Not since Pokemon has a “gotta get ‘em all” mentality hit gaming like it has with Skylanders. Shipments would hit stores and be gone within a few short days. And when someone had finally gotten all the new characters for themselves or their kid, the next wave would hit. And come October, we get to do it all over again.
When Skylanders Giants was announced, details were still a little unclear as to how the classic Skylanders would fit into this new game world. Even more questions arose when the new Skylanders Starter Pack was revealed. Would players of the original need to purchase another Portal of Power and a repeat Cinder Skylander to get to play Skylanders Giants? With this latest features trailer (seen after the jump) we get all the important facts.
First off, the Starter Pack will be available for the Wii, Wii U, XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS and will retail for $79.99. It will include Skylanders Giants, the Portal of Power, one Giant, one New Skylander and one Series 2 Skylander.
Next, for people who owned the original Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, there will be the Portal Owner’s Pack which will sell for $59.99 and contain the game and one Giant.
The Giants will sell for $14.99 each and LightCore Skylanders will sell for $11.99 each and only be useable with Skylanders Giants.
Series 2 Skylanders will be $9.99 and work with both Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants.
All of the original Skylander figures from the first game will work with all upgrades and experience in tact in Skylanders Giants with the added bonus of a new level cap for characters upped to 15.
Skylanders Giants is set to come out on October 21st for the PlayStation 3, Wii, XBox 360 and Nintendo 3DS and this holiday for the Wii U.