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Spyro the Dragon Reveal Teased in Mystery Package

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Journalists over at IGN have recieved a mystery package in the mail that appears to foreshadow the return of Spyro the Dragon. 

The package was addressed from ‘Falcon McBob’ who, after a cursory Google search, only turns up on Twitter with the handle @SpyroTheDragon, which is a very on-the-nose hint.

In addition to this Twitter clue, the contents of the package offer a more explicit hint that a new Spyro title is on the way. The contents are a purple dragon egg accompanied by a card that reads: “Something’s about to hatch.”

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Of course, the whole package could have been an expensive April Fools’ joke, but the presence of the Spyro remaster rumours that broke last month is all a little too convenient for this situation to be merely jest.

Hypothetically, the Spyro reveal could be anything from a new mainline title to a complete remake. Most likely, the potential release will mirror 2016’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, so players can hedge their bets on a remaster as opposed to a new addition to the Spyro franchise.

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Animal Farm Developer Talks Challenges of Adaptation

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While details of the upcoming Animal Farm game remain scant, one of the key developers, Imre Jele, has opened up about the process of adapting George Orwell’s classic text.

Jele took to the stage during University College London’s recent event ‘Rebel? Prophet? Relic? Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019’ to discuss the inspirations and challenges the team has faced. While no transcript of the talk is available, sources from the event took to Twitter to share some of Jele’s insights.

Perhaps most notable is the statement (via the event’s official Twitter page) that “We didn’t want Animal Farm in space—we just wanted Animal Farm, as it was in the text.” This desire separates the project from other adaptations such as Dante’s Inferno or American McGee’s Alice that take considerable liberties with their source material. At the same time, the political nature of the book means that the game should offer more than simple entertainment:

However, these goals are complicated by the fact that, according to Jele (via The Orwell Foundation) that the team is “constantly encountering the problem: at what point in the story would Orwell allow the the reader—the player—to make choices?”

Jele also discussed his own history with the book, which he first experienced as a child in Russian-occupied Hungary, and how it related to his family’s political opinions.

The game was first announced almost two years ago and described as an “adventure-tycoon” experience, though relatively few concrete details have yet been made available. At present, only a PC launch is confirmed with consoles a possibility, while no release window has been announced.

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