Sony is bringing back the popular “Spyro” franchise, just in time for a new generation to fall in love with the adorable purple dragon. The game will be making its big debut in September, and it will be coming to multiple consoles.
The original title in the series launched in 1998 for the Playstation 2. Once the trilogy completed, the franchise jumped to several popular platforms and released several new titles. The game is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Activision is bringing the trilogy to the PS4 and the Xbox One. Insomniac Games developed the original game, and they just completed work on the soon-to-launch “Spider-Man” title set to release on the PS4 this year.
There’s no denying that Spyro is getting a serious upgrade in the new remaster, the video below shows just how far computer animation has come over the last twenty-years. While the game has been confirmed for the PS4 and the Xbox One, there’s no official world yet for a Nintendo Switch or a PC version of the game. While a PC version may be far-off, the Spyro franchise would be a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch demographic, and it seems likely that Activision would want to cash-in on the popularity of the franchise.
Rebooting Spyro seems like a logical step for Activision, the company saw great success with the remaster of the “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy”. The three games that will be part of this remastered set are “Spyro the Dragon,” “Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!,” and “Spyro: Year of the Dragon”. The team behind the game are the Skylanders developers, Toys for Bob.
During the announcement, Activision stressed that the developers were committed to keeping the same feel, art-style, and controls of the original trilogy. Obviously this still includes updating the graphics and animations to take advantage of current console hardware, but the style of the new installment should ring-true to the original. Old and new fans can watch the announcement trailer below, and watch the new Spyro take flight.