During what was a stellar keynote conference, a new trailer for the Crash Bandicoot trilogy remaster was revealed at PlayStation Experience 2016. Officially titled Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the trilogy of PlayStation classics (Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped) has been rebuilt from the ground up to deliver a “remaster plus.” On top of pristine new visuals and authentic rebuilding of the signature platforming gameplay, the N. Sane Trilogy is adding new features such as time trials.
Check out the nostalgic trailer below:
Explaining more behind the process of remastering Naughty Dog’s beloved games, Dan Tanguay of Vicarious Visions has taken to the PlayStation Blog to dive deep into the development process, provide new screens and talk briefly about the new features coming to the N. Sane Trilogy.
“It’s practically impossible to make a traditional remaster of the original Naughty Dog games,” he said. “They’re roughly 20 years old, and technology has advanced significantly in that time. The original code and assets are nearly unusable. Nearly.
“Using the original level geometry from Naughty Dog as a guide, we rebuilt the Crash gameplay from scratch, capturing its simplicity and precision. As the levels began to take shape, we layered in our own lush and zany art, animation, and audio.”
Tanguay then goes on to tease what’s new with the N. Sane Trilogy. There will be an auto-save and manual save game system across all three games, a redesigned menu system that tracks your progress, and time trials. After you’ve calmed your excitement, also announced during the PSX conference was Uncharted 4’s story DLC, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, and The Last of Us: Part II (yes you read that correctly). To say Sony knocked it out of the park would be an understatement.
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy will release in 2017 for PS4.
Image: Vicarious Visions