Remakes and remasters are big business these days in the gaming industry, and for many it doesn't get much better than being able to explore the wilds with Crash Bandicoot once again. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy collects the first three PlayStation 1 era games and enhances them with updated visuals, support for 4K resolution, gameplay tweaks, and much more. With the game finally arriving next month, Activision is once again showing off how improved this new experience is with a new comparison trailer.
With this latest trailer, the classic Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back level Un-Bearable takes center stage. The very short clip provides a side by side comparison of how it previously looked back in 1997 and how the level has been transformed 20 years later in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Longtime fans may remember getting chased by the oversized polar bear, while trying to use platforming skills to avoid falling into pits or electrocuted from the traps.
Developer Vicarious Visions has kept the classic gameplay intact as the player controls Crash through narrow corridor style levels, jumping over pits, collecting various items, and dodging enemies while trying to survive to the end of the stage. The updated level shows off improved textures, new lighting, and a much more lush environment complete with actual grass and plant life.
Lately, Activision has been pretty forth coming with gameplay over the past week. A few other level comparison videos have been uploaded over the past week along with a full gameplay walkthrough of another Crash Bandicoot 2 level called Sewer Or Later. The video not only shows the complete level walkthrough, but the player also opts to finish the level with all three gems obtained and all boxes broken as well. Seeing a gem path run like this may provide that hit of nostalgia many longtime fans have been waiting for from this once long dormant franchise.
Are you looking forward to running with Crash once more or perhaps experiencing this franchise for the first time when it arrives next month?
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy arrives for PlayStation 4 on June 30, 2017
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