Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Release Date
Activision has announced that the remastered Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy will launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro on June 30, 2017. It will retail for $39.99.
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Trailers
Everyone’s favorite polar bear gets a little time in the sun (but not too much time…he is still a polar bear) in the latest teaser trailer for the Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy.
Activision has also released a couple of videos that compare the N. Sane Trilogy‘s graphics with the original games in the Crash Bandicoot trilogy. The videos do a nice job of showcasing how the collection’s improved visuals still retain the spirit of Crash Bandicoot’s original looks.
Sony announced that a trio of remastered Crash Bandicoot games was officially in the works for PS4 at E3 2016. Although Activision still owns the rights to Crash, they came to an agreement with Sony. The re-release, called the N. Sane Trilogy, includes Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
Vicarious Visions, which is working on the remaster, called this collection a “remaster plus” in a blog post. Dan Tanguay, the game’s director, said of the process of remastering Crash Bandicoot, “Using the original level geometry from Naughty Dog as a guide, we rebuilt the Crash gameplay from scratch, capturing its simplicity and precision. As the levels began to take shape, we layered in our own lush and zany art, animation, and audio.”
From the looks of the first trailer, it definitely looks like Vicarious put in a lot of work to modernize the look of these games. The game’s press release also promised tweaks to the audio, with a “fully-remastered game soundtrack, packed with all the didgeridoos, xylophones and thumpin’ bass lines you can handle, as well as newly recorded dialogue from some of the familiar voice actors who appear in the original Crash Bandicoot games, including Jess Harnell and Lex Lang, among others.”
Check out the debut trailer below:
And here’s the first bit of gameplay footage:
Vicarious also added some new features to these classic titles. Here’s a rundown from the studio:
Unified checkpointing & save game system. This includes manual and auto-saving. (Yes, the first game now has a proper save game system!)
Unified menu system. Here an example of the Pause menu for Crash Bandicoot.
Time Trials in all three games!