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8:16 PM - Friday the 21st of April, 2006 - by dark52
TeamXbox bring the first eight images of the new game The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning to the public.

It seems like Krome Studios are the developers this time around and that they will probably be ignoring the Japanese Spyro origins by having Spyro raised by a family of dragonflies for some reason. It does seem however that Spyro will be back in the flying seat instead of Sgt Byrd who took over for A Hero's Tail.

Thanks go to Mozepy for finding the article.

The game is also mentioned in a GameSpot news article and also a GameSpot E3 pre-show first look. And the same press release as on TeamXbox. No images on GameSpot just yet though. They also confirm Krome Studios as the developers for all but a DS version, that one they say is by Amaze Entertainment again.

Also, Vivendi now have a proper page with a rather bland looking logo as well as five screens of the game, four of them not on TeamXbox.

And IGN now also have an article about the game, but there's nothing new there.
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#51 ih8u2 20:43:19 26/04/2006
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YESSS! the first true spyro fans that played the trilogy and owned PSX are much older now. they should make the games taylored toward such fans, since kids nowadays are out of the time when spyro was real popular. they probably wouldn't b as interested. its okay if its main audience is children, but i can't stand the pooh bear, undetailed look of the games right now. make it like Jak and Daxter.
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#52 Toastie 23:47:44 26/04/2006
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Actually if u think of it like that i suppose there is a chance for it!!! smilie well that is if the reviews are truthful smilie
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#53 GnastyRatchet 00:05:44 28/04/2006
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Something I find kind of funny is that even though AHT was targeted toward little kids, My 7 year old cousin would rather play Jak and Daxter any day. Because of the bright colors and stupid music, he feels that Spyro AHT is a game for babies. This just shows that there are little kids who would rather play darker, more mature looking games. This would also please the older fans (like me!) who want a more mature Spyro.
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#54 SilverTwilight05 20:59:21 29/04/2006
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I didn't mind the bright colors too much, but the music was annoying. I really miss the music from the first few Spyro games, it had a nice sound and feel to it. I also didn't really like what they did to Spyro's face, but the rest of him looked ok (his walking/running animation was a little annoying, it could have been better).
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#55 ih8u2 22:32:16 29/04/2006
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music was annoying 2 me b/c it was unusually cartoony. stewart copeland wrote calming/relaxing music that really fit the game and levels. it seems to fit spyro's sudden demographic change: spyro was a game rated E for EVERYONE, and they meant it. they didn't just throw the game at kids at first. adults enjoyed the challenging gameplay, and it wasn't a patronizing kiddy game. but now the game is specifically targetting children, and that's messing with its appeal. the bright landscapes of the first three were enough to get kids to play the game alongside adults, but making it look like dr. seuss took a chunk out of spyro's original demographic.
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#56 Umbra 15:05:17 02/05/2006
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Are you trying to say a E game played by adults ALSO shouldn't be rated E? I didn't mind the music in any of the Spyro games--thought they were the best part, actually.
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#57 ih8u2 16:07:35 02/05/2006
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I meant AHT's music. the other spyros had awesome music. and I am saying that the E rating was most appropriate because it truly meant that the game could be enjoyed for EVERYONE. i don't like it that the companies in charge of games act as if E automatically means its for children and they should try to make it as childish as possible. Its e for everyone, not k for kids, and insomniac took note of that and made it for a broad audience.
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#58 Michael 17:30:22 04/05/2006
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I didn't actually mind the slightly cartoony music, infact I quite liked it.That said I do prefer the music from the older Spyro games. Also, I'd like if this new one was darker than the other Spyro games.
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#59 Umbra 02:26:15 05/05/2006
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Well, the music needs to match the graphics and mood of that particular game. Spyro is a bright, happy, and colorful game, thus has bright, happy, and colorful music. Imagine playing a violent game with music from this game in it. Would it make sense? Besides, I rather enjoyed the music in most of the games in the series. Very catchy.
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#60 GnastyRatchet 02:09:54 06/05/2006
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Whoa, I just read on teamxbox's E3 Spyro preview, that Sparx is no longer Spyro's health meter. Now, he is more of a Clank/ Daxter type sidekick. It's going to be be wierd not having Sparx as a health meter anymore. Also, why did they make the gems not currency? Red now means health, Green increases the breath meter, and purple builds up fury moves. Why not bring back the blue butterflies, and other magical items for these tasks. I'm glad to hear that Sparx has a big role in the game's plot (and that the game actually has a developed plot). I wonder what the interviewer meant when he said Krome hasn't revealed all of Sparx's capabilities yet? What else is Sparx going to do? Oh yeah, and I'm looking forward to see the advanced light and shadow graphics.
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#61 Neal 21:23:50 07/05/2006
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Hey Dark52-

Two thoughts,

One - you shouldn't have put Insomniac as a developer in the poll because of course it will win, it should have been "Which post-insomniac Spyro developer is your favorite?"

Two - This is more of a question, what was "Heart Breath," it was in your poll as a breath - but what the heck is it?

~*Neal*~
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#62 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 22:21:39 07/05/2006
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You can't just assume that everyone prefers Insomniac Games to the rest, whilst it is sure to win some people might prefer one of the others even over Insomniac. But whatever, too late now either way.

And smilie, it was a joke answer. Strangely popular too.
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#63 Neal 03:07:09 08/05/2006
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Okay, gotcha,

and okay gothca again...

~*Neal*~
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#64 Fodder 21:23:51 08/05/2006
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Dark52-

There was a new announcement today from VUG about 'TLOS: ANB' , it confirms again David Spade (as Sparx) Elijah Wood (as Spyro) and Gary Oldman (as the Dragon Elder 'Ignitus' which is much like 'Ignite').

Here is the link:

http://forums.vugames.com/thread.jspa?threadID=23308&tstart=0

~*Neal*~
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#65 Neal 21:26:26 08/05/2006
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Woops - that last post was from me, I never use my aco**** despite the fact I have one, and I have compiled all news, previews, press releases and screenshots here for anyone' perusal:

http://forums.vugames.com/thread.jspa?threadID=22646&tstart=0

~*Neal*~
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#66 ih8u2 15:22:22 09/05/2006
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thanx, Neal! ih8u2 is well informed now! i'm a little sad now, though, b/c we won't be hearing much about this game until its about to be released, and i'll be biting my nails in anticipation 4 it.

the real reason i'm posting is to ask if ne1 knows, 4 SURE, if this game will appear in E3? appearently, vu is not going to showcase n e smilie or crash games there.
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#67 P.Frisby 21:21:38 09/05/2006
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So its Krome creating THE LEGEND OF SPYRO? not Vivendi?
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#68 ih8u2 13:03:14 10/05/2006
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to Frisby-

What do u mean? vivendi's the publisher, and there's always someone else developing the game. in this case, vivendi has chosen krome.
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#69 GnastyRatchet 20:38:13 10/05/2006
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WOOHOO! Gamespot finally posted PS2 screenshots for this game. Unfortunately, we've seen all them before......Except for the one with the big castle! Looks like Spyro gets to explore a huge castle in this this game, like he did in Spyro 1 (Lofty Castle, Haunted Towers, etc.). I'm excited!
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#70 ih8u2 21:49:06 10/05/2006
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looks more like an icy fort...
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#71 The Vixen 21:48:31 15/05/2006
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To The Fodder:
Yes now I remember, about the Sorceress. But anyway they braught back Ripto in ETD.
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