Ahead of the studio’s next release, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Toys for Bob has unleashed The Art of Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a thorough art book that also delves into the process of reimagining the classic trilogy of Spyro adventures.
Check out the gallery below for a selection of pages from the book, which features a look at the gorgeous character and world art from the Reignited Trilogy and is now available for purchase.
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“Making Spyro Reignited Trilogy was a leap of faith – full of exhilaration, hope, wonder, fear, and doubt,” art director Josh Nadelberg writes in the book’s introduction. “We had the most delightful source material to work from that anyone could possibly imagine, an amazingly talented team, and an organization who believed in us and supported us every step of the way. But more than anything, we knew that we were working on something that was going to mean so much to people whose memories of Spyro were formative and profound.”
The book is full of insights into character and world design choices, the process of creating Spyro himself, and explanation for many of the choices the artists made in adapting those PS One characters for a new life on modern consoles. Nadelberg, Nicholas Kole, Serina Mo, and more artists offer insight alongside the art, which spans across all three games in the Reignited Trilogy.
In our Spyro Reignited Trilogy review, I praised the artistry of the worlds, which in many ways brought characters and locations to life in unexpected ways. Every dragon Spyro rescues in the original Spyro the Dragon is now a unique character, while everything from the Summer Forest of Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage to the Evening Lake of Spyro: Year of the Dragon has been modernized with a host of new details.
For more on Toys for Bob’s latest, be sure to check out all the reveal info we learned about Crash Bandicoot 4’s gameplay and story, take a look at an extended bit of gameplay, and know that the developers have confirmed Crash Bandicoot 4 won’t have microtransactions.
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