Skylanders: Giants News for Wii U

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Skylanders: Giants screenshot
Skylanders: Giants screenshot

GAME is to open over 200 stores before school begins on Friday in order to make the most of the highly anticipated launch of Skylanders Giants, reports MCV.

32 stores will open their doors at 7am on Friday, October 19, with a further 199 stores open no later than 8:30am.

"We can't wait for this new giant Skylanders adventure to start. The franchise has captured the imagination of kids around the world and taken the game and toy industry by storm," said GAME's marketing director Anna-Marie Mason.

"We know that children up and down the country will want to get their copy of Skylanders Giants as quickly as possible this Friday, so we will be opening 231 stores before the school run begins."

GAME is also selling an exclusive glow-in-the-dark portal.

Game's website lists all participating stores.

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dav2612

I know what my mum would have said if I'd asked to go to the game shop before school.
Posted 09:03 on 18 October 2012
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s_h_a_d_o

Imho, strategically-targeted marketing tactics such as these, constitute child abuse. :|

*shows Clockpunk who's really old*
Posted 00:32 on 18 October 2012
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pblive

It's a good move for the game stores who really need the business.

Probably a bad move for parents, though. School runs are already evil enough without having an extra journey.
Posted 22:20 on 17 October 2012
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Wido

When the Wii was going to launch. I told my teachers any homework, save it till next week as I wont be here tomorrow as I am getting the Wii. I rather say it how it is.
Posted 21:59 on 17 October 2012
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Clockpunk@ CheekyLee

Allowing them to get their grubby mitts on the game before school - I'd wager there might be a lot of truancy that day! :p
Posted 15:22 on 17 October 2012
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CheekyLee

Up and own the country, kids will be paying even less attention at school than usual on that day, and being a whole sight more hyperactive. This is not a smart move, Acti.
Posted 15:19 on 17 October 2012
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Clockpunk

Craftiness! Although I do remember what it was like to sit through an entire day of school, willing the time to go swiftly (but inevitably seemingly slowing the clock down), getting home ASAP to see a game box sitting on the table. Never mind dinner, changing out of the school uniform, or anything else, and diving straight into it.

Oh... I'm getting old...
Posted 15:07 on 17 October 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 19/10/2012
Developer: Toys for Bob
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Platformer
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 4,458 1352
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