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Skylanders: Giants unleashes release date, mass hysteria among young gamers ensues

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One of the most successful new franchises of last year, Skylanders, has unveiled when its massive sequel will be unleashed on the masses, meaning parents everywhere will once again stress out over buying every single Skylander their little tyke demands.

Not only are kids everywhere excited, but Activision is too. And why shouldn't they be, the Skylanders franchise has generated more revenue for them than any other IP between January and April of this year. Talk about a money maker!

If for some reason you haven't heard of this toy to video game phenomenon, you can hop on over to our Review, which proved that despite its appeal to a younger generation, you can still enjoy it no matter what age you are.

The big sequel appropriately named, Skylanders: Giants will release October 21st in the US, which is now less than a month away.

Along with the new announcement, we also got a sneak peak at the newest Giant, Swarm.

Skylanders Giants

Element: AIR
Character Type: Giant
Bio: Swarm was once a prince from a proud race of mysterious insect warriors that had built their entire civilization inside a giant honeycombed pyramid. Growing up as one of the 9,000 members of the royal family, he was never permitted to leave the hive. But unlike his brethren, there was a magical quality to Swarm that caused him to grow much larger than the rest of his kind. No longer able to fit amongst the rest of his colony, the young prince broke the long standing tradition and stepped out into the open world - where his size and strength would be put to good use in the legendary battle between the Giants and the Arkeyans.

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Mike Splechta GameZone's Editor-in-Chief, retro game enthusiast, savior of kittens. Follow me @Michael_GZ
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