The worst kept secret finally announced - Spyro The Dragon remasters coming to PS4 and Xbox One
Activision have announced the Playstation 4 and Xbox One release of Spyro The Dragon - Reignited Trilogy for 21st September 2018. All three games will benefit from a full remaster with additional bells and whistles coming to Playstation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.
The announcement isn't a massive surprise - there have been rumours for some time a number of packages had been sent out to websites and magazines this week hinting the remastered collection were coming. Even the date was confirmed early via an accidental listing on a number of Amazon's international websites.
Playstation owners of the Crash Bandicoot trilogy will be able to access the trailer exclusively next week via Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped using the Konami code (and if you're a gamer who doesn't know what that is you need a severe gaming education).
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Spyro has been unleashed! He’s all scaled up and ready to flare up some bad guys in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a dynamic gaming collection that’s going to have fans "Spyro-ing" out of control on 21st September. In Spyro Reignited Trilogy, gliding to new heights, unleashing fire-breathing attacks, and exploring lush environments is more fun in HD graphical glory on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro and the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the Xbox One X. Spyro Reignited Trilogy introduces players to a fully remastered game collection of the three original Spyro games that started the phenomenon: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is available now to pre-order via major retailers.
In celebration of Spyro’s 20th anniversary, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is bringing the heat to fans before his official return this September. As a throwback to the original Spyro unveil, starting Monday, 9th April Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy players in Europe, Australia and Latin America on PlayStation 4 can enter the iconic code (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → square) into their controllers in the Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped title screen to watch the Spyro Reignited Trilogy trailer.
Remade from the ground up by lead developer Toys for Bob, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy features the fun and nostalgic gameplay that fans remember with more than 100 levels, enhanced reward sequences, Spyro’s gang of zany dragons and other goofballs (including Sparx the Dragonfly, Hunter, Sheila, Agent 9 and Sgt. Byrd) and more. The trilogy also includes improved environments, updated controls, brand-new lighting and recreated cinematics for added flavour in this one-of-a-kind adventure.
"We're deeply passionate about staying true to the legacy of the original three Spyro games with the Spyro Reignited Trilogy,” said Paul Yan, Chief Creative Officer, at Toys For Bob. “We've poured a lot of love into making the personalities and worlds feel just like fans remember them, while also keeping the game collection surprisingly fresh with lush, high definition detail. We're bringing back the Spyro we all fell in love with 20 years ago."
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is an awesome gaming experience that builds on the excellence of the first three games. Each level in Spyro Reignited Trilogy is mapped faithfully from the originals. The characters are creatively re-imagined with additional flair allowing fans to rekindle the fire with Spyro and his crew like never-before. Players will experience a trilogy that’s loaded with an astonishing amount of detail, refreshed modern day mechanics, full analog stick support and smooth camera handling. Spyro Reignited Trilogy also re-imagines Stewart Copeland’s original soundtrack from the first three games.
Paying homage to fans, Tom Kenny, the original voice actor in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, has returned as the voice of Spyro in the trilogy Spyro Reignited Trilogy.