Submitted by EskimoPress 738d ago | rumor

Crash Bandicoot Definitely Coming to the PlayStation 4

Eskimo Press: "We were kind of hoping that Crash Bandicoot would be revealed at the PlayStation 4 All-Access event that aired on the 14th of November, 2013 -- and, when it wasn't, we reached out to our contact who was the first to leak Uncharted 4 information to us to see if they had any information on a next-gen Crash Bandicoot." (Naughty Dog, PS4)

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HolyDuck  +   738d ago
'Bout time!

Taking it with a grain of salt though, all these no name sources are getting pretty boring considering the majority are wrong.
TomShoe  +   738d ago

~I'm so excited~

~And I just can't hide it~
PoSTedUP  +   738d ago
me too! remember the commercials of Crash outside of Nintendo Corp. with a megaphone taunting Mario? i would have to say.. as a kid, Crash was my childhood hero. hah <3
Freak of Nature  +   738d ago
It is something most fans would get excited about....

Having Sony buy the licence back, and then hand over the game to a portion of Naughty dogs to work with Sony Santa Monica would be perfect...

Let's hope all is valid...
SilentNegotiator  +   737d ago
It would be nice to see Crash again (If done by a competent dev - remember what publisher owns Crash), but I'd rather see Spyro or Sir Daniel Fortesque.
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FiLTHY ESKiMO  +   738d ago
Erina's source has been preetttyy good so far. So, I am VERY confident in this statement. ;)
Cernunnos  +   738d ago
Definitely fake, ND cannot make a new Crash game as Acitivision owns the license. Besides, this article is full of errors. ND never released a Crash game on PS2. The only Naughty Dog Crash games are Crash 1,2,3 Crash Team Racing, and Crash Bash.
TomShoe  +   738d ago
Quit being a dream killer.
stage88  +   737d ago
Not Crash Bash.
HammadTheBeast  +   738d ago
Apparently though, these guys knew about Uncharted 4. Then again, it was the most obvious bit of "news".
hazeblaze  +   738d ago
Yea, this is nothing better than a guess. It would be cool if it happened though.
hellzsupernova  +   738d ago
he will be a character in skylanders swap force cause activision dont give a shit
DOMination-  +   738d ago
I thought articles with no source weren't allowed on n4g?
Old_Prodigy  +   738d ago
AHHHH, MY EYES!!! WHAT IS THAT THING ON YOUR PROFILE PIC? http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/kc9W...
GT67  +   737d ago
if any of this is remotely true (CRASH coming back)
and if ps4 be like ps2 here is a list of games i'd like to see re-made.
1.Gunstar hero
2.Metal slug
4.Battle arena toshinden
7.Super Metroid 2
10.Battle Toads
12.Double Dragon
13.Final Fight
14.Street of Rage
15.Captain Commando

good time of gaming!!!!
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JoSneak  +   737d ago
I dislike your comment because of your avatar...
GT67  +   737d ago
must not never played any above games JOsneak to hate my avatar....
you missed exciting times.
TomShoe  +   738d ago

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-Foxtrot  +   738d ago
I hope ND get the rights back, it's heavily referenced in the PS4 launch advert they do in fact have the rights back.

Crash Bandicoot HD remakes
Crash Team Racing 2 - A game which could take on Mario Kart if it's good enough
Then we have a sequel - Crash 4

All they need next is the Spyro rights, it will be harder to get but they can keep trying. Activision don't even use Spyro's name in the Skylanders IP anymore
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ThatArtGuy  +   738d ago
The original Crash Team Racing was better than Mario Kart 64.
-Foxtrot  +   738d ago
If only online was around back then....

Seriously if Sony have the rights to this they need to make an online CTR game straight away. Even a HD remake of the first one with online play would be good enough for me
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   738d ago
Does ND even what to do Crash though? I highly doubt that they want to, which is why I'm not too excited about Crash coming back. Because if it does, what's the guarantee that it will be good? It could end up being better than Acti's attempts whomever does end up actually making the game, but that would be saying much though.
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Enemy  +   738d ago
If Activision still owns it, no one will care. They butchered Crash a long time ago.
CRASHBASHUK  +   738d ago
they doing it to spyro now tbh
ThePsychoGamer  +   738d ago
"The first four games were developed by Naughty Dog and released exclusively on the PlayStation 2"


My childhood memories are a lie! I alway thought I was playing them on the PS1.
EskimoPress  +   738d ago
Thanks for pointing that out. We've corrected the mistype.

