In news that will no doubt excite a legion of nostalgic fans from the PS1 days, Activision is said to be working in a remake collection that would update the original Spyro Trilogy to current-generation graphics, much like the mega-successful Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. In fact, the company could present the project in a matter of weeks, before the end of March, with the objective to release it in the third quarter of the year, with some even pointing to September as the month that the studio is currently targeting for the launch.
The release would include completely remade versions of Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, the classic adventures originally developed by Ratchet and Clank makers Insomniac for the original PlayStation. The games featured a mix of 3D platforming and action that was very popular during that generation, enough to launch a long-running franchise that eventually originated the popular Skylanders series.
The original game presents Spyro as the unlikely hero who needs to save the Dragon Kingdom from an invasion of gnorcs (mix of gnomes and orcs) lead by Gnasty Gnorc, who has transformed all the elder dragons into crystals.
It is not surprising that Activision has decided once again to support this kind of nostalgic projects, as last year’s Crash Bandicoot trilogy remake became hugely successful, spending seven weeks at top of the United Kingdom charts. The excellent reviews gathered by the game will also make fans confident that the team at Vicarious Visions can pull another great remake out of the original Spyro games.
The information comes from close sources to the development, who have talked to Kotaku UK. They have also revealed that Activision has currently plans to keep a one-year exclusivity with PS4, with ports to other platforms to be announced in 2019.