SPYRO THE DRAGON
Spyro the Dragon is finally getting the remaster treatment
After the announcement of Crash
Bandicoot coming to Xbox One we’ve now got another platforming classic on the way in the shape of a little purple lizard. That’s right, Spyro is back with the Reignited Trilogy. This version will include the first three games in all of their remastered glory packaged together in a similar way to the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, with a fair few tweaks to bring the experience up to date.
Graphically it’s an absolutely monumental leap. Where there were once muddy brown blocks for trees there now stand beautifully detailed trunks and branches with actual rounded edges and textures. It also boasts smoother, updated controls to make angling the camera a far better experience than it was in the late ‘90s. Tom Kenny is also returning as the voice of Spyro and even the music is being rerecorded to make sure it’s as crisp as possible.
Of course underneath all that polish you’ll still find the excellent 3D platforming antics of the original and each of the areas has been faithfully recreated even though it all looks a little different. You’ll still be rescuing your fellow dragons, stopping evil wizards and recovering stolen eggs like before. Spyro also has a mean headbutt to dispatch enemies with and a very handy fire breath attack. He’s also accompanied by his dragonfly companion Sparx who acts a bit like a health bar to show you just how many more hits your scaly avatar can take.
This may be the return of a nostalgic franchise, but with all these updates it will be one fit for the most modern of gaming tech. Between this and Crash Bandicoot it’s a great year for platforming game fans both new and nostalgic. You’ll be able to join Spyro’s adventures in September.
Top He may be cute and tiny compared to other dragons, but Spyro means business and has a fiery attitude to back it up.