The first gameplay footage for Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy debuts at the PlayStation Experience, revealing improved graphics and new gameplay features.
One of the most exciting announcements for fans of classic PlayStation games at E3 2016 was the reveal of the remastered Crash Bandicoot games, and now they’ve been treated to the first gameplay footage six months later. Titled Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy, the remastered Crash Bandicoot games look to be faithful recreations of the original titles in terms of gameplay, but the graphics have been vastly improved to take advantage of the PlayStation 4’s power.
In the new trailer from the PlayStation Experience, fans are shown various levels from the first Crash Bandicoot game as they looked on the PS1, and then how they will look in Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy. Every aspect of the graphics have been improved, with incredible environmental detail, impressive character models, and top of the line animations. While some fans may want a new game in the series instead, this extreme graphical upgrade should still leave many fans satisfied.
And while the main selling point of Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy seems to be its graphics, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t bringing new gameplay features to the table as well. According to PlayStation Blog, Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy will have a number of gameplay improvements and additions to make it a worthwhile purchase, even for those that have fully mastered the original games.
Some of these new features will come in the form of modern gaming conveniences. The original Crash Bandicoot will now let players manually save whenever they like, whereas it previously required them to complete a bonus round or find hidden collectibles in order to do so. The games will also have a unified checkpoint and auto-save system, so players can turn off the game in the middle of a level and pick up where they left off at the most recent checkpoint.
Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy will also attempt to add gameplay features introduced in later games to the original. For example, time trials will now be available in all three games, which should give the original release more replayability as well as an additional challenge for veterans to conquer. All three games will also support analog controls, which should make the some of the harder bits in the first game less frustrating.
Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy has more new features in store, but nothing more is being revealed at this time. More details should come in the months leading up to its release, but those looking to tide themselves over in the meantime may want to check out Crash’s latest adventures as a playable character in Skylanders Imaginators and his run on the Skylanders Netflix TV show.
Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy will be available in 2017, exclusively for PlayStation 4.