The game is released for the Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
The gameplay follows heavily from the previous title, SWAP Force. The game introduces the Skylanders Creatures, which are quadrupedal animals larger than the core Skylanders, but smaller than the Giants. These Creatures can be mounted by a core Skylander to grant them a second element, and well as an unconfirmed enhancement. Though it is confirmed that a mounted core Skylander and the creature it is riding will share experience.
It is confirmed that, similar to the SWAP Zones from SWAP Force, there will be Creature zones, in which only a creature with the correct movement ability can access. There are going to be eight movement abilities. It is also stated that the Creatures will not have catchphrases to make them more animal-like.
Confirmed characters consist of sixteen returning and sixteen new core Skylanders, as well as twenty-four creatures, as well as eight LightCore Skylanders.
- Blazing Spyro - Series 4/Magic
- Goldslingin' Trigger Happy - Series 4/Tech
- General Gill Grunt - Series 4/Water