Activision has just revealed when you’ll be able to play Crash Bandicoot all over again on PS4 – and the launch of Crash Bandicoot Remastered is a lot sooner than we thought.
The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy release date has been set for June 30, 2017, which means we have just over four months to wait until Crash comes hurtling towards our screens once more.
Announced at the tail end of 2016 at the PlayStation Experience event in December, the N. Sane trilogy includes all three of the original games in one Crash Bandicoot Remastered package. That’s Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2 and Crash Bandicoot Warped, which all launched on the PlayStation One.
Crash himself has been given quite the facelift, with some seriously impressive fur effects going on with that orange fuzz. There are also new lighting effects, animations and cinematics, which have all been enhanced for 4K and HDR on the PS4 Pro. Even the soundtrack has been remastered, so it should be a delight for eyes and ears come June.
You’ll also be able to use the analogue sticks to control Crash as he runs towards you, rather than the D-Pad as it was originally. Save and Checkpoint systems have been revamped too, bringing it a little more into the modern day.
There is also a brand new Crash Bandicoot game in the works exclusively for PS4, but there’s been no word on when this will arrive or what it will entail.
Sony is also releasing a remastered version of classic PlayStation game WipeOut. The WipeOut Omega Collection will get you remasters of Wipeout HD, Wipeout Fury and Wipeout 2048. All three titles will be in 4K and HDR, as well as running at 60fps. There will be nine modes to choose from, 26 unique tracks, and 46 ship models. Online and local multiplayer will both be supported too.
2017 is definitely a great year for PlayStation nostalgia, even if 2016 was the 20th anniversary of Crash Bandicoot.