Skylanders - Giants finds gamers battling the evil forces of Kaos yet again, this time with the aid of more than 40 new characters, including the hugely powerful new Giant Skylanders. Each Skylanders character is also represented by a real-life toy, outfitted with an RFID chip that allows it to appear in the game when placed on the special Portal of Power.
As Skylander players battle with their uniquely skilled characters they earn experience points that can be used to upgrade weapons and skills. The in-game action once again mixes elements of melee and ranged combat, platforming and puzzle solving with the new Giant Skylanders towering over their smaller cousins.
Local co-op multiplayer returns with each character's progress saved inside the toy itself so 3DS gamers can transport their figurines to a friend's system. The characters from Skylanders - Spyro's Adventure and Skylander's - Giants are also cross-compatible. This version of the video game is for new Skylanders players and comes with the Portal of Power.