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KId Icarus: Uprising Takes The Nintendo 3DS By Storm

Amidst all of the Skylander madness, plenty of other games have been receiving incredible recognition, especially the long anticipated Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS. Here at the Skylands, we’ve broken down exactly what features make this title stand out from the rest! 🙂

– A massive array of weapons at Pit’s disposal. Pit can wield weapons from nine separate categories, including blades, claws, staffs, palms, clubs, cannons, orbitars and arms! These weapons each bring their own stats to the battlefield, and can be fused together in any which mixture, immensely multiplying the amount of weapons at Pit’s disposal.

– AR Cards, Lots of AR Cards. Uprising will feature over one hundred different collectible AR cards, that serve as unlockables in the game known as “idols”. The collectibility of AR Cards is a fresh taste to mobile gamers, and definitely adds to the amount of time that can be spent on this packed title.

– Old Meets New; The creators behind Uprising have done an incredible job fusing the classic style of Kid Icarus with the new and improved title for the 3DS, coming together for a deep but satisfying experience. For example, the currency system is built around expendable “hearts”, just like the Classic Kid Icarus.

– Online Multiplayer is well thought out! It’s very rare to find a handheld game with a great online multiplayer mode, but Uprising has captured the true essence of mobile online, and features absolutely non-stop explosive battle shaking the 3DS right out of your hands! You can either play a six player free-for-all mode, which obviously, is every fighter for his/herself, duking it out on a gorgeous battlefield, using weapons, items and strategy in balanced methods. The other mode is Light vs Dark, a 3V3 battle mode, where you duke it out against the opposing team, and then proceed to defeat the opposing team’s “angel”.

Overall Kid Icarus: Uprising is the title 3DS has been looking for, and justly has reached much hype, so pre-order while you can, and check back soon for more Skylanders info!

– Caleb Stiles


Skylanders Wave Four Hits Stores Soon

Skylanders Wave Four has been a long anticipated one, especially because the last Adventure Pack will be released. With an April release, Zook, Lightning Rod and Sunburn will finally make their way to store shelves any shipment now, so keep your eyes peeled! Zook, the once motionless Bambazooker, Sunburn, the rare Phoenix/Dragon Hybrid, and Lightning Rod, the Storm Giant from a distant and cloudy Kingdom. Each of these Skylanders are very unique, and Sunburn comes in the Dragon’s Peak Adventure Pack, so your adventure will be expanded once more! These Skylanders are expected to sneak onto shelves with any shipment, while April 1st is the listed date from sources. Legendary Trigger Happy has also been released to Toys ‘R Us retailers so keep an eye out for him as well, if you have not found one yet!

– Caleb Stiles

Skylanders Giants Story Details

Skylanders Giants is slowly making its massive appearance this fall, and likewise, information and news are slowly trickling down to the general public. Nintendo Power was recently offered a sneak peak by Toys for Bob, and they returned with some great details on the story behind Skylanders Giants.

At the end of Skylanders’ first adventure, Chaos was banished, frozen, and sent hurling towards earth. Conjunctively, Eon warned the Portal Masters that our adventure was only just beginning, and Skylanders Giants picked up right where Eon left off. Chaos is at it again, and is furiously trying to make his way back to the Skylands, only this time, he’s not alone. Chaos has taken reins over a mysterious ancient species that has been in slumbersome solitude for over ten thousand years! In urgent response, Eon revives his own army of titanic heroes, and summons the Skylanders Giants! as Portal Masters, it’s your job to harness the power of the Giants, and take on the infamous Chaos one more time. The team behind Giants wanted to make the playing feel completely different with giants, so you’ll have a fresh taste of gameplay in Skylanders Giants. You will be charging through barriers, wreaking trembling havoc, and obliterating enemies!

Skylanders Giants will be released this fall, featuring eight Giants, eight new regular sized Skylanders, and pose remakes of the original Skylanders! We’ll keep the information coming, so keep the traffic flowing! 🙂

– Caleb Stiles

Dragon’s Peak And Sunburn Details

With the Dragon’s Peak Adventure Pack on its way to store shelves, details are starting to emerge for this final expansion pack, and we’ve go them right here, as well as a collection of incredible Dragon’s Peak and Sunburn images, as seen below. The adventure pack will come with the Dragon’s Peak expansion level, the Sunburn Skylander, the Winged Boots, and the Sparx Dragonfly.

