After teasing us yesterday, Activision has announced that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will release on June 30 in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4. The above trailer just reveals the launch date, while the below video from December includes gameplay:
Featuring remastered versions of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, the N. Sane Trilogy is a AAA remaster, Game Director Dan Tanguay explains:
This is a AAA remaster. We’re giving this the love and attention to detail that we pay to all of our AAA games. We’re building it using the original level geometry so that it plays as close to the original as possible. We’ve also referred to this as a remaster plus, as we are adding new features that we think the fans are going to love!
On the PlayStation Blog, Audio Lead Justin Joyner talked about why they’re using remade soundtrack compositions, instead of the originals:
We are recreating the original compositions to match the high-definition visuals and the updated look and feel of the game. The original music was brilliantly composed and arranged to get the most out of the memory and processing power of the original PlayStation. With much expanded resources, we are able to really improve sound quality and fidelity, while staying faithful to the original compositions.
And here’s a look at the voice actors:
- Fred Tatasciore (Dingodile, Koala Kong, Komodo)
- Debi Derryberry (Coco, Tawna)
- Greg Eagles (Aku Aku)
- Dwight Schultz (Papu, Lab Assistant)
- Maurice LaMarche (Nitrous Brio, Lab Assistant)
- John DiMaggio (Uka, Tiny Tiger)
- Jess Harnell (Crash Bandicoot, Pinstripe Potoroo, Ripper Roo)
- Corey Burton (Doctor N. Gin, Doctor N. Tropy, Baby Cortex)
- Lex Lang (Dr. Neo Cortex)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is priced at $39.99 USD and will be available both physically and digitally.