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Hero of Legend
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(02-10-2011, 12:58 PM)
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//Mod Edit:

Originally Posted by Kifimbo

The "new" franchise at the Toy Fair event might be Spyro. Called Sky Landers/Spyros Adventure.

Originally Posted by superannuation Twitter

http://j.mp/hfBuOw http://j.mp/i4jHHh http://j.mp/i6u8Qh http://j.mp/fwPV8C another Spyro reboot? do these games still have an audience?

Source: superannuation

Originally Posted by superannuation Twitter

@miladesn Pretty sure. Believe it's being developed at Toys for Bob.

Source: http://twitter.com/supererogatory/st...06538448277504

Activision has registered a bunch of websites:

Sky Landers: Spyro's Adventure
Spyro's Adventure
Sky Landers World
Sky Landers Game

This might be related to the "new IP" (the Sky Landers part) they're unveiling at the toy fair next week.

It seems to be developed by Toys For Bob, creators of Star Control 2 that Activision has since turned into a licensed games for kids studio.

Original:

Oh dear, oh fuck, oh god...

http://laurieannfranks.com/Home.htm

LXShadow from Spyro Forum did some research about Toys for Bob, and found... a horrifying discovery.



That may be the new Spyro, look at the url.

X_X

More proof:

Last edited by Nirolak; 02-10-2011 at 01:18 PM.
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(02-10-2011, 01:09 PM)
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I think we'll break this off into a new thread.
TheSeks
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(02-10-2011, 01:11 PM)
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Insomniac is turning in their grave crying somewhere and they don't know why.
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(02-10-2011, 01:13 PM)
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Damn.

Just give it back to Insomniac please. The original is one of my favourite platformers.
Combichristoffersen
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(02-10-2011, 01:14 PM)
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:lol

oh wow
Lijik
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(02-10-2011, 01:15 PM)
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Even though the games werent too great, i really liked Krome's redesign of the character.
I really dont like this design, and my hopes that theyd make at least a c-tier platformer in the vein of the originals are dashed.
AceBandage
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(02-10-2011, 01:16 PM)
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I liked the first Spyro back in the day.
But this is ugly...
Rlan
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(02-10-2011, 01:18 PM)
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To be fair, the last Spyro series (Legend Of Spyro), Spyro had aged to a more "older" look.



And Insomniac weren't exactly filled with ideas by the third game:



Skateboarding? Derp Yeti? Space monkey?
Dever
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(02-10-2011, 01:20 PM)
I like the model allright, it's a pretty funny looking dragon. It's not Spyro though. If they're trying to pass that off as Spyro, they're crazy. He wouldn't even fit on a skateboard. What's this, Spyro as an adult? Who'd want to play that?

I would buy an Insomniac-developed Spyro game in a heartbeat. Haven't paid much attention to the newer ones.
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(02-10-2011, 01:21 PM)
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One of those characters that should've vanished in the early 00s, along with Gex, Bubsy, Crash Bandicoot and the dozen other mascots that didn't really stick.
Hero of Legend
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(02-10-2011, 01:24 PM)
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Thanks Nirolak. :)

But my god, I mean Dragonheart was an amazing movie, but ever heard of a new IP Activision?

I HATE it when these kinds of reboots happen, great in their own concept, but they shoehorn it into a known franchise and butcher it in the process. Banjo's also a victim of this.

The Legend of Spyro games could've just been called The Legend of Cynder.
Dever
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(02-10-2011, 01:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Rlan

To be fair, the last Spyro series (Legend Of Spyro), Spyro had aged to a more "older" look.

I didn't like how these games seemingly tried to Spyro into some badass, it just seems forced. Were the games really like that? I doubt many people on GAF played them though.
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Originally Posted by Dever

I didn't like how these games seemingly tried to Spyro into some badass, it just seems forced. Were the games really like that? I doubt many people on GAF played them though.

I only played the first two LoS games, but he was mostly an angsty shmuck instead of a brooding badass.
Kafel
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So they'll try to sell toys with it ? They should do like Kinectimals.
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(02-10-2011, 02:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Star Control 2

This seriously woke me from sleep. :( A new spyro would be good to see.
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(02-10-2011, 02:24 PM)
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Bwahahahaahahahaaha that design is amazing.
Nemo
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(02-10-2011, 02:27 PM)
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Everyone with the Spyro license now is having a laugh with it, should be obvious
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(02-10-2011, 02:31 PM)
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collectible action figures.
brotkasten
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(02-10-2011, 02:32 PM)
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I like the new design and hope they make the new game more mature, gritty and dark, like a reboot should be.
Lijik
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(02-10-2011, 02:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

I like the new design and hope they make the new game more mature, gritty and dark, like a reboot should be.

