There’s no doubt that longtime Sony PlayStation fans are excited for Vicarious Visions’ Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Today, those fans have a little something extra to look forward to, as Coco has been revealed as a playable character.
Although she’s controlled vehicles and her adorable tiger in Crash Bandicoot Warped, she can now be unlocked to play levels that are traditionally used for Crash. Purists don’t have to worry, her gameplay mechanics haven’t changed much, though the developers have shown off different idling states, death animations, and smaller, more subtle changes throughout the levels.
Players can unlock her by completing a set amount of levels in the first two Crash games, and physically going to her traditional standing place in Crash Bandicoot Warped and requesting her assistance.
Coco made her debut in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, as the titular hero’s little tech savvy sister. She’s since gone on to be in the following titles, but never as a truly playable character. Her inclusion in this game gives players a little something to look out for, without changing what makes Crash Crash.