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!
Back in September, Activision revealed their new Netflix series, Skylanders Academy, would debut on October 28th. With only a few more weeks to go, a new trailer for the show has been uploaded, showcasing the school life of a Skylander. You can check it out in the video above!
What do you guys think about the series? Do you think it will be worth a watch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Back in June, Activision announced a brand new Skylanders game that would allow fans to create their own characters. Starting on October 16th, when Skylanders Imaginators launches in North America, the company will allow you to pay $50 to have your own creations 3D-printed by Shapeways, a company that specializes in 3D printing. On top of this, you can get your Skylander printed on a t-shirt for $25 or on a card for $15.
Players can create their characters with the Skylanders Creator mobile app, which will be available the day Skylanders Imaginators comes out. Paul Reiche, the CEO of Toys for Bob, said that it’s very hard to translate the artwork into a three-dimensional figure. While the 3D-printed toys won’t be as detailed as other Skylanders, they still have a decent amount of quality. Each character will be put on a stand and encased in a plastic dome.
What do you guys think about the creation tool? Would you like to see your own characters printed as a figure? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
Yesterday was Crash Bandicoot’s twentieth anniversary, as his first title released for the original PlayStation back on September 9, 1996, and Activision decided to celebrate with a new trailer showing off some Crash gameplay in Skylanders Imaginators. The video has a running counter in the corner, marking twenty different references to Crash’s original titles that show up in the Skylanders incarnation. Can you identify each callback as they appear? Watch the video above to find out!
“Happy 20th Anniversary Crash Bandicoot! Spot the twenty ways we’ve honored Crash’s past in the new Skylanders Imaginators level – Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands. To help, we’ve included a counter. Can you name all twenty?” — Activision
Are you excited for Crash’s appearance in Skylanders, or do you agree with those who claim he’s being sent there to die? Let us know in the comments!
New footage of the duo in action has arrived by way of Gamescom 2016, revealing that the pair will also unlock a new area for players to explore. Take a step back in time and retread the familiar grounds of the Wumpa Islands below!
Skylanders Imaginators launches on October 13th for Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. While the Crash and Cortex figures are available only for the PlayStation 4 version at launch, they will be sold individually during the holidays and are compatible with all versions of the game.
During this year’s E3, Sony and Activision announced that Crash Bandicoot would be featured in the next iteration of the Skylanders series. According to a post from NeoGAF, Doctor Cortex, Crash Bandicoot’s arch nemesis, is also getting his own figure in Skylanders Imaginators. GameStop originally posted the image of the starter pack but quickly removed it. Cortex and Crash will apparently both be included in the starter pack for Skylanders Imaginators, which is getting released on October 13th.
Do you think other characters from Crash’s universe will be coming to Skylanders Imaginators? Discuss in the comments!
Tonight at the PlayStation conference it was revealed that Crash Bandicoot will be available in the next Skylanders game, Skylanders Imaginators, before the remastered Crash Bandicoot games come out. The game allows players to create and customize their own characters, and use them in different “Battle Classes.” The game is currently available for preorder for $75 and will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U on October 16th. Players can expect to play as Crash in the game, using all sorts of abilities like the iconic TNT boxes.
Following a rumor that we reported on yesterday, Skylanders Imaginators has officially been announced as the next game in the popular toys-to-life series. In an official statement from Activision, it was revealed that players will be able to create their own Skylanders that they can transport into the game. Activision didn’t go into the creation process in detail, but they did say that “the amazing depth of the creation system could allow for more than a googol distinctive characters.”
Activision also went over the story. The main antagonist of the game, Kaos, has a new plan to take over Skylands. It’s up to the Portal Masters to create their own Skylanders and transport them into the game using the new Creation Crystal toy that allows players to “transport their Imaginators to consoles at anytime, anywhere!“
Skylanders Imaginators also introduces a new group of heroes called Skylander Senseis. These characters will have ten different classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, and Brawler. The Senseis will help train the player-created Imaginators, unlocking new weapons and giving access to new areas for them. There are 31 Senseis in all, some of which are villains from past Skylanders games that have now turned into heroes.
Starting today, Activision is holding the Skylanders Art-to-Life Contest. This contest will allow players to submit their creations for new Skylanders to be featured in the game when it launches this October. To participate, fans only need to post their drawings on Twitter and use the hashtag #SkylandersArtContest. Alternatively, submissions can be emailed to [email protected]
Skylanders Imaginators will release for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U on October 18. You can check out the reveal trailer above, as well as some screenshots from the game and pictures of some of the new figures in the gallery below!
According to recent leaks from darkSpyro.net, the next Skylanders installment should be called Skylanders: Imaginators and will release in October this year. For this generation of the game, players will be able to create their own Skylanders to take on the Doomlanders summoned by Kaos, the series’ antagonist.
There will also be new characters called Senseis: twenty new Skylanders and eleven former villains, each of which is a master of one of the ten Battle Classes. Players will use a new accessory called a Creation Crystal, too, which “allows players to create and transport their unique Skylanders to consoles at anytime, anywhere.”
“The story of Skylanders Imaginators takes place long ago when the Ancients used a mysterious power known as Mind Magic to create everything in Skylands. With it, they conjured into existence anything that they could imagine. However, they soon learned that in the wrong hands, it could be very dangerous, and so they sealed it away so that it could never be misused. After discovering this ancient secret, Kaos has unleashed the power of Mind Magic into Skylands once again – and he is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders, the likes of which have never been seen! Now it’s up to Portal Masters to create Skylanders Imaginators from their own imagination to stop Kaos and his evil Doomlanders before it is too late. And to help train them, Eon is sending the greatest mystic warriors of all time – the Senseis!” — darkSpyro
The game is rumored to release on October 16th in the U.S., October 14th in Europe, and October 13th in Australia/New Zealand for Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
The past may be dead, but we shouldn’t rule out the Wii U yet. Nintendo has partnered up with Activision to release a pack of the white Wii U basic set bundled with blockbuster title Skylanders SWAP Force, and it’s set to hit shelves on November 15 for $299.
“There are so many great elements to this Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U bundle that we almost couldn’t cram them all into the box. This amazing deal provides a huge amount of entertainment for kids and their families to play together.” — Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing
The bundle comes with a lot more than merely the basic system and the Skylanders software, and customers certainly get their money’s worth. Check out the list below to find out exactly what the bundle contains.
White Wii U Basic system
Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack:
Skylanders SWAP Force
A Portal of Power
Three Skylanders figures: Ninja Stealth Elf, Blast-Zone, and an exclusive color shift Washbuckler
Collector poster, trading cards, and sticker sheets
The decision to release a bundle with a third-party game, and especially a game published by a company like Activision, strikes me as a signal of intent from Nintendo. Could this be a turning point for the Wii U?