Crash Bandicoot has been dormant for many years. The last mainline entry, Crash: Mind over Mutant, came out in 2008.
Crash needs a reboot. I want to love a new Crash game or at least put the character on Playstation All stars.
I would love him in PSAS but he would have to be free...sorry but I'm not paying for the most requested character for that game. Omar teased him since the day they revealed the game and even when the game went Gold he STILL teased him in interviews....why didn't he just say "Sorry but we don't have him in the game" instead of leading us on....they made it seem he and other requested characters were going to be secret characters. http://www.psu.com/a016858/...
Missing the point. I want Crash to be in the game to show a little bit of good that the character is in today's games. Not a classic that will never make an triumph return. If we see Crash in this game, we will see the return of CRASH! That's what I want, to see Crash again. And I know you'll buy that DLC if it's Crash Bandicoot. Don't lie, your comment tells me that you really want him too.
No...you don't know me I actually stick to my guns unlike most people. If I say I'm not going to buy something I don't Especialy when it comes to most DLC... It's either free or I'll be Crash-less...dosen't bother me If the DLC was someone like Ezio, Agent 47 or Duke Nukem then fair enough I wouldn't mind buying them if I wanted the DLC since they are characters that not many people had requested anyway but when it comes to characters that would of made this game 10 times better, I'd rather it be free.
Ok sorry for my poor judge of character. I see why you would go against DLC, it can sometimes screw us over content wise. Well the article does say it WILL be free so you will mostly be assured that you won't be Crashless when/if it arrives. :)
root i agree with you he should be free
They ruined Spyro, in gameplay and design. (I apologize for not being politically correct enough for you, N4G, but I did not say anything offensive. I feel bad for whoever feels the need to take "offense" to that comment)
"why didn't he just say "Sorry but we don't have him in the game" instead of leading us on" Probably because they were still in talks to HAVE these characters in the game?
I hope Sony one day bys back this IP
They never owned it in the first place.
damn right crash is awesome
If they charge for Crash DLC then seriously fuck playstation all stars. Purposely leaving out the most popular mascot for playstation, just no.
Crash and Spyro both deserve comebacks.
Crash went downhill after Activision took over the IP. Till this day I still play the very first game.
everything goes downhill after Activision takes it over...
Wow if being the number selling and most played game on the PS3 and 360 is called down hill then I do not want to know what you call games like Battle Royal and Alan Wake. Stop being a hipster and give Activison credit for making Call of Duty the most popular game this gen.
@Knight_Crawler hipster has nothing to do with anything....Crash went to them and it went to the gutter, spyro....isn't even spyro now, call of duty....copy paste the game, Blizzard they've seen better days. Golden eye remake WAS a reskinned call of duty and let's not begin to talk about that new 007 game lol. It's the truth no matter how much it hurts. Alan Wake was a great game and so is BAttle Royale. Those companies actually got funding and were given the researches to make great games. What's call of duty done for story lately? Copy every near future military story mush them together then Micheal Bay it? Now let's compare that to Alan Wake.....no comparison.
Activision's first Crash game was Mind over Mutant, released in 2008. The series dropped in quality long before Activision purchased the rights to the franchise.
@Knight_Crawler Something being "popular" doesn't make it good in anyway. Otherwise 2Chains would be the greatest "rapper" in the world. Hipster, you keep using that word, I do not think it means, what you think it means.
sony needs to have both crash and spyro back
One of the first things I did after getting my ps3 last month (from 11x2 contest) is download Crash 1 and Spyro 3 ("never owned for myself" and "cd got lost somewhere" respectively). Not a bad substitute while I build my ps3 game library, I'd say. If this is a new Crash, then I'm not entirely sold on how fat he looks here lol! Will obviously need to see a running game first. If it means a return to form for Crash games, however, then they can make him as chunky as they like!
It will be very hard for ANY new Crash game to live up to the original classics. I think it's best to stay as close to the original character design as possible though as that way more people would at least be willing to give the new game a chance.
it would be nice if they made crash 1,2,3,kart all in hd remastered for ps3 for 39.99. i would buy it!
Urgh...what the hell http://gamingeverything.com... Seriously the designs get worse and worse Just sell the IP to Sony, you know they want it and you know we want it. They keep dumbing the franchises down to appeal to little kids....actually you know what they are probably going to try and do something with Crash like they did with Spyro and Skylanders. EDIT Actually thinking about it for a bit do you think this might of been from the cancelled Crash game.
Or sell it to Nintendo. Crash has more games on Nintendo hardware, if you count all the portable garbage.
Are you kidding me? Where were the best Crash ever made? On PSOne! Edit - And you are also wrong about which company had the most release on. Nintendo=9 Sony=11
Oh yeah...lets give it to Nintendo so they can also dumb it down for little kids. Sorry but if it was the Nintendo before the Wii then I probably wouldn't mind as much but ever since the casual audience has been their main focus I just couldn't see them do Crash. It's the reason I wouldn't like the Nintendo of today do a Conker game if they were the ones to buy Rare. Give it to the developers who made the classic games, the ones which made us fall in love with Crash....NaughtyDog.
NO! It belongs to Sony like Mario to Nintendo and Sonic to Sega.
@Root . *Sigh* .....
@makiman , NO it does not belong to Sony like Mario belongs to Nintendo and Sonic belongs to Sega , that's the fu&(ing problem.
@root, IIRC, I WAS a little kid when I first played Crash on PS1. I had a blast back then and I still enjoy the game. So what's your point?
The design looks similar to the original, my only complaint is his giant hands, but its not bad, I like it, now lets see how the game plays thats the big problem at activision.
Crash isn't back until Naughty Dog makes another Crash Bandicoot game.
