Spyro The Dragon could soon get a remastered version, according to the latest report from Kotaku. Several sources familiar with the development told Kotaku that Activision is working on a Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster.
Last year, Activision did a good job of bringing back Crash Bandicoot with the N. Sane Trilogy remaster. The remastered version was the best-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive of last year. Now, the same is expected from the publisher this time around as well with the Spyro The Dragon. The complete remastered version would be announced next month, while the game would be released somewhere in the third-quarter of the current year.
Following the success of the N. Sane Trilogy, Activision made it public that other remastered titles would arrive as well. So, it really won’t be a big surprise to see the remastered version of the Spyro series. The original Spyro trilogy are: Spyro the Dragon, Ripto’s Rage (known as Gateway to Glimmer in Europe and Australia), and Year of the Dragon.
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Similar to N. Sane Trilogy, the video game publisher will introduce new assets such as lighting, animation and cinematic in the game. Also, the sound tracks from the original trilogy would be remastered. Further, players would get various new features such as an updated save feature in the title, something similar to what Activision included in the N. Sane Trilogy.
As of now, there is no more information on the new features coming to the remastered version, but N. Sane Trilogy received the Stormy Ascent level that was previously accessible with a GameShark or emulator, notes GameSpot. So, hopes will be that the Spyro would get something similar. Also, Activision has not announced any of the remastered ports, but rumors have it that the Xbox release is imminent.
This September, the original Spyro will complete twenty years on PlayStation 1. Reportedly, the exclusivity deal with Sony would be made for one year, after which the collection would be launched on the other platforms. Reports are that Sony entered into a similar deal with Activision on the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, suggesting the series would come to other platforms later this year, notes IGN.
Not only the consoles, but the remastered version could also make its way onto the PC once the exclusivity deal is over. Activision reportedly is also bringing Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy on the PC later this year.
It’s been a decade since the last Spyro title was released, and now players are anxiously waiting for the cute dragon. Hopes would now be pinned on the remastered version for which there hasn’t been any formal announcement yet.
When Spyro was launched in 1998, the character became an overnight sensation on the PlayStation with gamers taking control of the little character, who would then attempt to save fellow dragons, go for a treasure hunt and win over Gnasty Gnorc. Spyro could breathe fire, something that captivated the imagination of the players.
The trilogy was developed by Insomniac Games, the studio that later created titles such as Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, and Sunset Overdrive. Thereafter, the newer entries in the series were handled by other studios with the recent one being the spin-off Skylanders series, notes GameSpot.