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

Crash is back (maybe).

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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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Ya wound me Activison...you wound this old Bandicoot fan...

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@DJ-Wolfman09: Indeed right in the feels

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I'm sorry, but what the hell is Skylanders? I'm starting to think I'm aging out of the industry...

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Edited By DJ-Wolfman09

@waterhornet: Know anything about Nintendo's Amiibos or Disney's Infinity? It's basically a platformer game with an included scanner device that has little toy figure accessories (sold separately) that add extra characters to the game, and maybe something else, I don't know, never played them myself. But that's the gist of it, it's been around for a few years but it's a relatively new thing.

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EA, Activision, and Ubisoft... Hate em... I wish all those talented developers could break away from those disgusting publishers.

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All this hatred against Activision and yet so many people still go out and buy their games. Stop buying their games kids!

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Do kids even know who Crash is? That's silly.

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@jinzo9988: Doubtful...

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It's almost like they listen to what fans want, and then intentionally do the opposite.

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Leave it to activison to do something like revive crash bandicoot in the form of a skylander. A sad day in gaming history indeed.

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Activision can suck my salty balls! Give Crash to someone that knows what the **** they are doing!

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I can't wait to get the new Playstation, it doesn't matter how powerful the next Xbox will be. Xbox games are short and the exclusive list is to small.

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If the 'Crash' tab does indeed turn out to be bandicoot related, then it'll be precisely the kind of half-arsed attempt to bring the character back that I'd expect from Activision.

(Sorry, don't know if Acti-bashing is the done thing anymore, but I still don't like them.)

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if this gets announced at e3 crowd better boo.

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Those Skylanders things always reminded me of those Crash "Mutant" games, which I liked a LOT back in the day.... specially the second one. Best Crash games for me.

But never got interested in Skylanders.

I want a Crash Mutant 3 instead.

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I mentioned Crash Bandicoot as a character when Skylander Giants launched and people said it will never happen. Would be sweet if this did happen and I could find the website I posted the comment on to respond to the haters. OfcourseI would rather have a new full blown Crash game or even a Crash Bandicoot Collection with all his games.

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deploying tactical middle finger!

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It'd be neat to have an fun racing game for the ps4 instead of just playing MK8 over and over.

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@Kruiz_Bathory: I was always surprised we never got another CTR. It was easily just as good as MK and Diddy Kong Racing.

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Sony: Enough nonsense.

Take the success you have had with the PS4, the success you will have with PS4 Neo and reacquire Crash and announce a new series next year at E3.

No Crash Skylander, no Crash Pinball, no Crash theme. Just a good ol' fashion Crash game please.

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@RicanV: Agreed.

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@RicanV: With attitude, crates, and pink underpants!

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A Crash on the PS4 would be amazing, just give Activision the money they want and make it happen already haha.

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bllsht . how is this even possible ima crash player i ñlayed all of'its games now you will say that he will return inside another game as an extra..... who can accept it. ??

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That reminds me of when Microsoft revived Conker by putting him into that free to play game, Project Spark, and that game is dead now. Come on Sony, you need to buy Crash Bandicoot from Activision and release a new game or a remaster collection, similar to Rare Replay.

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Crash died when Bubsy and Gex kidnapped him and they all drove off a cliff into a quarry.

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Is it that hard to make a good game. Sony just buy it back come on.

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Why not make another one?

Tell you what, why not just an entire remake of the old ones like Spyro and Crash Bandicoot similar to what happened with Abes Odyssey!

It would be great and it would most certainly sell because as of right now the old titles are worth £30-40 per title, sort it out smh!

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Gamespot you knob heads, you make some of your titles seem so interesting but they end up being shit, I was started to get my hopes up that Crash Bandicoot was going back to Naughty Dog and there might be another proper Crash game being made ; )

I was playing Warped the other night trying to get the gems haha =)

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@Johny_47: "It Looks Like Crash Might Be Coming Back, But Maybe Not How You Wanted"

Considering your reaction, I think the headline couldn't be any more appropriate/accurate.

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@zmanbarzel: Aye I suppose, could have titled it more like 'A big Crash of disappointment' hahaa.

I hope the rights go back to Naughty Dog and they make a... new retro game ; )

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Crash Bandicoot died after Crash Bandicoot Warped. All subsequent "Crash Bandicoot" games starred an imposter.

Let my old friend RIP in peace.

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@bfa1509:

R.I.P. stands for Rest In Peace... But I agree.

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@bfa1509: I actually kind of liked Bash even though it wasn't made by Naughty Dog, I kept on playing the games until Twinsanity was released, that game and what came after ruined the entire franchise. But I do agree that the first three were indeed the best.

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@egitkun: I loved the polar bear game trying to knock your opponents off the iceberg. It was so much fun playing that with 4 players. I played it for years and years after release.

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@bfa1509: I dunno, CTR stands as quite possibly the best kart racing game ever and Wrath of Cortex wasn't bad per se. I'll give you everything afterwards, though.

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@FefnirOmega13: I forgot CTR came after Warped. You are right. Wrath of Cortex wasn't bad I suppose. Apart from the zorbing and jeep levels it didn't really differ that much from Warped. Crash Nitro kart wasn't bad either.

I think the downfall was Crash Twin Sanity. I hated that game.

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@bfa1509: Yeah, I agree. Though Wrath of Cortex only really exacerbated the problems that were prevalent in Warped: A lack of levels that are pure platforming and focus instead on silly vehicular gimmicks. A quick count off the top of my head tells me there were two underwater levels, four motorbike levels, four jet ski levels and three aeroplane levels. I won't count the Pura levels because their gimmick has been done before in previous games, but that's 13 levels out of 32. Cut out the two non-levels for gems in the secret warp room and that's 13/30... which is way too much, just under half of the game dedicated to silly gimmick levels rather than the platforming Crash was known for. Two levels each maybe, but...

I mean, WoC had a bunch of other problems; in addition to the multiple vehicle levels it had loading time issues and the fun and cool bosses of the series replaced by one particularly annoying antagonist. It also felt rather bland on the whole, rather plastic and dull compared to the vibrance of the earlier three platformers. You did get to play as Coco properly (not attached to jetski/pura) so it has that going for it I suppose.

I'd also agree that TwinSanity was the downfall of the series; from there on it hasn't been great, the mutant/titan games were pretty terrible on the whole.

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@bfa1509: Fake Crash finally prevailed.

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crash bandicoot is a terrible character. i was so pissed when i got crappy crash 2 instead of resident evil 2. i broke the game in half. piece of shit.

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@GiftOrGone: easy on the salt buddy

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Sure, because we lived seeing Microsoft pander conker as VR bullshit and as a mascot for a crafting game that wasn't his own game.

Just like spyro, Activision realized they had another beloved mascot they can rape and exploit for money.

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Oh god. I came here expecting to see Crash turned into a mobile Temple Run-like game.

I don't know what's worse.

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This is just like Rare/Microsoft and Conker on the Xbox One.

Microsoft: "Conker is back!!!...
Gamers: "Hell yes!!"
Microsoft:" ....in Project Spark."
Gamers: "Oh."

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@SwatterXX: and then in that VR atrocity

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@PETERAKO: tbf that AR game is more of a tech demo for hololense to show what games can be created with it. But I find it odd these companies are so against making these old school games, there is clearly a thirst for them.

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