Don't worry, theres something disappointing for everyone!
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(02-10-2011, 02:38 PM)
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Toys for Bob are a fairly decent, unknown studio. The Madagascar games were better than they had any right to be. They also made the Star Control series and Pandemonium.
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(02-10-2011, 02:39 PM)
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I'm guessing this started out as a Spyro game but is now an original IP instead.
BobTheFork
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(02-10-2011, 02:39 PM)
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So in that picture he's still smiling and happy. He isn't angry or covered in horribly spikes. Are we just firing off all the 'lolz reboot' phrases we can? Well, he is slightly larger, that's pretty fucking dark yo!
Shig
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(02-10-2011, 02:40 PM)
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Dear devs: Please, just let Spyro go. He was never cool.

His games succeeded despite the character, not because of it.
Hot Coldman
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(02-10-2011, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shig

Dear devs: Please, just let Spyro go. He was never cool.

His games succeeded despite the character, not because of it.

Yeah, it was all about Sgt Byrd
HamPster PamPster
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(02-10-2011, 03:05 PM)
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First they took the gems out of Spyro...

and now this

:(
industrian
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(02-10-2011, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shig

Dear devs: Please, just let Spyro go. He was never cool.

Next you'll be saying that Disruptor wasn't a cool FPS.
MisterHero
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(02-10-2011, 03:41 PM)
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now that's next-gen

you can tell because they used zbrush
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(02-10-2011, 03:56 PM)
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Spyro was popular 10 years ago. Thought these games did with the shitty sequels on the ps2 like the Crash games.
faridmon
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I like Toys for Bob and I think they have potential as I really enjoyed Toney Hawk: Downhill Jam. so I am catiously excited.
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(02-10-2011, 05:35 PM)
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It never made much sense how Spyro was a dragon but he could only glide.
apana
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(02-10-2011, 05:40 PM)
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Spyro: Deadly Descents
Father_Brain
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(02-10-2011, 05:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by FoneBone

I'm guessing this started out as a Spyro game but is now an original IP instead.

That would be my guess, but we'll see in a few days.
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(02-10-2011, 05:42 PM)
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Bad Art
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Originally Posted by cuyahoga

It never made much sense how Spyro was a dragon but he could only glide.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZhHTInCUV4
CrazedArabMan
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(02-10-2011, 05:43 PM)
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I miss the original Spyro games, this just looks, ugh... :(
firehawk12
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(02-10-2011, 05:58 PM)
If they can sneak Zork into Blops, they can sneak Star Control II into this game...
Rush2thestart
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Just found this...

http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifesty...yro11_ST_N.htm

Is this shit real???
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Originally Posted by Rush2thestart

Just found this...

http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifesty...yro11_ST_N.htm

Is this shit real???

O Activision and their need to sell plastic crap.
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Originally Posted by Rush2thestart

Just found this...

http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifesty...yro11_ST_N.htm

Is this shit real???

Well, we're back to tiny Spyro buuuuuut. He looks like he's ready to eat you. Seriosuly, what the hell is that? It's like a little Gremlin. I'm gonna take it the large Dragon is Spryo as an adult and the tiny one is his son.

And I thought Crash Bandicoot hit bottom.
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(02-11-2011, 06:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rush2thestart

Just found this...

http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifesty...yro11_ST_N.htm

Is this shit real???

Interesting on a conceptual level, but it'll have zero appeal to anyone but kids if the gameplay is that dependent on the figurines. Also, reporters should look up what "augmented reality" actually means before throwing that phrase around.
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Spyro looks like an evil gremlin or something now. Where ever Crash whimpered off to to die is where Spyro needs to go.
animlboogy
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Goddamn it, Toys For Bob deserves better.
RobbieNick
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Originally Posted by Father_Brain

Interesting on a conceptual level, but it'll have zero appeal to anyone but kids if the gameplay is that dependent on the figurines. Also, reporters should look up what "augmented reality" actually means before throwing that phrase around.

"For kids" is obviously what they are going for here.
Father_Brain
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(02-11-2011, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by RobbieNick

"For kids" is obviously what they are going for here.

Obviously, but this particular gimmick seems to ensure a somewhat narrower demographic appeal than, say, Mario or Sonic games, or the early Spyro games for that matter. I'm still a bit intrigued, though there's no chance I'd buy it.
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(02-11-2011, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rush2thestart

Just found this...

http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifesty...yro11_ST_N.htm

Is this shit real???

What the fuck is that!? That thing is scarier than the monsters in Dead Space 2.
Hitlersaurus Christ
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Somehow I feel like Sonic actually made off pretty decently

I've gotta admit though, as a kid I would have loved the figure concept, and the credits in that article are pretty impressive. The character... Not so much.
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(02-11-2011, 08:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by animlboogy

Goddamn it, Toys For Bob deserves better.

And we all know what Activision do to their devs if they don't perform...
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Ugh Isn't Sony rich enough to just purchase the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon Franchises and let Insomniac and Naughty Dog do with them as they please.

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