[Update: Screenshots of the game now also appear to have leaked online and you can see them below. If they're real, this looks set to be a pretty return for Spyro.]
Long-rumored but still not confirmed, a Spyro the Dragon trilogy remaster has appeared on Amazon for the PlayStation 4.
The product page can be found on Amazon Mexico where the game is listed as Spyro Reignited Trilogy with a release date of September 21 2018 (around the time of the series’ 20th anniversary).
According to the listing, the three games which have been remastered are Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon all of which will now appear in HD with modernised controls.
Year of the dragon
This is the latest convincing sign that an announcement for the remastered trilogy is coming very soon. Recently, various games journalists have been reporting that they’re being sent bright purple dragon eggs with a note reading “something’s about to hatch” and the consensus seems to be that these eggs are definitely related to Spyro.
Even before this, a report from Kotaku claimed that a remastered trilogy would be coming to PlayStation 4 in September, though the March date on which it was said to be announced has now come and gone. An April announcement, however, wouldn’t be so far off.
Although these rumors have yet to be confirmed by Activision, everything is coming together to paint quite a convincing picture. Besides all the reports, leaks and rumors, we already know that Activision is looking to remaster older titles after the success it had with the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane trilogy.
Back in August 2017, Activision’s Eric Hirshberg said that Crash’s success had surpassed the company’s expectations by “a pretty wide margin.” After this he added: “We think we have other great IP in our portfolio that we're considering […] I think you can be confident that there will be more activity like this in the future with more great IP.”
Spyro has been long called for by fans and it's certainly be the most likely candidate for a remaster. It's starting to feel like a matter of when, rather than if, we'll see it confirmed.
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