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The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

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The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
LoS A New Beginning GC US cover.jpg
Gamecube cover
Developer(s) Krome Studios (console, GBA)
Amaze Entertainment (Nintendo DS)
Publisher Vivendi Universal
Sierra Entertainment
Release date(s) USA October 10, 2006
Europe October 27, 2006
Australia November 2, 2006
Genre(s) Action
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Console(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, Mobile
Mode(s) Single player
Media Disc
Input Controller

'The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning' is the first installment of The Legend of Spyro continuity. Unlike the previous games before it, this game features a different universe that reboots the Spyro character and the world that surrounds him. It was released on the Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube, Playstation 2, Nintendo DS and Nintendo Gameboy Advance.

When Spyro, a young dragon, leaves his home to find the truth about his past, he finds a shocking discovery - the fate of the world rests on his wings. In a race against time, Spyro must realize his destiny and unlock the explosive powers that lie within if he is to put an end to the mysterious black dragon, Cynder.[1]

Press Release summaries[edit]

“The Legend of Spyro™: A New Beginning explores the true origins of Spyro as you embark on a dangerous, combat-driven quest that will bring you face to face with the Dark Master’s ultimate creation, Cynder. Experience the true power of the purple dragon as you unleash devastating fury attacks, upgradeable breaths & ground to aerial melee combos in a frenzied battle with hordes of menacing enemies and bone-chilling bosses. This epic and cinematic gameplay experience also harnesses the voice talent of Hollywood’s best.”
Sierra Entertainment[2]
“The Legend Of Spyro: A New Begining takes the world famous Spyro The Dragon back to the beginning, in his first ever adventure! Find out what makes him such a special creature as he masters powerful elemental breath attacks, battles enemies with devestating melee combat moves and levels up his abilities to become the most powerful dragon the world has ever seen! Forget everything you thought you knew about Spyro, this really is A New Beginning.”
Krome Studios[3]


Character Description Voice Actor
Spyro A small purple dragon. Adventurous, curious about his past and eager to shape his future. Although he shows the recklessness of an adolescent at times, he is slowly turning into his role as a leader of a proud species. This is Spyro's coming of age as he discovers his true origins and embarks on a quest to fight the mighty Cynder. Elijah Wood
Sparx The dragonfly sidekick to Spyro. He is more cautious than Spyro, but will explore with gentle prodding. Sparx uses wit and sarcasm as a mask for his uncertainty and fear. Friends with Spyro since childhood, he makes a great ally. David Spade
Ignitus A Guardian dragon elder who was once a proud general-like figure, but is now grizzled and a little broken inside. He acts as a mentor to Spyro, guiding him and teaching him the ways of the world, while casting a careful eye on Spyro's well-being. Gary Oldman
Volteer Nimble in both deed and mind, Volteer is the most intellectual of the four Guardians. He often enjoys using big words and inserting barely relevant facts into discussions. Corey Burton
Cyril Coolest of all the Guardians, Cyril is aloof and a bit snobbish. He harbors a carefully cultivated cynicsim which he uses a defense and radar for the rest of the Guardians. He speaks with a strong English accent. Jeff Bennett
Terrador A battle-scarred warrior, Terrador is the most militant of the four Guardians. Dedicated and focused on the practical art of battle, he is straightforward and agendaless. Judges everyone, Spyro included, not by looks, color or species, but by how well they fight. Respects Spyro as a fellow warrior. Kevin Michael Richardson
Cynder The main antagonist of the game. A lithe, powerful dragon with a sultry, seductive voice. Cynder is the classic femme fatale: unstable, alternately calm and explosive, she seeks to free the Dark Master from imprisonment. Cree Summer
Flash A blue dragonfly who is Spyro's foster father and Sparx's biological father. Jeff Bennett
Nina A pink dragonfly who is Spyro's foster mother and Sparx's biological mother. Vanessa Marshall
Kane Leader of the Atlawa. He is strongly independent and believes he doesn't need any help when Cynder's forces take over Tall Plains and captured his tribe. Phil LaMarr
Mole-Yair Leader of the Manweersmalls that live on Munitions Forge. Jeff Bennett
Exhumor Mole-Yair's brother who is more cantankerous than his sibling. Corey Burton
Conductor Head of Cynder's security on Munitions Forge. He operates a menacing steam-engine train named Steam. Kevin Michael Richardson


Number Name
1 Swamp
2 Dojo
3 First Flight
4 Dante's Freezer
5 Dojo
6 Tall Plains
7 Dojo
8 Munitions Forge
9 Escape from Cynder
10 Dojo
11 Concurrent Skies
12 Convexity


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning.


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