It Looks Like Crash Might Be Coming Back, But Maybe Not How You Wanted

Crash is back (maybe).


For a while now, there has been a good amount of chatter regarding the return of the Crash Bandicoot franchise. Now, it looks like the jorts-wearing character is indeed coming back, but perhaps not in the way you would have wanted.

The Skylanders Imaginators website was reportedly updated today with a tab for "Crash." This nonoperational tab, which was apparently posted on Skylanders international websites, has since vanished, but not before Twitter's SCL Matt captured in the image below (via NeoGAF).

According to reports, when the tab was operational, you could choose "Select Retailer" for the Crash version, but only the PlayStation 4 edition was available. This might suggest that whatever the Crash-related news is, it might be exclusive to the PS4 version of Imaginators.

Recently, Sony confirmed that the Crash Bandicoot rights remained with Activision, while Sony said it was "certainly aware" of the fan demand for a new Crash game.

Before that, Activision said in 2013 that it "continue[s] to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life," though nothing has been announced.

The latest title to bear Crash's name was mobile game Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 in 2010.

Skylanders Imaginators launches later this year for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. For more, check out GameSpot's preview, in which we said the game is like "Diablo for kids."

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