After months of agonizing teasers, social media games, and more leaks then I could probably count, the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy has finally been confirmed, and I’m excited to see one of my favorite video game characters once again in September. And you can see the official trailer for the game above.
Activision announced that the game will include Spyro: the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The trilogy will also be including over 100 levels that are going to be completely remastered for a more modern experience, and there will be a complete overhaul of the gameplay controls. So, this game will be an HD experience for veteran video gamers, and a good jump on to the franchise for casuals gamers like me.
Now, according to Activision, this is what they have to say about the game:
“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.”
The latest remaster is available for pre-order right now for $39.99 for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy owners here in North America can also enter a special code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, square) to be able to watch the trailer as well in the menu of Crash Bandicoot Warped.
“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.”
And, for the fans who loved the original soundtracks, you’ll be happy to hear there will be a “reimagining” of Stewart Copeland’s original tunes while also keeping true to the original experience with voice work. Many of the original cast members were brought back in to re-record to keep this experience as authentic as possible. Tom Kenny, who voiced Spyro in Ripto’s and Year of the Dragon will be reprising his role as our beloved purple dragon.
The game is set to be released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 21, and hopefully, it will be ported to the Nintendo Switch and the PC as well in the future. And you can check out some images from the game below.