Spyro (franchise)

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The Spyro franchise is a series of platforming games starring Spyro the Dragon. The games were originally developed by Insomniac Games for the PlayStation, starting with the release of Spyro the Dragon in 1998, and published by Digital Eclipse. It is the sister franchise of the Crash Bandicoot series. The whole series has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, as of October 2007.[1]

In the 2000s, the Spyro series has switched between various publishers and developers. Since 2008, when Activision acquired the rights to the franchise, the Spyro series has entered a long hiatus. In 2011, the Spyro series spawned a large spin-off series, the Skylanders franchise, which contributed to the Spyro series' abandonment. However, in 2018, Activision published the Spyro Reignited Trilogy on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a whole decade since a game has been released in the Spyro series.

Games[edit]

Main series[edit]

Name Console(s) Year released Synopsis
Spyro the Dragon PS1 US cover.jpg
Spyro the Dragon
PlayStation 1998
Spyro 2 PS1 US cover.jpg
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
PlayStation 1999
Spyro Year of the Dragon PS1 US cover.jpg
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
PlayStation 2000
Spyro Enter the Dragonfly PS2 US cover.jpg
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube 2002
Spyro A Heros Tail GC US cover.jpg
Spyro: A Hero's Tail
PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube 2004
Spyro Reignited Trilogy PS4 US cover.jpg
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
PlayStation 4, Xbox One,
Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
2018 (PS4, Xbox One),
2019 (Windows, Switch)

Portable games[edit]

Name Console(s) Year released Synopsis
Spyro Season of Ice GBA US cover.jpg
Spyro: Season of Ice
Game Boy Advance 2001
Spyro 2 Season of Fire GBA US cover.jpg
Spyro 2: Season of Flame
Game Boy Advance 2002
Spyro Attack of the Rhynocs GBA US cover.jpg
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs
Game Boy Advance 2003
Spyro Orange GBA US cover.jpg
Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy
Game Boy Advance 2004
Spyro Shadow Legacy DS US cover.jpg
Spyro: Shadow Legacy
Nintendo DS 2005

The Legend of Spyro series[edit]

Name Console(s) Year released Synopsis
LoS A New Beginning GC US cover.jpg
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
PlayStation 2006
LoS The Eternal Night Wii US cover.jpg
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night
Nintendo DS 2007
LoS Dawn of the Dragon Wii US cover.jpg
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
Nintendo DS 2008

Skylanders series[edit]

Name Console(s) Year released Synopsis
Skylanders Spyros Adventure Wii US cover.jpg
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
N-Gage, iOS, Zeebo 2011
Skylanders Giants Wii US cover.jpg
Skylanders: Giants
Blackberry 2012
Skylanders Swap Force Wii U US cover.jpg
Skylanders: Swap Force
iOS 2013
Skylanders Trap Team PS4 US cover.jpg
Skylanders: Trap Team
iOS 2014
Skylanders SuperChargers PS4 AUS cover.jpg
Skylanders: SuperChargers
iOS 2015
Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Wii AUS cover.jpg
Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing
iOS 2015
Skylanders Imaginators X360 US cover.jpg
Skylanders: Imaginators
iOS 2016

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