The next iteration in the Skylanders franchise, Skylanders Giants, is coming to mobile platforms in addition to the Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and Wii, publisher Activision has confirmed at E3, according to a Pocket Gamer post.

Giants is a pure follow-up to its groundbreaking predecessor, offering similar play with one ... big twist. Eight of its twenty new figures will be larger than the others, which explains whole "giant" part of the game's name. New modes and challenges are also being promised, in addition to light-up figures.

Of course, all of those details are for the traditional versions of Skylanders Giants. As of right now, it's unknown if the mobile versions will be straight-up ports with some sort of cool technology that'll allow people to scan in their toys or if they'll be cheesy spin-offs like Skylanders Sky Patrol on the App Store.

We'll be keeping our eyes on this, but the wait shouldn't be too long. Giants is due out this year, and presumably pretty soon.

[Via Pocket Gamer]

  • pocketmego

    As much as I dug Cloud Patrol, I am kind of hopping for the proper sequel to come to IOS.

  • Nick

    Hey, don't take a dig at cloud patrol, that was a pretty stellar game thank you very much! No, it wasn't the depth of the real full on skylanders, but for a mobile spin off where you could actually use your skylanders in the game. Sure, it was cosmetic, but it still was more than most spinoff games offer.

    I will give It to you that it would be nice to have more, if only because the franchise is so incredibly solid that it deserves more 🙂

    • pocketmego

      Don't get me wrong I played Cloud patrol from the day it launched and for months after. So no disrespect to what I agree was a great game. In fact I can't help but notice a number of its best features made it into another big big favorite of mine, Subway Surfers!

  • EvanVillemez

    I saw "Giants" and desperately hopped it had -something- to do with Giants: Citizen Kabuto.  Anyone?

  • REkzkaRZ

    Eeesh.  Uh, I'm not the target demographic.  Pass.

    • JCat_NY

      Read about many adults collecting them all... but I agree about the demoG.

  • Daniel Brown

    I hope larger figures make me have to pay even more money to enjoy this.

  • DevinAWhite21

    I'm so exited I can't wait