See Crash Bandicoot PS4 Remaster's Upgraded Graphics In New Gameplay

Crash Bandicoot 2 looks electrifying. (This pun will make sense when you watch the video.)

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Some new Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy gameplay has been revealed, showing off another level from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.

The video, which you can watch below, shows a full playthrough of the of the subterranean level, Sewer or Later. In particular, the footage highlights the game's upgraded lighting and water effects. We also get a look at the new character models for enemies and a glimpse of the mid-level bonus section.

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 They were all originally made by Naughty Dog, though Activision's Vicarious Visions is making the PlayStation 4 game.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 be 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 driving title Crash Team Racing and party game Crash Bash, were all exclusive to PlayStation when they were originally released, but subsequent games in the series have appeared on multiple platforms.

For more on the upcoming collection, you can take a look at another Cortex Strikes Back level, Hang Eight, or check out the game's introductory cutscene.

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lionheartssj1

Ah, the memories.

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Destructionzz

Still don't know what that damn mask is saying... We used to call him ooga booga

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Stinky51013

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altairdarius

One of my first games on ps! It is strange that gives the same vibe watching this gameplay. They really brought it nice! Can't wait to try the puzzled boss fights and more than that the motor races!

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Destructionzz

@altairdarius: My absolute first game on PS was Crash, I was so happy sitting right in front of the TV on the floor playing this, Xmas time. Still remember the feeling

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patriotplayer90

This actually looks like fun. I'll probably wait until it hits $20, but I'm going to have to get it.

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Erutan409

:)

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GirlUSoCrazy

It does look way better. Hope to see more PSOne remasters, going back to those games is kinda hard, they have aged poorly aside from 2D games

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khain37

@girlusocrazy: I like replaying the old games as well. It's a shame the psone classics available on the ps3 aren't also available on the ps4.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@khain37: Yeah that should be easy enough to do, they have a PSOne emulator that works quite well on various platforms. They don't allow CDs to be played on PS4, I wonder if it lacks a compatible laser?

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Destructionzz

@girlusocrazy: Crash is actually still as fun to play, I have it on my PS4. But I see your point. For me there are too many new games coming out, so keeping up is hard enough without going back to older games.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@Destructionzz: I have always kept going back to old games but I've avoided the PSOne library because those torn up twisted polygons are hard to look at, and you forget how many games have odd/no camera control because they were out before the DualShock existed.

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Pedro

The guy describing the game that we can actually see feels corny.

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jerjef

These were certainly fun games. Too bad they're only on PS4. Not enough to warrant the system purchase.

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dlCHIEF58

@jerjef: It has been hinted at that it is not exclusive, only timed. Standard operating procedure for SONY to pretend they have a full exclusive up until it is announced for other systems. And even after that they try to convince the uninformed that it is exclusive to their system through misleading ads.

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jerjef

@dlCHIEF58: They all do it. MS did the same with Rise of the Tomb Raider. That's why fanboyism makes me laugh, everyone puts their preferred company on a pedestal when they're all the same.

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dlCHIEF58

@jerjef: That is false as Microsoft confirmed that RotTR was only timed right after the reveal. SONY on the other hand has a long history of this, especially when they are dealing with Activision who seem happy to play along for a while.

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jerjef

@dlCHIEF58: I wish I could find an article clarifying it because I remember the initial reveal saying it was Xbox exclusive. No clarification of timed exclusive until everyone pressed them.

Edit: Check this out. http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Rise-Tomb-Raider-Petition-Demands-PS4-PC-Release-66707.html

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PCPS4XB

@jerjef: you should check out all the awesome titles that released this yr and last. That should warrant the purchase.

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jerjef

@pcps4xb: I have to be honest, as highly rated as the PS4 exclusives have been, the only other title that has my attention is Horizon Zero Dawn. Maybe if the time is right I may pick up a console, but for me it has to be more than a couple of exclusives.

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PCPS4XB

@jerjef: yea horizon is actually my new favorite of this gen. I also picked up nier on ps4 because the PC version was a crappy port and that game was also great. Also if you like dark souls you can check out Bloodborne and nioh.

