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8:04 AM - Tuesday the 15th of July, 2008 - by dark52
The official The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon website has updated with several wallpapers and a screensaver. They've also added in more screenshots and concept art but they're all ones we've seen before.

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It also looks like Etranges Libellules are getting a new logo soon.

If you are looking for new screenshots, there are a couple you might not have seen yet on Xbox.com. You can also find them all in the new look gallery here on darkSpyro.

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11:19 AM - Wednesday the 25th of June, 2008 - by dark52
The folks at Spyro's Lair have added their first new mini-game since release. Wings of Fury sees you play as either Spyro or Cynder (there are apparently some differences between them), in the new Dawn of the Dragon style, flying through up to ten levels of near constant air combat.

You can find the game by clicking on Activities once you're in the Lair.

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Unfortunately the game doesn't appear to add your score to your Spyro's Lair scoreboard but you can still mark your achievement on a highscore table with a 3 letter name at the end. Edit July 1st: It does record your score to Spyro's Lair now.
12:56 PM - Friday the 6th of June, 2008 - by dark52
It's another year that has rolled on by and darkSpyro celebrates its fourth birthday. Since this time last year we've had the addition of a guide for the latest game, The Eternal Night, a new guide of the old game Enter the Dragonfly and the rapid expansion of the Guidebook which now contains over 700 characters.

As for statistics, well the site has received over 30 million hits, the forum has broken the 1000 registered members mark and there are now currently around 175,000 posts. The forum has gained several new features including the much requested Private Message service.

What's in the future? I made a comment regarding a new Guidebook last year, that's progressed since then and is still on its way, as too are reworkings of the Season of Ice and Attack of the Rhynoc sections. And of course a guide for the new game Dawn of the Dragon once it becomes available towards the end of the year.
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.

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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...

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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.

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  • 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.
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