With such a crowded release schedule over the next couple of months, something had to give. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy was down for launch on 21st September, but Activision and Toys for Bob have announced that the retro remake will be pushed back almost two months. The trilogy will now release on 13th November.
Below is the statement from Paul Yan, the head of Toys for Bob, on the reasoning behind the delay.
Everyone here at Toys for Bob is so proud to be reigniting the original Spyro trilogy after all these years. We're deeply committed to getting these games right, so we’ve decided to move the release date of Spyro Reignited Trilogy to November 13, 2018. I really hoped that you would be rescuing dragons and scorching Rhynocs sooner, but the Trilogy needs more love and care. In November when you’re exploring the Dragon Realms, Avalar and the Forgotten Worlds, we know you’ll agree the extra time was worth the wait.
This news is unfortunate, but as is nearly always the case, a delay should mean a better game in the end. Spyro's new release date puts it alongside Hitman 2 and, most notably, Fallout 76, which is sure to sell very well. However, we get the feeling Activision's nostalgic platformer will do just fine regardless of when it releases. Will the delay mean Toys for Bob can cram everything onto the disc without having to force a download for the second and third games? We'll have to wait and see, but we wouldn't hold our breath.
Are you disappointed by Spyro: Reignited Trilogy's delay to November? Does it actually work better for you now that September is a little less busy? Glide into the comments below.