Spyro Reignited Trilogy’s Box Art Takes a Cue From Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

And Ripto sure looks different.

New box art for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy shows off three distinct locations that pull from the games included in the compilation, much like the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’s box art did did.

Check out the Spyro box art below, via the official Spyro the Dragon Twitter:

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Box Art, via Activision

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Box Art, via Activision

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy, developed by Toys for Bob, includes remakes of Spyro the Dragon, Ripto’s Rage! and Year of the Dragon, all of which were originally developed by Insomniac Games for the original PlayStation. Enemies from all three games can be found in the art, though one of the most interesting inclusion is of the titular baddie from the second Spiro game, Ripto, who’s just to the right of Spyro in the art.

Of course, N. Sane Trilogy’s box art did something similar, offering a triptych of Crash locations all blended into a single image. You can check out the clear similarities between the two below.

The Reignited Trilogy looks to repeat many visual and thematic cues present in N. Sane Trilogy’s box art by placing Spyro front and center, and by having three separate locations from the three games divided out behind him.

In fact, even the color scheme is nearly identical, as the leftmost art from the first game in each trilogy features lush greens and the center portion contains snowy blues. The last section differs, however, as the fiery reds used to throw back to Ripto’s Rage are a bit different from the purples utilized on the N. Sane art.

This new art was revealed on Twitter today via the official Spyro account: the same account that teased the trilogy prior to it’s official announcement.

At the time of the Reignited Trilogy’s announcement, IGN spoke with the Spyro Reignited devs about capturing what fans loved about those first three games, and dove deep into Spyro’s first trailer with some of the team from Toys for Bob. And if you’re new to Spyro, or maybe haven’t played those original games, IGN wrote about why Spyro’s return is such a big deal.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy comes to PS4 and Xbox One on Sept. 21.

Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter – or better yet, follow your dreams.

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