Crash Bandicoot Remaster News

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy confirmed for Nintendo Switch

UPDATE 11.05pm: Activision has now officially announced the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy for other platforms itself, including Switch (as revealed in the Nintendo Direct tonight), PC and Xbox One.

All three new platforms for the game will launch their respective versions on the same date - 10th July.

ORIGINAL STORY 10.30pm: As Eurogamer reported in February, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch.

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Crash Bandcoot N.Sane Trilogy did the business for Activision - and now everyone wants a Spyro remaster next

The successful release of the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has lit a fire in the hearts of Spyro fans, who hope the adventure series will be Activision's next remaster.

It seems what was once considered a pipe dream could be a step closer to actually happening.

Spyro the Dragon is a platformer that casts players in the role of Spyro, a young, purple dragon who is accompanied on his journeys by a dragonfly called Sparx. Here's a trailer for the first game in the series, released for the PS1 in 1998.

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Hey! Pikmin fails to set UK chart on fire

Miitopia fares better, but Crash still top.

Last Friday saw Nintendo release a triple salvo of 3DS titles in the UK: Miitopia, Hey! Pikmin and Dr. Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training. The trio of games fared fair to poorly.

Dev confirms the Crash Bandicoot remaster is harder than the original

Crash Bandicoot developer Vicarious Visions has confirmed the remaster is harder than the original after fans spent the past three weeks trying to work out why it feels different to play.

A few days after the game came out, Twitch streamer DingDongVG created a video providing a visual demonstration of an apparent problem with the jumping in Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy. The footage suggested Crash's jumping arc was sped up, which means he lands slightly quicker than in the original.

Writing in a blog post Kevin Kelly, editorial manager of Activision, said jumping in the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is not the same as in the original, particularly in the first game of the series. It turns out even though the developer used Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped as a starting point, it ended up individually tuning each game's jumping mechanisms.

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Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy biggest single-platform launch of the year

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy biggest single-platform launch of the year

Second largest 2017 launch overall, behind Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has launched in the UK to incredible sales.

Launched exclusively for PlayStation 4, it is the biggest single-platform release of the year so far - beating even Horizon: Zero Dawn.

For 2017 to date, Crash is the year's second biggest launch overall - behind multiplatform release Ghost Recon Wildlands.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy release date set for June

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy release date set for June

The dream of the 90s is alive on PlayStation.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - the remastering of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped - will launch on 30th June for PS4.

Developer Vicarious Visions (of Skylanders fame, also working on the next Destiny) has massively rehauled the games' graphics and sound effects for something that looks drastically better than the 90s originals, as can be seen in the following comparison video.

"This is a AAA remaster. We're giving this the love and attention to detail that we pay to all of our AAA games," said game director Dan Tanguay on the PlayStation Blog. "We're building it using the original level geometry so that it plays as close to the original as possible. We've also referred to this as a remaster plus, as we are adding new features that we think the fans are going to love!"

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Here's your first look at the Crash Bandicoot remaster

Crash Bandicoot remaster, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, has debuted its first footage at the PlayStation Experience moments ago.

This collection includes remasters of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is due on PS4 in 2017.

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