Ever since Spyro’s glorious HD comeback was announced for the PS4 and Xbox One back in April, rumors have been flying about whether or not Spyro Reignited Trilogy will also arrive on the Nintendo Switch. There are several reasons these rumors exist that extend beyond pure hype, but we think these reasons prove that above all rumor and speculation, Spyro on the Nintendo Switch is inevitable.
We’re confident about this inevitability for two reasons; the first being that details of a Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Nintendo Switch have been popping up unceremoniously on official websites since the very day the trilogy was announced. If you’ve been an avid devourer of all things Nintendo Switch like us, you know that a preorder page for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy popped up on the U.K. version of Nintendo’s website on announcement day. What’s more, an excited user on Twitter shared a chat log they had with Nintendo’s Customer Service. In it, the user asked the Nintendo representative if the Spyro preorder page was real, to which they replied that it certainly was. That is, until a few minutes afterwards when the page disappeared. To make matters all the more curious, just this past week another Spyro Reignited Trilogy related anomaly popped up on the game’s official U.K. website, where for a short period of time it displayed preorder options for Nintendo Switch (twice!) as well as for PC.
These anomalies by themselves are pretty strong hints in and of themselves, but to add fuel to an already simmering fire, the second reason we’re confident Spyro’s coming to the Nintendo Switch is because of the recently released multi-platform ports of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Crash Bandicoot and Spyro share an almost symbiotic popularity, where one almost certainly brings about the other. In fact, Crash’s original third installment, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, actually included a cheat code for a playable demo to promote the release of Spyro’s first game, Spyro the Dragon (not to mention that the two characters actually had a series of cross-over games that pitted them against one another’s most-iconic villains). When Spyro Reignited Trilogy was announced, history repeated itself in a way, when players discovered that that same cheat code from so many years ago unlocked the trailer for Spyro Reignited Trilogy on the game selections screen of of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. It’s a beautiful thing, really, but the connection between these two games runs much deeper than the simple addition of the other’s trailer in the game.
On its official wikipedia page, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has a small but important note at the very end about the other studios that provided support to Vicarious Visions for the game’s original release on PS4, and one of those studios just happens to be Toys for Bob. For the uninformed, Toys for Bob is the developer behind the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and they just so happen to also be the studio that handled the Nintendo Switch port of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
Coincidence? We think not!
That the developers behind the Spyro Reignited Trilogy worked on the Nintendo Switch version of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is already swelling with implications all on its own, but couple that data point with the erroneous listing of Spyro on Nintendo Switch in not one but two places, and I think we’ve got ourselves some pretty compelling evidence of one poorly kept secret.
Mark my words: Spyro Reignited Trilogy on Nintendo Switch is inevitable. The only question remaining is: when?