[UPDATE] Regarding Keymailer’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Listing (Platforms)


UpdateKeymailer’s co-founder has spoken about the matter on Reddit via a comment, here’s what he had to say:

Hey guys,

Keymailer co-founder here. This was news to me when I saw this thread. I reached out to the management team and apparently this is, sadly, an error on our side. The game was incorrectly tagged when we imported the upcoming releases. 

Apologies on behalf of the company for any disappointment on this, as a Switch owner and a fan of Crash Bandicoot, I would have been as excited to play this.

Recently, due to a post on the Nintendo Switch’s Subreddit by 4k60fpsHDR, some news outlets have been spreading the news of “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy listed for the Nintendo Switch”, which in the listing itself by a review code provider site “Keymailer.co”, did not clearly clarify the reasoning behind this inclusion on their website but did say that “the publisher [Activision] for that product is not on KeyMailer”, aside from the fact that it was first posted about on the Crash Bandicoot Subreddit a month ago by II_JumPeR_I, rugged under due to its inconsistency, doubted of trustworthiness or possible error on the site.

It is important to note that this post is to debunk the dubious notion about some “proofs” about the status of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’s PS4 Exclusivity, somewhat inconsistent but still remained set in stone for the time being communication of it staying that way, in no way or shape that is about the platform favoritism or elitism, even with arguments about brand awareness being linked to its value of being on a single platform.

Examples range from the earliest posts on NeoGAF by Infinitemadness way back in June 2016, to the Best Buy Canada Store Banner that was claimed by a store staff as “outdated and incorrect”. Retailers around the globe also got somewhat mixed messages about the exclusivity from Sony and Activision, leading some social media profiles like PlayStation Ireland to claim that it’s a “timed exclusive” after them saying it is “exclusive”, whereas some promotional material claimed that the game is fully exclusive.

Regardless of how this unfolds, please keep in mind that unless otherwise confirmed directly by Activision, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remains a PS4 exclusive for the time remaining, taking things like this with a grain of salt.

My personal take as an author on this is: unlikely to happen, unless proven otherwise officially by Activision or with a more substantial proof of a leak.


[RELATED] Sonic Mania PC Mods featuring Crash Bandicoot

Time for something a little bit different, how about playing some mods for Sonic Mania on PC. Because there’s two mods that have elements (Wumpa Fruits) from the series or featuring Crash Bandicoot himself as a playable character. The first one is a WIP mod that brings Crash Mutant Island sprites into Sonic Mania by TSININY. The second one is “Sonic Mania Repainted”, a collection of coughs meme-related additions of playable video game characters and pop culture references, developed by several people, going by the nicknames of: Biggie CheesemrDaytin1320baisju and DoctorMario606. Watch them in action via the playlist-enabled video embed, and try out the latest release of Sonic Mania Repainted if you would like to.

BonusCrash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy dipped to #8 from #6 for UK’s latest weekly Video Game Charts (FIFA 18, The Evil Within 2 & Middle-earth: Shadow of War)

In other news:

Cas van de Pol: World War Crash (Bandicoot Animation)

its the end of the woah…rld

Thumpin Wumpa Islands’ 1st Anniversary (Skylanders Imaginators)

On this day, a game which featured Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex as playable guest characters in their own special level, Thumpin Wumpa Islands (Vicarious Visions), marks the 1st anniversary of the AU Release for Skylanders Imaginators (EU/NA followed a few days later)

Date(s): October 13th, 2016 for Australia/New Zealand, 14th for Europe and 16th for North America – Wikipedia’s Page on the game

Metacritic: 76.5 on average of all platforms w/ review scores

OpenCritic: 79 on average of all platforms w/ review scores

Cable Guy’s Crash Bandicoot Holder Figure revealed

It looks like some retailers have been slowly revealing what the new partners are up to for the new lineup of Crash Bandicoot Merchandise announced by Activision yesterday. In this case, we now have our first look at the controller/device mount by Cable Guy’s (Exquisite Gaming/Power Up Factory) for Crash Bandicoot, based on N. Sane Trilogy’s model.

This figure is about 9 x 5 x 5 inches (approx.), comes with a USB-C cable about 3 meters long (MicroUSB and Lightning adapters included), it can hold your controller and devices. No clear date has been set but based on an educated guess, this is coming between November and December across multiple countries.

See more details from the following retailers (€24,99/£22.99):

Alternative (UK)Ankermann (UK)GameStop (Italy)

New Partners for Crash Bandicoot Merchandise Lineup announced by Activision

Today, Activision has announced that Crash Bandicoot, alongside other franchises in their catalog with Blizzard and King, will be getting new partners for the next wave of merchandise. The new partners for Crash Bandicoot are (excluding Funko):

Bonus: Activision Blizzard’s Q3 conference call will be broadcasted on November 2