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11:43 PM - Friday the 14th of April, 2006 - by dark52
Apparently it's a prequel of sorts...

VUGames now have a page for the new game, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, which has some info about the game but unfortunately no pictures or screenshots yet.

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Level Up to Feel the True Power of the Purple Dragon! The Legend of Spyro shifts in game design and now focuses on action/combat and character growth/customization. Unleash devastating fury attacks, new melee and aerial combo attacks or use one of Spyro's many new breath abilities to defeat foes. Feel the power of the purple dragon as players have the control to upgrade Spyro's breath attacks and moves to their liking. It's a new beginning with a storyline that will serve as a prequel to all of the existing Spyro titles, the narrative will explore Spyro's origin for the 1st time and the game includes AAA voice talent from Elijah Wood, David Spade and Gary Oldman.


Whilst the VUGames website only has a page for a PlayStation 2 version, according to the game's ESRB entry the game will appear on GameCube, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Incidently the game is rated 'Everyone 10+ (Cartoon Violence)'.
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#1 Gnasty Ratchet 02:42:31 15/04/2006
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David Spade!? Gary Oldman!? How did vivendi universal manage to get these well known celebs to do voices for spyro? Oh, and Elijah wood(Frodo) will make an excellent new spyro voice.
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#2 Aeravys 14:18:40 15/04/2006
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Huh. I still miss Spyro's old voice actor though, the one that did his voice for the PS1 games. Still, this is interesting. I'm not sure what to make of this whole 'customization/exploring Spyro's origin' thing. Upgrading Spyro's breath attacks and moves was pretty much what you could do in Shadow Legacy.

Cartoon violence, huh? As far I remember, the earlier games were always rated for Comic Mischief. That's interesting.
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#3 Neal 22:18:28 15/04/2006
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....Hate to be the nerd here but it sounds sooooooo awesome! This sounds great, that voice talent sounds totally awesome and a prequel! Still sounds like my game idea I posted on the VUG Forums, but I'm sure it isn't like the game I intended to send them to make! Oh, I cannot wait until E3 or whenever they show screens from it! I hope, as I did with 'A Hero's Tail', and as I did with 'Shadow Legacy' that this game brings Spyro back on top and makes him a big name in videogames again and noone will hate Spyro anymore! So this IS "Spyro: Legend", right? Either way, sounds so awesome, is anyone else as excited as me!?!?!


~*Neal*~

smilie
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#4 Neal 22:19:53 15/04/2006
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Oh, and one more thing, finally we'll know about what happened to Spyro's parents!

No more fan-fic ideas, now it'll be offcial for sure!

~*Neal*~
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#5 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 22:22:58 15/04/2006
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I just hope they don't make Red turn out to be Spyro's father. ¬_¬
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#6 Neal 22:49:47 15/04/2006
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OMG! You are right! That'd be so cliche and dumb, I always pictured Red as being the top dragon elder for years until his power made him greedy and he had a huge fallout resulting in his banishment. But what could Spyro's parents have been doing all these years? We will most likely see the origins of Sparx.

Hopefully they don't screw it up and have Elora, Hunter, Bianca and all them in it as Spyro's allies, 'cause then that wouldn't make sense, he met them later, so they cannot be in the prequel AT ALL! If they screw that up then they honestly didn't think the game thru at all!

~*Neal*~
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#7 Ross 11:42:25 16/04/2006
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Gnasty Ratchet, you are right! The voice of Spyro in Spyro 2, 3 and Enter the Dragonfly (Tom Kenny) would be great! Can't wait! I loved every single Spyro game, but this one sounds fernomanal!
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#8 Gnasty Ratchet 18:44:17 16/04/2006
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This game sounds good, but I am still worried. I hope vivendi universal listened to what critics hated about a hero's tail and try to avoid those things for this game. I'm not buying it if it has the same autosave glitch the last game had. Also, I hope they make it as original as possible. Maybe we'll finally see why Gnasty Gnorc was banished to Gnasty's world.
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#9 Umbra 19:28:36 16/04/2006
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Very interesting. I hope they don't mess it up like they did before. Still, I really want to find out more information.
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#10 Unbirthday Spyro 11:21:56 17/04/2006
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Does The Person's Voice As Spyro In This Game Is The Same Person Who Did It From A Hero's Tail? I Liked That Voice Alot!!! Wait!! No Liked It, Loved It smilie!!!! If It Isn't This Person smilie Is Going To Charge, Horn Dive, Flame (Maybe I Should Just Say Kick) Your Butt!!!!!!
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#11 Unbirthday Spyro 11:24:29 17/04/2006
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And Red Isn't His Father, I Checked On The Spyro The Dragon Gamesite And An Elder That's Purple Like Him Is His Father
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#12 Neal 15:52:46 17/04/2006
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No that dragon is named Papa, but that does not mean it is his father. Insomniac said in an interview the dragon in the back of the first game booklet was not an older version of Spyro nor his dad, but then on the DNN site Insomniac called him "Papa Dragon".

~*Neal*~
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#13 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 20:16:26 17/04/2006
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Nice to see you've posted this everywhere Neal... or not. You coulda linked to here you know.
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#14 Aeravys 20:51:29 17/04/2006
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Really? I always thought it was an older Spyro. He's wearing what looks like a hero medal, which would make sense for Spyro to wear it, but oh well.
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#15 Neal 23:33:38 17/04/2006
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dark52 - I went a little nutso posting it, sorry. On IMDB, WikiPedia, IGN, NeoSeeker, Nintendo Forums, GameFaqs, Spyro Fan's Anonymous...and more. Sorry, I did take your info. word for word and didn't link back to you, I wasn't really thinking about it. On WikiPedia your site is listed but none of the others. Next time I'll link to you, you aren't mad are you?

