Skylanders Giants Debuts 16 New Characters, Tech with October 21 Release

Portal Masters everywhere will once again face the evil Portal Master Kaos in a brand new adventure in Skylanders Giants, which is poised to prove that bigger really is better when the game hits store shelves in North America on October 21 for Nintendo’s Wii system, Nintendo 3DS, the Xbox 360 game and entertainment system, and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

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Skylanders Giants, from Activision Publishing, Inc., has already received endorsements from the Toys“R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List, the Toy Insider “Hot 20 Toys for the Holidays” and Time To Play’s “Holiday 2012 Most Wanted List.”

Skylanders Giants builds on the success of its predecessor by dramatically enhancing the magic of bringing toys to life in an exciting virtual experience as first introduced in Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. The game features 16 new characters, led by eight Giant Skylanders, who are twice the size of their comrades. The Giants each have exciting new powers and abilities to match their size. Joining the Giants are eight new Skylanders, who also feature never-before-seen powers.

Skylanders Giants will leap to Wii U on November 18. In the Wii U version, the game takes advantage of the system’s motion and touchscreen controls. Meanwhile, Nintendo 3DS owners will experience a new adventure exclusive to this version. The storyline features fan-favorites Flynn, Hugo, and Cali, and introduces the villainous Captain Frightbeard.

Skylanders Giants is rated “E10+.” For more information, visit www.skylanders.com.