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‘Spyro the Dragon’ is getting a ‘Crash Bandicoot’-style remaster

And we don't have too long to wait

‘Spyro the Dragon’ is getting a ‘Crash Bandicoot’-style remaster
Tom Victor
14 February 2018

After the roaring success of the remastered Crash Bandicoot trilogy last year, it seemed inevitable that another classic game from the early PlayStation era would get the same treatment.

Last year’s N. Sane Trilogy, which put the three original Crash games in one place, was received about as well as we could have hoped.

In fact, it’s reached the point where yet another new game is reportedly in the works, though a revamped Spyro may get in first.

And, almost perfectly, the classic title is part of a trilogy itself.

According to Kotaku, the remaster of the original Spyro trilogy will involve Activision, who published N. Sane Trilogy.

This means – as with the new Crash games for the PS4 – a remastered soundtrack and graphics and an altogether more modern feel. You’ll still be saving dragons and defeating enemies, but they’ll all be a little more hi-def.

It will feature the three original games: 1998’s Spyro the Dragon, 1999 release Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, which first came out in 2000.

However, some are already getting excited about the prospect of new bonus levels which were cut from the original, as well as keeping certain features from those first three games.

The Crash remaster brought with it a downloadable version of ‘Stormy Ascent’, a level cut from the final release of the first game, and some Spyro fans hope an equivalent hidden level will arrive with their remastered trilogy.

Kotaku suggest the new game will be released for PS4 this year, possibly around the 20th anniversary of the original Spyro the Dragon in September.

As with N. Sane Trilogy, it is expected to be exclusive to the PS4 for one year before moving to other systems.

(Images: Sony Computer Entertainment/Jeremy Bishop)