Aeravys - No, Ted Price of Insomniac said that wasn't meant to be an older Spyro, or his dad, just some other purple dragon.

~*Neal*~
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#16 Unbirthday Spyro 12:10:14 19/04/2006
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You Know You Don't Have To Say Neal After Each Post. Just Make A Signature At Your Own "Profile" And Hit "Display" And Right Neal In "Fourm Signature" At The Very Bottom Of The Page
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#17 Neal 12:49:34 19/04/2006
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I have an account, I just don't care to use it. If I bug you so much either be annoyed in silence or don't read my posts!

~*Neal*~ ~*Neal*~ ~*Neal*~
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#18 Ross 18:20:08 19/04/2006
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Like my new sig?
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#19 Aeravys 20:52:35 19/04/2006
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Please don't spam, Ross. You guys should take this over private message or something.
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#20 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 02:02:31 20/04/2006
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Heh, looks like VU have password protected that staging area now. Shame they didn't post any pictures for Spyro like they did for Crash.
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#21 Neal 03:26:42 20/04/2006
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Wow, they'll have cleanup to do then. They deleted the "Spyro 6" topic on their forums. But now what? They have all those other sites I put it on. Either that was a false print ( someone lied, God I hope not) or someone made a mistake and spilled the beans early...or befoe David, Elijah and Gary confirmed their voice acting.

I wonder what the heck is going on that made them want to delete it!!!???!!!???!!!

~*Neal*~
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#22 Jess 03:55:29 20/04/2006
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Yeah...I bet you're right Neal. They proabaly didn't want to say it before E3 because companies usually wait until then to announce thier big news.
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#23 Neal 04:38:41 20/04/2006
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I don't really care as much as I sounded like I did. We will find out sometime, that is enough. I can wait.


~*Neal*~
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#24 SilverTwilight05 00:02:30 21/04/2006
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Don't we already know a bit about Spyro's past? I know the japanese game had a little comic in their manual about how they found Spyro. There were two blue egg-thieves, one carrying a dragon egg, the other a dragonfly egg. The Elders stopped them, and they ran away leaving their eggs behind. The dragon egg started to glow and was hot, as if there was fire inside, and both eggs hatched at the same time. Spyro was named so because he was able to breath fire inside his egg, and Sparx was bonded to Spyro because they were born at the same time.

At least I think that's it. The comic pages are somewhere...
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#25 The F0x 00:21:31 21/04/2006
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I do suppose that having the old voice character in this would ge pretty awsome. There was also something I really liked in the first game that Insomnioc cut out in the others were Spyro can roll on his side by hitting L1 and R1. I simply loved rolling since it was how I dogded the bullets in 1 of the last levels. I hope they put that back in.smilieWhen first heard of this prequal game, I thought it was another dream come true. But There's also a problem that since its of Spyro's past, he won't be able to us the current weapons of his that we are all acustum 2, like headbash, wingshield and our most favorite of ours, duoble jump... which was only in 1 game:Spyro A Hero's Tail. There is nothing I have againstthis new game... It is that I only want all of you to know even thou that In the misdth of all our excitment, (for I Know how u feel) never raise your to high so that if the game is not as we all expeted... We won't all ditch Spyro all at once like: Spyro enter the Dragonfly, as I have heard from many (and I do agree with them since I own it myself) stinks.smilieWe can all be excited at times and tell our friends of the good news that God allowed to happen, but we should overexert ourselfs to only be dissapionted if God had other plans on mind.smilie It has been a long time since I played Spyro when suddenly a friend of mind said he hade bought Spyro Year of the Dragon. Suddenly, I was once agian a Spyro fan and master. I played a compitition with my friend to see if either the boy who know nothing of PS1 or if the old master could finish the game first. In the midths of the excitment I relized how lonly it is to play only by yourself, and I soon know what a Spyro game really needed... a 2 player game.It was always my dearest ambition to pick up a phone and call the current people who were making a New Spyro game and tell them this. But because of current nightmares of school and homework, I was unable to. It is with all my heart that they will turn this to a 2 player game. And with the conclucion of this commentry that this new game will fullfill your dreams and satisfy u in any way possible.
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#26 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 00:21:48 21/04/2006
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Yep, the Japanese Spyro manual did indeed have that, and you can see it at Mozepy's Spyro Universe website.

http://spyro.mozepy.com/ENTERTAINMENT/Imports.html

Perhaps they will stay true to that and perhaps not, who knows.
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#27 SilverTwilight05 00:26:35 21/04/2006
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It would be nice if they did, or at least didn't deviate too much. Perhaps we can hear a bit about where Spyro's egg was and how it got into the clutches of those blue thieves (and why his egg specifically, if they were being deliberate about it)
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#28 Neal 01:25:23 21/04/2006
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WOW! I haven't ever seen the manual pictures before, I read the story once but enver those pictures! We should try to contact VU, maybe it isn't too late to add it in! Either by formal letter or the VUG Forums, someone there NEEDS to know, who agrees with me?

~*Neal*~
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#29 ih8u2 01:51:34 25/04/2006
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To silvertwighlight, thanx, i didn't know about the japanese origins, so i can stop asking now.

Why david spade would be in a video game that hasn't been doing so good on teh console eludes me...Is Vivendi sure they have all these awesome actors on their side?

I wish tom kenny could come back and be spyro's voice, but he's got like seventy different parts on thirty different cartoon shows.

Does nebody else here wish that stewart copeland would do the music again?...sigh...The AHT music was not as cool. That one theme was overused...

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