It has been teased for a long time and now it’s official: the Spyro series is getting a remake. Activision and Toys for Bob have unveiled the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. This reworks the first three Insomniac-made games (Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon) for PS4 and Xbox One.
Obviously, the graphics get the biggest upgrade. Toys for Bob has “faithfully” mapped the original levels, but with tons of added detail and flourishes that weren’t possible on a PlayStation 20 years ago. The characters look much better this time around too. The controls are also getting a modern makeover. There are also better cameras, updated cinematics, a ‘re-imagined’ soundtrack and improved reward sequences. Fans of the trilogy are going to love seeing all of these updates. It’s all about the nostalgia. You get to see your favorite games looking modern and great after so many years.
The Reignited Trilogy arrives on September 21st for $40. Spyro was one of the original PlayStation’s definitive series, so it’s good to see it getting an update after years of not so great sequels and a reduced role as a Skylanders character. Maybe this will re-invigorate the franchise too. You never know.