Activision jumps into kids' game with 'Skylanders'
NEW YORK (AP) — To impress kids these days, it's not enough to make another video game.
Mere action figures won't do, either.
So Activision is merging the two.
With "Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure," Activision is using some of its "Guitar Hero" technology in a new venture that's part handheld toy, part digital entertainment.
Aimed at kids, "Skylanders" is among the latest and most ambitious game in a growing genre that blends a child's physical world with a video game and online media.
The new game marks Activision's latest stab at a must-have holiday hit, less than a year after it killed off its iconic "Guitar Hero" franchise.
"Skylanders" is available for $70 beginning Sunday in North America.
The game is rated E10, meaning it's suitable for everyone over 10.