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Skylanders Giants 3DS To Be 'Completely Different' Than Wii

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Wii U under consideration, of course

When Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure became a sales hit, surprising some with the scale of its success, a follow-up was inevitable. The announcement of Skylanders Giants duly followed, and although Wii was confirmed as a platform the vague description of 'handheld and mobile devices' left a 3DS sequel as very likely, rather than official.

Thankfully for those who fancy some 3D Skylanders action, it seems that a 3DS version is indeed in the works. In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, Toys For Bob producer Alex Ness confirmed that the 3DS was indeed one of the 'handheld devices' originally announced.

I don't know too much about the 3DS version of Skylanders Giants, but I do know it will be a completely different game than the Wii version - just like it was with Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. And also just like Spyro's Adventure, all Skylander toys will work in both games and remember all their adventures.

ONM also raised the question of the franchise coming to Wii U, especially as the new console's tablet controller will use similar near-field technology to the toys. The response from Ness was unsurprising: "I love the idea of bringing the Skylanders franchise to everything!"

So there you have it, Skylanders Giants will stomp onto 3DS, and we'll keep an eye out for details on how it'll use the handheld's features.

[via officialnintendomagazine.co.uk]

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User Comments (18)

SpaceKappa

#1

SpaceKappa said:

Color me excited. Skylanders is one of my favorite games. Rad figures, excellent production values and some of the most fun co-op I've ever played.

torotoid64

#2

torotoid64 said:

At first I didn't like the idea of buying another 70 Dollor game just to play as giants but I watched a few videos now I'm kinda meh-ish, realllllllly hope they don't milk this series that would suck :|

Lan

#4

Lan said:

This is gonna go down the same road as Guitar Hero. Gotta love Activision

hydeks

#7

hydeks said:

I almost got the original Skylander for 3DS. I can't believe how popular it is and how quick the figures go from the shelves!!!

rjejr

#9

rjejr said:

They probably don't see a need to make a WiiU version as the WiiU will play the Wii version (unless I'm really wrong) and they make $ off the toys, not the games. We own both the PS3 and 3DS versions, surprisingly my 7 yr. old doesn't like the 3DS version - I think he likes constantly changing characters during the level too much, and playing w/ me or his brother - so we'll probably buy Giants only on the PS3. We mostly bough the 3DS version for the 3 characters back when they were hard to get a hold of.

x-mas_mii

#10

x-mas_mii said:

@9
same deal but for the wii. I hope that skylanders giants will be able to do what the other console's versions could do

Bobhobob

#11

Bobhobob said:

Cool. Maybe I'll get this.
Wouldn't it be cool if Nintendo and Activision teamed up to make a Skylanders-like game with Nintendo characters?
Also, it should be a RPG and Tingle should be a playable character.

Torchwood

#13

Torchwood said:

Despite only owning the 3DS version of Spyro's Adventure, I love it to pieces and own 13 figures. To people complaining about the cost of the figures, they aren't so bad. They're pretty high quality and have memory inside of them. It's the supply that's the problem. Up until a couple weeks ago, Skylanders were all but impossible to find. Now they have them more available, but the Waves were just ridiculous. IMO the figures should have all been released at launch. At least now Activision knows how much they need to make for Giants...

winter123

#17

winter123 said:

Really hope you can use the old skylanders. This has spawned a collecting bug in me, I have so many and 3/4 level packs. They will never leave their boxes of course. I look forward to a sequel to the best platformer on 3DS by far (Yes I have played through SM3DL, don't get me started on that).

PinkSpider

#18

PinkSpider said:

Bought the game yesterday and after sitting down with it yes its still enjoyable but its graphically inferior to the previous 3DS game and the frame rate is really bad.
Im actually really disappointed as i love both the original Wii and 3DS versions.
I cant understand how this game is so much worse than the Wii version as i thought the 3DS was more powerful than the wii or at least on par, Ill actually go out on a limb and say its a very polished DS game
Very disappointed Activision

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