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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.
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.

"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.

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.
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.
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,

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

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.
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.

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.
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, 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.
8:00 PM - Friday the 27th of October, 2006 - by dark52
Today marks the day that The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning officially goes on sale in Europe, though it was actually released slightly earlier in the week.

And for those of you wondering when I'd write a walkthrough for the game, wonder no more. Well, keep wondering for the most part but don't wonder about the GBA version no more. That's right, you can now get through the Gameboy Advance version without any trouble by using my walkthrough which covers the entire game.

Have fun.
9:46 PM - Tuesday the 10th of October, 2006 - by dark52
The official Spyro website, has finally been updated to promote the new game, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. You can find a few new screenshots, info on some of the new characters, info and videos about some of Spyro's attacks and a new TV Commercial (as well as the video previously seen on Krome Studio's website).

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There's also a video for the Mobile version of the game as well as some new screens for it, if you're interested in that.

It's just about as close to the release date as you can get, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning should be available in North America now if not tomorrow.
8:24 PM - Sunday the 8th of October, 2006 - by dark52
The second review from another magazine. This time it's the turn of Nintendo Power who have given the GameCube version of The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning the rather average score of 5.5/10, seemingly not quite as positive as the previous review from Play Magazine.

Quote: Nintendo Power
Unfortunately the end product fails to return the purple hero to his former glory. The game's overly-simplistic combat quikcly grows repetitive - a problem exacerabted by levels that tend to drag on and on without enough variety to keep things interesting (the flying stages are nicely done, but they're too few and far between). And although Spyro has an auspicious arsenal of elemental breaths at his disposal, the game doesn't do enough to take advantage of them.

It's not all doom and gloom though, they did have a few positive things to say...

Quote: Nintendo Power
On the bright side, A New Beginning does boast some impressive production values, particularly in the audio department. The soundtrack is a sweeping orchestal score that wouldn't sound out of place in a Hollywood epic, and most of the voice acting is top notch - Elijah Wood puts in an especially praiseworthy performance as Spyro.

Thanks go to Neal for this scan of the review.
10:49 PM - Sunday the 24th of September, 2006 - by dark52
Play Magazine has given the first review of The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning and it's a positive one, awarding it a score of 8.5/10.

Quote: Play Magazine
Graphically the game is as gorgeous as it can be and rich with fine details like little pads of earth that fly up from Spyro's claws, shallow mist, hand-drawn effects on water, sparking snow, reflective surfaces, and real-time lighting you'll want to write home to mom about.

Thanks to GnastyRatchet you can see scans of both Page 1 and Page 2 of the review which includes a couple of screenshots and a large picture of Ignitus.
11:49 AM - Sunday the 17th of September, 2006 - by dark52
It's been a strangely silent front with screenshots for the GameboyAdvance version of the game, you'd almost think that it didn't even exist. However the first five screenshots of the side-scrolling GBA version of The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning have appeared on the Australian website of Nintendo.

Also worthy of note are the first screens of the Mobile version of the game which you can find at the Italian mobile games website

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Thanks go to Spyro-Fan and Michael respectively for finding these.
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