For the past few weeks, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has been stringing eager fans along with short snippets of new of new footage. A half-minute trailer here, a brief look at a new character or level there, but now Activision and developer Vicarious Visions have opened the vault. Thanks to PlayStation Underground, we now have nearly 25 minutes of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy footage to chew over.
All this footage is lifted from the third game in the series, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, which added some new elements to the series. While the game is still very linear, it isn't as strictly on-rails, and the levels are more varied in terms of both theme and gameplay. Vicarious Visions director Dan Tanguay discusses the making of N. Sane Trilogy during the gameplay, touching on some interesting topics. For instance, as good as the game looks, it's actually a remastering, not a full remake, as it's built upon the original games…
"We had the luck of getting the original Crash Bandicoot level meshes, so that was the cornerstone we built on. That allowed us to remaster the gameplay, knowing that if we fit within the original level parameters, we'd at least be in the right direction."
Also, Tanguay may have been goofing around, but he claims Vicarious Visions are in possession of the Crash Bandicoot mascot suit used in the iconic original PlayStation commercials. You don't want to screw up the Crash remakes while that thing is watching you!
"[The big orange bodysuit] is sitting in somebody's office right now, yes. We have it. People have asked me to wear it, but as you might have heard, it's a little uncomfortable to wear. When I saw it in person, it did tug my heartstrings a little bit."
While we're at it, we also have footage of the Tomb Raider-inspired level, Tomb Wader. Man, could Vicarious maybe remaster Crash's puns? Please?
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy spins onto PS4 on June 30.