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Let’s give a warm Skylanders welcome to Swarm (and a release date!)

by: Jeremy -
More On: Skylanders Giants
With Skylanders Giants just a few months away, Toys for Bob is beginning to introduce the world to some of the new Skylanders being included in the game. We got to meet a few of the new faces back at E3, but now they are getting individual introductions.The first character getting the red-carpet treatment is Swarm!

Swarm is the king of Sting! An Air elemental Skylander, his official bio reads as follows:

“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.”

Activision has also announced the release date for the game. Skylanders Giants will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and 3DS on October 21, 2012. The game as well as all of the new figures will be hitting retailers that day. You can check out the first images of Swarm below as well as an introduction trailer to him.