New Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Gameplay Shows Classic Level Looking Better Than Ever
Sony today released new gameplay of its upcoming platforming remaster, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
The footage shows off the classic Crash Bandicoot 2 level Hang Eight, which is based around a bunch of waterfalls and rapids. Enemies such as the Venus Fly Trap are featured, as are a mid-level switch to a 2D segment and some classic platforming action--who doesn't love hopping on the back of a hippo? Take a look at the full video below.
Check out the first gameplay of the 'Hang Eight' level from Crash Bandicoot 2, now fully remastered in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy! pic.twitter.com/JbhLrDLnnw— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 10, 2017
The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy includes three old-school Crash games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. They were all originally made by Naughty Dog, though Activision's Vicarious Visions is making the PlayStation 4 game.
Vicarious Visions used the original games' level geometry, but the gameplay is rebuilt from scratch. Some new features for the updated versions include a unified checkpoint and save system (including manual and auto-saving), as well as a unified menu system. There will also time trials available for each game.
The collection launches for PlayStation 4 on June 30, though it may not be exclusive to Sony's console. The original three games included in the pack, plus racing title Crash Team Racing and party game Crash Bash, were all exclusive to PlayStation in their original releases, but subsequent games in the series have appeared on multiple platforms.
For more on the remaster, check out this introductory cutscene.