E3 2017: You Can Play Coco in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Both of our favorite marsupials from Crash Bandicoot are back! Activision announced today that Crash’s smart and techy little sister, Coco, will be playable throughout the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Players can romp through classic, remastered levels as Crash or Coco in all three Crash games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
“We are so excited to give players the ability to play as Coco in all three games in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy,” said Jennifer Oneal, studio head for Vicarious Visions. “She’s not just Crash’s little sister, she is a force to be reckoned with. Our vision was to create a modern Coco for Crash fans and newcomers, and we think they’re going to love playing as her.”
In the remastered Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Coco has decided to hack into the Time Twister to travel back in time to help Crash in his previous adventures. Now as a fully playable character across all three games, fans can switch between playing as Crash or Coco. Both characters have a set of special attacks. Crash body slams enemies, and Coco takes them out with the impact of a double leg drop. Coco will have new moves and animations, including dancing with Crash if players leave her idle.
“Activision recently left a nearly complete build of the remastered Crash trilogy at Naughty Dog, and I’ve played all three games,” said Evan Wells, President, Naughty Dog. “Vicarious Visions took amazing care in maintaining the feel and soul of the originals but brought the visuals up to modern day standards and added a number of new features that’s made them even more fun to play than remembered.”
Developed by Vicarious Visions, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy takes advantage of PlayStation 4 features and offers brand-new lighting, animations, textures, models and recreated cinematics—all in “N. Hanced Fur-K” (4K) and PS4 Pro HD.
Full analog stick support and a unified save system and checkpoint system will make it easier for new fans to enjoy the classic adventures. Improved bonus levels and time trials in this epic trilogy will challenge the hardest of the ‘Coot core! Players will be able to see how they stack up against their friends and others around the world via the online leaderboards.
The remastered Crash trilogy includes 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.
E3 attendees can take the famous duo for a whirl by visiting the N. Sane Crash Experience in the lobby of the South Hall, where Activision is rolling out the orange carpet with hands-on demo stations and daily giveaways to welcome Crash Bandicoot fans and new players alike.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is slated to spin, jump and wump onto store shelves on June 30, 2017 and is available now worldwide for pre-order on PS4 and PS4 Pro for the suggested retail price of $39.99.