Activision’s Toys For Bob has tried to keep a tight lid on the Spyro Reignited Trilogy as of late. Even though E3 only occurred a handful of weeks ago, senior producer, Peter Kavic has stated that he’d “want to leave some surprises”. Well, after another leak of information, yet another secret of the purple dragon remakes gets an early reveal. It seems that, despite an exclusivity deal, Toys For Bob already has plans to release Spyro on Nintendo Switch and PC at a later date than the PS4 and XBO versions.
Spyro Leaks… Reignited
When game companies announce games, it seems standard practice to create websites to go along with the game. Companies create websites to get fans excited for the games that they have to wait for. When creating a new game, game companies like to keep the excitement up even if they take a while parsing out new information.
It appears the UK Spyro Reignited website has since taken down both the options for the Switch and PC. If the game were not going to come out onto these systems, the option on the website would probably not have been created at all. Doubts arise that the game will not come to Switch. Especially, when you realize that part of the fluke included the Switch getting listed twice.
People asked Peter Kavic and the rest of the staff at Toys For Bob numerous times since E3 about whether Spyro is coming to the Switch. They have remained tight-lipped, but with this reveal, the truth comes out.
Honestly, none of this comes as a surprise. With the similar release of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remakes on the Nintendo Switch it was just a matter of time before fans knew for sure about the purple dragon’s inclusion on the console. Toys For Bob had released the N Sane Trilogy for the Switch and Xbox One almost exactly a year later than the PlayStation 4. It seemed silly to assume that the Reignited Trilogy wouldn’t come to Switch.
Whatever systems that Toys For Bob decides to release the Spyro Reignited Trilogy for, it seems the purple dragon remains in good hands. Not only have they worked on the similar in spirit N Sane Trilogy, but Toys For Bob also worked on the Skylanders series.
Spyro’s Phases and Why This Isn’t A Surprise
If you weren’t a kid at the beginning of the 2010 decade, you may have just found yourself getting worried. ‘Skylanders is for babies’, you may say. Spyro’s changes in tone make the purple dragon such an interesting case.
Fans remember Spyro starting out as another platforming game along the likes of Crash Bandicoot and younger series like Jak & Daxter or Ratchet & Clank. But after the third entry in the trilogy: Year of the Dragon, people began softening on Spyro. Fans complained about it feeling like Ripto’s Rage all over again but rushed.
So, the purple dragon’s games went on to have a darker and edgier tone, and review scores just got worse. Eventually, Spyro was rebooted as a toys-to-life game targeted at a younger demographic. Skylanders, became brushed off by older fans as a money grab. Whether it was or not, Spyro and the Skylanders went on to sell very well.
Given, both Nintendo and Toys For Bob’s history with Spyro, it surprises no one that the Reignited Trilogy will eventually come to the Nintendo Switch. The question then becomes for Spyro fans, will you wait to be able to play Reignited portably? Will this lead to an original Spyro or Crash game? Only time will tell. Spyro Reignited Trilogy will hit store shelves for PS4 and XBO on September 21, 2018.
What system will you play Spyro on? Will you wait for the Switch? Let us know in the comments below! Also, check out our review of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on Switch to satiate your character platformer appetite while you wait for the release of Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
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