Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been delayed until November from its initial September release date. Officially unveiled in April by Activision, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy includes Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, which were all released from 1998 to 2000, and now are all remastered for the current-gen.
The Spyro games are being rebuilt from the ground up with the Unreal Engine 4 by developer Toys for Bob. The remastered collection provides modern graphics, smooth camera control, a reimagined soundtrack from the original composer, re-recorded voice-lines from Spyro voice actor Tom Kenny, and more. However, the layouts for the levels remain unchanged in order to remain faithful to the trilogy's original designs. Unfortunately, it seems like fans will have to wait a little bit longer before they get their hands on the new collection.
Toys for Bob announces that Spyro Reignited Trilogy's release date has been pushed back from September 21 to November 13. According to the blog post from co-studio head Paul Yan on Activision's website, the game is still in need of more "love and care." Yan says that, come November 13, fans will realize that Spyro Reignited Trilogy is "worth the wait."
Developed by Insomniac Games, 3D platformer Spyro the Dragon released in 1998 for the PlayStation. Much like Crash Bandicoot, the fire-breathing, purple dragon was groomed as a mascot for Sony's PlayStation console. The character became the star of several titles over the next several years, with the last installment being 2008's The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon. Spyro was later featured as a playable character in the Skylanders series, but hasn't been the protagonist of his own game in a decade.
Spyro dropped off the radar in the same way that Crash Bandicoot did around the same time. Now both former PlayStation mascots are making major comebacks. Crash Bandicoot's first three games were also remastered into a trilogy for current-gen consoles, and has been a huge success on Nintendo since launch. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which was recently ported to the Nintendo Switch, has been dominating the U.K. charts for seven consecutive weeks, which shows just how popular remastered classics are with players. It remains to be seen if Spyro Reignited Trilogy will be able to share in that success. Though it isn't a new installment, it has the potential to breathe new life into the series by bringing in new players and pleasing old fans of the classic games.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy launches November 13 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Source: Toys for Bob