Activision announces Skylanders Giants

A new entry in the toy/video game hybrid series

Activision isn't wasting any time and is looking to capitalise on the popularity of toy/game hybrid Skylanders with a brand new title called 'Skylanders Giants'.

According to the PR spiel, "Skylanders Giants builds upon the breakthrough fundamentals of the first game - merging the physical and virtual realms with an innovative line of cross-platform toy figures that have 'brains'". Giants will feature a bunch of new characters, challenges, story as well as better integration across different platforms and with Skylanders Spyro's Universe.
Here's the bullet point breakdown:

  • Going Big: Skylanders Giants introduces eight new highly collectible figures that are more than twice the size of the main skylanders cast in both physical and virtual form. Their in-game powers and abilities reflect their colossal scale.
  • Bright Lights: Helping to further the real world magic of bringing toys to life, Skylanders Giants includes a set of characters that feature spectacular new light technology integrated into the toys, allowing the figure to light up when near or on the Portal of Power. These characters have additional in-game benefits as well. Batteries are not required.
  • Brand New Skylanders: Eight new regular sized skylanders, each with their own unique powers, abilities, and personality, join the adventure alongside the Giants.
  • Forward Compatibility: Every beloved character from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants, leveled-up stats and customizations intact. Wider Worlds: Portal Masters will see all new arenas and more gameplay options in Battle Mode for exciting head-to-head play, as well as enhanced Elemental Zones, new Hero Challenges, and other features that encourage players to collect and level up every character.