Skylanders Giants goes on sale

New video game and figures in Activision's hit toy craze launch today.
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Skylanders Giants has gone on sale in the UK today (October 19th).

The video game and figures are available on the Wii, 3DS, Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. They will head to Wii U on November 18th.

Giants features 16 new characters and eight giants, following on from the phenomenal success of last year's Skylanders.

"It’s really gratifying that in less than a year, we’ve seen Skylanders go from being an intriguing untested new IP to becoming one of the hottest kids franchises in the world, and it has been universally acclaimed by parents, kids and critics alike," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.

"Skylanders is more than just a new piece of interactive entertainment, but a genuinely new kind of thinking in interactive entertainment. 

"The response of the fans has been incredible, and the only way we can return the favour is with a sequel like Skylanders Giants. This game is all about big: big creatures, big worlds, bigger ideas. We’re very excited to see Skylanders Giants finally hit the shelves."

Read ToyNews' exclusive interview with distributor The In Thing about the launch of Skylanders Giants.

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