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Sony is teasing Crash Bandicoot yet again

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Crash Bandicoot teased again by Sony

When you think back about some of the mascots Sony has used to push PlayStation as a brand, no single one is more recognisable, loved and appreciated more than good old Crash Bandicoot. The energetic orange creature in blue jeans is a cherished memory of those who grew up with the PS1, even if his track record of stellar games was tarnished a little after being sold off to Activision. Sony hasn’t dealt with Crash in over a decade, but they’re now frequently teasing his return.

And they’ve done it agai – just a few short months after PlayStation Experience, where Shawn Layden kicked off the show wearing a Crash Bandicoot shirt. Not so subtle.

This time it’s PlayStation Middle-East getting in on the fun, with the social media account posting n the nose reference to Crash over the weekend. The Twitter post feature an image of the treasured character with the words “Most Wanted: Where Are You Crash?”. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on its own, but it’s another tease for a franchise that has consistently been popping up on Sony’s radar for the past year or so.

As Final Fantasy VII fans will recall this is extremely similar to the way Sony slowly built up interest around a Final Fantasy VII remake, which was eventually announced by Square Enix at Sony’s E3 conference last year. The year earlier at PlayStation Experience Layden walked out with a Final Fantasy VII shirt – if that’s any indication of how Sony is doing things now.

Thing is, Sony themselves don’t own Crash Bandicoot. Activision are still the owners of the IP, so if anything Crash related is being made it’s going through them. Their track record with the franchise is a little spotty, so if Sony really are going this route it will be interesting to see if they’re going all in by purchasing the rights back, or simply collaborating with Activision on a new instalment.

Either way I honestly wouldn’t mind another title in the same vein as the classic Crash titles on PS1. Hell even a  remastered anthology for the PS4 would be something I’d dip into. That’s if Sony is doing anything at all.

Last Updated: February 8, 2016

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  1. YES PLEASE!!! Now I’ll need a PS4.

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 8, 2016 at 10:35

      YES!

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    • Commander Admiral Chief

      February 8, 2016 at 10:45

      A squirrel excited about a Bandicoot…

      THE PLOT THICKENS

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        February 8, 2016 at 11:02

        I loved the Crash Bandicoot games, used to spend HOURS upon HOURS on them.

        Much like Diablo 3 this weekend… O.o

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        • Commander Admiral Chief

          February 8, 2016 at 11:33

          LOL, much like I wanted to do in XCOM2

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  2. Aries

    February 8, 2016 at 10:28

    You can get the classics on PS3, but would love new Crash for PS4, would make me switch it on again after a long while

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  3. Deceased

    February 8, 2016 at 10:31

    They’re going to fuck it up…
    http://cdn.meme.am/images/9966101.jpg

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 8, 2016 at 10:38

    That Sonic looks weird.

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    • Commander Admiral Chief

      February 8, 2016 at 10:45

      Gotta go fast

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  5. HairyEwok

    February 8, 2016 at 12:19

    Don’t screw this up please, don’t screw this up please…… DON’T FUCK THIS UP PLEASE!

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  6. Marc O Polo

    February 8, 2016 at 13:00

    If its a remaster it has to be handled by blue point…

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  7. Living While Alive

    February 8, 2016 at 13:35

    Crash Bandicoot for Xbox One confirmed!!

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  8. What?

    February 8, 2016 at 16:13

    They’ll mess it up with VR!

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  9. Cyber Ninja

    February 9, 2016 at 22:03

    The poster says wanted the tweet says “most wanted person..where are you crash?”

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