Even with all the talk and waiting for the next release of Crash Bandicoot, it never seemed like after the release of N. Sane Trilogy that we have been in complete mystery about what could come next, either it is a brand new game or a CTR remake. We do know that Vicarious Visions is well aware of the demand for either game (Kara Massie’s response to the demand of CTR in the Metro interview).
Well, it looks like we’re going to slowly get more of CTR over time. A Reddit user by the name of Innercy has posted a screenshot, link and details about a Survey Poll by PlayStation Asia regarding what players want from the highly-anticipated title “The Last Of Us: Part II”, in which the user is asked a variety of questions related to the title, other titles, and which platforms do they play video games on, standard stuff.
What’s notable here, however, is the nonchalant inclusion of “Crash Bandicoot Racing” (Japanese Title) in the choice question “Choose all the games that you have played.” of games that have already been released to the public. No one from Activision, Sony, or even Vicarious Visions have ever stated on official terms that they would be releasing a remake of Crash Team Racing so far, so it’s interesting that the survey would mention it here without much thought of who is going to look at this poll survey.
It will be curious to see when we will see more evidence for CTR in the coming months.
Source: Innercy (Reddit) – Via: SaveMediEvil (Twitter)
It looks like Bobby8850 was able to snag a copy of the Nintendo Switch port imported from Europe for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy in China via an unknown retailer, there’s not much detail explained from the original poster who gained his hands on the copy other than the screenshots provided that show the box, cartridge and a single screenshot of the collection’s games selection menu running on the Switch.
Those screenshots show the game selection screen on the Nintendo Switch, although I’m not sure about the screenshot’s dimensions since they seem smaller than what’s native on the screen of the device. The Spyro trailer is also not easily accessible and perhaps not available on this version of the remakes unlike the Xbox One version, seen from this gameplay footage (if anything changes on release day, then this will be clarified in a later post).
EDIT 2: This trailer is only accessible on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
EDIT: According to another person on the r/CrashBandicoot subreddit who was able to obtain the game, the Spyro trailer is indeed accessible via a simple press of a button just like the Xbox One version (and presumably on Steam as well).
Notice: Due to lack of information and any further clarifications from the OP, this post will be updated if necessary since we do not have anything else other those screenshots to go by
Source: A9VG (Bobby8850)
EDIT: Here’s the official PlayStation Blog post confirming this in details (via Quickies)
Well, this is interesting and I was not aware of it until Crash_Fanjp tipped me about it. According to Renka’s Game Schedule wiki, a website for video game release dates and other information in Japan and Japanese releases, has obtained information on an upcoming Bonus Edition for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PS4 that’s set to be released on August 2nd 2018 and will cost 5292 yen including tax.
I can speculate on this and say that this is the Japanese re-release that’s going to concide with the upcoming multiplatform release of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on June 29th 2018, which comes with a Day 1 patch, Stormy Ascent and Future Tense bundled in one package. There’s no further information on who’s publishing it or the Switch port in Japan other than Activision at this time.
Stay tuned for more information about this news, in the meantime, watch the Japanese Nintendo Switch Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy debut trailer from Nintendo.
Source(s): Renka’s Game Schedule – Renka’s Tweet – Via: Crash_Fanjp
Update: According to one of PPE’s sources, it should be coming on release day, and will be available outside of the Xbox One version of N. Sane Trilogy.
Well, this is unexpected. Two Brazilian retailers have listed bonus DLC for the Xbox One version of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, it includes Stormy Ascent and something called “Future Tense”, this is the first time we hear of such a thing.
I personally can’t make a good guess on what this DLC contains other than the fact that it is potentially a new level for Warped or some kind of bonus story level elaborating on time travelling/warping?
It is expected that we will be getting this revealed at E3 or later after release shortly just like Stormy Ascent last year in Comic Con via the Crash Bandicoot Panel. Thanks to TheToonGrump on Reddit for finding out about this information.
Source(s): Saraiva – rbsimportgames // Via: Reddit (TheToonGrump) – danyq94
It looks like there’s even more Totaku figures for Crash Bandicoot on the way, even for Spyro the Dragon. According to the list obtained by Modernmunitions from GameStop, Crash Bandicoot will be getting two new figures for Coco Bandicoot and Dr Neo Cortex costing $9.99, for Spyro the Dragon there will be the standard figure for $9.99 and a Trilogy Pack of figures or something else assuming the higher price of around $24.99.
We’ll see an announcement for these in the coming months. Release dates may change.
Source: Modernmunitions (r/Totaku) – via: TotakuCollection