With Spyro The Dragon: Reignited Trilogy literally only two months away, we thought we’d look back at some of more unknown facts surrounding this little guy’s history. As with Crash Bandicoot, there’s a bunch of cool tidbits from early development that could have severely changed the course of these franchises.
HIS ORIGINAL NAME WAS PETE
Not that we have anything against the name Pete; it’s a good name. History is littered with great Petes. Nevertheless, you have got to admit that Spyro suits our charismatic hero much better.
HE WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO BE GREEN
During the development of the game, Spyro was originally going to be green, but the developers thought it was a bad idea because he would blend in with grass, so they eventually changed him to purple.