The first three games in the series will be getting remastered by Activision. This comes as no surprise considering the success of the Crash Bandicoot remaster last year. Everyone remembers Spyro fondly, so this is gonna be a welcome thing.
Everyone remembers the Spyro games from the 90s. It's as iconic as Crash Bandicoot or Street Fighter for many people who grew up playing Spyro games. Activision is publishing the Spyro Reignited Trilogy with developer Toys for Bob of previous Skylanders fame.
Instead of just coming out as a timed PlayStation exclusive, as was the case with the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, the Spyro remaster will be releasing on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on 21 September 2018. No doubt that after that, if the game is successful, Activision will announce ports for PC and Nintendo Switch.
The reignited trilogy will be essentially the same three Spyro games, but remade from the ground up with updated graphics, better controls and improved sound design. There will be slight deviations in the style because of the changing of the times. Activision promises not to change major things in the game, but rather introduce slight tweaks which will improve the players' experiences.
What made Spyro so special was the sense of adventure and mystery players had. It was a new land which didn't really explain everything to you once you first played it. It sort of threw you in the fire, and back then that was a good thing. Nowadays if a game doesn't explain everything in the beginning it's immediately regarded as flawed.
The Spyro Trilogy is going to have players take control of Spyro once more and take him around the dragon kingdom to save many of his dragon friends. It really sounds like a Care Bears episode, but Activision promises the old school gameplay with gliding and breathing fire. Hopefully they will fix the camera a little since the old versions had slingshot movement because of how the camera worked.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is coming out on 21 September 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. We'll see if Activision decide to release it for PC and Switch and follow up with the news.