Sierra fires up Spyro sequel

Second installment in Sierra's reimagined baby-dragon action adventure trilogy takes flight this fall on Wii, PS2, DS, GBA, and mobile platforms.

As the title of last year's The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning suggests, Sierra Entertainment departed from previous Spyro games to breathe a flame-licked breath of fresh air into the aging series. Today the publisher announced a second installment in what it is now calling the "Spyro Trilogy." Titled The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, the new game will arrive on several platforms this fall.

Spyro's latest adventure will again focus on kid-friendly, action-oriented gameplay. Evidently training quite hard in his time off, the cute purple dragon will pack new breath attacks, elemental melee moves, and fury attacks, as well as an all-new ability to rip the very fabric of time. With the arrival of the Ape King in the Temple of Souls, Spyro must again take flight to save dragonkind from the evil invaders.

Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Bumblebee Flies Anyway) and Gary Oldman (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dead Fish) will reprise their voice-acting roles as the titular hero and his faithful mentor, Ignitus.

Krome Studios will develop The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night for the Wii and PlayStation 2, while Amaze Entertainment will handle development on the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance. A mobile version developed by Vivendi Games Mobile will also be available in North America and Europe. The game has not yet been rated or priced.

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82 comments
Howler13
Howler13

Insomniac didn't sell the licence, they never owned it; Universal always owned the rights to Spyro, and just let Insomniac develop the games (I asked them about that, that's what they told me). I agree, the series has never been the same since it left Insomniac's capable hands. EtD suck more than anything in the world, HT was actually good, but not up to snuff, and ANB was too different. I think they just need to let Spyro rest in peace, or give it back to the people who know what they're doing.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I wish Sierra would make another Homeworld sequel, now that'd be awesome.

Andy639_basic
Andy639_basic

Ugh. As much as I love my PS2 I hope how soon it dies so companies will stop making cheapo ports to the Wii for a quick buck and actually make full-fledged Wii games from the ground up.

diamond2d
diamond2d

Yep, I agree with redgopher Spyro lost it's "flame" (lol) when Insomniac sold the franchise. The last Spyro game was terrible. Spyro 3 on PS was awsome.

redgopher
redgopher

Spyro died when Insomniac sold the franchise. Let it rest already.

judge__judy
judge__judy

Crash and spyro should have ended at the playstaion1. The new devs are making crap games and just milking the franchises. Anything after the playstation1 versions aren't the same games to me.

gtjava
gtjava

ya this game is gonna suck!!!!insomniac were the pro's at it y wud they want to try and fail??

GrgSpunk
GrgSpunk

Everything started to turn downhill when insomniac (or NaughtyDog) lost the Spyro series. HOW MUCH LONGER MUST SPYRO CONTINUE TO SUFFER? JUST LET HIM DIE A PEACEFUL DEATH ALREADY!!!

7arek
7arek

I don't think we should get our hopes up for this one.

redflagwaving
redflagwaving

Spyro was good when Insomniac made the games. Now I just don't know. One things for sure, I'm glad that Spyro is in Sierra's hands now. Enter the Dragonfly was absolutely disgusting.

frogiggy323
frogiggy323

Ah, I remember the good old days when Insomniac made Spyro. It's really sad watching his slow and painful death.

Daytona_178
Daytona_178

hahaha, i havnt played spyro in donkeys years!

KillerWhale1992
KillerWhale1992

cant they tgo abck to something like year of the dragon or ripto's rage, wow, gud spyro games. my first game was spyro the dragon, that amd e me a fan wit the series, now since enter the dragonfly,itsucked klike hell, but i did enjoy a hero's tail.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Spyro is actually hillbilly secret agent trying to recruit nascar fans...

ninjasam
ninjasam

Oh yeah, because insomniac really wants Spyro. Sad, what they have done with the series. Atleast they have managed to pass terrible territory and enter the stage of mediocre. Crash also Its always fun playing the first three Spyro games, in fact i have all three in collectors edition. Well i don't like the step they have taken into fighting from good old fashion platforming!

firehawk110
firehawk110

I played a new beginning. It wasn't that bad, buy not enough platforming and a bit too much boring combat. The voice actors, theme, and story are really cool though. They should focus a little bit more on the game though.

Mr_Apple_Soup
Mr_Apple_Soup

why are they tryin to raise this game from the dead AGAIN?

