A 20-year-old game series has somehow become hot property on PlayStation 4 once more, as Activision announces “everyone’s favourite marsupial” Crash Bandicoot will be back with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on June 30th. Competition was indeed fraught for the title of favourite marsupial as Crash fought off waves of support from…. Kao the Kangaroo and, erm, well that’s about it.
Teasing the reveal of the release date for a remaster is an absolutely painful ordeal to sit through. Truly Activision PR knows no bounds. Nevertheless there’s an eager bunch of Crash fans keen to play through the original PlayStation trilogy of games once more, this time totally remade in full HD.
The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy includes Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, all in one bundle for $40. Not a bad deal all said and done and the remasters have certainly been given some lavish treatment. The change in visual style may not be to everyone’s tastes but in every other respect this is the exact same game that came before (aside from the air humping).
At the moment Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is only coming to PlayStation 4, although I think it’s safe to assume it’ll come to other platforms in the near future. Activision acquired the rights to the Crash franchise almost a decade ago so it would seem there’s not really anything preventing the notoriously cash hungry publisher from putting it out on PC, Switch and Xbox One in the near future.