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Today at Sony’s E3 Conference, we were presented an official announcement that Crash Bandicoot 1,2, and 3, will be receiving remastered editions for the PlayStation 4.

In addition to the remasters, Crash Bandicoot will also be making an appearance in the upcoming Skylanders Imaginators.

This isn’t the first time that Activision has partnered with consoles brands for exclusive content. In last years release of Skylanders Super Chargers, Nintendo partnered with Activision for the release of Donkey Kong and Bowser as exclusive characters.

No news as of yet for when we’re expecting to see these remasters. However Skylanders Imaginators is said to launch on October 13th later this year. 

To see more of our E3 coverage, be sure to check out our E3 Coverage Hub.

Quick Take

Okay I’ve got to admit, this announcement caught me a little off guard. While I knew that there were rumors going around on some sort of Crash Bandicoot comeback, I still wasn’t entirely sure if they were legitimate or just pointless fan speculation.

Still as a Crash Bandicoot fan, this is fantastic news and I’m definitely eager to see what new content Activision is able to produce within these upcoming remasters. While I’m not particularly eager on the release of a Skylanders figurine, I can understand the approach Activision is going for. Skylanders is a very popular series to the younger demographic, and no doubt Activision/Sony would be looking at trying get a generation of fans on board the Crash craze. 

What are you thoughts about this? Are you excited for the upcoming remasters? What are your thoughts on Crash appearing in Skylanders? Do you think the new style looks okay? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Jason English

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  • goodguya

    EDIT: I mean, I wish they showed off what the remasters were about. I really don’t think they can change Crash that much and have it still be Crash. A full 3D platformer wouldn’t suit the classic style, and I don’t think that has to be a limiting factor for the games. Just like the Mario games have a wealth of gameplay styles, they can take the opportunity to create very -focused- platform designs for something like Crash.

  • Galbador

    Crash looks… different. Not sure if I should be happy or not?

  • Scootinfroodie

    Partnership? Doesnt Activision OWN Crash Bandicoot?

  • Scootinfroodie

    They said remaster rather than remake, so I suspect the changes will be cosmetic more so than mechanical

  • Typical

    I love when they try to pretend making a 20 year old game again is a new exciting announcement.

  • goodguya

    You never know nowadays.

  • Scootinfroodie

    Yeah that’s completely fair. However I don’t feel it’s incredibly likely that they’ll mess with it in a way that the broader audience will care about, since theyre trying to sell games that haven’t been “relevant” in like 20 years
    If they do change something it’ll probably be like the Homeworld remaster, where they break a component that many fans consider important but that most reviewers and casual users wont notice until it’s pointed out to them. So I guess you might have that mess to look forward to