So another year of E3 has come and gone. A lot of good Skylanders news and updates came out, but unfortunately not quite as much as I had hoped. The good news is that gives us plenty to look forward to over the coming months. With that being said, here's what we have learned…

Skylanders SWAP Force will be released on October 13, 2013. It will be released for seven major platforms including PS4 and Xbox One.

There is a new Portal of Power so you will be required to purchase a Starter Pack which will retail for $74.99. The 16 SWAP Force figures will cost $14.99 with the Core figures selling at $9.99. You will notice this pricing is very similar to Skylanders Giants.

If my calculations are correct, we have been shown 24 of the 56 characters that were announced in the beginning of the year. We are also aware of one variant that will be included in the 3DS Starter Pack (as has become tradition).

For a more in-depth analysis, I will leave you in the capable hands of Wiisdom.

But before I go, let me remind you that (while supplies last) you can get a free LightCore Hex figure if you pre-order Skylanders SWAP Force now. I have my order in, do you?

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