A Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster is reportedly coming to PlayStation 4 as a timed exclusive in Q3 2018.
According to Kotaku UK, the remastered trilogy will include Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The three games will reportedly feature all-new assets, lighting, animations, and cinematics; a remastered soundtrack; an overhaul to the originals’ save systems; and PlayStation 4 Pro support. An official announcement is expected next month.
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The exclusivity deal will reportedly last one year, allowing the collection to be released on other platforms in 2019. The report also claims Sony made a similar one-year deal with Activision on the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, meaning that collection should come to other platforms later this year.
According to one Kotaku source, the Spyro trilogy will be released in September, which would line up with the series’ 20-year anniversary. Vicarious Visions, the Activision-owned studio behind the Crash trilogy, is said to be developing the Spyro collection.
IGN has reached out to Activision for comment.
The announcement would come less than a year after Activision released the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which was met with commercial and critical success. We gave the collection an 8.5 in our Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review, saying developer Vicarious Visions’ “additions make the overall package so much more cohesive while never forgetting what made, and what still makes, so much of Naughty Dog’s original trilogy a blast to play.”
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