It may surprise some of you to find out that Activision and Toys for Bob's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
actually was the Number 1 new kid's IP for 2011 according to NPD data. Undoubtedly, this means the title met with a good deal of success, so Activision has announced that a sequel, Skylander's Giants
, is now in development.
Just like Spyro's Adventure
will incorporate the use of real-world toys within a video game environment. The new title promises "a variety of new characters, new challenges, a thrilling new story-driven adventure, and advanced integration across console, handheld, mobile and online".
They also released further details as to what to expect:
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.
In addition to the details, we also have some screens and a trailer to share with you.
is currently set for a Fall 2012 release.