Sony’s PlayStation E3 conference kept hitting hard with megatons left and right. One of the biggest announcements for the night was one that fans have been begging for, for a long time and Sony has been teasing as well. That’s right, Crash is back!
PlayStation and Activision have partnered up to bring back the Naughty Dog creation celebrating his 20-year anniversary. The announcement came twofold. First, Crash will return in a smaller scale this year as a guest star in Skylanders Imaginators. You can check out his reveal trailer below:
The Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack Featuring Crash Bandicoot will be available exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 at launch on Oct. 16 in North America, Oct. 14 in Europe and Oct. 13 in APAC.
The second and bigger announcement was that Crash Bandicoot is coming back in remade versions of the first three Crash games — Crash Bandicoot; Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back; and Crash Bandicoot: Warped for PlayStation 4 in 2017.
That’s right, the original Crash is back and will be here with all the new gen glory he deserves. While information is limited right now on the remakes, we will surely get more info as time goes by.
If you can’t wait to get your Crash fix until next year’s remasters, you can dive into Skylanders Imaginators which features Crash with a full move-set and is voiced by Jess Harnell, his original voice actor. Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators supports all 300+ Skylanders from previous games and will launch on October 16, 2016 in North America. The Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack Featuring Crash Bandicoot will be available exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 at launch. The Crash toy will be playable across platforms.
Fans can pre-order Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack Featuring Crash Bandicoot now at select retail destinations for the suggested retail price of $99.99 in North America. The Skylanders Imaginators Crash edition includes Crash Bandicoot as a playable toy, standard Starter Pack characters, a Creation Crystal, Portal of Power, the full game and more.