Saturday, September 15, 2012

The new Skylanders Giants spot is loaded with 'new' everything

Check out a bunch of the Giant-sized features and characters that the forthcoming Skylanders sequel will be bringing to consoles and PC next month.

Skylanders Giants builds upon the breakthrough fundamentals of the Skylanders Spyro's Adventure™-- merging the physical and virtual realms with an innovative line of cross-platform toys with "brains," which players everywhere can magically bring to life in the world of Skylands. Using the mystical Portal of Power®, players once again lead a team of heroic Skylanders in a new adventure to save their world. Portal Masters will journey through new areas of Skylands, encountering new enemies, solving fun puzzles, overcoming different hazards and obstacles, and finding a variety of collectable rewards and treasure. Skylanders Giants introduces sixteen new characters to build on the magic of Skylanders Spyro's Adventures, including super-sized giants with powers to match, as well as the new LightCore™ Skylanders that light-up in the game and in the real-world as players transport them to Skylands using the Portal of Power. Additionally, the game features new Hero Challenges, more Battle Mode gameplay, and advanced integration across console, handheld, mobile and Skylanders Universe. Skylanders Giants is in development by Toys for Bob for Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Windows PC and mobile devices and will hit retail shelves on October 21st.
Activision's Skylanders was a massive hit for the company (that may be an understatement) and still is going strong. So there's really no doubt that Giants will just as big of a smash. Personally, I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with the new integration between the mobile game and the home version.

Well... that and restarting my collection of, uh, 'gaming accessories'.