Several days ago it was rumored that a remake of Crash Team Racing could be announced at the Game Awards 2018. For those who grew up with and are fans of the original Crash Team Racing, you’ll be very pleased to know that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has been officially announced.
Racing games aren’t new, especially racing games that are comprised of using characters from various video game franchises. Nintendo’s Mario Kart is a good example of that, and so is the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Some of you might even recall that back in 1999, Sony and Naughty Dog launched Crash Team Racing.
A couple of months ago, the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy was announced for the PC, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. This followed the release of the game on the PS4. The release was originally intended for a release on the 10th of July, but according to Activision’s latest announcement, it will be launching earlier than expected.
When the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy was announced, it appeared that the game was going to be an exclusive to the PS4, with some suggesting that its exclusivity might simply be timed. A recent retailer listing also suggested that the title could be arriving onto the Nintendo Switch, and sure enough it has.
After what felt like months of teasing, it was officially announced that Crash Bandicoot would be making a return in the form of the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy. However it seemed that the release would be exclusive to Sony’s PS4, but later it was suggested that it might only be a timed exclusive.
These days it seems to be the “in” thing when it comes to reviving old video game franchises, and Sony’s Crash Bandicoot series was one of them. Just last year the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy was released to great success, which has apparently prompted Activision to think in longer terms.
Just like Mario, Crash Bandicoot has become one of the more iconic game mascots in gaming history, although it seems that the character has been more synonymous with Sony’s PlayStation platform. However it looks like that could change because in a post on Reddit, it seems that Keymailer has listed Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the Switch.
Earlier this week the Sony PlayStation Ireland Twitter account seemed to have confirmed that the upcoming Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy would be an exclusive to the PS4 platform. Given how closely linked the franchise is to the PlayStation consoles, we guess it made sense, although it was a bit of a bummer for non-PS4 gamers.
Back when the first Sony PlayStation was launched, one of the ways Sony would promote the console and its capabilities was by putting demos of the console all over the place. One of the demo games that Sony would use was Crash Bandicoot which has become something of a classic, kind of like what Mario is to Nintendo.
Activision confirmed several months ago that it’s working on a Crash Bandicoot PS4 remaster and today it has confirmed when the N. Sane trilogy is going to be released for the current-generation console. Activision has confirmed the Crash Bandicoot PS4 remaster release date much to the pleasure of the many, many fans of this golden franchise.
As many gamers have heard by now, there are plans to launch a trilogy of remastered Crash Bandicoot titles. No specific dates were provided regarding the release, save for the fact that it would be out in 2017. However thanks to a recent leak, we may finally have a specific date in 2017 to look forward to.
Over the weekend, Sony released gameplay footage from the upcoming Crash Bandicoot remaster. Clearly the game looks like a completely different beast versus the original game from back in the day, but for those who are wondering how different the game looks from then and now, YouTuber Cycu1 has uploaded footage that compares them side-by-side.
If you were around and old enough when the first Sony PlayStation was launched, you’ll probably remember how Sony used to market the console by almost always having a demo of Crash Bandicoot running on it. Safe to say that many PlayStation gamers grew up playing the game and its various iterations, so learning about the remaster was probably good news.
With so many games to choose from in today’s market, we’re sure some of the younger gamers might be curious as to why Crash Bandicoot is still getting so much attention these days. It is because Crash Bandicoot was one of the classics of the original PlayStation, which we guess you could almost think of as it being Sony’s “Mario” equivalent.