The year is 1998 – Sony is looking to capture a younger age demographic for the PlayStation, and a little-known studio named Insomniac Games are wanting to bounce back from their first title Disruptor; a game that was well-received but sold poorly. The result is etched into history – a small purple dragon named ‘Spyro’ was born, who would go on to take his place in the PlayStation echelon alongside other icons such as Crash Bandicoot and Lara Croft.
So now we arrive here, 20 years later – in a world where nostalgia is king and remakes are more prevalent than ever. With the reins to the Spyro series being passed from developer to developer over the years, gamers never really got another set of titles that had the same essence of the original trilogy; ultimately leading to Spyro being incorporated into Activision’s Skylanders series. But as with Crash Bandicoot before him, fans clung to hope of a return to the originals – and now their prayers have been answered with the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.