All right all of you Crash Bandicoot fans, we can all rest easy. Activision has finally announced the release date for the remastered version of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and you can expect the game this summer! The remastered classic will be available for the PlayStation 4 on June 30th, 2017.
It was announced at last year’s E3 that Activision and Sony would be teaming up to bring us the remastered Bandicoot games and they have been slowly leaking out information and trailers ever since. The trilogy will contain the original games made for PlayStation many moons ago: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. The remaster for PlayStation’s own mascot goes well beyond updating some graphics. Vicarious Visons, the team hard at work doing the remaster, is not only working on lighting, cinematics, and animations. They are pushing past these features by focusing on fully remastering the soundtrack, improving time trials and bonus levels, and creating a more unified save system. Here’s the teaser trailer released by Activision announcing the release date!
All in all, the price for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is currently set at $39.99 and the game will be built support the PS4 Pro. As if this wasn’t a big enough year for Crash Bandicoot, he is also making an appearance in the Skylander’s series next to another childhood favorite: Spyro the Dragon.
When I was growing up, we were definitely more of a PlayStation home versus a Nintendo home. (Don’t get me wrong, I love Mario as much as the next gamer.) So, Crash, created to be the PlayStation mascot, was my Mario. Even as an adult, they are my go-to game, especially Warped. I am so excited about what this remaster could mean for the future of the series. What do you think? Are you as excited about the remaster as I am? Let us know in the comments below!
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