Spyro Reignited Trilogy Breathes New Life Into An Old Classic

Spyro’s not just from Skylanders. The little purple dragon’s video games were a big deal on the original Playstation. That was two decades ago though. Our field team at E3 had a chance to play the upcoming Spyro Reignited Trilogy and it seems pretty magical.

I used to watch my friend Nick play the original Spyro at his house after school. It was a captivating mess of fire-breathing and cartoon wonderment, a slightly more earnest alternative to Crash Bandicoot’s slapstick.

I can still remember the purple-blues of Ice Cavern and and the way that Nestor and the other dragons stood on their back legs. This was funny because Spyro didn’t do it, but it also made them feel regal and important.

Remasters are always a tricky thing, and I’m often sceptical of them. Adding extra foliage and particle effects can be distracting, especially since I’m a sucker for early 3-D jagged textures. But Spyro Reignited’s colour palette is as vibrant as the original.

It looks like it keeps that whimsical feel I remember. I never really got to play Spyro — Nick hogged the controller — but this might be a good chance to finally play when it releases on September 21st.


  • I was in my late teens when Spyro came out, and I remember being a little disappointed with the platforming and animations. Especially his wings never seemed quite right. The games were aimed at someone a little younger than me at the time, but this remaster seems like it could address my original issues with the animations at least. Looks cool.

  • We all just gonna pretend that that insane reboot inexplicably voiced by Elijah Wood and David Spade with a combat system like an overly dramatic kung fu movie never happened?

  • What the fuck is wrong with you Toys for Bob?! Why aren’t you going to comment any further on whether you’re going to bring Spyro Reignited Trilogy to the Nintendo Switch and PC?!
    I demand some answers Toys for Bob and I’m not going to rest until you guys give me some answers on whether you’re bringing Spyro Reignited Trilogy to the Nintendo Switch and PC.
    I don’t care about your stupid Skylanders games Toys for Bob I want some answers on whether you’re bringing Spyro Reignited Trilogy to the Nintendo Switch and PC.
    I’m not going to say it again Toys for Bob.
    I want some answers and I want them answered now!

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