Polish up those Skylanders figures; Skylanders Giants is coming to Wii U, and all your old models are compatible.

During an interview with GameTrailers, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg confirmed that the sequel will be making its way over to Nintendo's new home console. Having taken toy technology under its wing in the original, allowing players to scan their figurines into the game via the specially designed Portal of Power, it seems reasonably likely that Skylanders Giants will be an early user of Wii U GamePad's built-in NFC chip. Since statistics are saved on the figures, we'd hope that character data can be brought over to the new system too.

However, Hirshberg also deflected questions about a Wii U version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II for now: "We haven't announced anything on that."

Would you be interested in using the Wii U GamePad rather than a Portal of Power?

[source gametrailers.com]