Activision announced today that Vicarious Visions will develop the next title in the Skylanders series, Skylanders Swap Force, for the Wii U.
Skylanders is well-known for the ability to turn figurines in reality to a playable character in-game, and this addition to the franchise gives players something new to try: swapping. Each Skylanders action figure will have a bottom and top half, and the parts can be interchanged to create all kind of different new character combinations.
Nintendo just detailed that the NFC feature capability on the Wii U GamePad will be used before the end of the year, and this game would be perfect for that. The NFC reader on the GamePad could detect the action figure arrangement to then display in the Skylanders Swap Force.