Skylanders on Kindle Fire HD
Activision has announced that Skylanders Cloud Patrol would be made immediately available on the new Kindle Fire HD (as well as the first generation Kindle Fire).
“Including accessory packs and figures, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure was the #1 best-selling console and hand-held game overall in dollars for the first six
months of 2012 in the U.S. and Europe and has quickly become a phenomenon across all gaming platforms,” said John Coyne, consumer marketing vice president at
Activision. “We are thrilled to team up with Amazon to now bring the franchise to millions of Kindle Fire users.”
The Kindle Fire HD version of Skylanders Cloud Patrol will be the exclusive (and first time available ever) option to purchase toys within the game/app itself with the push of the button. Using the 1-click purchase option and “always logged in” feature of Amazon on the Kindle Fire HD, when you purchase the item it will immediately become available in-game. This seems like a no brainer option for Skylanders, though I imagine that parents are not going to be thrilled when their Amazon linked account bank/credit card gets charged for a million dollars in Skylanders toys because their children have some anxious fingers.