According to a report by IGN, the highly anticipated next-gen console reboot of one of the most popular video game franchises of the 1990s, Crash Bandicoot: The N. Sane Trilogy, finally has its release date. After eight months of waiting, developer Activision has revealed that the game will be released for the PlayStation 4 on June 30, 2017. The remastered games will be sold in a box set for $39.99.
The N. Sane Trilogy is basically a overall remastering of Crash's three most popular games, Crash Bandicoot (1996), Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997), and Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998). The new trilogy is being marketed to the hundreds of thousands of "90s kids" who are clamoring for a bit of high-powered nostalgia.
After the trilogy's original developer, Naughty Dog, relinquished control of the franchise, new studio Vicarious Visions retouched and updated several aspects of the original games, including the graphics, animation, and newly-rendered cinematics. The upcoming game will also be supported on the PlayStation Pro. In addition to the touch-ups, The N. Sane Trilogy will also feature all-new save and checkpoint systems, improved bonus levels and time trials, and even an updated soundtrack. Overall, however, the PS4 reboot is virtually the same game that hardcore PlayStation fanatics know and love, as it uses the same bones as the original trilogy.
A remastering of the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy was first announced at Sony's E3 in June of 2016 along with the announcement that PlayStation's prodigal son would be returning for Skylanders, which turned out to be a big hit. Since that announcement, fans of the Crash Bandicoot franchise had been salivating for the release of the first trailer. Finally, eight months later, PopWrapped's got it! Check it out below, and let us know in the comments if you're excited for the upcoming N. Sane Trilogy.