This is apparently the "innovative new universe" that "will bring the world of toys, video games and the Internet together in an unprecedented way" that Activision recently mentioned in their Financial Results. Which means the game is likely unrelated to any previous Spyro games and you'll be using various real world action figures from a set of more than 30 characters to interact with the game in some manner.
No platforms are mentioned specifically other than "multiple systems as well as computers, handhelds and phones" but earlier rumours suggested Wii and DS as candidates. They also give a release date of "this fall".
Thanks go to Aura24 for finding the article.
Aura24 recently got in contact with one of the writers and got this response:
Quote: Daniel Altiere
So sorry for the let down but we're as disappointed as you are. I'm afraid we're just the writers -- no more than hired hands. We didn't even know the project was cancelled until months after they pulled the plug.
Did you consider writing the gaming company? They're the ones who made the decision to go in a different direction. And if we knew what that direction was we'd share it with you. Again sorry for the disappointment. Wish we had more encouraging news for you.
With no news since May 2008, it was only to be expected. I've readded the full synopsis of the proposed movie back to the The Legend of Spyro 3D page in case you are interested in what might have been.
Everyone's favorite dragon is back, and this time he must save the Year of the Dragon Festival by rescuing the 150 eggs that have been stolen by the evil Sorceress and scattered across the Forgotten Worlds. New features include mini-games, new playable characters, and an Atlas to track your progress and accomplishments. Download this PS one classic today!
Things are heating up! Spyro, the feisty, fire-breathing dragon is back and he's ready to take on a whole new adventure in this sequel to the original Spyro! You must save the worlds of Avalar by defeating the dinosaur-riding Ripto and his evil minions.
Hopefully it won't suffer the same issues as the European release of Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer.
Thanks to crashpro for the heads up.
With the release of Dawn of the Dragon you can expect a few more games to appear on Spyro's Lair "very soon".
In other news there are a few more character pictures on the official Dawn of the Dragon website and Prima have added a PDF preview of their Official Guide which details one of the levels quite extensively (and contains spoilers, obviously).
Thanks go to dark_fury912 for the heads up on the new Spyro's Lair game and spyro's #1fan on the official forums for spotting the new pictures.
A warning for those of you not wanting to have Dawn of the Dragon spoiled is to not read through the walkthrough for a game you don't have. Saying that, I don't think there are any spoilers in there anyway but I could be wrong.
If you can speak French or want to see more footage of the console version of the game then JeuxVideo have a video interview with Jean-Marie Nazaret of Etranges Libellules, the interview is translated here in the forum if you can't be bothered to do it yourself.
Thanks go to Spyro VS Evil and dragonwar2 for posting the interview and translation.
The release date for the game has finally been announced on the Sierra forums; the 21st of October in North America.
And today also marks Spyro's 10th Anniversary, so, you know, yay for that too.
There are also some new screenshots of the PS3 and Xbox 360 version on GameSpot, included are the character models of the main cast of good guys. You can also check out these screens in the Dawn of the Dragon image gallery here on darkSpyro.
Thanks go to Aura24 for the finds.
The new information includes the anticipated length of the game: 8 to 10 hours over 12 levels.
They've also got some Wii screenshots too.
Thanks go to EternalSpyro for finding it.
In other news, the first screenshots of the mobile version of the game have appeared on PocketGamer. You can also check them out in their full non-cropped glory in the gallery.
And in site related news, I've recently made some maps for the Sgt. Byrd speedways in Spyro: A Hero's Tail which should help locate where all those turrets are hiding and perhaps improve your time through the course.
Thanks go to Neal of SpyroWorld for spotting the mobile screens.
Thanks go to SpyroFire for spotting it.