Exactly 20 years ago today, Naughty Dog (the developer behind the Uncharted series and The Last of Us) ushered the lovable Crash Bandicoot into the world. One of the highlights of the game’s anniversary year so far was when Sony revealed during their E3 press conference that three Crash games (Crash, Crash 2, and Crash Warped ) would be getting a graphical overhaul for the PS4, and that the famous marsupial would be making an appearance in the next Skylanders game. To celebrate Crash’s birthday, Activision released two videos paying tribute to the character. Check out the one at the top of the page to see some of the ways the series is being honored in Skylanders: Imaginators.
In the video at the top of the page, the Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands level, which features Crash, is in the spotlight. The developer shows some of the ways the game will pay tribute to the beloved series. To help fans (and even those who may be unfamiliar with the games), a counter has been added to the video. The countdown was pretty helpful, especially considering how many references are packed into the one-minute video. Some of them were so fast we missed them the first time around.
The second one is a bit shorter, but still pretty awesome. It features both Crash Bandicoot and Aku Aku, another character from the series. Check it out below:
The first video has us particularly excited to get our hands on Skylanders: Imaginators once it hits shelves on October 13, 2016. The only thing that would make Crash’s 20th even better is if he made an official comeback in a new Crash Bandicoot game. There are still four months left in the year, so anything can happen. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.
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