Activision revealed that Skylanders Giants, is actually a full sequel to the game released last year. Alongside the new game come brand new figures to collect and, yes.. they are much larger than the current Skylanders .
Eight new characters will be released, They will be “more than twice the size” of normal Skylanders, both out of the box and inside the game world itself. New figures will also feature integrated lights that illuminate when a character is placed on or near the Portal of Power. Skylanders Giants will be compatible with previous Skylanders figures and, what’s more, figures will retain all the stats earned in Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.
Accessories from the first “Skylanders” game will work on the new one. Hirshberg said the sequel might be even more profitable because many buyers will already own the Portal of Power, which was the most expensive part to make for the first game.
Look for Skylanders Giants coming this fall.