New Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy screens to stoke your nostalgia

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Crash Bandicoot is coming back (perhaps this year!) in a big way. The trilogy of games that graced the original PlayStation are being remastered by the fine folks at Vicarious Visions, giving the unhinged, cartoon marsupial a new lease on life.

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be a collection of Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back and Warped – the three Crash games Naughty Dog made until they made Crash Team Racing, a largely successful take on Mario Kart’s formula.

Around then, Crash Bandicoot was largely considered to be PlayStation’s mascot – Sony’s answer to Mario and Sonic. The IP holder, Vivendi, however wanted a bigger market and once their publishing contract with Sony ran out, mad the marsupial go multiplatform. The first few games were pretty good, but Crash Bandicoot was never really the same.

The remastered collection was announced at E3 in 2016 and sits somewhere between being a remaster and a full remake. According to Vicarious Visions, it’s a “Remaster Plus,” as they’re using Naughty Dog’s original level geometry, but are making the new art assets and textures from scratch. They’re also adding in their own art, animation and audio. The games will also have full 4K support when played on a PlayStation 4 Pro.

And if these remasters do well? We could see Crash coming back in a new, original game.

“Obviously we’re fans,” Vicarious Visions told Express. “Everybody wants to see a new Crash game. I’m onside with everybody else. We’d love to see as much Crash as possible. It’s really cool that he’s really making a comeback right now.

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I didn’t think I wanted to play Crash Bandicoot again – until some poignant moments in Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4 convinced me otherwise.

Anyway, here are a few new shiny screens to stoke your nostalgia.


Last Updated: February 15, 2017

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Nikola

    So excited for this:) A proper platformer is back soo much better than Shitty Mario and Nintendo I mean who even plays that crap?

    • Ir0nseraph


    • You. Me. Outside. Time to fight.

      • Nikola

        Hahaha was just waiting on this, mission accomplished:) LOL

        Nah bro I ain’t fighting no ninja screw that…

        • Admiral Chief

          Albanian vs Ninja….

          I’d watch that!

          • Ir0nseraph

            Yeah me too.

          • Admiral Chief

            R50 on the Albanian

          • Ir0nseraph

            I would take that bet, but the rules of the fight needs to be stipulated first, if we are taking strait out boxing match I would lose the money, if it’s a no holds bar street fight then yes , I will take that bet 🙂

          • Admiral Chief

            Geoff, street cred? HAHAHAHA you make me smile

          • Ir0nseraph


          • You faith is misplaced. I wouldn’t even take that bet.

            — Signed Geoff “Glassjaw” Tim

          • Ir0nseraph

            LoL was only 50 bucks 🙂

          • Nikola


      • MonsterCheddar


  • Only game this year I will buy on release day.

    • Nikola

      Mass Effect? Horizon Zero Dawn? Why youuu lying 🙂

  • DragonSpirit009

    I only got to play one of these games when I borrowed my cousins PS2 and rented the game at the video store. The short while I got to play it made me fall in love instantly with the game. So I’m really excited for this!

    • Nikola

      Did u finally get a PS4? 😉

      • DragonSpirit009

        Sadly no… Because life likes to hit me with every curve ball it has!

        • Nikola

          AH no I was soo excited for you hahaha, good old life hey suuch a bitch haha!

          • DragonSpirit009

            Yeah… but I’m still going to try and get you some way XD
            Hopefully I won’t be 60 by that time XD

          • Nikola

            You could always rob a bank or sell your body to medicine;) I hear a kidney can fetch a great price;) hahaha (just kidding)

          • DragonSpirit009

            I don’t know… those options seems like hard work XD

  • Skittle

    CTR when?

    Also, whats up with your comment section? Sometimes I see a reply box and other times it is Disqus.. stop messing with my mind.

  • Justin Hoar

    So over remasters. Basically the same game with updated graphics. I’ll just plug in my old PS1 instead of forking out R900. Crash Bandicoot made my childhood amazing, but I’d like to see more originality coming out of the industry than a constant stream of nostalgia stroking rehashes

  • Dresden

    ^This is the only motivation I needed to buy a PS4! 😀

    Also, people better show interest in this. I really want to see a new title for this series.

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