The new entry in the Spyro series features Hollywood voice talent and cooperative play.
Activision recently announced that The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon for Nintendo DS and Wii is available in retail stores. Dawn of the Dragon completes the Legend of Spyro trilogy, this time reuniting Spyro and one-time anatagonist Cynder to save the dragon world.
Players can choose to play as either dragon or, in a first for the series, a second player can join at anytime to bring both characters into play. The DS version of the game features side scrolling levels supplemented by rail shooting segments reminiscent of Sega's Panzer Dragoon series.
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon also features the voice-over talent of a number of popular actors, including Christina Ricci, Gary Oldman, and Mark Hamill. Voicing Spryo himself is Elijah Wood, best known for playing Frodo in the Lord of the Rings films.
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the DRAGON SCORCHES
North American RETAILERS TODAY
Elijah Wood, Gary Oldman, Christina Ricci, Blair Underwood, Wayne Brady and Mark Hamill Provide Voice-Over Performances
Santa Monica, CA – October 22, 2008 –Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the third and final chapter of the popular The Legend of Spyro™ video game trilogy, The Legend of Spyro™ Dawn of the Dragon, is currently available at North American retailers. The game features legendary leading men, Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black from the Harry Potter films), who will reprise their roles as Spyro and his mentor Ignitus, as well as Hollywood talents Christina Ricci, Blair Underwood, Mark Hamill and Wayne Brady.
"This year is Spyro's 10th anniversary and players are definitely going to see noticeable advances in The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon on the next-gen machines," said David Pokress, vice president, global brand management, Activision Publishing, Inc. "This latest chapter in the Spyro franchise introduces fun new faces and entertaining game elements like flying at any time and drop-in/drop-out co-op, with both Spyro and Cynder."
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is rated E10+ (Everyone Age 10 and up) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATIONÒ3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ home video game system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and is rated E (Everyone) for Nintendo DS™.
Developed by Etranges Libellules (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 System, Wii, PlayStation 2 System) and Tantalus (Nintendo DS), The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon introduces two never before seen elements into the Spyro universe: Spyro can now fly at any time and gamers can play together with the new cooperative feature. The co-op feature allows players to have the option of completing the game as either Spyro or Cynder, giving them more freedom to explore Spyro's world in completely new ways.
For more information on The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, please visit www.spyrothedragon.com.