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12:36 PM - Sunday the 1st of June, 2008 - by dark52
It appears that much like the previous years, the banner on Sierra's forum is indeed the new boxart. You can see them all (except PS3 for some reason) over on Amazon.com.

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8:46 PM - Monday the 19th of May, 2008 - by dark52
A new batch of 21 screenshots has arrived, though they look a lot like the previous bunch. You can check them out in their full glory in the The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon gallery.
12:46 PM - Thursday the 15th of May, 2008 - by dark52
Spyro's Lair has updated its avatars to match the new style of The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon. This time they've made it possible to create Spyro and Cynder exactly so expect to see a few of them bouncing around.

Also check out the updated Dragon Generator here on darkSpyro to recreate your new Spyro's Lair creations.
11:23 AM - Monday the 12th of May, 2008 - by dark52
More information has been posted on the Velvet Octopus page for the upcoming film, due for release Christmas 2009.

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The director of the film will be Mark Dippe (Garfield’s Fun Fest, The Reef, Garfield Gets Real) and it is being written by Daniel and Steven Altiere (Dr. Dolittle, Scooby Doo 3, Garfield’s Fun Fest).

There is a synopsis of the story which will be very familiar to you if you've played The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, it's essentially the same but with some minor changes. This is intended to be the first in a franchise of Spyro films.
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12:57 PM - Monday the 28th of April, 2008 - by dark52
After ticking down for the past few days the countdown on Spyro's Lair has reached zero. And with impeccable timing nothing happened. UPDATE: Several hours later and here it is: the minisite for The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon.

Developed by newcomers to the series, Etranges Libellules and Tantalus Interactive (DS version), the game appears to be taking a much more realistic look after the previous two Legend of Spyro games. The game is due to appear on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS this October.

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The minisite for Dawn of the Dragon is up and running with the official Press Release, five screenshots and five pieces of Concept Art. You can also see those images in our gallery.
10:41 AM - Monday the 28th of April, 2008 - by dark52
The first 18 images from The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon have appeared on IGN. As they're from the Xbox 360 version, they're quite big. They also confirm all the information from ToTheGame, right down to the typo in Spyro's name.

See also Kotaku for DS screens.

Thanks go to Spyro Technics for spotting them on IGN.
9:34 AM - Sunday the 27th of April, 2008 - by dark52
Confirmation of the information from tothegame has appeared in Sierra's own news section.

Quote: Sierra
SPYRO THE DRAGON CONTINUES HIS EPIC ADVENTURE THIS FALL IN THE LEGEND OF SPYRO: DAWN OF THE DRAGON
Spyro Trilogy Culminates with Premiere on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system; Elijah Wood, Gary Oldman, Christina Ricci, Blair Underwood, Wayne Brady and Mark Hamill Provide Voice-Over Performances


Thanks go to Twilight for the find.
9:35 PM - Friday the 25th of April, 2008 - by dark52
Recently SpyroWorld spotted that a website called tothegame had posted pages for a game called The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon. tothegame at the same time had pages for a Crash Bandicoot game entitled Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, this name has turned out to be accurate... so could the Spyro name (and info) be correct too?

They had the same information from the Velvet Octopus PowerPoint plus a bit extra...

Quote: tothegame
In the culmination of the trilogy, players find Sypro 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.

  • Two elements never before seen in the Spyro universe: fly at any time and drop-in/drop-out co-op, with Cynder. Both characters can complete the game separately as well.
  • Cynder being introduced as a strong, female lead alongside Spyro, girl gamers will have something to get excited about!
  • Fun combat gameplay with new elemental attack moves/combos, enemies, environments, etc.
  • This is the third and final installment of an epic trilogy, giving players a more mature character design and story line since the previous title; The Eternal Night.
  • Spyro makes his debut on the PS3! This new venture for the purple dragon onto the next gen console will attract new players who may have not been able to experience the Spyro series previously.
  • All-star voice cast including Elijah Wood, Gary Oldman, Blair Underwood, Christina Ricci, Wayne Brady and Mark Hamill


The information posted for both games was quickly removed but Mind over Mutant has today appeared at Crash Village with the same story.
10:35 AM - Thursday the 24th of April, 2008 - by dark52
In case you were still a little sceptical, today Nintendo announced a list of games due out this year, a list including "Spyro (tentative title) (Vivendi Games) October 2008" for both Wii and DS. For those Crash Bandicoot fans out there they also list a Crash game for them both as well.

