[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by Infinitemadness way back in June 2016, to the Best Buy Canada Store Banner that was claimed by a store staff as “outdated and incorrect”.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.


[INSTAGRAM] Funko Pops found on GameStop Germany

Crash Bandicoot (Original) Lost Treasures DLC revealed for N. Sane Trilogy

Well, looks like there might be still hope for those looking to play Stormy Ascent in Fur-K for the N. Sane Trilogy, details are quite scarce but I’m being hopeful since the achievements for this “DLC” includes two new trophies, a Silver Trophy (The Crown Jewel) for the old man from Slipper Climb (Likely for Stormy Ascent) and a Golden Trophy (An Ancient Antiquity) for completion/level. It has been yet to be confirmed on whether this is free or paid, since this comes with the Day 1 Patch for the remakes.

Stay tuned for more news regarding this revelation, because we are in for hell of a ride!

Image Source: CGbadass (Reddit)

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PSN Demo possibly releasing (UK/Europe PSN)

After countless demands and pleads from the fans, it looks like there’s a big chance that tonight’s big day for the bandicoot will include a PSN demo released to all players owning a PS4, we got two options on what the demo might contain at the moment: The PAX/Kiosk Demo that we already seen and some have played, or a new demo with a level added from Warped. Sony’s E3 PlayStation Preshow starts at 8PM EST (With Crash Bandicoot debuting there with an announcement) and the Conference starts at 9PM EST. Thanks to BetaM and everyone else for finding this on the PS Store.

Best Buy Canada: Banner’s incorrect, N. Sane is PS4 Exclusive

C_pOBvxXcAAQvAu.jpg-origAfter the buzz and confusion regarding why a Best Buy branch in Canada had a signage that said that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a “1 Year Console Exclusive”, Skyfan91 has updated me with a new picture with clarification from the store staff that the banner had incorrect information about N. Sane’s exclusivity and was only a few months old (Now just recently putting it up, now taken off due to incorrect info, according to them).

To ensure that those skeptical of what Skyfan91 has told me on Twitter, I have called that branch within my province two times in order to ask the store staff about this revelation. It is word for word matched up and the staff told me that the game is certainly PS4 Exclusive and won’t be timed exclusive or “1 Year Console Exclusive”.

Once again, I would like to note to my readers that we have yet to receive an official statement from Activision directly, or Sony Interactive Entertainment for this matter.

Numskull Designs potentially making Crash Bandicoot Merchandise

Ever since rumors started flying around the revival of Crash Bandicoot in 2016, the most that it got attention after PSX 2015’s T-shirt tease was the comments from a NECA representative spoke of the matter, only to back out of the comment, citing “fake image” in which we don’t trust quite honestly. After the major revival announcement, the release of Crash Pack for PS3/PS4 and before PSX 2016’s N. Sane Trilogy reveal, we got breaking news over Activision’s plans for potential merchandise sales and addition of a more formal use of the Crash Bandicoot Trademarks (Thanks to JB) in mediums other than Video Games and basic word of mouth, the two trademarks embody in what I believe is Activision’s bet on using the Bandicoot Brand to market things that you see done with Call of Duty and Destiny merchandise. Just posted today by ZeeCrazyGee on Reddit, Zee has been talking about games he has been excited for this year with a Numskull Rep over at the EGX Rezzed event stand where the merchandise designed by Numskull Designs are being sold (licensed), and I quote from the Rep’s response when told about Crash Bandicoot that:

The guy working with him said that they were going to be selling brand new crash stuff at some point after the game had released, he said they had secured a contract to produce merchandise and have had meetings about what potential stuff we might see but at this point they were not sure exactly but assumed it could be the basic stuff (hoodies, t-shirts etc)

In addition to all of that, on a related note, it aligns with how the prize for the idle animation contest is a copy of N. Sane Trilogy with a yet-to-be-revealed T-shirt, in which the contest’s deadline ends on April 5th, we might get to see it after the winner’s revelation. Considering that we don’t have much information about this tip from Zee, we just have to wait for an official response or reveal in the coming months. Stay tuned.