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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.
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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11:44 AM - Thursday the 27th of September, 2007 - by dark52
Apparently the mobile version of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night was awarded the Best Mobile Video Game Award at the second annual Video Game Festival, in Montreuil, France.

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"We are extremely excited and honored that our game, The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night was awarded the coveted Best Mobile Game Award by the Video Game Festival," said Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile.


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Due for release in November, you can find several new screens of the game in the Gallery.

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The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night mobile game gives players the chance to guide Spyro through 13 graphically stunning levels, specially adapted for mobile phones. The mission is to collect the four elemental powers that will enable Spyro to halt the resurrection of the Dark Master. As Spyro’s powers are gradually unlocked, players will uncover the mysteries of the bizarre universe and the many enemies that populate it.


You can now also find a short demo of the game on The Mighty Troglodytes' website.
12:09 PM - Thursday the 13th of September, 2007 - by dark52
Wendy's are to start promoting The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night with their Kids' Meal from October through December.

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There are five toys to collect in all.
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2:36 PM - Tuesday the 21st of August, 2007 - by dark52
Gametrailers, have a few new videos for The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night. One is a trailer, the second more of a gameplay montage, a third just straight gameplay and the fourth an interview with Chris Wilson, Creative Director of the game. Sparx, with his new voice by Billy West, appears in the trailer and third video for those curious as to what he's going to sound like.

IGN have also posted a pair of gameplay videos for the Wii version of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night showing Spyro jumping around what appears to be this game's training area.

GameSpot too have a host of new videos, three for the Wii, and three for the PS2. They've also got some new screenshots for the Wii, PS2, DS and GBA versions.

Thanks go to Lil-Cynder for finding the IGN videos and spyrotrailers in the comments below for the Gametrailers links.
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4:04 PM - Wednesday the 11th of July, 2007 - by dark52
GameSpot now have the first official gameplay video of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night available on their website. It shows off the new moves in the game, including the brand new 'Dragon Time'.

As well as that they've got some brand new screenshots there for the Wii, PS2, DS and GBA versions.

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You can also find a couple of GBA videos here on the Gallery page.
11:53 PM - Friday the 22nd of June, 2007 - by dark52
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night sees its official website launch at the usual address, SpyrotheDragon.com.

There are plenty of new screenshots to see and a short piece about the story.

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As the Night of Eternal Darkness approaches, Spyro is haunted by recurring visions of impending evil. He must master powerful new abilities on an epic quest to find the Well of Souls and prevent Gaul, the Ape King, from resurrecting the Dark Master.


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The website also confirms that Elijah Wood, Gary Oldman and Billy West will be providing their voices for the game.
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8:27 AM - Thursday the 21st of June, 2007 - by dark52
As you would pretty much expect, Vivendi Games Mobile have now announced that they will be releasing a mobile phone version of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night.

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A sequel to the award-winning The Legend of Spyro: The New Beginning mobile game, this time around Spyro has eight enemy bosses to overcome across 13 levels of intense action. Spyro’s ultimate objective is to prevent the resurrection of the Dark Master; a task to which he rises with typical dragon valor.


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Due to be released on the 12th of November, you can also see a couple of screenshots which you can find in the new Gallery for the game.

It's also worth noting that this is the first time that The Eternal Night has been mentioned in an English language Press Release by Vivendi.
6:09 PM - Friday the 8th of June, 2007 - by dark52
WorthPlaying brings the first 23 images of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night and confirmation of it being on the PlayStation 2, Wii, DS and GBA and that it is going to be released towards the end of this year. The game is being developed by the same companies as before, Krome Studios and Amaze Entertainment.

They also mention that Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman are back as Spyro and Ignitus, though there's no mention of David Spade. This is apparently the second of a trilogy of Legend of Spyro games.

Thanks go to Michael for finding the article.
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A GameBoy Advance game called The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night has recently appeared on the ESRB's website with a rating of E - Mild Cartoon Violence.

This is the latest development in the rumours of the next Spyro game which started back in February by way of a post on Codename Revolution which mentioned a new Spyro game for the Wii. It was followed a month later with a name; Spyro: The Eternal Night.

Yet another month later and a GBA game of the same name appeared on USK.de, the German software rating organisation's website with a rating which means that it is restricted for those below the age of 6.

Current rumours suggest an October 2007 release date and for the game to appear on the Wii, PS2, PSP, DS and GBA.
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