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Gaming: Spyro Reignited Trilogy gets launch trailer, Xbox celebrates Halloween early, new retro console

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Oct 23, 2018, 12:42 PM EDT

Pass GO and collect your mandatory $200, so that we can enlighten you with the latest news from the gaming world. We've got the comeback of a very famous dragon and some spooky titles that are perfect for a certain scary holiday that's coming up. 

To quote Mario, "Here we go!"


Activision has released the launch trailer for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Fans of the original games will be able to play Spyro the DragonSpyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon with newly updated (not to mention beautiful) HD graphics. 

Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) is reprising his role as Spyro — he voiced the character in the second two titles of the trilogy. 

Watch the trailer below:

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy becomes available Nov. 13, pushed back from its original release date of Sep. 21. You can purchase it for $39.99 on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. 


To celebrate Halloween a little early, Microsoft has added a few new horror titles to its "2Spooky for Halloween" initiative for Xbox One Game Pass subscribers, reports GameSpot.

These games are Dead Island: RiptideOutlastHello Neighbor, and Observer, but the overall promotion (aka the "Halloween Collection") includes over 20 properties to choose from. 

The console's Game Pass service is $9.99 a month for access to over 100 games and certain exclusives, with new games added every month. 


Lastly, Intellivision Entertainment is jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon with the Amico, a throwback to the company's humble roots when it created the first-ever 16-bit console. Essentially a modern-day version of the original Intellivision, the upcoming console is part of the brand's "Legacy of Firsts" campaign, the name "Amico" meaning "friend" or "buddy" in Italian.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

With all kinds of newfangled guts inside the device (announced back in May), the Amico comes equipped with an HDMI port, several USB ports, Wi-Fi capability, interactive lighting, two wireless Bluetooth controllers, and a lot more. All games available for the Amico will be exclusive to the console and be rated E for Everyone. 

The Amico is slated for release on Oct. 10, 2020, and will cost around $149 - $179.

This Intellivision news is only the latest in a string of announcements from gaming companies that are capitalizing on the love of old school consoles and bringing them into the 21st Century. The Amico joins the nostalgic gaming pantheon that includes the Atari VCS, the Legends Flashback console, and the Blast! family-friendly console.