The Spyro Reignited Trilogy launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last November, but what about Nintendo Switch? The remastered bundle made no mention of Nintendo’s hybrid console in its initial reveal, but soon after the official Nintendo UK store temporarily accepted pre-orders for “Spyro the Dragon Remastered.” Even the Sypro UK store briefly claimed it would be coming to Switch, but eventually both pages were removed.
Nintendo has been silent on the whole situation, and Toys For Bob producer Peter Kavic would later claim that he was unaware of any Switch version of the game in the works. However, yet another listing has just popped up, months after the game’s initial release. This time GameStop Germany put a Switch version of the Reignited Trilogy in their system with a release date (most likely a placeholder) of August 16th. Once again, the listing was later removed.
It’s not really clear why there’s so much secrecy around this alleged Switch version, but if they’re trying to keep it under wraps, they haven’t exactly done the best job. Hopefully, we’ll get an official reveal soon and the speculation can end.
After months of rumors and leaks, Activision finally confirmed the existence of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy back in April. The game was announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a September release date, and there were also rumblings of a Nintendo Switch version. Just over a month ahead of the announced release date, developer Toys for Bob has announced a change of plans.
In a new blog post on the official website, Toys for Bob Co-Studio Head Paul Yan revealed that the Trilogy has been delayed. Instead of September 1st, it will now launch on November 13th. The exact cause of the delay was left unexplained, but the team at Toys for Bob is “committed to getting these games right” and they’ve determined that the collection “needs more love and care” before its ready for release.
With a beloved franchise like Skylanders in their care, Toys for Bob would be making a big mistake by rushing a shoddy product to release. That said, the November release date means it will have to compete with the likes of Hitman 2, Fallout 76, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, all launching in the span of four days.
Update: As we expected, Nintendo has now removed the listing. No official explanation has been issued at this time.
Original: After months of speculation and rumors, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy has officially been revealed. The announcement only included details about the Trilogy‘s release on PlayStation and Xbox platforms, and the game’s developers refused to comment on a possible Switch release. However, if the Nintendo UK Store is to be believed, everyone’s favorite purpose dragon will indeed be coming to Switch.
You can currently head over to the Nintendo UK Store online and find a listing for “Spyro the Dragon Remastered.” You can even pre-order the upcoming game for £39.99, which is the same price that the Reignited Trilogy is listed at. Despite having a different name, the details appear to be exactly the same as what we’ve heard about the Reignited Trilogy on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Here’s the official description provided by Nintendo:
Spyro’s back and he’s all scaled up!
The original roast master is back! Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all scaled up in stunning HD. Spyro is bringing the heat like never before in the Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy game collection. Rekindle the fire with the original three games, Spyro™ the Dragon, Spyro™ 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro™: Year of the Dragon. Explore the expansive realms, re-encounter the fiery personalities and relive the adventure in fully remastered glory. Because when there’s a realm that needs saving, there’s only one dragon to call.
Spyro™ the Dragon
Gnasty Gnorc has returned from exile and has unleashed evil magic on the Dragon Realms, trapping the Dragons in crystal and raising an army of Gnorcs. Spyro, with his friend Sparx the Dragonfly, is the only Dragon left who can traverse the six Homeworlds, free the Dragons and save the day. Guide Spyro as he glides through the Dragon Realms, toasting colorful enemies with his fiery breath and encountering countless puzzles and adventures along the way.
Spyro™ 2: Ripto’s Rage!
Spyro has been brought to the land of Avalar to defeat the evil sorcerer Ripto who has brought war to Avalar’s Homeworlds. Each Homeworld is being held captive by Ripto and his minions, and it’s up to Spyro to defeat them and bring peace to Avalar’s realms. In this adventure, Spyro powerflames, supershots and headbashes his way through enemies while completing unique challenges such as herding strange beasts, target shooting and defeating ravenous dinosaurs.
Spyro™: Year of the Dragon
The Dragon Realms are celebrating the ‘Year of the Dragon’ when a mysterious cloaked figure emerges to steal all the Dragon Eggs. Under the spell of the evil Sorceress, an army of Rhynocs is now guarding the helpless eggs in the Forgotten Realms. With new and old friends, Spyro is on a quest to recover the lost eggs, defeat the Rhynoc army and stop the evil Sorceress. Turn up the heat in this adventure by exploring the mysterious realms and completing outrageous challenges, such as pulling off sick tricks on a skateboard and stepping into a boxing ring.
At this time there is still no official word on a Nintendo Switch release for Spyro, but this listing seems to prove it’s really happening. Given that this page may have gone up prematurely, we’ve taken a screenshot to prove its existence in the event that it’s removed. You can view it yourself below. Special thanks to Laura Kate Dale for pointing out the listing on Twitter.
Hot on the heels of the successful remastering of Crash Bandicoot, another original PlayStation classic is coming back. We’ve heard rumors and rumblings for weeks, and today we have official confirmation that the original trilogy of Spyro games is coming to modern platforms as the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Skylanders developer Toys for Bob is handling the hotly-anticipated HD take on these beloved games.
The Spyro Reignited Trilogy comes with Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon all remastered with improved sound and graphics. This collection will be available across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X on September 21st, and it comes with a price tag of $39.99.
The Reignited Trilogy will feature a reimagining of the original soundtracks that Stewart Copeland composed for the three games. Toys for Bob did their best to recruit as many of the original voice actors to reprise their roles as possible, including Tom Kenny as the voice of Spyro himself.
Currently there are no announced plans to bring the Trilogy to PC or Nintendo Switch. IGN inquired about these possibilities, but Toys for Bob studio head Paul Yan and art director Josh Nadelberg would not comment. We’ll keep an eye on the situation for potential future announcements. In the meantime, you can check out the debut trailer above and tons of screenshots in the gallery below!