Toys for Bob and Activision announced that Spyro Reignited Trilogy will not be arriving in September 2018 as was initially expected. Instead, the launch will be pushed back to 13 November 2018, reportedly for quality control purposes.
Paul Yan, co-studio head at Toys For Bob delivered the news saying, "I really hoped that you would be rescuing dragons and scorching Rhynocs sooner, but the Trilogy needs more love and care. In November when you’re exploring the Dragon Realms, Avalar and the Forgotten Worlds, we know you’ll agree the extra time was worth the wait."
With Spyro being many a player's favourite, it would make sense not to muck this up and Toys For Bob are well aware of this. Besides, remasters are the prime source of mining them nostalgia bucks and doing Spyro justice in the Reignited Trilogy is likely to stuff Activision and Toys For Bob's pockets, while appeasing the masses. A win-win so to speak.
Speaking of nostalgia mining, one of Activision's latest remaster endeavours involved Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which has been ruling UK charts for seven weeks now. Granted, Crash was a PlayStation exclusive that was finally unleashed on PC, Xbox One and Switch, whereas Spyro is still console exclusive. Make no mistake though, if it does well - Activision will install it on your doorbell, let alone other gaming platforms.
In case you're not familiar with Spyro Reignited Trilogy as a whole, we're talking about first three games in the franchise: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Voice acting has been polished as well, with a returning cast including Tom Kenny, the original voice actor and there's a new music theme, specially made for the occasion.
Interestingly, the physical release of Spyro Reignited Trilogy will only feature the first title, Spyro the Dragon, whereas Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon will have to be downloaded separately.
You can find Activision and Toys For Bob's official delay announcement here. Let's hope that 13 won't bring any bad luck.