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gamescom: Swarm is my favorite new Skylanders

Aug 19 // Hamza CTZ Aziz    @CTZ

Developer Toys for Bob showed off a few new characters for Skylanders Giants during gamescom this week. Amongst them was Swarm, a bee-like monster that's also one of the new oversized Giant characters.

Look, bees and hornets are scary enough in real life. They fly around, stinging things, and are giant jerks. In the case of Swarm, he can hover slightly off the ground, uses melee attacks, and shoots beams of energy from his arms. His attacks aren't as scary as the real life bugs Swarm is based on, but he does look as intimidating. 

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Another new character on display was Chill, who has a combination of defensive and offensive attacks. For instance, she can summon ice walls into the environment to protect against attacks. She can also push the ice walls at enemies to inflict some damage. Her other attacks include projectiles that have a wide range of impact, and a summon to bring in a flying Narwal to attack foes. 

Lastly there's Shroomboom, who has the most messed up backstory ever. Basically, he was born to be a pizza topping in the garden belonging to the main bad guy of Skylanders, Kaos. He escaped, and now uses a variety of projectile attacks to fight with the Skylanders heroes. 

Skylanders Giants still felt as good as when I saw it at E3 not too long ago. It's a pretty straightforward sequel, adding a ton for players while keeping the core experience largely the same. You can expect Skylanders Giants out this Fall for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS, and Wii.


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