Gamescom 2012: New Skylanders Giants Characters

Gamescom 2012: New Skylanders Giants Characters

Two new Skylanders join the fight

Written by Lexley Ford (Lexual) on 16 August 12 at 09:59

Activision has revealed two new playable characters and a selection of screenshots for their upcoming title, Skylanders Giants, at this year’s GamesCom currently taking place in Cologne, Germany. The two new Skylanders are Chill, a Water Skylander with a double-sided spear and Shroomboom, a slingshot wielding Life Skylander.

Chill Art

Chill


Name: Chill
Element Family: Water
Character Type: New Skylander
Catch Phrase: Stay Cool!

Bio: Chill was the sworn guardian and personal protector of the Snow Queen. As captain of the queen’s guard, her many heroic deeds had earned her the respect of the entire Ice Kingdom. But when the Cyclops army began to expand their empire into the northern realms, the Snow Queen was taken prisoner during her watch, and Chill has never forgiven herself for letting it happen. Ashamed and embarrassed, she left the Ice Kingdom behind and swore never to return until she could reclaim her honor. Now as a member of the Skylanders, she remains courageous and strong, while always on the lookout for her lost queen.
Shroomboom Art

Shroomboom


Name: Shroomboom
Element Family: Life
Character Type: New Skylander
Catch Phrase: He Shoots, he Spores!

Bio: Shroomboom was most unfortunate to have been born in a pizza topping garden belonging to Kaos. Growing up among his fellow fungi, he knew it was only a matter of time before a late night craving would bring about their demise. So Shroomboom took a twig and a strand of spider web and made a slingshot. One by one, he launched all of his friends over the garden fence before flinging himself over to join them. Then he guided them all to the edge of the island and leapt to freedom, using his mushroom cap to catch a friendly breeze. Now as a member of the Skylanders, Shroomboom continues to perform courageous deeds… but he can be hard to find on pizza night.
As I mentioned earlier, a few screenshots were also released featuring the new characters in action.

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Skylanders Giants is due to be released on October 19th in Europe and October 21st in North America.
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Teh Paralyzer
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I WANT SO BAD! Both of them! Hehe Shroomboom..what a weird name
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Posted on 16 August 12 at 11:36
Loved the first Skylanders. Any news yet on if you can use the old portal with the new game??
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You can use the old Portal. The game will be released in 2 versions, one with and one without portal. Some Characters will also work with the first game!
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cool
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NMN said:You can use the old Portal. The game will be released in 2 versions, one with and one without portal. Some Characters will also work with the first game!None of the new characters will work with the first game. Not even the rereleases.
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I'm excited..
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Great, my wife will like it !
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Posted on 19 August 12 at 16:41
While these don't look awful, my vote still stays with Pokemon. laugh Can't get in to anything else like this if i even try comparing the two.
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Posted on 18 September 12 at 11:34
Fuck I need to finish the first one