Spyro Reignited Trilogy

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Spyro Reignited Trilogy.png
Promotional artwork
Developer(s)Toys for Bob
Sanzaru Games[a]
Publisher(s)Activision
Director(s)Dan Neil
Designer(s)
  • Toby Schadt
  • Ray West
Programmer(s)Brent Hostrawser
Artist(s)
  • Amber Long
  • Josh Nadelberg
Composer(s)Stewart Copeland
SeriesSpyro
EngineUnreal Engine 4
Platform(s)
ReleaseNovember 13, 2018
Genre(s)Platform
Mode(s)Single-player

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a platform video game developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision. It is a collection of remasters of the first three games in the Spyro series: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The game was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 13, 2018.

Development[edit]

A comparison between the first home world of the original game (above) and the Reignited Trilogy version (below)

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a collection of remasters of the first three games in the Spyro series: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon; all of which were originally developed by Insomniac Games for the PlayStation and released from 1998 to 2000. It was announced on April 5, 2018, following the release and success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which was a similar collection of remasters of the first three Crash Bandicoot titles that Activision also published.[1] Eurogamer noted there was a high public demand for a classic Spyro trilogy to receive the same treatment after N. Sane Trilogy was released.[2]

Tom Kenny, who voiced Spyro the Dragon in the original Ripto's Rage! and Year of the Dragon, reprised his role in Spyro Reignited Trilogy with re-recorded voice lines, including the first game, in which Spyro was originally voiced by Carlos Alazraqui.[3][4][5] Stewart Copeland, the music composer of the three original games, wrote a new main theme for the compilation.[6] His original compositions for the games were remastered by Stephan Vankov, an employee of Toys for Bob, with the game including an option to choose between the two soundtracks.[7][8] Reignited Trilogy uses the Unreal Engine 4 game engine.[9]

After initially being scheduled for release on September 21, 2018, it was delayed until November 13, 2018.[10][11] The physical release of Reignited Trilogy only contains content from Spyro the Dragon, while Ripto's Rage! and Year of the Dragon must be downloaded as part of an in-game update.[12][13]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPS4: 82/100[14]
XONE: 82/100[15]

A gameplay demo of Spyro Reignited Trilogy was playable at E3 2018. GameSpot noted that while the games were graphically overhauled, the layouts of each level remained the same as in the original games, including the location of enemies and items.[3]

The game received "generally favorable reviews", according to review aggregator Metacritic.[14][15]

Sales[edit]

The game reached #1 in the UK all-formats sales chart in its first week. While it sold less than Pokémon: Let's Go, it outsold both its Pikachu and Eevee versions individually.[16] It was also the best-selling Playstation 4 game in its first week in Australia. [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The original games were developed by Insomniac Games. Sanzaru Games led the development of the Spyro: Year of the Dragon remaster.
  1. ^ McWhertor, Michael. "Spyro the Dragon remastered trilogy coming to PS4, Xbox One". Polygon. Archived from the original on April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Crash Bandcoot N.Sane Trilogy did the business for Activision - and now everyone wants a Spyro remaster next". Eurogamer. August 4, 2017. Archived from the original on August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Dayus, Oscar (June 12, 2018). "E3 2018: Spyro Reignited Trilogy's First Gameplay Revealed, And It Looks Gorgeous". GameSpot. Archived from the original on June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Kelly, Kevin (April 5, 2018). "Spyro the Dragon is Back in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy". Activision. Archived from the original on April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Makuch, Eddie. "Spyro Reignited Trilogy For PS4 And Xbox One Announced". GameSpot. Archived from the original on April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Fogel, Stefanie (July 19, 2018). "The Police's Copeland Composes New 'Spyro' Main Theme". Variety. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Fekete, Bob (July 19, 2018). "'Sypro Reignited Trilogy' Features Original Music, New Song From Stewart Copeland". Newsweek. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Tailby, Stephen. "Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Soundtrack Has Original Composer Stewart Copeland's Blessing". Push Square. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  9. ^ Harradence, Mike (November 20, 2018). "Activision responds to Spyro Reignited Trilogy's lack of cutscene subtitles". VideoGamer.com.
  10. ^ Wallace, Mitch (April 5, 2018). "'Spyro Reignited Trilogy' Officially Glides Onto PS4 And Xbox One This September". Forbes. Archived from the original on April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  11. ^ Makuch, Eddie (August 16, 2018). "Spyro Reignited Trilogy Delayed For PS4 And Xbox One". GameSpot. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  12. ^ Good, Owen S. (August 2, 2018). "Spyro Reignited Trilogy physical copies only have the first game on disc (update)". Polygon. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  13. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon (August 16, 2018). "Spyro Reignited Trilogy Release Date Delayed to November". IGN. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Spyro Reignited Trilogy for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  16. ^ "Pokémon and Spyro top hyper competitive week at UK games retail". GamesIndustry.biz. November 18, 2018.
  17. ^ https://www.twitter.com/PlayStationAU/status/1065846654467694593

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