Dust off your running shoes before Summer 2017.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy releases on June 30th for PS4, Activision announced today via a video trailer, above.
The collection includes remastered versions of the first three Crash games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
Sony revealed a remaster for the beloved Crash series at E3 2015, but details were hazy until the grand reveal at a PlayStation Experience Keynote last December.
Developer Vicarious Visions is handling updating these colorful classics, and they’ve reportedly put a lot into it. In a blog post that followed the N. Sane Trilogy announcement, devs called this collection a “remaster plus.”
Enhanced for 4K and the PS4 Pro, these games will have shiny new graphics, cinematics, artwork, and sound effects, much like you would expect from a remaster. The original soundtrack has also been completely revamped. The “plus” comes with some polished and brand new gameplay features.
You can look forward to a unified checkpointing and save system, full analog stick support, collectible relics, and improved bonus levels and time trials.
Vicarious Visions says they studied what Naughty Dog did in the original Crash series by playing and replaying the games, trying to absorb what made them so special. They poured over concept art, commercials, and even Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Looney Tunes, which inspired the original games. They seem confident they’ll do Crash justice while also adding their own spin into the series’ evolution.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy launches exclusively on PS4 June 30th for $39.99.