERAGE”, and ”VIDEOS” to “VIDEO/AUDIO COVERAGE”.
  • Reference add-on recordings get a bit more detailed, now it includes the code ids that hyperlinks are assigned to.
  • 1 announcement link (“Yahoo” [A5])
  • 9 text/written coverage links (“Nintendo Power” [B12], “EL33TONLINE” [B13][B20], “NintendoDojo” [B14], “Game Hunters” [B15], “Wizard World” [B16], “Forbes” [B17], “PocketGamer” [B18], “A+E Interactive” [B19])
  • 16 video/audio coverage links (“The Verge” [D30], “Kotaku” [D31], “Gamereactor” [D33], “IDEF 2011” [D32], “GameTrailers” [D34][D35][D42][D43], “Irate Gamer” [D37], “GamerLive.TV” [D38], -an official Skylanders trailer- [D36], “Coin-Op TV” [D39], “Girl Gamer” [D38], “Platform Nation” [D41], “One of Swords” [D44], “10doTV” [D45])
  • 10 other links (“Xbox360Achievements.org” [E6], “Star Controller” [E9], “Fusible” [E10], “Gamertell” [E11], “Videogamer” [E12], -misc- [E5][E7][E13], “Cultura de blog” [E14]).

I have a feeling I’m actually missing a couple of things. Anyway, I’m not sure if I can keep this thing up - I can declare that this will be my 2nd, or third last update. The final update would be around a week before the release of the video game “Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure”, or after a week; by then, it’s up to you guys to explore the game by yourselves.
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#2 Posted: 10:20:15 18/09/2011
isnt there already a topic about this?
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#3 Posted: 10:55:26 18/09/2011
Yeah, but it wasn't by the same person who posted the first 'What we know about the game' topic. So we should post in this one from now on.
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#4 Posted: 10:59:12 18/09/2011
CREDITS:
Yep, it’s a new section...(although it’s somewhat small right now).. Think about it, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure wouldn’t exist with the people at Toys for Bob developing the game, and Activision (video game company owned by big time multi-industry French company Vivendi) helping them along in terms of providing financial assets. Plus, since the game is going to come out soon, it would be a good time to gather up names of people working on the game.

Actually, when you work on a video game, only a few people are allowed to talk about it. There's a NDA that you need to sign when you start to work in the video game industry/company, specifying that you won't talk about what your are working on until the game comes out.

When the game comes out, you are allowed to say that you worked on it, but you can't talk about the characters, the levels, the achievements, etc. You can't spoil the game. Also, you are not allowed to do a review on it or a walk through.

So this is why you'll get a hard time finding those people, except if they want to lose their job. Until the game comes out, what you will find with be some blog post or youtube interview here and here about people (we already know them) that are allowed to speak.
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#5 Posted: 12:31:04 18/09/2011
Man, NDAs be trolling.
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#6 Posted: 12:47:50 18/09/2011
What do you mean?
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#7 Posted: 12:48:46 18/09/2011
Quote: Prysom
Man, NDAs be trolling.



I'm so thick, what's an NDA?
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#8 Posted: 12:48:52 18/09/2011
Not being able to make walkthroughs once the game is out? Man.
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#9 Posted: 12:50:43 18/09/2011
Non-disclosure agreement

But yes, even walkthrough...
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#10 Posted: 12:51:17 18/09/2011
Quote: Prysom
Not being able to make walkthroughs once the game is out? Man.



Yeah I knew that, God to the person's comment above you, even though it's the same username as me, it's my clone, stupid clone!
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#11 Posted: 12:53:19 18/09/2011
Nonetheless, it must suck...
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#12 Posted: 12:54:40 18/09/2011
Is it that fun to write a walkthrough?
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#13 Posted: 12:55:19 18/09/2011
YES. Or at least make a video walkthrough.
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#14 Posted: 12:58:53 18/09/2011
Quote: Reimu
Is it that fun to write a walkthrough?


