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'Spyro Shadow Legacy' (NDS) Announced

by Judy on May 17, 2005 @ 11:45 p.m. PDT

Vivendi will bring Sierra Entertainment's Spyro Shadow Legacy to the Nintendo DS this fall. Developed by Amaze Entertainment, the action/adventure game will – for the first time – introduce magical powers, role playing game (RPG) elements, and martial arts fighting to the beloved Spyro gameplay.

"Spyro Shadow Legacy will take the Spyro heritage to the next level with more advanced and interactive features, as well as a greater emphasis on the story, richly developed characters and the introduction of Spyro's magical abilities," said Edward Zobrist, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing of Vivendi Universal Games. "Leveraging all of the technology made available by the Nintendo DS and Amaze Entertainment's gameplay innovations, Spyro Shadow Legacy will give players an entirely fresh and fun experience with one of their all-time favorite video game characters."

Spyro Shadow Legacy introduces role playing elements to the Dragon Realms, offering Spyro fans an "RPG light" experience with all new gameplay features. By fighting and defeating creatures in the game, players will earn experience points that improve Spyro's strength and abilities. This RPG element will allow players to use their experience to build Spyro's new magical powers and martial arts combat abilities as the game progresses.

Spyro Shadow Legacy for Nintendo DS leverages all of the technical innovations of the Nintendo DS, including dual screen, touch screen, wireless capabilities and 3D graphics. With touch screen controls, players can draw symbols to cast spells or use the second screen as an overhead map. Players can utilize the Nintendo DS wireless capabilities to trade collectible creatures with other players nearby.

Spyro Shadow Legacy is expected to be available at retail stores in fall 2005 for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

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