Well, it’s finally here! After weeks of rumours, leaks and speculation, have officially announced Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a collection consisting of remakes of the first three games in the series. Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it already:
Which as you can tell, looks fantastic. Seriously, just like N Sane Trilogy before it, the people at Toys for Bob have absolutely nailed the visuals here, with every aspect of the title look as amazing as can be. And that’s not all either. Oh no, the original voice cast has mostly returned here too, with Spyro’s actor from the latter two games (Tom Kenny) returning to voice him here as well.
Add this to a reimagined soundtrack based on Steward Copeland’s one in the original titles and other additions, and Spyro Ignited Trilogy looks like a fantastic way to reboot the series and get peoples’ interest in the series once again.
So, check it out, and consider buying the title when it debuts on PS4 and Xbox One on September 21st!
Well, it’s that time of year again. Yup, it’s April 1st, or April Fool’s Day for the internet population. And like every other year, that means plenty of jokes and fake announcements from game developers, publishers, critics and others in the gaming industry.
So here at Gaming Reinvented, we’ve decided to list them all. From Mario Wiki to Pokemon and Square Enix, here are today’s coolest April Fool’s Day jokes!
Games Industry Jokes
Starting with a few from actual game developers and companies. Such as Capcom’s Mega Man ones…
Fake Robot Masters from Mega Man 11
Which in Japan, means a bunch of fake Robot Masters supposedly included in Mega Man 11. These include the somewhat Indiana Jones inspired Whip Man, what appears to be Guts Man in a business suit and… this weird office lady robot:
Yeah, they’re all parody shout outs to other media.
Date My Robot Master
Which is 100% not the case with Capcom’s US joke. Oh no, in that one they announce a Mega Man dating sim called ‘Date My Robot Master’. Yes, it really is as ridiculous as it sounds. After all, who could possibly believe this could be real?
Get ready for love! Introducing Mega Man: Date My Robot Master!
No one, that’s who! Mega Man has never and will never do anything that ridiculous, he just can’t…
Oh, forget it. If Mega Man Football was real, then in some alternate universe a Mega Man dating sim could have been real too.
But it’s not, moving on…
Final Fantasy XIV Online GO
Namely to Square Enix’s jokes. Of which their first one was a Final Fantasy XIV spinoff inspired by Pokemon GO.
And their second one was… this thing. A trailer for a non-existent retraux game called Maganai Fantasy:
Which was actually pretty cool looking to be honest. After all, who could ever say no to a new classic style Final Fantasy? One with 8-bit sprites even?
Not us, that’s for sure!
The Team Rocket Takeover
As for Nintendo, well they did a few things for today themselves. Like having Team Rocket take over their website and social media accounts for the day, in the most glorious fashion possible:
Pokemon GO Sprites
Whereas Niantic Labs decided to replace many of the Pokemon graphics with sprite-based versions for a ‘retro’ look. Eh, pretty neat, though the lack of changes to the map and actual encounter setup hold it back from being truly awesome.
Welcome to a new upcoming month GL and GR readers, as such Sony is giving its PlayStation users some free games if you have their PSN+ service. So if you do and own one of the following consoles, then see what you’re getting this month for free:
Welcome to a new upcoming month GL and GR readers, as such Sony is giving its PlayStation users some free games if you have their PSN+ service. Before we get to the usual listing, there is a very important announcement about the PS+ free game changes, as this announcement was always a when and not an if.
Starting next year on March 8th, 2019, the PS Plus monthly games lineup will focus only on PS4 titles and no longer include PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles. This won’t affect any games you’ve already downloaded, or will download, prior to March 8th, 2019. Those games will always be part of your PS Plus games library as long as you remain a member or renew your membership within 24 months. Your game saves and other benefits of PS Plus will also remain the same – the only change is that no new PS3 and PS Vita games will be added to the PS Plus monthly games lineup after March 8th, 2019.
Last year, we saw Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy released for the PlayStation 4. A compilation of the first three Crash games with updated visuals and tweaked gameplay elements, the title got great reviews all round and ended up being one of the surprise hits of the year, with many considering it proof that Crash really had returned to form all over again.
Unfortunately for Nintendo fans, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy was a PS4 exclusive. That makes sense given Crash’s origins as Sony’s unofficial mascot, but is disappointing for fans of other consoles none the less.
But it seems things may be changing soon. Why? Because according to the Licensing Source Book for Spring 2018, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy will be heading to other systems this year, with the Switch and PC being among them.
And it doesn’t end there either. Oh no, it seems a new Crash Bandicoot may be on the way too! Yep, as also mentioned in the book, Activision has plans for another Crash game that’ll be released in 2019, with merchandise for the series seemingly being in the works as well. It’s a full-on franchise revival of the highest order.
But hey, don’t take my word for it. Take the word of the magazine’s writers, who state that:
Looking ahead to 2018, Max picks out Crash Bandicoot as one to watch. “The new game was a success at retail with no marketing spend. Next year it will be going broader (Switch and PC) and there will be another game in 2019. Activision have a five-year plan for this, and GB eye is delighted to be fully on board for all products.
Or read the quote for yourself in this image:
As you can see, it’s pretty clear about what it’s saying. There’s no marketing fluff or vagueness, just a direct confirmation that Crash is getting a new game and that his last one is seeing a release on non-Sony related systems.
So, go and have a look at the book if you don’t believe us (the comment in question is on the top right of page 97), and tell us what you think about Activision’s plans for the series. Are you excited to play N Sane Trilogy on Switch? Feel like a brand-new Crash Bandicoot adventure could be amazing to see after all these years?
Let us know what you think here in the comments below or on social media today!