No don't listen to him.
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#15 Posted: 12:59:00 18/09/2011
Oh well, I never tried =)
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#16 Posted: 13:03:44 18/09/2011
Quote: SuperSpyroFan
Quote: Reimu
Is it that fun to write a walkthrough?


No don't listen to him.


It's called, use a video camera.
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#17 Posted: 13:06:27 18/09/2011
Quote: Prysom
Quote: SuperSpyroFan
Quote: Reimu
Is it that fun to write a walkthrough?


No don't listen to him.


It's called, use a video camera.



You don't say.
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#18 Posted: 13:37:07 18/09/2011
Quote: Prysom
Quote: SuperSpyroFan
Quote: Reimu
Is it that fun to write a walkthrough?


No don't listen to him.


It's called, use a video camera.



Why use a video camera when you can use a capture card?
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#19 Posted: 13:41:09 18/09/2011
Quote: sonicbrawler182
Quote: Prysom
Quote: SuperSpyroFan


No don't listen to him.


It's called, use a video camera.



Why use a video camera when you can use a capture card?



I used to use an Easycap capture device.
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#20 Posted: 13:58:50 18/09/2011
I has Dazzle capture device.
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#21 Posted: 14:05:41 18/09/2011
And the subject was... smilie
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#22 Posted: 16:10:07 18/09/2011
I know I keep asking this, but does anyone know if the Wii version is compatible with Gamecube controllers?
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#23 Posted: 16:18:30 18/09/2011
I don't know if it will, since a gameplay video showed a feature that needed the player to shake his wii-mote?
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#24 Posted: 16:27:27 18/09/2011
That same action is mapped to the right stick on the Xbox 360 version, you just wiggle it back and forth.
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#25 Posted: 16:30:04 18/09/2011
So maybe it is mapped too on the right stick of the game cube controller? We will see I guess, I didn't find a site about the compatibility of the controllers. Maybe closer to the release date we will know.
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#26 Posted: 17:07:38 18/09/2011
I think it would e wise for developers to program games so that you can turn off the motion controls on the Wii and used the Wiimote as a normal controler.

EDIT: Also, do any of these toys introduce new content, other than the character? My dad suggested that they should distribute new content that way, because it might be cheaper than making a full game to release it in bits and peices. Once you put the new content toy on the portal the information is saved to your game so even once that character is gone off the portal the content stays and you can use different characters in the new area or whatever. It could also be used to test new game ideas before they go into the actual game.
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#27 Posted: 17:14:29 18/09/2011
I'm still wondering who Tom Bromhead is voicing in the game.
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#28 Posted: 17:21:25 18/09/2011
Quote: NEW_SpyroLUVA
I think it would e wise for developers to program games so that you can turn off the motion controls on the Wii and used the Wiimote as a normal controler.

EDIT: Also, do any of these toys introduce new content, other than the character? My dad suggested that they should distribute new content that way, because it might be cheaper than making a full game to release it in bits and peices. Once you put the new content toy on the portal the information is saved to your game so even once that character is gone off the portal the content stays and you can use different characters in the new area or whatever. It could also be used to test new game ideas before they go into the actual game.


The expansions?
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#29 Posted: 17:55:13 18/09/2011
Who on earth is Tom Bromhead?
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#30 Posted: 18:00:24 18/09/2011
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0111319/

Guess it will help.
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#31 Posted: 18:00:46 18/09/2011
He's one of the voice actors in Skylanders we discovered back in late 2010. Because of him, we knew of Spyro's Kingdom (now known as Skylanders) and its existence.
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#32 Posted: 18:08:45 18/09/2011
But well, since he did quite a leak, maybe he got fired?
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#33 Posted: 18:12:10 18/09/2011
I swear I've seen Tom in a film before, but the name of it isn't coming to mind.
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#34 Posted: 18:26:16 18/09/2011 | Topic Creator
Quote: Reimu
CREDITS:
Yep, it’s a new section...(although it’s somewhat small right now).. Think about it, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure wouldn’t exist with the people at Toys for Bob developing the game, and Activision (video game company owned by big time multi-industry French company Vivendi) helping them along in terms of providing financial assets. Plus, since the game is going to come out soon, it would be a good time to gather up names of people working on the game.

