Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Spinning In Next Year

We all knew it was coming. Crash Bandicoot is back and brighter than ever in the remastered Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, coming next year.

It was inevitable that Crash Bandicoot would get his time to shine sooner rather than later, especially after his weird and anticlimactic appearance in Skylanders earlier this year. Sonydelivered today at PSX 2016, when they announced the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a remaster of the first three games in the Crash Bandicoot series: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

The crazy bandicoot looks better than ever, and shines in (as Sony puts it) “Fur-K.” You can seen in the trailer the transition from the old, blocky stylings of his original appearance to glorious, detailed Fur-K. There are also new features. Per a developer blog, the game has been rebuilt from the ground up using the original Naughty Dog level design, including rebuilt cinematics, unified checkpoints and a save system, a unified menu, and time trials in all three games. From the sound of things, the creators of the N. Sane collection have done their homework and have properly loved Crash, meaning the N Sane Trilogy should be a fitting tribute to the crashing, smashing, spinning fun we remember from twenty years ago (20!)

There’s a demo currently up at PSX, though the rest of us don’t get to see the full game until (you guessed it) some undetermined date in 2017. Judging by the blog, they’ve still got some work to do to wrap this game up, but we’ll keep a close eye on Sony and Vicarious Visions for more news of what’s to come.