Tag Archive: spyro

Skylanders sales top $500 million

When Activision-Blizzard launched Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure in 2011, there were a lot of questions about its chances of success. A hybrid toy/video game based on an aging franchise? Would people be interested? The… Continue reading

Apptastic: Skylanders Cloud Patrol

Unlike its popular console cousin, the app store incantation of Skylanders isn’t exactly heavy on story. That doesn’t stop Skylanders Cloud Patrol from being an incredibly entertaining and time sucking game, though. Read… Continue reading

Activision’s Skylanders Attracts Core, Kid Gamers Alike

[Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg talks with Gamasutra about bringing new life to the Spyro series with Skylanders, and how the company’s toy-based approach with the game could pay off big.] Over the course of its… Continue reading

Spyro soars again in acclaimed hybrid ‘Skylanders’

Three years ago, when Activision was trying to figure out what to do next with the long-running Spyro the Dragon series, it really didn’t have ambitious plans. While the character was tremendously popular… Continue reading

Toys and video games collide in new Spyro game

With gigantic franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft in its back pocket (which apparently has a Guitar Hero-sized hole in it), Activision has a firm grip on the adult audience. Now… Continue reading