Actually, when you work on a video game, only a few people are allowed to talk about it. There's a NDA that you need to sign when you start to work in the video game industry/company, specifying that you won't talk about what your are working on until the game comes out.

When the game comes out, you are allowed to say that you worked on it, but you can't talk about the characters, the levels, the achievements, etc. You can't spoil the game. Also, you are not allowed to do a review on it or a walk through.

So this is why you'll get a hard time finding those people, except if they want to lose their job. Until the game comes out, what you will find with be some blog post or youtube interview here and here about people (we already know them) that are allowed to speak.

Ah. that makes sense; I actually put those names based on the interviews/previews we've been getting, so it might be a good idea to have it. I created that section as to redirect the people to the list so they know who worked on the game. I do not mean to get them fired in actuality as if they're discovered before the video game release. My apologies for that.
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#35 Posted: 18:26:59 18/09/2011
Quote: Aura24
He's one of the voice actors in Skylanders we discovered back in late 2010. Because of him, we knew of Spyro's Kingdom (now known as Skylanders) and its existence.



I can't tell who plays Spyro from the video on SL website. But it sounds familer to me.
I swear, Spyro sounds criminaly insane on that video.
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#36 Posted: 18:38:06 18/09/2011
Yeah, or like some tortured animal.
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#37 Posted: 20:57:48 18/09/2011
hey, HEY!! whats wrong with the topic that we already have?
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#38 Posted: 20:58:39 18/09/2011
Geez, Lyra, calm down, this topic is more official since the other Skylanders News topic was created by the original poster, iSO.
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#39 Posted: 21:46:47 18/09/2011 | Topic Creator
Quote: Aura24
Geez, Lyra, calm down, this topic is more official since the other Skylanders News topic was created by the original poster, iSO.

Pretty much. In addition, I created this "sequel" topic because the previous topic just hit the 2500 posts limit that dark52 enforced in the forums earlier this year. So fresh start here and there.
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#40 Posted: 21:47:53 18/09/2011
I was wondering why everything capped off so soon...
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#41 Posted: 01:05:28 19/09/2011
Senior Engineer, Brian Magrum has worked on the audio of Skylanders:

http://www.gameindustry.com/ih/item.asp?id=3570
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#42 Posted: 01:41:27 19/09/2011
Quote: Prysom
I was wondering why everything capped off so soon...


If you're referring to the 2500 post cap, it's because the forums were getting too full of both old topics, and big topics, which some had over 90 pages. So to clean up the forum, he deleted the oldest topics in certain forums, and put a posting cap on those that were still open.

Something tells me I have something wrong here.
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#43 Posted: 05:38:32 19/09/2011
fine...the topic is closed anyway..
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#44 Posted: 09:50:40 19/09/2011
If you live in Australia it seems Big W has Drill Sergeant as an exclusive.
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#45 Posted: 10:11:32 19/09/2011
Quote: dark52
If you live in Australia it seems Big W has Drill Sergeant as an exclusive.



Wow, I have never seen that before smilie
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#46 Posted: 10:18:34 19/09/2011
CRAP! That stuff adds up FAST!
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#47 Posted: 15:45:12 19/09/2011
Quote: dark52
If you live in Australia it seems Big W has Drill Sergeant as an exclusive.



If you live in the UK you have WhirlWind exclusivley at Tesco. http://iceydragoness.deviantart.com/#/d4ab2kn
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#48 Posted: 19:37:08 19/09/2011
New Skylanders Questions & Answers interview with Alex Ness: http://www.kidzworld.com/artic...adventure-qanda

We will buy the toys anywhere where games are sold!
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#49 Posted: 00:42:34 20/09/2011
I liek the mention of TV show in there. I for one whould not be suprised if Skylanders got a Saturday morning cartoon, maybe made by Nickolodeon since they already collaborated with them for the tour.
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#50 Posted: 01:23:22 20/09/2011
Oh, that would be a riot.
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