The Eagerly Anticipated Skylanders Giants
A follow up to the game Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, is due for launch in fall 2012, and known as click here.. The first, and only information to be released by the publisher Activision, was at the New York Toy Fair in Feb .. For all those new to the Skylanders Sensation, Skylanders has successfully bridged the gap between video games and real world toys. Available for the PC, WII, XBox 360, PS3 and 3DS, the video game Skylanders comes in a starter pack, along with three skylanders characters and a Portal of Power. It is the Portal of Power which links the toys and the video game together.The Skylanders character is instantly transported to the Skylands and ready to battle in a world of adventure, as soon as you place the figure on the portal. You can play individually or with or against friends, and players act as Portal Masters helping to defend the magical world of Skylands.. The player simply takes the Skylander off the portal and replaces it with yet another to change the Skylanders Character they are playing with. Or, if two people are playing with or against each other, 2 Skylanders figures are placed on the portal.
Presently there are thirty two different Skylanders figures to collect. The figures are grouped in 8 distinct elements: Air, Tech, Earth, Life, Water, Undead, Magic and Fire. Each individual Skylander group possesses their very own weaknesses and strengths. In addition to these characters there are legendary versions of 4 figures, a Dark Spyro, limited to 3DS and the very rare gold and silver Skylanders. These original Skylands Figures are totally transferrable to the new game, and I am certain that will be a huge relief to parents. The customisations and levels that a character may have already gained will also be transferred to the new game.
The new skylanders giants game will have 8 brand new Skylanders Giants figures. The really awesome thing about these new Giants, besides the fact that they are about 2 times the size of ordinary Skylanders, is that they light up when placed on the Portal of Power. A Life Skylander, named Tree Rex, was the onlyl Skylanders Giant to be revealed at the show. These new Giants are able to use their brute force to their advantage, and will have new in-game capabilities. There will also be 4 additional Skylandes Figures that will light up when placed on the Portal of Power. We know that one of these characters is Prism Break. Adding to the collection will be 8 completely new Skylanders, again probably one for each element. Last although not least, twenty-four of the original Skylanders characters, from the first game are to be re-released. We are informed the only difference in these characters, is that the real life toys will be in different poses and carring different weapons.
With the last remaining Skylanders to be released from Spyro's Adventure and the upcoming launch of Skylanders Giants, there certainly is a lot to look ahead to in the next 6 months. Stay tuned for more up to date information.
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