'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' Release Date, News & Updates: Latest Trailer Showcases Gameplay; Upcoming Title a Remaster Plus?

By Ruffy , Updated Dec 06, 2016 10:50 AM EST
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A lot of fans have been requesting a follow-up to the "Crash Bandicoot" trilogy, but instead it was revealed during this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that it will be getting a remaster. Also, attendees of the recently concluded PlayStation Experience (PSX) 2016 were treated to a gameplay trailer of "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" which revealed new details.

The developers behind "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" stunned fans by showing a sneak peek of its gameplay during the PSX 2016. Based on reports, the promotional clip highlighted the new look of the titular protagonist of the game. It appears that the texture of its body is smoother and its features have more details than before. Moreover, The video also showcased how much the graphics have improved by presenting a comparison between the old version and the remastered version of the trilogy.

When "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" was first unveiled during E3 2016, a lot of fans were confused if the upcoming game was remake or a remaster. Recently, the Game Director, Dan Tanguay posted on the PlayStation Blog that the latest installment is more of a "remaster plus."

"Using the original level geometry from Naughty Dog as a guide, we rebuilt the Crash gameplay from scratch, capturing its simplicity and precision. As the levels began to take shape, we layered in our own lush and zany art, animation, and audio," explained by Tanguay. There are also some added features in "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" such as a unified checkpointing system and save game system, a unified menu system, and time trials in all of the games.

In addition, it was also mentioned in the blog post that the audio of "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" will have a major improvement. All of the iconic baselines and xylophones of the classic title will experience a remaster. The old voice actors from past versions of the title, Jess Harnell, Lex Lang and more, have also recorded a new set of dialogue.

"Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" consists of "Crash Bandicoot," "Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back" and "Crash Bandicoot: Warped." There is no definite release date yet for the latest installment of the franchise, but it is anticipated to be launched in 2017.

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