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Could Crash Bandicoot return?

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Crash Bandicoot was, for a while at least, the PlayStation’s mascot in the way that Nintendo had Mario and SEGA had Sonic. That all changed when Activision bought the licence to the wumpa-munching critter, making his exploits go multiplatform. Truth be told, it was all downhill from there.  Crash Bandicoot could come back though; Sony says it’s not against the idea.

In an interview, when asked about the possibility of Spyro the Dragon or Crash Bandicoot seeing a resurrection,, Andrew House said it was a possibility.

“This is very dangerous ground,”  House laughed. “In concept, it is something we’ve been thinking about and discussing, and this is a shift for us. We’ve started to say that maybe there isn’t anything wrong with going back and looking at characters that people still talk about, that were a big part of either their childhood or their youth. I definitely wouldn’t close the door on that.”

I think very many of the PlayStation brand’s oldest fans would love to see one of its oldest heroes revived. Both Spyro and Crash Bandicoot are still owned by Activision. Spyro got a bit of a facelift with the first iteration of Skylanders, though the poor dragon’s mostly been dropped from the series. I have absolutely no attachment to Spyro, but Crash Bandicoot was one of the very first games I got for my PlayStation – so I’ll always love the crazy bugger.

Crash Bandicoot’s last real game was Crash : Mind over Mutant which was released on PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS. It wasn’t great, taking just about 4 hours to complete – hardly worth the $50 investment.

If you have a PlayStation 4, and want to play something that harkens back to those old days, give Knack a go. It was nearly universally panned by critics, but I thought it was pretty good, old-school stuff.

Got any other old heroes you’d like to see rise from the ashes?

Last Updated: July 15, 2014


  1. Umar Fong Wong

    July 15, 2014 at 11:03


    Gecko and Croc. I loved those guys back in the day. But most of all I WISH Klonoa would return


    • Questklonoa

      February 13, 2016 at 04:02

      I know this is 2 years ago, but I agree.


  2. Umar Fong Wong

    July 15, 2014 at 11:05

    OH OH OH

    How could I forget about Tomba!


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 15, 2014 at 11:06

    Don’t get Activision to make a new one though, they’d probably treat it the same way they treat movie tie-ins ;P


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 15, 2014 at 11:06

    I want to see Cate Archer again.


    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      July 15, 2014 at 11:15

      As do I, those games were the shizzle!


  5. Hammersteyn

    July 15, 2014 at 11:07

    Megaman mostly. More 2D fighting games like Final Fight would be cool. Ghouls and Ghosts was also pretty cool. Also a decent Contra game not a crappy next gen remake would be appreciated.

    You know what I think I’ll go play SEGA and SNES emulators now thanks.


  6. Admiral Chief Fairburne

    July 15, 2014 at 11:16



  7. Kyratic

    July 15, 2014 at 11:18

    Commander keen.


    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      July 15, 2014 at 11:20

      Awww yeah!


  8. Consumer of Little Rabbits

    July 15, 2014 at 11:22

    Wait what? Since when was CB multiplat?


  9. Jonah Cash

    July 15, 2014 at 11:30

    I just started downloading the BETA for Destiny!!! Whoop whoop!!! On your PS4 you just delete the one in your Downloads that didn’t start downloading. Then you go to the Store and go to Destiny and say pre load all, make sure to tick the Beta and it will start downloading!!!

    I feel so much better now!!!


    • ElimiNathan

      July 15, 2014 at 11:32



      • Jonah Cash

        July 15, 2014 at 11:42

        It just downloaded 129mb…… I deleted that and redid my own steps and now it is working just fine!!! 14 gig download…. Gonna take some time!!


        • Jonah Cash

          July 15, 2014 at 11:43

          see below


          • ElimiNathan

            July 15, 2014 at 11:45

            Nice, no waiting for download when Beta starts then

          • Jonah Cash

            July 15, 2014 at 11:46

            Yeah and also the game looks like it will auto download before it is released as well!! Nice little feature that actually!! Might just buy more games online now!!

          • ElimiNathan

            July 15, 2014 at 11:48

            I always make the mistake of buying games with little re-playability as digital copies, then cant sell them when i get bored

          • Jonah Cash

            July 15, 2014 at 11:49

            I just hope that with Destiny being a “10 year” game that it will be more worth my while to own online!!

          • ElimiNathan

            July 15, 2014 at 11:52

            Haha ya I’ll be going digital as well

          • Jonah Cash

            July 15, 2014 at 11:53

            I can’t see a disc lasting 10 years with my wife and little girl around in any case so no choice really!!

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 15, 2014 at 12:15

            That shouldn’t be a problem.
            You should be able to download the client even if you lose the disc, or at least that’s how it works on PC so I assume this would be the same.

          • Jonah Cash

            July 15, 2014 at 12:26

            All these PS4 games still check the cd even though you have to download the whole game to the hard drive….
            Are we talking about the same thing here?

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 15, 2014 at 12:53

            I’m thinking of the last time I installed GW1.
            I couldn’t find the disk so I just downloaded the client.

          • Jonah Cash

            July 15, 2014 at 17:51

            Ok so the 179MB is downloaded and then when you press options on the beta and chose info the you see it downloading in the background!!

          • Jonah Cash

            July 15, 2014 at 11:47

            Just went back to my PS4 and it changed the download to 179mb again… So new problem to sort out!!

  10. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 15, 2014 at 12:05

    Crash Bandicoot. Now with an open world and drop in/out co-op and paywalls.


    • Kensei Seraph

      July 15, 2014 at 12:17

      “To unlock this world you can defeat Mega-Mecha-Turtle-Croc boss or pay a small fee of $14,99.”


  11. Andre Gabriel Coetzee

    July 15, 2014 at 12:16

    I loved Crash Bandicoot, I wouldn`t mind seeing it resurrected, but I`m not a console gamer anymore, and I doubt I`ll ever be able to enjoy it again on a PC. Truth be told all I really want is a new quake game, or at least a complete overhaul of quake 1 and 2 on Unreal Engine 4 or something like that.


  12. Thats_how_I_Troll

    July 15, 2014 at 16:32

    A new Contra perhaps? Vagrant Story? Maybe even double dragon!


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