Releasing in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is priced at $39.99 USD, Activision has revealed. It’s up on the North American PlayStation Store already, and pre-ordering gets you a pre-order theme.
Rebuilt levels, characters, and cinematics, as well as a unified checkpointing and save game system were already confirmed for the N. Sane Trilogy in the original announcement. In the press release from Activision, they add that the remasters include full analog stick support and improved bonus levels; are built from the ground up for PlayStation 4 with brand-new lighting, animations, and environments; feature a fully remastered soundtrack; and include newly recorded dialogue from the original cast, including Jess Harnell and Lex Lang. It will also include PlayStation 4 Pro support, running at “N. Hanced Fur-K.”
Game Director Dan Tanguay added, “These aren’t the only new features for the N. Sane Trilogy. However, that’s all we’re going to share for today.”
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Tanguay explained that they don’t consider this a remake, as they know how much everyone loves the original games. Instead, Vicarious Visions considers it a remaster plus. Tanguay added:
The first step in our remaster plus was to truly understand what made the Naughty Dog games special and why fans still love them to this day. The best way to understand a game is to play it, and boy, did we play the Crash games. We played them to the point that we broke controllers from mashing the jump button too much. We studied original concept art and commercials for inspiration. And we went even further back to understand the material that originally inspired Naughty Dog, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Looney Tunes.
With all of that in mind, we started our work. 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.
To see the intro cinematic and some more gameplay, skip ahead to the 3:40 mark of this video:
Judging by the official website, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will also have a physical release.
[Source: PS Blog]