[Updated: Skylanders Universe BETA opened in mid-October at http://universe.skylanders.com/ but Activision has failed to re-direct the domain SkylandersUniverse.com to the site at the time of this update.]
The upcoming Activision game Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure set for release on October 16, 2011 in the United States, allows players to connect action figures to the platform of their choice. The video game and toys will work with consoles including the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii.
But for those people without a game system, Skylanders will also be playable on the web.
Activision already has an official website that provides details about the game on Skylandersgame.com, but the actual site for playing the web version of the game come October, will likely be SkylandersUniverse.com, according to recent domain registrations.
Activision has been busy registering domain names this past week for Modern Warfare 6 and Black Ops 6, a yet-to-be-announced Call of Duty Elite Founders Program, and now for Skylander’s Spyro’s Adventure.
The domains, all registered on August 16 through its registrar MarkMonitor include: spyrosuniverse.com, skylandersuniverse.com and skylandersspyrosuniverse.com.
References to Skylander’s Universe have been popping up on the web, on UK product order pages for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.
Here’s a look at the Whois record.
Activision Publishing, Inc
3100 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica CA 90405
Domain Name: skylandersuniverse.com
Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http ://www.markmonitor.com
Created on…………..: 2011-08-16.
Expires on…………..: 2013-08-16.
Record last updated on..: 2011-08-17.