The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

Called The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, this is the third and final part of the first Legend of Spyro trilogy.

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North America October 21st 2008
Europe November 21st 2008
Platform Developer Age Rating
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
Etranges Libellules
7+ E10+ - Everyone 10+
Nintendo DS Tantalus Interactive E - Everyone


In the culmination of the trilogy, players find Spyro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master's (voiced by Mark Hamill) evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.
  • First appearance on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Epic culmination of "Legend of Spyro" storyline Spyro finally faces the Dark Master
  • Fly at any time – first free flight in a Spyro game
  • Drop-in/drop-out co-op play with Cynder (female dragon)
  • Both characters can complete the game separately
  • Global release Oct/Nov 2008
  • Elijah Wood voices Spyro
  • Gary Oldman as Ignitus
  • Mark Hamill is the Dark Master
  • Christina Ricci is Cynder
  • Wayne Brady is Sparx
  • Blair Underwood is Hunter
  • The game takes place three years after The Eternal Night
  • Sets of armor can be found throughout the game that can be mixed and matched or use one whole set to gain bonus abilities.
  • Spyro uses Fire, Earth, Ice and Electricity
  • Cynder uses Poison, Fear, Wind and Shadow
Spyro Cynder
Fire Earth Ice Electricity Poison Fear Wind Shadow


Three long years have passed since Spyro and Cynder were trapped in the crystal, since then Malefor has unleashed his evil onto the world. In this third chapter of the epic Legend of Spyro trilogy, Spyro must fulfil his destiny and face the Dark Master. As evil spreads over the world, Spyro and Cynder must discover new abilities and unlock their true powers to defeat Malefor and stop him from destroying the world.

Xbox's official page for the game.
Australian Gamer
Australian Gamer interview Tantalus and get a hands-on of the DS game.
Sierra's product page for the game.
Dawn of the Dragon
Sierra's official minisite for the game.
Some impressions from Joystiq.
Kotaku's impression of the game and some DS screenshots.
First screens of the game on Xbox 360.
GameStop lists "Legend of Spyro: Darkest Hour" on PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS for release on the 7th of October.
Velvet Octopus
The first information on the third game was given via a Powerpoint that has since been removed.

#11513 shadowstarcat 21:45:40 19/11/2015
V I agree with everything you said smilie
If Spyro was ever to return to the old games, Activision would have to sell him and stop including Spyro in Skylanders.
#11512 Spyro13570 07:36:14 12/11/2015
Just decided to replay this series. Missed these games. I remember when I was following this site so closely for updates on the Legend of Spyro Trilogy. I remember buying the games immediately. The third one was definitely my favorite out of the three for the story line, game play, and character designs. That was the reason I got an account here to begin with, but haven't really been on here since the third game's release.
I sorta miss this Spyro. I know nothing will ever replace the original 3 games which I have on my PS3 now and love them even after all of this time. With that in mind, this is where the Spyro franchise ended for me. Skylanders seems like an amazing game franchise on its own with great new concepts in gaming, but as a Spyro game, I find it distasteful since Spyro isn't really focused in it even with the first one having his name in the title. Also just kinda think his new character design is ugly, but that's just me. For those who love him and the game series than that's cool with me.
Overall I just hope someday they might bring back Spyro to where he all began with a new game series that brings back what made the original trilogy and even this one so good.
#11511 Spyrofan37 22:12:18 23/10/2015
I have it for PS2. I really liked it, but it was very difficult to complete without a second player.
#11510 Spyro Lover122 00:35:28 14/10/2015
This is the last game that fully featured Spyro.
In Skylanders he isn't actually a big part of the game, I wish we could see something a actually starring him and being some part of story. Only place you can find that now is the Skylander comics.
#11509 SkylandsMatt 16:50:22 02/09/2015
@Alydol Stop talking dope about skylanders. How would you like it that you a game designer and I say your game sucks and this one is freaking better! This one seems as old as beeping dinosaurs lol!
#11508 LegendaryFlames 11:37:10 28/08/2015
Rip Spyro after this game.
#11507 Blue egg theif 16:02:23 28/07/2015
And then we never seen smilie game after this good game only smilie.
#11506 Alydol 20:47:31 20/07/2015
I finished skylanders then I finished this legend of spyro is 95 times better than skylanders

smilie vs smilie smilie wins!
smilie vs smilie smilie wins!

This is rated better than skylanders! Take that vicarious visions!
#11505 shadowstarcat 02:58:02 18/07/2015
I love the graphics and music in this game. It really gives you a realistic look into what the dragon realms are like.
And I kinda liked the storyline.
#11504 SuperSpyroFan 09:25:47 14/07/2015
Dawn of the Dragon in terms of gameplay is a little better than the previous two. But in terms of the story and design I think it's a little worse.
#11503 EvilTemptress 00:25:34 11/07/2015
Dawn of the Dragon was amazing and fun! I have played it multiple time and is my second favorite Spyro game next to Year of the Dragon from the original series. ^w^
#11502 spamuel98 04:49:38 02/07/2015
I loved this game, especially Spyro's new look. He actually looked like a dragon, instead of an overgrown, weak-chinned lizard. The graphics were breathtaking for a handheld game, and the gameplay was fantastic. I would recommend this game to anyone. I have the whole Legend of Spyro trilogy, and this is by far the best Spyro game I have ever seen. I don't count Skylanders; they made Spyro look completely retarded and all but removed him from the game.
#11501 Alydol 21:44:24 18/06/2015
This game is actually more of a love story then a giant adventure like the other two
#11500 Ice Dragoness 10:51:37 13/06/2015
The last true Spyro game sob sob
#11499 shadowstarcat 11:28:21 01/06/2015
Hex didn't exist during this series
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