Winged Boots – An incredible speed boost that lasts around thirty seconds.

Sparx Dragonfly – Sparx will flutter around your Skylander, attacking nearby enemies with here fire breath, and will last for about two minutes.

Dragon’s Peak – When placed on the portal, The Dragon’s Peak level will be activated in The Ruins. Dragon’s Peak is a very challenging level for low-level Skylanders. You start your adventure rescuing the Dragon King, and then the level will last an average half an hour, of which you will be faced against many dangerous enemies with relentless attacks.

Sunburn – The elusive phoenix dragon, Sunburn, will take down enemies with his thrashing fiery breath, a quick and dangerous teleport, or even the explosive phoenix dash! Sunburn will only be available in the Dragon’s Peak Adventure Pack, so keep your eyes zoned on those store shelves!

Note: Along with Sunburn, Lightning Rod and Zook are also planned to hit store shelves by the beginning of April. For more information on Skylanders release dates, check out our Skylanders Schedule.

– Caleb Stiles

Skylanders Secrets and Speculations

In an interview with FGTV, Toys for Bob studio founder, Paul Reiche, proclaimed his habit of hiding secrets and unlockables within games, and a few certainly have been discovered in Skylanders, so we’ve made a list of secrets you can look for throughout your adventure! I’ve also spent some time speculating certain factors in the game that could be expresssed later in the future, so we will cover that too! Enjoy, spread the word, and if you have any of your own Skylander secrets or speculations, leave them in the comments below!


– While in the Ruins, sheep will flock to either Drill Sergeant or Boomer.

– In Battle Mode, Skylanders of certain elements have stat boosts against Skylanders of the opposing element. For example, water has stat boosts when fighting against the fire element.

– In the Ruins, you will sometimes find a group of molekin camped out beachside, and if you light their camp fire with a fire attack, you will receive a healthy reward!

– If you head to the Ruins and talk to General Robot after receiving the Tech Source, he will gladly summon a fireworks display for you!

– If you are having trouble reaching the Enemy Goal in any particular level, place Sonic Boom on the Portal of Power and summon her babies. Every baby killed is rewarded as a fallen enemy!

– While floating on the water with your Stump Smash (You have to obtain his Soul Gem to float), press the attack button to spit a stream of water.

– All Earth element Skylanders can destroy rocks without the mining pick, and both Prism Break and Whirlwind can destroy the purple diamonds, located in some levels and Heroic Challenges.

– Occasionally, you can catch a glimpse of a Bark Demon from the Darklight Crypt Adventure Pack munching on come chompies!


-In the trailer for Skylanders Giants, Flameslinger removes his Red Bandana, only to show he has a yellow one underneath. Im guessing and hoping that when the new pose Skylanders are released with Giants, the Flameslinger will feature a yellow bandana!

– One of the Story Scrolls located within the Adventure states that at one time there were hundreds of Skylanders, and hints that one day they may all make their return!

– Upon completing the Adventure, you and your friends freeze Chaos and send him flying for Earth. I’ve been wondering if a Chaos Figure will one day be released, that may serve as an alternate ending or a boss fight expansion level of sorts; basically like a Chaos Adventure Pack!

Keep in mind that the three speculations I made above are in no way confirmed and should not be taken as fact. What are some speculations you may have discovered in Skylanders? Post your ideas in the comments below, and check back soon for some exciting news!

– Caleb Stiles

Rare Skylander Contest Ends Thursday

Hey everyone, we’ve seen some great comments in address to the Skylander contest, so don’t let up. The contest winner will officially be selected Thursday night, so look for a message containing the details! The contest winner will be receiving a Legendary Trigger Happy, because my subscribers are just that awesome! See you Thursday night and good luck on winning my Legendary Trigger Happy! 🙂

– Caleb Stiles

Pokemon Black and White 2 Announced

Nintendo of America has officially announced a Pokemon Black and White sequel via press release, and it is already bursting with surprises. Most were assuming the next game would be of a “Grey” version or of that sort, but surprisingly, The sequels will be known as Pokemon Black 2, and Pokemon White 2. Nintendo of America went on to state that this game would be full of surprises, and based on the box art below, I believe them! Pokemon Black and White 2 are confirmed for a North American release this Fall. Tell us what you think about this unexpected sequel, we’d love to see your opinions in the comments!

– Caleb Stiles

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