This REALLY looks like a Spyro Skylanders model. They're both owned by Activision. Crash is gonna be in Skylanders. I'm calling it lol
i agree, especially when you consider the giant hands,and the little platform under him,its gonna piss alot of people off, me included, but we have to wait and see, who knows it may actually be a real crash game.
Crash bandicoot + ND = good old days Now, activision fucked it up!!
wow if so Crash has really let himself go just like Banjo when he heard Microsoft bought Rare
I wouldn't mind if another dev makes a Crash game, just as long as they get input from Naughty Dog and it's a good game. Like Sanzaru games is doing with Sly Cooper!
Good find! This could be anything from PS:ABR DLC to concept art for an upcoming release.
Do a remake of Crash Bandicoot PSONE
the new design look cool
They should make "The Crash/Spyro HD Collection" It would contain the first three crash games, and the first three spyro games, and if we are nice enough, also including Crash Team Racing. Maybe just a download voucher for CTR ps1 classic. But the six spyro/crash games would all be redone in full HD with trophy support blah blah blah. Or maybe flat out remakes of them, done from the ground up. I would pay any price for this.
Welcome back, Crash!:)
oh crash, what have they done to you? the years have been different to me and you.
Jesus, right in the childhood.
Along with Xena's chakram, Crash's Fruit Bazooka is one of my favorite weapons in games.
Weird. Not bad but just weird. And yes SOny needs to buy back Crash...Spyro is too far gone with the Skylanders..
http://25.media.tumblr.com/... Ughhhh !!? Just Stop .. make it stop and bring those titles back to where they belong .. FOR THE LOVE OF GAMING STOP , Seriously i'm pissed they have gone too far in destroying my childhood .
Sony needs to buy the rights to Crash...NOW!
That's really weird as it actually looks similar to the design of Charles Zembillas' original concept sketches for the first ever game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Bear in mind with me here, CONCEPT art. If Charles is involved again you'll definitely find a return to form for Crash. PS. He also designed Spyro the Dragon.
I can't see any other devs apart from Naughty Dog being able to save Crash. I think it is a testament to them that to this day i still play Crash 1-3 and Teaming Racing because they are amazingly well made and fun games.
I can see this Crash appearing in a Skylander game.
If Crash makes it into skylanders, I'm going to have to buy it, just to play co op as crash and spyro with friends
WTF is that?? That looks more like some Japanese promotional Crash from the PsOne era tbh.
I notice concept artwork for Brutal Legend at the right as well... How long ago was this?
omg omg omg omg omg plz be true and don't end up like spyro a toy/video game
If those pictures in the article is what they are aiming for in the Crash redesign, I say hell no. He looks more of an idiot. Just keep him the way he was back in the good'ol Playstation 1 days.
I just felt like I have to comment on this... Anyway, I'd like to see a new crash game, maybe as a downloadable cross-platform game. But I don't know if hes still popular or not.
Crash Bandicoot should go back to Naughty Dog, then well have good Crash games again
Poor Crash what did they do to you.
Sony Exclusive character DLC should be free, multiplat you should pay for like 2.99 or something lol. Crash Spyro Nathan Hale lol a Gran Turismo driver. maybe someone from Beyond Two Souls and The last of us a Fuse Character be cool
I quite adore this take on Crash's design, it reminds me of the art style of Billy and Mandy, with a pinch of the Mario & Luigi RPG series (then again, I'm a bit of a cartoonist).To me, personally, The look perfectly retains the whole point of Crash's character; goofy and fun-loving with a cartoon-like charm.
Too many people here are living in the past. Crash was a decent game back on the PS1, there hasn't really been a good one since that time. Sony never owned Crash, they will never own Crash, and Naughty Dog probably wouldn't want to waste their time on an IP that has been used like the town bicycle. I think a reboot would do Crash some good, if they took the proper time and care with it. It could be that platform games are just a dying breed and the people who played the original games simply grew out of them.
I have to disagree there. I played Crash the other day and it's just as good as I remember. Platform games may be a dying breed, but people like myself still want Crash Bandicoot to come home and provide us with hours of entertainment. Crash 2 and 3 were great sequels, so I'm not sure what you mean when you say there hasn't been a good one since the first. Crash Team Racing is good and Wrath of Cortex was decent, despite the latter not being a ND game. Why would Sony/Naughty Dog want to bother with the IP? because we all associate Crash with the Playstation and consider him the Playstation's mascot, like Mario is to Nintendo. The best thing Sony can do is to buy the rights from Universal and Activision (seeing as how Activision have raped the franchise) and release 'Crash Bandicoot 4' on the PS4. It would have made an awesome launch title.
You are living in a dream world. Activision will never sell the IP to Sony, and Sony wouldn't want it. Why waste money on something that has gotten such a bad reputation lately? I know the consensus around here is that Sony makes everything better, but living in the past doesn't appeal to me. I considered Crash to be a Sony thing in the late 90's, but that is about it. I'd actually consider Tomb Raider to be in the same mascot line of talk as Crash, I associated Tomb Raider with Sony and PlayStation, but that IP isn't going anywhere either. I think people need to face the facts that Spyro and Crash aren't going to Sony, they never were owned by Sony, and Naughty Dog has moved on to way better things. Also, I actually have enjoyed Skylander's more than any other Spyro game, I think it was genus.
That reboot version of Crash looks really ugly. It's as if they implanted Crash with Pop-eye's arms. A character like Crash does not need a physical make over to be edgy and unique. He's already like that! This isn't as ugly as the new Spyro design. Spyro was beaten hard with the ugly stick.
Crash got milked very hard, and then thrown away. Its about time for a reboot if they get back to what made the game fun in the first place. It was a different type of platformer not just another 3D clone.