On the back of the highly successful launch of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure in 2011 and the reveal of Skylanders: Spyro’s Universe in December comes the official announcement of the next full game in the series, Skylanders Giants.
Using of the same ‘smart’ toys and ‘Portal of Power’ device as Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure that enabled gamers to transport their real-life figurines into a virtual, interactive world, Skylanders Giants is everything that the previous title was… but bigger!
Due for release later this year across all platforms, Skylanders Giants from Activision and developer Toys For Bob will include the addition of more adventures as well as eight new Skylanders toys that are said to be “more than twice the size” of the regular Skylanders figurines we’ve come to know and enjoy. Eight new normal-sized figures will also become available.
Previously bought Skylanders figures will be compatible with Skylanders Giants, while all of those toys’ accrued stats and abilities will transfer over to the new game, too.
‘Light-up’ functionality has also been revealed for the newer editions of the Skylanders toys, which will illuminate depending on their position to the Portal of Power and perhaps even in-game scenarios.
Still a bit lost about the whole Skylanders game and toy series? Don’t worry, El33tonline’s review of the previous game spells everything out for you.
Also catch the debut trailer for Skylanders Giants below:
Skylanders Giants: Something Big is Coming!
Skylanders Giants Figures on Portal of Power: