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New Spyro: Eternal Night details revealed

Spyro the Dragon, who first appeared on the original Sony PlayStation in 1998, whilst never experiencing monumental success, has nevertheless established himself as one of the industry’s most recognisable platforming figures. The seventh Spyro game, subtitled Eternal Night was announced last month, with new details trickling through to us today.

The story centres on the Ape King who turns up at the Temple of Souls to cause mayhem and usher in a new age of darkness. Our fire-breathing protagonist suddenly begins to have strange visions of the trouble at the ancient site; thoughts that he and you must unravel on a journey to restore peace to the region. Like most platforming efforts, the storyline really isn’t the most important factor (you only have to look at Super Mario’s success to spot that), so hopefully we’ll be treated to some top-notch gameplay to make up.

We’re promised a handful of brand new moves, including the following:

  • Four new, upgradeable Breath Attacks (one for each element type), such as Ice Bomb, Electric Orb, Earth Vine, Enhanced Fire
  • Four new elemental melee moves, including Comet Dash, Artic Blast, Earth Pound, Electric Spin
  • Four new Fury attacks – Earth, Electricity, Ice, Fire
  • Monstrous new and explosive boss battles against the likes of Skabb the Pirate, Gaul the Ape King and more

Hot new action with Spyro?

Additionaly, we imagine quite a chunk of the budget has gone on bagging Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins in The Lord of The Rings trilogy) as Spyro and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black from the Harry Potter films) to voice our hero’s mentor, Ignitus.

“We’re really excited to continue the re-emergence of one of video gaming’s most popular characters through this ongoing trilogy,” said Al Simone, senior vice president, Global Marketing for Sierra Entertainment. “The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night takes the action and excitement of The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning to the next level with new breath attacks, fury modes, and the introduction of the new ‘Dragon Time’ ability to deliver an exciting experience that Spyro fans and gamers of all ages will love.”

Like so many debut outings on the Nintendo Wii, let’s hope Vivendi has come up with some inventive uses for the Wii remote. On the Nintendo DS side of things, expect some more stylus tip-tapping and rubbing action.

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One comment on 'New Spyro: Eternal Night details revealed'

Comment by Spyrofan on 2007-07-08 10:43:36

Whau! I like this game! I have first part “Spyro: a new beginning” That is my fauforite Spyro part!
I want this part! “Spyro: Eteral Night”!!!
=D

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