A first in the history of gaming (and tourism), Skylanders has been ‘virtually’ twinned with Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Activision, VisitScotland and The Highland Council have teamed up to twin the real world destination with the popular video game world to celebrate the month of SWAPtober and the release of Skylanders: Swap Force. Located off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Skye boasts stunning mountain scenery, sea lochs and wildlife and attracts visitors from all over the world.
To commemorate this virtual crossover, one of Skylanders most famous characters, Wash Buckler, toured some of the scenic isles famous landmarks and visited children in Portree primary school. Skylanders have also taken over the Isle of Skye website, where fans worldwide can type SWAP on the homepage to watch the magic unfold. SWAP Force is due out in Europe on October 18 and will be available on most current and next-gen platforms.