PlayStation fans collectively geeked out during the E3 2016 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy announcement. Now they have a reason to geek out again, as the game finally has a release date.
According to a recent blog post made by Vicarious Visions producer Kara Massie, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will release on June 30th. Art Lead Dustin King states the N. Sane Trilogy will use “a PBR (Physically Based Rendering) engine [to provide real-time lighting], along with an increase in texture size.” The game will also feature an all-star cast of voice actors, including Fred Tatasciore (Damon Baird from the Gears of War franchise), Greg Eagles (The Grim Reaper from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), John DiMaggio (Bender from Futurama), Corey Burton (Brainiac from Superman: The Animated Series), and Lex Lang (various voices in the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises).
The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will mark the first time Crash Bandicoot will have his own video game since the 2008 Mind over Mutant (not counting his guest appearance in Skylanders: Imaginators). Game Director Dan Tanguay explains that the N. Sane Trilogy is a AAA remaster instead of a remake. Tanguay also acknowledges, “[We built] it using the original level geometry so that it plays as close to the original as possible. [We are referring] to this as a remaster plus, as we are adding new features that we think the fans are going to love!”
Furthermore, according to Audio Lead Justin Joyner, “[Vicarious Visions recreated] the original compositions to match the high-definition visuals and the updated look and feel of the game.”
Gamers can pre-order the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for $40 on the PlayStation Store.