Update: Activision officially confirmed the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which will indeed be released on September 21st.
It would seem that the rumored Spyro the Dragon Trilogy remake is moving from mere rumor to fact.
The latest development, according to IGN, is that the game’s supposed title, release date, and numerous screenshots have leaked ahead of a potential announcement. Amazon Mexico has a listing for the game with the title of Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The box art shows Toys for Bob, the developer behind the Skylanders series of games, as taking the helm for this remake. Additionally, the listing shows a release date for the game on September 21.
However, a separate listing shown on Amazon India not only backs up the previous listing, but also shows screenshots from the game. Several iconic locations from the first Spyro the Dragon game are visible, such as the memorable Artisans Homeworld, complete with grazing sheep ready for a dragon’s roasting.
Now numerous indications show this is going to happen. The official PlayStation YouTube account just recently posted a trailer for the Spyro remake, featuring gameplay!
All that’s left at this point is an official announcement from Activision. In the last few days there have been several teases about a Spyro remake. One of the more implicating teases happened recently when IGN received a purple scaled egg with a note saying, “Something’s about to hatch”, signed by Falcon McBob. A search on the mysterious moniker revealed a Twitter account whose handle was that of @SpyroTheDragon. Even more tantalizing is the fact that the official Crash Bandicoot Twitter page is following this Falcon McBob. Crash and Spyro have been known to be “good buddies” outside the context of their own games, a spirit of competition between Naughty Dog and Insomniac, the original game’s developers, in the duo’s early days.
Today, the “Falcon McBob” Twitter page is now fully branded as Spyro the Dragon, is displaying the same leaked artwork from IGN, and is being followed by the official Activision Twitter account.
I’m too excited. The prospect of another remake of another PlayStation game I played frequently as a kid. The Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy was a wonderful throwback to what made the bandicoot a household name. I sincerely hope that this Spyro Reignited Trilogy also proves to be factual. Three awesome Spyro games reimagined. Gosh, I hope they can remaster Stewart Copeland’s mesmerizing music for the trilogy too. I don’t see why not, but the original music was already catchy.
Exciting isn’t it? Keep your eyes on Mammoth Gamers for more news on Spyro the Dragon as it develops!