Wanderer5
Wanderer5

*sigh* Possibly another bad Spyro game. They really need to let Spyro die or give Spyro to Insomniac.

Nharia12
Nharia12

They really need to give Spyro back to Insomniac games to save the franchise. In others hands Spyro has become quiet terrible.

f789790
f789790

My first game was spyro when the original playstation came out. Just end the series. It is so old and there is nothing new you can add to it.

bigmick07
bigmick07

I hate spyro games. Can't stand them so pass.

Vulpis
Vulpis

Indeed--you'd think they'd have learned by now that when you take games like these and have someone other than the original developers make titles, they increasingly suck. Both Spyro and Crash are fine examples of this--both franchises have been in a downward spiral into the toilet since Insomniac and Naughty Dog gave them up--the first two PS2 Spyro games are *tolerable* at best, and nowhere near the overall quality of the original PS1 set. I won't even touch 'A New Beginning'. Crash got to start its slide a bit earlier, with Crash Bash on the PS1. Gah. The PS2 Crash platformers and CTR sequel are mediocre at best. Of course, if you want another fine example of a similar trend, there's the latest Sonic stuff... Come to think of it--other than the portable remakes of the older games, when was the last time we saw a Mario *platformer*? Sunshine?

Franzkill
Franzkill

Come on Naughty Dog and Insomniac just for a one off make a new Crash and Spyro game. At least then its guaranteed to be decent.

unreal_master
unreal_master

why wont they stop some1 make them stop just put it on ps3 and 360 stop with the ps2 its not working !

DrKill09
DrKill09

Freakin hate those games. Let them die.

overachiever92
overachiever92

I love Spyro. I loved Spyro, back on the original Playstation. He's kind of disintegrated, though. All of the games have been kind of lame since Insomniac sold the rights.

merch
merch

im with ree tesh exept for i have the ds one and i like htat one but how long will this purple dragon go ps1 version was the best.

Reetesh
Reetesh

I was a big fan of the series.. but after it went next gen to ps2 and all.. I didnt touch it.. the first game on PS2 is to blame.

ClaudeLv250
ClaudeLv250

dukerav "There are two posters for this game at my local theater, and thats how I found out about this game, weird huh?" Funny, I saw a Crash of the Titans poster at my local theater about 2 weeks ago.

dukerav
dukerav

There are two posters for this game at my local theater, and thats how I found out about this game, weird huh?

lamprey263
lamprey263

Wow, I thought Manhunt 2 would be the last PS2 game released, but I was wrong.

GabuEx
GabuEx

I absolutely loved Spyro when the original game first came out. I'm hoping and praying that they can successfully recreate that magic in this one, because I'm not convinced that there isn't any spark left in his eyes as long as developers are willing to search for it.

swensonwalker
swensonwalker

The last Spyro game introduced my little sister to video games. Now she plays all sorts of games and some of that money that was going into toy ponys, barbies and various trinkets now go to the video game industry. She loves smash bros, mario party, and spyro. She is only seven years old. So there is really no need to complain. Spyro is a great entry level game for kids. That's all it's supposed to be. I don't understand why any of you would complain that a game about a tiny cute dragon doesn't meet your high standards. That's like complaining that a kids meal doesn't meet your nutritional needs. . . DUH!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Just like Crash, Spyro stopped being interesting after Insomniac Games stopped making them.

RidersDX
RidersDX

I have not to much faith in this. I wish I can.

Jaeme
Jaeme

Maybe if they stopped looking at every character as a "product" (read "cow") to be milked until its udders fell off maybe they`d have better sales and games. The original Spyro was great and a good bit of family fun. But because people liked the character they had to put out games more often than Tony Hawk and be on everything from TV to your underpants.(just like a certain Lara...) Maybe they`ll learn a thing or two from Tomb Raider Legend, but I doubt it.

Duckers923
Duckers923

Spyro..................... now thats a name I haven't heard in a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooggggggggggg time

Elrasiel
Elrasiel

God no...don't they have something better to do like jumping out the window?? Seriously -.-

lukey9493
lukey9493

i remeber playing spyro on the psone as a kid but this game will probably turn my memories to nightmares

nghtcrwlr821
nghtcrwlr821

Just how many copies do they expect to sell?

Pete5506
Pete5506

I don't think this is going to be any good

Serbine
Serbine

Everyone need to give the game a chance, Instead of assuming It going to be bad.