When you think of Spyro the Dragon, you probably think of PlayStation, as Spyro’s main homestead is on the Sony console. Indeed, according to Kotaku, the upcoming Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster is heading to PS4 sometime in Q3 2018, while an announcement of the project should happen in early March. However, it seems the release will be a timed-exclusive, meaning everybody’s favorite purple dragon could see his first appearance on a Nintendo console since the Wii-era in 2019.
The game’s included in the release will be Spyro the Dragon, Ripto’s Rage!, and Year of the Dragon. The timed-exclusive structure is similar to how the The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was handled, meaning we might also see a port of that on the Switch later this year. Ironically enough, the studio that worked on the N. Sane Trilogy, Vicarious Visions, is also developing this remaster.
As far as updates to the games, they will feature refreshed lighting, new animations and cinematic pieces, changes to how the game saves (no passwords), as well as a revamp of the original soundtrack. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the purple dragon, some sources speculate that the game will release in September, given the original’s release on September 10, 1998.
Whenever the Spyro remaster releases it will be curious on how it performs, but for those who haven’t flown around with the dragon for awhile, the idea of playing some good Spyro on-the-go is enticing.
Caleb has been a gamer and Nintendo fan since picking up Pokémon Red for his Game Boy back in 1998, at the wee age of 4. He’s an avid Pokémon TCG collector, and is currently enjoying Breath of the Wild on Switch, along with PUBG on Xbox. He’s a fan of the outdoors when not writing, while also being an avid runner and world traveler. Give him a shout if you’re a fan of Arsenal FC.
Plays: Switch, 3DS, Xbox One, Pokémon TCG, and Various Board Games.