Activision has announced that its first in a series of webisodes dedicated to Skylanders is now online. Watch the video below, and check out the official press release.
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced Skylanders Boomcast -a series of online webisodes for the best-selling kids game of the year2 – which debuts Friday, “SWAPtober” 4 on the Skylanders YouTube channel. Offering a weekly glimpse into the magical world of Skylands, Skylanders Boomcast will be hosted by actor Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) as he brings fans the latest Skylanders franchise news, gameplay tips and tricks, fan art, character spotlights, exclusive interviews with the Skylanders team and more, straight from the source.
“Our young fans have a tremendous appetite for all things Skylanders. Skylanders Boomcast is an innovative way to turn marketing content into entertainment content,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “This will be the destination where our fans can dive deeper into the world of Skylanders than ever before.”
The show’s launch kicks-off SWAPtober, a month of activities celebrating the newest Skylanders game – Skylanders SWAP Forcetm, which will hit stores on October 13 in North America, October 16 in Australia and October 18 in Europe.
“I’m so honored and excited to be a part of Skylanders Boomcast! The fact that I get to bring Skylanders news to Portal Masters around the world is a dream job, and I can’t wait to see what amazing things fans will bring to the table,” said Zachary Gordon, host of Skylanders Boomcast. “It’s been really great working with Activision on this project, and I just know that fans will love what the team has in store for them.”