Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, The Last of Us Part II – we know which Naughty Dog game everyone is most excited about.
There are lots of truly wonderful things about Uncharted 4: A Thief End. I know. I took photos of most of them and it was one of the best games of last year. But the one thing I didn’t take photos of, because I was too busy having a great time of it, was the Crash Bandicoot Easter Egg.
I’m not sure how I’d avoided hearing about it, to be honest, but when it came up it was a total surprise. When Nate and Elena have a chilled out evening with takeout food, beer and classic PlayStation, it filled my heart with sunbeams and joyful laughter. It was a lovely moment, in a game chock-full of them, and was a welcome walk down memory lane.
Then the PlayStation Experience carried the announcement that a Crash Bandicoot Remaster was in the works and gamers of a certain age – myself included – got a bit excited.
The Crash Bandicoot Remaster – or to give the game it’s full name, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which is stupid and we will never refer to it by that name ever again – brings the three original Crash games to the PS4 for the first time.
Originally developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, the Crash Bandicoot Remaster has been developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision. Activision took over publishing duties for the franchise from Sierra Entertainment in 2008 (who in turn took it over from Vivendi, who took it over from Konami, who… look, Crash has been around a bit, alright?)
It will also feature a fully remastered soundtrack and newly recorded dialogue from the series’ original voice actors, including Jess Harnell and Lex Lang.
The good news is that we won’t have long to wait. The Crash Bandicoot trilogy will launch exclusively for PS4 (and PS4 Pro, for what it’s worth) on June 30, 2017.