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.