Skylanders Giants Gets A Release Date And A New Character

Did you hear that shrill shriek echoing through the air a while ago? The sound of blissful children reading gaming news? That can only mean one thing: Skylanders news.

It’s not just any Skylanders news either, it could be the best things fans of the series hear all day: the next batch of Skylanders are coming in fast, as Activision announced a October 21st release date for Skylanders Giants. The insanely popular toy/video game hybrid also added a new character, Swarm. Swarm’s intro video and info can be seen below.

Skylanders scares the hell out of me. I know I’ll love it if I try it, but all of those figures…my wallet is just recovering from the Steam Summer Sale, I can’t unleash a new hell onto it just yet. Perhaps when October hits, I’ll be ready, but for now I hope all the Skylanders buffs out there are circling their calenders: the Giants are coming.

Element: AIR
Character Type: Giant
Bio: Swarm was once a prince from a proud race of mysterious insect warriors that had built their entire civilization inside a giant honeycombed pyramid. Growing up as one of the 9,000 members of the royal family, he was never permitted to leave the hive. But unlike his brethren, there was a magical quality to Swarm that caused him to grow much larger than the rest of his kind. No longer able to fit amongst the rest of his colony, the young prince broke the long standing tradition and stepped out into the open world – where his size and strength would be put to good use in the legendary battle between the Giants and the Arkeyans.