Spyro Reignited Trilogy review

Spyro Reignited Trilogy review

Spyro Reignited Trilogy will comprise of remakes of three of the purple dragon’s greatest adventures: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, all of which are being rebuilt from the ground up for the nostalgic compendium.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy review

Speaking in a recent financial conference call, where the company posted a hugely profitable first quarter, Activision stated that pre-orders for Reignited Trilogy were “well ahead of expectations”, with the game’s debut trailer being viewed “tens of millions” of times. Looks like those those profits are set to grow and grow.

Yan and Nadelberg touched on the game’s development, including how the team checked in with Insomniac to make sure Toys for Bob stayed true to the spirit of Insomniac’s original games. That studio, which is currently hard at work on Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4, is not officially involved in the development of the Reignited Trilogy, though. This is very much Toys for Bob’s game, following their work on the Skylanders franchise since 2011.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy review
Spyro Reignited Trilogy review

Yan and Nadelberg also explained how the game’s soundtrack, a reimagining of Stewart Copeland’s iconic score, and the voice acting were key points of development. Spyro, who had two different voices in the original trilogy, has been unified with redone VO by SpongeBob SquarePants actor Tom Kenny. Kenny voiced Spyro in Spyro: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

Spyro is following in the footsteps of Crash Bandicoot, who saw a remastered trilogy last year in the form of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy from Vicarious Visions.

And of course, we asked about whether the Spyro Reignited Trilogy could be in the works for the Nintendo Switch or PC. However, the devs could not comment on any other possible platform releases.

Beyond the interview, IGN also dove deep into the announcement trailer with Yan and Nadelberg to compare the visuals of the new game to the original, discuss what goes into the process of reviving a beloved platformer classic, and more.

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And for even more on the original trailer, you can check out IGN’s graphics comparison, showing off just how far the Reignited Trilogy has come from the first Spyro game.

For more on the original Spyro, also be sure to check out IGN’s let’s play of Spyro the Dragon for the PS1 as Jonathon Dornbush and Barrett Courtney check out whether the original still holds up — and discuss what may excite them about the remastered trilogy.


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