Skylanders Giants Announced by Activision
Activision has unsurprisingly announced a sequel to 2011 smash hit Skylanders. Skylanders Giants introduces eight brand new figures that are over twice the size of the established cast – both in the game and in real life. Eight new traditional sized characters will also be introduced.
The figures also feature new in-built light technology that activates when the figures come close to the game’s Portal of Power peripheral. Interestingly, batteries are not required.
Characters from the original game will be compatible with the sequel. An array of new online modes has also been confirmed.
“Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure’s success in 2011 validated an exciting idea—that with the right technology, and the creative minds to support it with engaging characters and story, we could define a new model for children’s play,” Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg stated.
“Skylanders Giants marks the evolution of this core concept. We’ve got super-sized figures, remarkably cool new characters that light up, as if by magic, and more ways to play and explore Skylands than ever before.”
“The game was an enormous success last holiday shopping season, and the toys seem to evaporate as soon as they arrive on our store shelves. We’re excited to continue our enthusiastic support for Skylanders with a comprehensive, global marketing program to introduce Giants to our customers.”