I love Skylanders; I think it’s genuinely one of the most interesting products Activision’s released in forever. You know what doesn’t love Skylanders? My wallet. As a parent of three gamer kids, it’s a pretty expensive hobby I’ve introduced them to. Because they’re still to young to send to the salt mines (or iPad factories!), that money comes straight out of my gaming budget.
I can’t be too upset though; I love the game’s setting and silly characters. My wallet’s crying though; Skylanders Giants is coming soon – bringing with it a host of new, super-sized characters. Here’s one of them. This is Swarm. He’s an AIR-based pokemon Giant Skylander who likes ponies, long walks on the beach, and flowers. Quite possibly.
Here’s his actual 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.
Last Updated: July 24, 2012