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Watch: See how the Crash Bandicoot remaster holds up to the originals

Crash bang wallop what a video.

The fans asked for it, and now they have it. After what felt like years of teases and cameos, Crash Bandicoot is back. Kind of.

Vicarious Visions, developers of countless Skylanders games, is remastering the first three games in Naughty Dog's series in The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and it's doing a pretty good job of it judging by our first look at the game.

It's a remarkably faithful remake, and as this video demonstrates Vicarious Visions has gone to great lengths to replicate the originals, with (almost) everything in place and given an attractive makeover.

The faithfulness works both ways - for those who hold the originals dear everything's as they'll remember it, but on the flip-side the years haven't been particularly kind to Crash's platforming action. It's a little clunky in the hands, and The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy doesn't play quite as beautifully as it looks. Still, I'm a heathen who's never understood the appeal of Crash, so maybe you're best off ignoring me and wallowing in sweet nostalgia instead.

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