Skylanders: Giants is a 2012 video game in the Skylanders series, and a direct sequel to the 2011 game Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. As the title suggests, it features larger Skylanders known as “Giants”, along with other new gameplay mechanics. It builds upon the fundamentals of the first game, which merges a line of physical toy figures with a video game world. The game will introduce over 40 new toy figures, some of which are more than twice the size of the original Skylanders cast in both physical and virtual form. The game involves connecting a physical toy to the video game console through a “Portal of Power”; whichever toy is used creates a respective character in the game. Toy figures from the first game are also forward compatible with Giants,although there are also new versions, called “Series 2”, which have more powerful attributes than the originals: “Light core” which glows up when put on Portal of Power. The game also has a new and improved “Battle Mode”, for head-to-head play, featuring more areas and gameplay options.