Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been delayed to November 13, but that just means fans more time to learn its ins and outs before diving in. Earlier this month, newly released footage from Gamescom hinted at new universal features shared across all three Spyro games, but they weren’t confirmed at the time. This new tips and tricks video not only gives new players some guidance when playing Spyro, but also acknowledges a couple of these new features in the process.
The first tip advises players to hop through every window while playing Spyro Reignited Trilogy. This is sound advice since there’s plenty to find off the beaten trail in these early Spyro games. However, a better rule of thumb would be to investigate every possible alternate route. If it looks like Spyro can explore it, then there’s a good chance he’ll find something good if he goes far enough.
Tip number two tells players to make heavy use of the Sparx Gem Finder ability. This was something that used to only be available in Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon. By holding the shoulder buttons, players will prompt Sparx to point towards the nearest gem. It was handy in Spyro 3, and it will most certainly be invaluable in the previous two games. As for tip three, it’s just common sense. Quest givers usually have at least two challenges for Spyro to take on, so always make sure to talk to them until they’ve got nothing left for Spyro to do.
The fourth tip highlights another new feature implemented in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. It’s not a major change, but a useful one nonetheless. Players have always been able to look around at their surroundings using a free look mode, but it sounds like the camera has been completely opened up outside of this mode too. This will definitely make it easier to spot extra gems and secret spaces in the more expansive levels.
The fifth and final tip reveal a significant addition to the original Spyro the Dragon in the form of Skill Points. Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon have always had secret skill points for players to find and complete, but they’re a completely new addition to the original game. It used to be that finding skill points would unlock bonuses like art books and animations, so hopefully the same will prove true for Spyro: Reignited Trilogy. True unlockables are so incredibly rare these days; it would be incredible to see them again.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is currently set to launch on November 13 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.