Video game publisher Activision -the company behind the insanely popular Crash Bandicoot Franchise, Spyro Franchise and Destiny– announced on Twitter today that the remake of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, will be released on June. 30, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro console, just shy of Crash Bandicoot’s 20th anniversary. The game will retail for $39.99.
The game publisher teased their announcement on Twitter just yesterday, showing a picture of Crash with six mystery boxes hovering overhead. Activision said that they were pretty excited too and concluded the post with the hashtag, crashisback.
Originally developed by Naughty Dog, the first Crash Bandicoot game came out for the PlayStation in 1996, and was about a mutated Bandicoot named Crash as he explores Australia’s Wumpa Islands to stop the evil Doctor Neo Cortex from taking over the world. Since then, the franchise exploded, spawning seven main games, three racing, two party, four spin-offs and a slew of mobile games.
Although the popularity of Crash Bandicoot cooled over the years, the games were definitely something that the creators wanted to revisit. After a series of teases over the years (Crash being in Skylanders and Crash appearing in Uncharted 4) It was revealed at E3 2016 that Crash would come back as a remake. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, will be a remake of the first three Crash Bandicoot games; Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back and Warped.
With the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy coming out so soon, here’s hoping that the game’s facelift will entice new fans and bring old fans back into the insane world of Crash and his friends.