With the 20th anniversary of Spyro the Dragon on its way, it’s the perfect time to bring him back, and not in the form of a Skylander. Some believable rumors have surfaced from Kotaku UK earlier today, that Spyro is, in fact, coming back. Just like Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, they’re making a similar compilation for our scaly, purple friend.
The remastered trilogy (Spyro the Dragon, Spyro: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon) is reportedly being re-made from the ground up. It will feature all new assets, animations, lighting, and cinematics, all playable on PS4 Pro.
September is the suggested launch month, and with this being the time period for the 20th anniversary, that rumor adds up well. The package is a timed exclusive for the year, but it has the possibility of being ported to other systems somewhere down the line.
We can apparently expect this to be officially announced next month. The games are being remastered by Vicarious Visions who were responsible doing the same thing for Crash. It makes perfect sense that this is happening since the N. Sane Trilogy sold so well. I hope people have as much nostalgia for the little guy as I do—this could do wonders for Spyro the Dragon.
Skylanders is pretty popular, but, for a lot of people, Spyro hasn’t been appealing in years. I barely touched the franchise after Insomniac left, and I know a lot of people are in the same boat. I believe in this series, though, and while I don’t think it will sell as well as Crash did, I do believe it will come close.