Parappa, Wipeout, Crash Bandicoot Getting PS4 Upgrades

Some of the greatest PS1, PS2, and PSP games are getting a big visual upgrade.

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Today at PlayStation Experience, Sony revealed a few classic PlayStation series that will come to PS4 in 2017. Wipeout and Crash Bandicoot are getting HD upgrades that bundle together classic games from each series. And Parappa is getting a visual update for its PS4 re-release.

The Wipeout Omega Collection will include Wipeout HD, Wipeout Fury, and Wipeout 2028. It's set to launch next Summer.

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The Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy will feature the biggest Crash Bandicoot games (so, probably not Nitro Kart) with updated visuals. The game is slated for an unspecified time next year. For more info, check out the developer's blog post about the game.

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Parappa the Rapper has a demo available on PSN today.

In addition, Loco Roco and Patapon are also getting visual upgrades and will be available on PS4 sometime next year.

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Cherub1000

Cool! Wonder if medievil will ever get a polish?

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Redsyrup

What? New Crash isn't an open world game? These guys must be smoking reality.

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BarcaAzul

These are cool games to make over.

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Johny_47

That's wicked, all classics should have this, leave everything else alone, just make them look nicer. The music and gameplay in older games are fine as they are.

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PlaystationZone

Just wish bring back jak and dexter since deserves new game.

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dcoutten

What we need is a new Crash Team Racing. Sad that the only good kart racing game in this day is Mario Kart. But I'm ready to rap battle some veggies and animals to get to the bathroom though!

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Normally, I despise remasters. I'm completely against the while idea, but with Crash Bamdicoot being my favorite platformer of all time, and the amount of time it's been since I've played those games, I will DEFINITELY be buying the collection! So excited! It will probably feel like a btand new game to me since it's been so long.

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mboettcher

I'd love a Bushido Blade 2 and Battle Arena Toshinden remaster

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Domiddian

@mboettcher: Toshinden sucked...

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mboettcher

@domiddian: this conversation has been pleasant and professional. Good luck in the coming business year.

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Domiddian

@mboettcher: LMAO! That actually made me belly laugh.

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sladakrobot

Noone at Sony is brave enough to make a new WipeOut?

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Artemis-V

@sladakrobot: Considering Sony closed Psygnosis/Studio Liverpool back in 2012, I don't know who they'd have develop it.

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PlaystationZone

Crash remasters look epic since got old ones but keep them still if get new collection since both different .

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B0rn2Gam3

Super excited for the Wipeout and Crash collections, love those games. Parappa not so much, mostly because I've never played them but this might be my chance to do so.

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GirlUSoCrazy

What needs a remaster is Jumping Flash can I get a witness

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emptycow718

PS1 remasters is all the PS4 has

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Domiddian

@emptycow718: Lol, cry more

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RGLGAThrawn

@emptycow718: Did you not see all the stuff shown at PSX and E3?

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DaVillain-

And Spyro the Dragon continues to be left out in the cold but hey, I can deal with that. I'm only interested in Parappa and Wipeout only, Crash is boring to me but ether way, this collection is a day one purchase.

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Isamu_36

What I see with the Play Station console line is that we've been given upgrades in graphical processing power on each generation instead of new ways to play (PS VR aims to change this); and it shows on the Crash Bandicoot upgrade trailer.

Besides, the original graphics were and are part of the title's charm and a testament of the software engineering prowess that pulled them off.

My experience with the PS2 was repetitive compared to the one I had got with the first console with the exception of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas, specially SA since the PSOne couldn't have probably been able to handle them.

Sony (and Microsoft) tried to incorporate motion controls into their respective hardware quite lacklustrely in an effort to breath new air into their gaming experience.

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Brettsky128

I've never played Crash, but it's on the list of "games I'm curious about and will eventually get to" list. This looks like the place to start!

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JoePiervincenti

probably not Nitro Kart? they announced long ago it was only the first 2 and Warped!

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dirthurts

@JoePiervincenti: Still, this is an epic release for me. They're really putting some effort into it too, which is great.

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JoePiervincenti

@dirthurts: oh absolutely me too, I never played these games lol.. just questioning the way they worded this.. especially when the games included weren't just announced today!

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dirthurts

@JoePiervincenti: You're in for a treat.

Maybe if this does well, we'll get a new Nitro Kart. The system needs some party/multiplayer games and this would be a GREAT addition.

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Domiddian

Oh for God's sake! Why couldn't they have remade Wipeout 1, 2 and 3? Ya know, the DECENT ones.

Don't get me wrong, HD, Fury and 2048 were ok, but not a patch on the originals.

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Artemis-V

@domiddian: Absolutely agree. Of all the announcements made, this was the one and only that I was disappointed with.

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Rufus_the_rat

@domiddian: 1 and XL were the greatest IMO. The PSP and Vita games were also decent. I thought HD/Fury was junk to be honest. Just not fun for some reason.

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Domiddian

@Rufus_the_rat: Yeah Pulse and Pure were actually really good games. They just remade them with HD and Fury, but for some reason, something felt off about the PS3 version, it just didn't feel like Wipeout. Did you ever play Wipeout 3? It wasn't as good as XL (or 2097 as it was known in Europe), but was better than the first game. The first game is still really important though.

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immortaltech6

@domiddian: Seriously, Wipeout HD tracks were pretty boring with less anti-grav roller coaster sections than I ever expected for a Wipeout game.

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Isamu_36

@domiddian: I still play Wipeout 3 on my 18 year old PSOne.

Terrific game.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@domiddian: Agreed, 1, 2, and 3 were best, and Fusion was good too

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Slypher9

If only they'd make a new Wipeout or Extreme-G... miss those type of games

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GirlUSoCrazy

Unfortunately Crash still looks like it plays the same

Wipeout 2028? Never heard of it...

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Rufus_the_rat

@girlusocrazy: It's on that handheld nobody's ever heard of besides limited run game collectors.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@Rufus_the_rat: Ah yes Wipeout 2028, one of the hidden gems for the Wonderswan

I think Justin Haywald was thinking of Wipeout 2048 for the Vita

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DarthRevenX

OOH, I'll go for the Wipeout and Crash collections......never did get to play that much Crash back in the day......