MARLOW, UK (28 April, 2008)– Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced The Legend of Spyro™: Dawn of the Dragon, the third chapter in the popular Legend of Spyro trilogy. Developed by Etranges Libellules, the game will be released this autumn for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ home video game system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo DS™. Reprising their roles as the characters of Spyro and his mentor Ignitus, are two popular Hollywood leading men, Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black from the Harry Potter films). Joining the Spyro roster this year are Christina Ricci, Blair Underwood, Mark Hamill and Wayne Brady, rounding out an all-star voice cast.
In the final chapter of the trilogy, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master’s (voiced by Mark Hamill) evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfil his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.
The game introduces two never before seen elements into the Spyro universe: Spyro can now fly at any time and players can drop-in/drop-out with the new co-operative 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.
“Spyro has grown up a lot since his debut, and players are going to notice advanced gameplay, character design and story lines in Dawn of the Dragon,” said Al Simone, senior vice president, Global Marketing for Sierra Entertainment.“The game takes some exciting twists and turns– fans of the series and newcomers alike will experience non-stop fun, a renewed sense of intensity and the type of challenging adventure only Spyro can overcome.”
Developed by Etranges Libellules, The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon will ship this autumn for the Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Wii™, PlayStation 2 system and Nintendo DS™. Vivendi Games Mobile is also making The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon available for mobile phones throughout Europe and North America.
For more information, please visit the game’s official Web site at www.spyrothedragon.com.
About Etranges Libellules
Etranges Libellules is an Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system, Wii and DS development studio. Founded in 1994, Etranges Libellules has been successful in adapting licensed and original properties into video games to become the largest independent French development studio. Specialising in the character based action genre, the studio is best known for developing games based on the“Asterix” franchise, which has sold over 3 millions units to date. They have also collaborated with Luc Besson in developing the video game based on his last movie,“Arthur and the Invisibles.” In the 2007 holiday season, Etranges Libellules released“Asterix at the Olympics,” based on the popular movie, for Wii, PlayStation 2 system and DS - with an Xbox 360 version coming soon.
Etranges Libellules is now putting its talent and passion into current and next generation titles such as“The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon"– PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system, Wii and Xbox 360.
About Sierra Entertainment
Sierra Entertainment ( www.sierra.com), a global division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes innovative, high-quality interactive entertainment for video game systems, handheld gaming devices and personal computers. Sierra Entertainment features a portfolio of titles based on original IP and popular licenses from industry-leading content partners, including F.E.A.R.®, Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro the Dragon®, Scarface™ and Ice Age™. Sierra Entertainment has four integrated internal studios providing creative talents and development capabilities across multiple gaming genres: High Moon Studios in San Diego, CA; Massive Entertainment in Malmö, Sweden; Radical Entertainment in Vancouver, BC; and Swordfish Studios in Birmingham and Manchester, England.
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