Hong Kong, 30th June, 2017 – Boo-yah! Crash fans can rejoice as Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy is available today for PS4™ and PS4™ Pro owners. Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (SIEH) announced today that Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), brings Crash Bandicoot, one of the most famous game characters in history, back into fans’ living rooms today with beautiful remastered HD graphics. Fans can play as Crash or his sister Coco in the three games that started it all: Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped.
"Many people around the world (myself among them) count the early Crash Bandicoot games as one of their most beloved gaming experiences. So it has been an honor and a labor of love for all of us at Activision to bring him into 2017, looking and playing better than ever," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. "Our team at Vicarious Visions has done an amazing job giving players the Crash they remember with all the benefits of the modern era.”
“We’re so excited the day has finally come that Crash fans can relive some of their favorite gaming memories with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy,” said Jennifer Oneal, studio head for Vicarious Visions. “We’ve strived to make this AAA remaster a fantastic experience for all gamers, whether a hardcore fan or playing for the first time.”
With more than 100 levels to explore, fans will enjoy seeing their beloved ‘90s video game icons like never before in this fully-remastered game collection. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy takes advantage of PlayStation®4 features and offers brand-new lighting, animations, textures, models and recreated cinematic—all in dazzling “N. Hanced Fur-K” and PS4™ Pro HD.
For the first time, fans can enjoy seeing how they stack up against their friends and other players around the world via online leaderboards. Full analog stick support and a unified save system and checkpoint system will make it easier for new fans to enjoy the classic adventures, while improved bonus levels and time trials in this epic trilogy will challenge the hardest of the ‘Coot core’!
Also new in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, players can switch between playing as Crash or Coco at the press of a button. Coco is a fully playable (and sassy) character across all three games, and both characters have an N. Sane set of special attacks – each with their own style!
Activision and Vicarious Visions are honoring the heritage of Crash throughout the trilogy in a variety of ways, including a fully remastered game soundtrack packed with all the didgeridoos, xylophones and thumpin’ bass lines you can handle, as well as newly recorded dialogue from some of the familiar voice actors who appear in the original Crash Bandicoot games, including Jess Harnell, Lex Lang and Debi Derryberry, among others.
Developed by Vicarious Visions, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available now on PS4™ and PS4™ Pro for the suggested retail price of HK$268 Blu-ray Disc/Download Version). For more information about Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, please visit www.crashbandicoot.com or follow @CrashBandicoot on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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