So the Sony E3 press conference is under way and a wave of games are being announced. One of those is crash bandicoot.
The image above is a screenshot from the upcoming skylanders game.
Crash Bandicoot will return to PlayStation platforms in Skylanders Imaginators this October, followed by remasters of the first three games in the Crash Bandicoot series.
The orange bandicoot first hit the scene in 1996 and was made by Naughty Dog (developers of The last of us and Uncharted) for the original Playstation. Crash became the system’s mascot but over the years the game has moved from an exclusive standpoint to a multiplatform one.
Other developers continued creating Crash Bandicoot games, including Vicarious Visions, an Activision-owned studio that’s spent the last several years developing Skylanders titles.
Skylanders Imaginators is scheduled for an Oct. 16 release on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U. There’s no news on the original game remasters just yet. When there is, we’ll let you know.
“For years, we’ve been asked when is Crash returning, and today that question has been answered. Activision is proud to celebrate the iconic character’s 20-year anniversary by bringing him back in ways that will appeal to hardcore fans as well as introduce him to a new generation of gamers,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision.
“We can’t wait for gamers to see Crash bring his unique style and quirky personality to the epic battle against Kaos in Skylanders Imaginators. And next year, we’ll expand on the Crash experience for players with remastered versions of three classic games.”
Below are the 3 covers of the original crash bandicoot trilogy.