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Spyro the Dragon remastered trilogy coming to PS4, Xbox One

Spyro Reignited Trilogy release date, platforms, and gameplay news

After the commercial success of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, Activision is bringing back one more traditional PlayStation-era character: Spyro the Dragon. Here’s the latest information about the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

The Crash Bandicoot trilogy remaster was one of the most significant hits of 2017, selling more copies than a lot of significant new launches. So it needs to come as not a surprise that the next classic PlayStation franchise to get the remaster treatment is Spyro the Dragon.

Complying with months of rumours, leaks and also speculation, Activision officially announced Spyro Reignited Trilogy, the Spyro remaster headed to consoles later this year. Here’s all we know about the Spyro remaster, consisting of the main release date, platform support as well as gameplay info.

When is the Spyro Reignited Trilogy release date?

The first Spyro the Dragon appeared back in 1998, making this year the game’s 20th anniversary – really convenient timing for a remaster, right? Prior to the statement of the video game, fans speculated that considering that the initial first appeared in September (in the United States as well as Japan at least), the remaster would certainly get here in the very same month: September 2018.

Though it was verified by Activision during the reveal of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy that the game would certainly be launched on 21 September 2018, the game has actually suffered a hold-up. It’s not too long, but Paul Yan, co-studio head at Toys for Bob confirmed in an article that the video game launch has actually been pushed back to 13 November 2018.

If you do not intend to wait that long, you can constantly get your nostalgia fix from the Crash Bandicoot remaster or attempt your luck looking for the original Spyro video games on ebay.com.

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What platforms will it get on?

Before the main news, many assumed that Spyro Reignited Trilogy would be a PS4 exclusive. That’s the strategy publisher Activision followed with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and it functioned wonders. It makes good sense as well – the original Spyro trilogy were all PlayStation exclusives, and any remaster would certainly wish to trade in on the nostalgia element by targeting current PS4 owners.

But, below’s the twist; unlike with Crash Bandicoot, Activision has actually introduced that Spyro Reignited Trilogy will be offered for both PS4 as well as Xbox One at launch. While Switch as well as PC gamers still miss out on the remastered action, it’s wonderful news for Xbox fans. We presume that there will be PS4 Pro and also Xbox One X support for shiny 4K visuals too.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy hands-on impressions

We were lucky enough to spend a bit of time playing the new remastered trilogy at Gamescom 2018, trying a couple of levels, one drawn from each of the original video games: Spyro The Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and also Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

The first thing that strikes you is that the game looks lovely. The Spyro Reignited Trilogy includes new assets, animations as well as cinematics to bring the visuals up to standards with modern-day games, and the end result looks also far better than last year’s Crash Bandicoot remaster. The world is detailed, vivid, as well as full of life, with lively character animations and also appealing environments.

It’s still decidedly ’90s though, with all the chunky characters and also blocky structures you would certainly expect, provided enough of a fresh coat of paint to look slick in 2018, however not so much as to let you fail to remember the series’ origins.

That consists of the soundtrack, which has been completely remastered for the new release, giving players the option to play through the game with either the original music or the new variations. There’s also a whole new theme for the re-release, composed by original series composer Stewart Copeland.

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The controls are smooth

Whether you’re running, moving, breathing fire, or perhaps skate boarding around in a mini-game that’s been consistently lifted from the 3rd game, Year of the Dragon – one more reminder of the video games’ rad ’90s roots.

As for the real gameplay, well, it actually depends upon just how much nostalgia you have for Spyro. I only ever dabbled in the games, so there’s not much of an emotional pull here, which meant the simple battle dropped slightly flat – but after that, like the Crash remake, this is really only for the fans anyway.

This does differ from Crash in one key regard though: while that remaster forced everyone to rediscover simply how punishingly challenging the original video games can be at points, so far Spyro seems a lot more forgiving – bordering on being too easy, if anything – so expect even more of a soothing stroll down memory lane than a harsh reminder of just how much better at video games you used to be.

Finally, the user interface has actually been standardised throughout the 3 video games – along with a revamped, simpler save system based upon checkpoints – which minimises a few of the antique clunkiness.

Oh, and if you want to see just how far we have actually come, it’s worth taking another look at the original. If you can’t keep in mind (or you’re too young!) then have a look at the listed below video to jog your memory!

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