It's being accompanied by a full toy product range along with trading cards. Activision says they're after gamers aged 6 to 12. Toys are 'portaled' into the game.
Spyro will be joined by 31 other characters that all possess different abilities and powers, with our leading dragon able to breathe fire and horn charge. Pricing for solo toys are unknown - the starter pack is $70 and has the game, 3 toys, portal and cards.
The game launches for "multiple systems as well as computers, handhelds and phones", say Activison. While the game is running players can put their toys on a plastic portal, which makes then become playable in the game world.
Collecting gold and leveling up or improving weapons is saved to the toy's memory. This lets you take them over to another person’s game world etc. "These are toys with brains," said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg.
"It's got a whole universe of characters and an incredible backstory and a number of different ways to interact with it," Hirshberg added. "Usually franchises take years to develop the kind of universe that we will have Day 1."
"We definitely wanted to take Spyro to next level," Hirshberg concluded. "But when you see the lineup of toys together, you will understand this has gone way beyond Spyro. This has become an ensemble cast." Do you have fond memories of Spyro the Dragon?
The last installment from Activision was 2005's The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, which also celebrated the tenth anniversary of the series.