Spyro Trilogy Gets Fully Remastered For 20th Anniversary


According to Activision, the beloved purple dragon, Spyro, is "the roast master." I'm honestly not familiar enough with the character -- outside of his headlining participation in the Skylanders toys-to-life franchise -- to know where that came from or whether it's legit.

Still, he's going to be "unleashed" as one of the few survivors of the Great Videogame Mascot Wars, all "scaled up" and "ready to flare up some bad guys," in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a collection of the first three Spyro games remastered, as is the tradition these days, for current generation consoles. 

The remaster job is being done by Toys for Bob, the California-based studio that handles Skylanders, and will feature improved environments, updated controls, brand-new lighting and recreated cinematics. "We're deeply passionate about staying true to the legacy of the original three Spyro games,” said Toys for Bob CCO Paul Yan. 

“We've poured a lot of love into making the personalities and worlds feel just like fans remember them, while also keeping the game collection surprisingly fresh with lush, high definition detail. We're bringing back the Spyro we all fell in love with 20 years ago." That extends to the soundtrack by Stewart Copeland which is of course, being remastered and the return of Tom Kenny as the voice of Spyro.

As a little tip of the hat to gaming history, Activision announced that starting Monday, April 9, owners of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy in Europe, Australia and Latin America on PlayStation 4 can enter the iconic code (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → square) into their controllers on the title screen for Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped to watch the Spyro Reignited Trilogy trailer.

But for the rest of us, here's the trailer via good ole YouTube:

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 21, in time for the series' 20th anniversary.