An official announcement for the much rumored Spyro the Dragon remaster could be just on the horizon, as hinted by the arrival of a scaly, purple egg.
IGN recently received a package addressed from Falcon McBob, who you may recall is the presumably fake name tied to the recently resurrected @SpyroTheDragon Twitter account. The package contained a note signed by Falcon McBob—”Something’s about to hatch”—as well as a physical egg covered in purple scales—a pretty obvious nod to our favorite little dragon.
We were ready to interpret this as an elaborate April Fool’s hoax, but it looks like Newsweek also received the same package. Two outlets receiving the same package doesn’t necessarily confirm that this is a legitimate tease for a Spyro remaster, but at least we know IGN isn’t the only website being pranked if it is indeed a hoax.
The fact that Falcon McBob would have sent an egg to tease a Spyro remaster isn’t all that far-fetched either. Dragon eggs are a collectible item in the first Spyro the Dragon and are the main quest items in Spryo: Year of the Dragon, the third series in the game. In the Spyro-verse, eggs are delivered by fairies and hatch only during the year of the dragon, so these physical eggs seem like a fairly obvious hint that a Spyro remaster is imminent. (Let’s just ignore the fact that 2018 is the year of the dog.)
Previous reports claimed that a remaster of the original Spyro trilogy would be handled by Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy studio Vicarious Visions and would be announced sometime in March 2018. Obviously, that never came to pass, but the fact that Target’s customer service people seemingly already have the name Spyro Treasure Trilogy in mind for the remaster leads us to suspect that a remaster is happening and that it will be announced sometime this month.
Spyro Treasure Trilogy (if that’s in fact it’s real name) is reported to launch as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in September 2018, though like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, we’re guessing that the Spryo remaster will end up being more of a timed exclusive.