“Alongside Crash’s role in Skylanders Imaginators, today, it was also announced today that next year, we plan to launch a remastered collection of the first three Crash Bandicoot games—Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped —for PlayStation 4.”
|Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy|
|Release date(s)||June 30th 2017|
|Rating(s)||ESRB: Everyone 10+|
The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is an upcoming platforming video game published by Activision, developed by Vicarious Visions, who have previously released Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced, Crash Nitro Kart, and Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage, set to release in late June of 2017 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. The trilogy consists of remakes of the first three Crash Bandicoot games: Crash Bandicoot (1996), Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997), and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998). The remaster will contain a remastered soundtrack, re-recorded dialogue with high definition cutscenes, a unified save and menu system, along with time trials for all three games.
List of characters confirmed so far for the game.
- Crash Bandicoot
- Doctor Neo Cortex
- Doctor Nitrus Brio
- Aku Aku
- Tawna Bandicoot
- Papu Papu
- Ripper Roo
- Koala Kong
- Pinstripe Potoroo
- Coco Bandicoot
- Komodo Brothers
- Tiny Tiger
- Doctor N. Gin
- Uka Uka
- Baby T
- Doctor Nefarious Tropy
Also confirmed to return to the game, although more enemies than characters, are Cortex's Lab Assistants seen in the opening cutscene surrounding Tawna.
List of voice actors confirmed so far.
- Jess Harnell as Crash Bandicoot, Pinstripe, and Ripper Roo
- Lex Lang as Dr. Neo Cortex
- Maurice LaMarche as Dr. Nitrus Brio and various Lab Assistants
- Greg Eagles as Aku Aku
- Debi Derryberry as Coco Bandicoot and Tawna
- Corey Burton as Dr. N. Gin, Dr. Nefarious Tropy, and Baby Cortex
- John DiMaggio as Tiny Tiger and Uka Uka
- Dwight Schultz as Papu Papu and various Lab Assistants
- Fred Tatasciore as Dingodile, Koala Kong, and Komodo Brothers Joe and Moe
- The game being released in 2017 makes it coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
- It marks the first time that Tawna has an actual speaking role.
- The game is the first game in which Wumpa Fruit can be properly seen inside bounce crates without breaking the boxes.
- In Crash Bandicoot, in the intro cutscene, there was a mistake where Doctor N. Brio doesn't move his mouth while talking. It has been fixed in the N. Sane Trilogy.
- Also, in that same cutscene, N. Brio can be seen with a beaker containing unidentified chemicals, twice in the original version (the first time, he is seen mixing a beaker of purple chemicals with a beaker of green chemicals while Cortex is mutating Crash; the second time, he is holding the beaker that contains the purple chemicals as he is raising Crash into the Cortex Vortex), whereas in the N. Sane Trilogy, the beakers are completely absent.
- On another note, in the original cutscene, Cortex is only physically seen twice (the first time is when he mutates Crash, and the second time is when he's chasing Crash to recapture him after the Cortex Vortex fails to turn him evil), whereas in the N. Sane Trilogy, he is seen more frequently.
- Interestingly, when comparing the original cutscene to the remastered cutscene, certain aspects of the original cutscene (such as dialogue and actions) seem sped up/rushed in comparison to those in the remastered cutscene.
- The crate counter will now be in the first game to see how many crates Crash broke.
- Time trials will also be in the first two games instead of the third one only.
- This is the Komodo Brothers's first appearance since Crash Bash (not counting their cameos in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and Joe's cameo in Crash Nitro Kart).
- This is Pinstripe Potoroo and Dr. Nefarious Tropy's first appearance since Crash Boom Bang!, Koala Kong and Papu Papu's first appearance since Crash Twinsanity, Pura's first appearance since Crash Nitro Kart 2, and Baby T's first appearance since his only official appearance in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
- In addition, if Fake Crash was to reappear in this game, this would make Fake Crash's first appearance since Crash Boom Bang! (besides his appearance in Skylanders: Imaginators).
- In a promotional picture of the characters, Koala Kong is relatively bigger compared to other characters, Komodo Joe has been made taller and Komodo Moe has been made shorter.
- Both Wumpa Fruit and Crash's life icon will glow if the player collects Wumpa Fruit and extra lives.
- Aku Aku has four feathers now instead of five, his goatee is now made of green leaves.
- The trilogy will contain auto-saving for Crash 1, replacing its obsolete save system.
- The majority of the cast is the same cast who voiced the characters in Crash Nitro Kart, Crash Tag Team Racing, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Crash Twinsanity, Crash Of The Titans and Crash: Mind Over Mutant. None of the original voices who were featured in Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Crash Team Racing and Crash Bash returned to the N. Sane Trilogy. The same case was for the appearances of the characters in Skylanders: Imaginators.
- Also despite returning to voice Papu Papu in the trilogy, Dwight Schultz doesn't voice Dingodile like he did in Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Twinsanity. Fred Tatasciore would voice Dingodile instead.
- In the original version of the second game, Crash's appearance was updated slightly, giving it a more expressive and defined appearance. In the remastered version of the second game however, Crash's appearance seems unchanged from the remastered version of the first game. Also his remastered model looks like a combination of his Naughty Dog models, albeit much more detailed, expressive and defined, rather than being based on a specific Naughty Dog model.
- ↑ "Additionally, in 2017, fans can play Crash 1, Crash 2, and Crash Warped, fully remastered for PS4 by Activision and Vicarious Visions." - Official SIE site. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
- ↑ New Details On The Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Remaster. Retrieved December 4, 2016
- ↑ https://crashynews.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/infographic-crash-bandicoot-n-sane-trilogy-voice-cast/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/DebiDerryberry/status/830536928743219200
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