Skylanders Giants announced, features bigger figures

Activision has taken the wraps off "Skylanders Giants," a new game coming that features larger characters, light-up figures, and the ability to import characters from the first game.

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Activision announced Skylanders Giants today, following rumors sparked by domain registrations. The new game will add twenty more figures to the line-up, including the titular "Giants" and figures that light up. Figures from the existing Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure will be compatible as well.

Of the twenty figures, eight will be the larger-scaled "Giants" with larger dimensions both as figures and in the game. Eight other new figures will be regular-sized. Some of the figures will also light up when near the "Portal" accessory, and those include special in-game benefits. Current Skylanders can be brought in with all their current levels and abilities intact. The game also promises more options for Battle Mode, closer integration with the online "Spyro's Universe" world, and enhanced Elemental Zones and Hero challenges.

Activision will be showing off the toys at the International Toy Fair in New York between February 12-15. The game is set to launch this year for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and unnamed handheld and mobile devices -- presumably the 3DS will be one, and the Vita might get its own version too. The game will cost $69.99 for its starter pack, like its predecessor. A representative confirmed to Shacknews that current players can use their existing Portal accessory, and a cheaper (Portal-less) SKU will be available.

Check out a trailer below.

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    February 7, 2012 7:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Skylanders Giants announced, features bigger figures.

    Activision has taken the wraps off "Skylanders Giants," a new game coming that features larger characters, light-up figures, and the ability to import characters from the first game.

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      February 7, 2012 7:39 AM

      Skylanders is marketing genius and the bane of parents everywhere. I bet the Giants cost three times as much.

      Haha, I have to give Kottick credit on this one.

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      February 7, 2012 7:46 AM

      "The game is set to launch this year "

      wow the last game came out last christmas season and they're already making a game that will make the last game redundant? the base

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      February 7, 2012 8:10 AM

      If only they could provide stock of the regular skylanders in stores, or a way to order the ones you want online.

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        February 7, 2012 8:18 AM

        which ones are you looking for? the ones that are out of stock here:

        http://www.toywiz.com/skysinglepack.html

        sometimes you can only buy specifc toys in a pack of 3 or in a expansion pack

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          February 7, 2012 8:22 AM

          Holy shit! lol...

          $80 for Stealth Elf?

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            February 7, 2012 8:28 AM

            lol I didnt even notice that. I bought Stealth elf for $7.99

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          February 7, 2012 8:26 AM

          hahahaha. please don't buy any from this place, jesus christ those prices are jacked through the roof. We bought the majority of ours on launch day, and I just got a wind one for the gf from Amazon a couple weeks ago for normal ($7.99) price.

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          February 7, 2012 8:30 AM

          Haven't been able to pick up any Air skylander. My kid wanted the target one (that shoots rainbows lol) but it's like 200 bucks on ebay.

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            February 7, 2012 8:36 AM

            jesus. I have most of them and paid normal price. bought them before christmas. I had no idea they were that much in demand

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