Renowned video game publisher Activision is giving a heads-up to gamers regarding what to expect from their booth at this year’s upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. CEO Eric Hirshberg expressed enthusiasm for not only their upcoming titles but for the video game industry as a whole. He stated Activision will continue to develop games that contain key features that gamers want: gameplay, immersive worlds and cool innovations. Their targeted line-up will consist of three titles, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Destiny, and Skylanders SWAP Force.
One of the industry’s most successful franchises is Call of Duty. During the Microsoft press conference back in May, Call of Duty: Ghosts made its first official appearance and unveiled some details associated with the new big title. Set in an all-new world with a fresh batch of characters, the game is sure to attract new gamers to the series. Online multiplayer will have notable changes in the game and will be unveiled in the upcoming months. This next iteration is sure to be a stunning leap for the franchise. Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to be released on November 5th of this year on current and next-generation consoles (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 and PC).
Back in February, Bungie, the creators of Halo unveiled their next project: Destiny. In Destiny, the players will take the role as a Guardian of the last city on Earth. As Guardians, players will travel across the ancient ruins of our solar system varying from Mars to Venus. Upon doing so, players will also wield incredible powers as they battle humanity’s enemies as they try to reclaim what was lost during the downfall of mankind’s Golden Age. Destiny ties its incredible universe through cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities all throughout this bold new title. Details are scarce regarding Destiny but from what has been shown, the title looks promising. Destiny will also be available on current and next-generation consoles.
Last but not least to be presented is the much-anticipated Skylanders SWAP Force. Skylanders SWAP Force allows gamers to have unprecedented levels of choice regarding how they can explore the Skylands and battle Kaos. Players will have the option to swap the top and bottom half of the toys to transform the 16 SWAP Force characters into a whopping 250 unique combinations. Set in a world with rich detail and visuals, Skylanders SWAP Force takes the player on an all-new adventure with 32 unknown heroic characters, each being different.
In addition to the new characters, Skylanders SWAP Force will be forward-compatible with the previous 100+ characters from both Skylander’s Spyro’s Adventure as well as Skylanders Giants. Skylanders SWAP Force is set to be released in North America on the 13th of October with pre-order sales beginning today. As a pre-order bonus, fans will receive a free Skylander toy. Skylanders SWAP Force will be on all current and next-generation consoles as well as the Nintendo 3DS.