As the article mentions, there will be more info coming tomorrow, but I just couldn’t wait:
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.
When the game is running, players can put an action figure on a plastic “portal” or stand and watch the toys appear on their TV, and the toy becomes a moving character in the game for the player to control…
… Once a character’s toy is put on the portal and enters the game, as a player collects gold or levels-up his character or upgrades a weapon, that character’s improved abilities are saved in the toy’s memory. Players can take their toy to a friend’s house and, when the character is transported into that game, all of its attributes are available.
Basically Spyro is one of many characters in the game. You have a bunch of real-life toys and you put them on a thing called “the portal of power” and it magics them in and you can play with them in the game.
It’s pretty freakin’ cool. I’m excited 😉