Stevivor: Interview with Nicholas Ruepp on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Ahead of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy‘slaunch on PS4 tomorrow, Stevivor sat down with Nicholas Ruepp, Executive Producer at Vicarious Visions, to discuss the remastered bundle of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.


BONUS: UK Charts for June 2017 –

Engadget: Re(making) Crash Bandicoot in the N. Sane Trilogy w/ Early Build Footage

The attention to detail evident in the intro is now synonymous with a Naughty Dog production. In a single composition, Crash Bandicoot built a relationship with its players while communicating its fundamental gameplay hook: perspective.

For the past two years, Vicarious Visions has been learning to hold itself to the same standard. The studio has just completed Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, a full remaster of the original three games. Throughout development, the team oscillated between waves of inspiration and the ghosts of platformer past. It quickly became apparent that, along with the remaster contract, it had inherited a legacy — and a passionate fanbase.



[LINKED] Interview with Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg

“Did you know I created the first ad campaigns for Twin Peaks?”

Our interview with Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg had taken a surprising turn.

We were discussing the power of nostalgia and how that might benefit the firm’s Crash Bandicoot remake. I was reeling off a number of recent 1980s and 1990s IP that had come back, like Ghostbusters, X-Files and Twin Peaks.


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Timelapse Drawing: Crash Bandicoot by Grunty

Drew this to coincide with this week’s release of Crash N.Sane Trilogy.

Tools used –
Winsor & Newton Promarkers
Spectrum Noir markers
Drawing fine liner 01 and 08

GAME Meets: Kara Massie (Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy)

Lucy chats Crash Bandicoot with Kara Massie

[LINKED] AListDaily: Dedicated Fan Community Made ‘Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’ A Reality

It’s been several years since Crash Bandicoot had his own console game, which many feel is a major oversight, considering how the twirling character was largely regarded as one of the original PlayStation’s unofficial mascots for some time. But you can’t keep Crash down, and he’s making a comeback with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which is being published by Activision and is releasing for PlayStation 4 and Pro on June 30. As the title suggests, the compilation includes remastered editions of the first three games from the Crash Bandicoot franchise, giving both new and old fans a chance to dive into the games that started them all.