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jerjef

@pcps4xb: I'm more of a shooter and open world RPG fan which lead me to go Xbox. JRPGs are not really my thing nor is Dark Souls/Bloodborne.

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PCPS4XB

@jerjef: well if that's the case you would get more of that on ps4... Or even more if you have both like me :)

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jerjef

@pcps4xb: Well I will be perfectly honest, I'm a Halo/Fable/Forza fan. lol. Though I have been screwed on the Fable front so far.

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PCPS4XB

@jerjef: if you love those games then you definitely have the right console lol. I hope crackdown 3 turns out good I'm looking forward to that.

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jerjef

@pcps4xb: Oh man same here. MS needs a hit so I'm really crossing my fingers for that one.

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DaVillain-

I'm impress after watching the video, this is a day one buy and I'm glad to see analog support as well cause replaying Crash on the original PlayStation with tank control is a pain in the ass today's standards, I found out the hard way from playing mini Crash game in Uncharted 4.

Edit: I really really hope that one day, Spyro the Dragon get's the same treatment for a possible remake ground up.

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Destructionzz

@davillain-: Hell yes, Spyro is among my childhood PS favorites just like Crash.

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jerjef

@davillain-: Spyro were fun games, not quite as good as Crash, but they had their charm.

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gamingdevil800

Hm the box art is lacking that "Only on PlayStation logo" and I'm guessing it only gets stuck on when its confirmed with the developer cause Persona 5 has "Only on Playstation" on the box sorry switch fans.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@gamingdevil800: It's already confirmed as a timed exclusive for just a handful of months

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videogameninja

Still a little strange to hear that this collection might be coming to multiple systems considering Crash’s illustrious past as not only a Sony exclusive but as a Playstation icon/mascot. Then again this is Activision so…

Regardless, it will be nice for others who never got the chance to play some of the earlier games (for whatever reason; exclusivity.) to have a shot at these. More exposure is never a bad thing.

-ALL ACCESS NINJA APPROVED-

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GirlUSoCrazy

@videogameninja: There have been crash games on other systems (GBA, GCN, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, etc) so it makes sense at this point

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inkman66

@videogameninja Anyone else (other than me) older than dirt and remember the commercial of Crash driving up to Nintendo headquarters in a beat up pickup truck and shouting through a megaphone "Hey Plumberboy ......" then whips off the tarp on the back of the truck to show tvs running his new game?

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videogameninja

@inkman66: OMG!!!

I totally remember that! Loved how you would see videogaming companies taking shots at one another back in the day. Sega with their "Genesis does what Nintedon't" ads were awesome too.

-90'S NOSTALGIA NINJA APPROVED-

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inkman66

@videogameninja " SEGA !!! "

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aross2004

@inkman66: I totally remember that commercial, it was funny.

Guess that dates me...

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gamingdevil800

@videogameninja: Unless sony made some kind of deal then I don't think its coming out on xbox cause from my understanding sony still owns the rights to the original three games and this being a remake of it.

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dlCHIEF58

@gamingdevil800: Doubtful because whenever someone gets the rights to a franchise they get the whole thing. And at that time I do not believe Naughty Dog was owned by SONY but rather a second party developer.

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adkcrazox

@gamingdevil800: it will come to Xbox.

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LiveDreamPlay

@adkcrazox: @videogameninja:

The question is not whether it comes to Xbox, we already know that's not happening. The question is whether it comes to PC. It being such a popular remaster, maybe they'll go PC too...

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adkcrazox

@livedreamplay: PC sucks. I'm going to get it on Xbox and PS4.

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LiveDreamPlay

@adkcrazox: So PS4... no Xbox version in sight...

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adkcrazox

@livedreamplay: for now. I still got crash bandicoot for the first Xbox and GameCube.

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LiveDreamPlay

@adkcrazox: Would be nice to see, just that I'm skeptical about it...

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RomeoTheBeast

@adkcrazox: PC does NOT suck. Maybe certain people have shitty PC's sure but then again a shitty PC by today's standard will run like a X1 and PS4.

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ArchoNils2

Can't wait to get my hands on it and 100% all 3 games again, for like the 10th time.