To celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Crash Bandicoot’, the iconic character will be making a reappearance in Activision‘s upcoming toy-to-life game ‘Skylanders: Imaginators.’
As well as that, Activision have now announced they plan to release a remastered collection of the first three games – Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped – for PlayStation 4.
The ‘Crash Bandicoot’ franchise was originally developed by Naughty Dog for PlayStation, who managed to collectively sell more than 50 million units worldwide. The last time we saw the franchise was in 1999 following the release of Crash Team Racing.
Speculation of a reboot has been high since PlayStation’s Middle Eastern Twitter account posted this teaser on February 7, the text loosely translating to “Most Wanted… Where are you Crash?”:
So you can imagine the excitement when Sony announced, at this year’s E3 press conference, that they’ve partnered with Activision for the marsupial’s highly anticipated return.
In an official press release by Activision, we were given a first look at Crash’s role in the new Skylanders game, stating:
Crash’s role in Skylanders Imaginators extends far beyond aesthetics; the developers are bringing his distinctive personality and signature moves to the experience as well. Fans will be able to jump on TNT Crates to blow them up, collect a Bazooka Crate to get a rocket launcher, use a jetpack to attack from high in the air, or employ his classic spinning attack.
The post also mentions that seasoned voice actor Jess Harnell will reprise his role as Crash, seen here in the official trailer for Skylanders Imaginators:
Although no official release dates have been announced, it’s about time we get to relive the 90s’ best video games!