Skylanders Giants is one of the co-op successes of last year selling more copies than the proverbial hot cakes. However, 2012 already feels like a long time ago and we need fresh blood. The fantastic news is that Giants is getting this blood in the form of killer whale Thumpback and "oh no, my eyeball" Eye-Brawl.
These new larger Skylanders increase the game's roster to 7 Giants. Skylanders Giants is a family friendly 2 player local co-op game that Co-Optimus liked enough to give the full 5 out of 5 in our co-op review. Activision has kindly provided text and video introductions for Thumpback and Eye-Brawl, so you can decide whether to head over the shops right now and buy either/both of them:
Thumpback is a water element giant. He was once a crew member of The Phantom Tide, the most fearsome pirate ship in all of Skylanders. But the actual pirating part about being a pirate didn't interest Thumpback so much as the benefits that came with traveling on a large ship. After all, his real passion was fishing. But when his chance came to finally ensnare the most elusive creature in the sky - the Leviathan Cloud Crab - he was pulled over board and carried off into the horizon. This was actually quite fortunate, because sometime later The Phantom Tide and its entire crew were banished to the Chest of Exile. Thumpback's pirating days were over, but his legend as one of the first Skylanders had only just begun.
Eye-Brawl is an undead element giant. Throughout history, there have been many epic battles, though none more bizarre than the legendary brawl between the headless giant and the infamous flying eyeball. It all started with a staring contest, but with the headless giant having no eyes and the flying eyeball unable to blink, it soon escalated into an all out war as the two rivals fought fiercely throughout the land of the undead for over a hundred years! With neither opponent backing down, the two combatants were eventually struck with the realization that if they were to combine their formidable powers, they would be a force to be reckoned with. By teaming up, the infamous flying eyeball and the headless giant became known as Eye-Brawl - one of the most powerful Skylanders ever known!