Source: Nintendo
9:16 AM - Wednesday the 23rd of April, 2008 - by dark52
A mysterious countdown has appeared on the splash page to Spyro's Lair. It appears to be counting down to the 28th of April (12 pm GMT). As the image accompanying the countdown is the after credits image from The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, could this be a countdown until they officially announce the third part of the Legend of Spyro trilogy?

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Thanks go to Twilight for spotting it.
3:00 PM - Tuesday the 12th of February, 2008 - by dark52
Finished The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night and wondering when you're going to find out what happens next? Well wonder no longer. Velvet Octopus, involved with the upcoming Legend of Spyro film, have posted the first information about the third entry to the trilogy.

Quote:
  • 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
  • Co-op play with Cynder (female dragon)
  • Global release Oct/Nov 2008


Other platforms aren't mentioned but I wouldn't cross them out just yet.

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And even though this will wrap up the Legend of Spyro story they also go on to mention that annual releases of Spyro on all major gaming platforms in 2009 and beyond are planned.

UPDATE: Called "Legend of Spyro: Darkest Hour"? EBgames, they list PS3, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360 and DS versions of the game.

Thanks go to Vitani333 on SpyroForum and Neal from SpyroWorld.
10:06 PM - Tuesday the 25th of December, 2007 - by dark52
Spyro's Lair has now finally fully opened; you can now create your own customised little dragon, chat with others in the Lair using a set of predefined sayings and complete activities for points.

UPDATE
To help show off your creations I've made a simple Dragon Generator that you can use to recreate your dragons from Spyro's Lair and share them with the world.
9:13 PM - Friday the 7th of December, 2007 - by dark52
It's done. The complete walkthrough to the console version of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night. It's so big it's split into two smaller bits that aren't very big.

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Also included are the Enchanted Scriber's Quill Locations as well as the locations for all of the Relics, both Health and Magic. And for those of you who've beaten the story, there's also a guide to the Dragon Challenges.

Also, today finally sees the release of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night on the Wii in the UK. So that's good.
3:55 PM - Friday the 26th of October, 2007 - by dark52
It seems Spyro might be about to become a movie star.

Quote: Variety
Spyro the Dragon could soon breathe some fire on the bigscreen: The Animation Picture Co. has optioned the rights to turn the purple star of Sierra Entertainment and Vivendi Game's vidgame franchise into a toon.


The film will apparently be based around the Legend of Spyro games.
12:19 AM - Thursday the 18th of October, 2007 - by dark52
With the release of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night last week, the first few reviews of the game have started to appear.

IGN didn't much like the Nintendo DS version of the game, giving it a score of five and a half out of ten (they also have some videos of the game to help you prejudge it yourself).

Quote: IGN
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night is still far better than the first Spyro outing that appeared on the Nintendo DS, but it fails to keep the momentum going after last year's decent title.


Meanwhile Mobile Game Faqs give the mobile version of the game 76% (7% lower than their score for A New Beginning).

Quote: Mobile Game Faqs
This is a well put together game that's fun to play. The levels do also have some variety between being gem collecting levels, boss levels and flying levels.


And magazines Play and Game Informer have apparently given the console version 8.5 and 6.25 respectively.

On the interview side of things, IGN have a lengthy (on the side of the interviewee) interview with Don Meadows of Krome Studios.

Quote: Don Meadows
I am most proud that we have boss characters that are true boss characters. Both we and Sierra wanted to recapture what it was like to have the coin-munching bosses from older arcade games.


And finally, DS Fanboy also have an interview, theirs is with Amaze Entertainment's Sean Epperson about the GBA version.

Quote: Sean Epperson
It's designed in such a way that a player who is a novice to action games can do cool looking moves, while a player more familiar with action games would find many more layers to the depth of the combat system.


Thanks go to Neal for the magazine scores and finding the mobile review, and to Sean for pimping his own interview.
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