E3 '07: The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night First Look

Spyro's back in The Eternal Night, and we take a first look at it at Sierra's E3 suite.

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night is the second game in Sierra's planned trilogy for the Legend of Spyro series, following Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. Eternal Night is a continuation of the story in New Beginning, and is now featured on the Nintendo Wii, in addition to the PS2, GBA, and DS.

Most of the familiar characters from New Beginning are returning, with Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman both coming back to reprise their voice acting roles from the first game. The game will be shifted a bit in emphasis, however, with the developer apparently intent on breaking up some of the monotony that was a complaint with the first game by interspersing the combat with more puzzle and platforming sequences.

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We managed to get our hands on the Wii version of the game and tried out some of Spyro's advanced moves. He's capable of controlling four elements, each of which will have a special breath attack, as well as a melee-oriented attack; both will drain your magical meter. What's more, most of Spyro's new attack abilities revolve around juggle combos, in which you thrust your opponents up into the air and start pounding them before they hit the ground.

In addition to the new combat moves, Spyro also earns the right to enter "dragon time" in Eternal Night, which will allow him to slow the world down while he remains moving at full speed. As in games like God of War II, this will let you solve puzzles more easily, such as by depressing a switch to open a door, then freezing time and dashing through before the door closes.

While Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night doesn't look like it's going to reinvent the wheel, it seems like Sierra is intending to fix some of the problems with A New Beginning in the new title. GameSpot will have more information on Eternal Night as it nears its release date.

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26 comments
flash786
flash786

its a nice game worth it it if u wanna gr8 fun adventure

DarkspineSonic0
DarkspineSonic0

I love Spyro. Love him love him love him. I love the elemental fury attacks and breaths. I hope thery'll be more... and a center camera button.

oval30
oval30

the games sre not as fun as they used to be but you have to learn to go with the flow and i like these games a lot, except for the excessive fighting.

SURFDUDEBOY
SURFDUDEBOY

i think that spyro is starting to be like sonic, it used to be a great game but... now its got to many problems (in other words its starting to suck) ...but ill be happy to be proved wrong

Jecko750
Jecko750

If you played the origonal spyro game, You will see that it's has gone from good platform into a screwd up version of Alias in Wonderland

fogopop
fogopop

monotony? "A New Begenning" was some of the most fun I've ever had in my entire gaming life,

Chaos13579
Chaos13579

After Spyro 2 everything just went wrong... very, very wrong. And somehow I don't think this'll bring the dragon back to how he should be, either.

doobs87
doobs87

Man, what happened to this series? These used to be some of my favorite games on PS1. Oh wait, Insomniac stopped making them to do Ratchet and Clank. Well, that series better not go the way of this one.

oval30
oval30

if the next game blends perfectly the platforming of the original and the combat of the new beginning, then it can be a whole lot better. I saw on a liable website that this game has 13 levels and 8 bosses. It is much longer than the new beginning.

amareen18
amareen18

i have played the legend of spyro :the new beginning it was great with his new breath attacks but the game had its mistakes so i am hoping that they fix the problems that was in the first game (a new beginning)so that it won't be in this game

palooka123
palooka123

Ha i remember spyro but then again that was a LONG time ago

icytower
icytower

I used to love Spyro games, but I don't think they are all that great anymore.

Pete5506
Pete5506

ok they should of stoped these games when it started to suck

jesus_knight
jesus_knight

i have a bad feeling abou this game.......

Sireph
Sireph

This better not suck

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Since they are barely changing anything, it looks like Sierra is using this game primarily as an easy money maker. I hope I am wrong though.

vnhimself
vnhimself

Get this game right, please !. Maybe this game will bring back the glory to the Spyro series.

supergohan1
supergohan1

Cool a new Spyro game, I hope this game returns Spyro to his glory

playstation_wii
playstation_wii

Hope that the series starts to get better with this game!

Willy105
Willy105

Spyro needs a comeback. How about a real platformer?