Making good on its promise to remaster the ever-loving crap out of its more popular properties, Activision is reportedly working on a Spyro trilogy remaster, according to Kotaku UK.
The remaster would include all three of the original, Insomniac-developed Spyro games—Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon—with new assets, lighting, animations, and never-before-seen cinematics. The soundtrack will also get an upgrade. Some content that was previously cut from the original games might also be reintroduced with the remasters as well, so maybe there will be new dragons to save or new talismans to collect.
Expect an announcement for the Spyro remaster sometime in March 2018. The remaster will reportedly launch in September 2018 as a one-year timed exclusive for PlayStation 4. Interestingly enough, sources close to the project mentioned that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy also has a similar exclusivity deal, meaning we could see a multiplatform release for the latter sometime in summer 2018. We’ve already seen several pieces of evidence of an Xbox One version in development, so expect to hear more news about that in the coming months.
Speaking of which, according to the report, the same studio that developed N. Sane Trilogy—Vicarious Visions—is handling the Spyro trilogy remaster. In other words, it’s in good hands.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy sold surprisingly well when it was released in June 2017, and it definitely scratches an itch (even if it isn’t a perfect re-creation of the old games), so it makes sense that Spyro, who served as something like a secondary mascot for the original PlayStation back in the day, would be getting the same treatment.
As a ’90s kid who barely ever turned off his PlayStation, Spyro and Crash are as iconic to me as Mario and Link. I’m one of the old players who thinks remastered Crash feels a little off, so I’m hoping Vicarious Visions doesn’t mess with Spyro’s head-butt and fire-breath hitboxes too much.
And for goodness’ sake, Vicarious Visions, please don’t make him look like the Spyro from that Skylanders spin-off.
Source: Kotaku UK