We appreciate positive and constructive feedback. We've got a PayDay 2 steam code you are welcome to have, or give, if you like.
ThePsychoGamer  +   738d ago
I would really appreciate that, Thank you.
EskimoPress  +   738d ago

cloud495  +   738d ago
Hey, just a small spelling mistake in the second to last paragraph where it says "lisence" instead of license.

Anyway keep up the good work!
ricochetmg  +   738d ago
Although, I had nothing to do with his comment I would like a free code as well.
Cernunnos  +   738d ago
Full of errors this thing. Naughty Dog never released a PS2 Crash game.
Cernunnos  +   738d ago
To the people disagreeing, please tell me what PS2 Crash was made by Naughty Dog. There wasn't. The only Naughty Dog Crash games are Crash 1,2,3 amd Crash Team Racing, all PS1 games.
EskimoPress  +   738d ago
Hi Cernunnos.

You are completely right. We have actually addressed the mistype as you can see by reading ThePsychoGamer's comment.

We've "agreed" and added a speech bubble vote to your comment.

Thanks for fact checking for us!
GribbleGrunger  +   738d ago
Anyone whatsoever could have guessed Uncharted 4 was coming to the PS4 so it's hardly proof of credentials when also guessing Crash Bandicoot is too. There was also a big clue in the recent advert that's now being shown on British TV. It shows Crash Bandicoot with an arrow above him pointing to the yellow triangle of the Sony brand:

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EskimoPress  +   738d ago
Hi GribbleGrunger.

We agree with you. There are, however, a few things Erina's contact mentioned in the email, and we will be certain to make it available to the public.

We too were very skeptical about her source's information but it was the confidence and the little details to the information that made him reliable to us.

As I mentioned earlier, we appreciate constructive feedback. If you would like, we have a PayDay 2: Career Criminal steam key for you, if you'd like.
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MRMagoo123  +   738d ago
I dont really enjoy the crash bandicoot games at all lol, i was far more impressed with spyro back in the day. I know other ppl love them so its good news for them i guess :)
Crossbones  +   738d ago
"The PS4 is basically the second iteration of the PS2 and they are going to be bringing back some of the biggest games from that era."

Chrono  +   738d ago
How are ND and SMS working on this when Activision is the owner of the IP?
Crossbones  +   738d ago
Sony might have bought back the Ip

I'll just leave this here.


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-Foxtrot  +   738d ago
I keep seeing people say this...

How do we KNOW they still own it....they havent used the IP for years.
Enemy  +   738d ago
And that is why it's safer to remain skeptical. Sure, there have been some rumors (more baseless than credible) about Crash going back to Sony, but if that were true, Sony have had enough time to confirm it.

I mean damn, look what Activision did to Crash. http://upload.wikimedia.org...

And it still says they own it.
yewles1  +   738d ago
We KNOW because they refilled back in 2011, and a sudden new owner of the IP would've been discovered and made public a long time ago.
muttsurini  +   738d ago
my last game i played for the crash bandicoot was tag team for the psp that game was so good.
Trago1337  +   738d ago
Oh God I hope this is true. I want classic style Crash.
MisfitsInc  +   738d ago
would be dope, but i was more hoping for Syphon Filter.
strigoi814  +   738d ago
i just hope Sony Santa Monica or Media Molecule handle Crash bandicoot game
Sarobi  +   738d ago
Crash on PS4 would be amazing.. but it seems far fetched.
Viking_Socrates  +   738d ago
Pretty neat if indeed true. But I remain skeptical.
breakpad  +   738d ago
All seem that Crash Bandicoot 4 is coming to PS4 by ND (or by ND -SM collaboration) but the point is to recapture the excellent gameplay and feeling of the originals (1-2-3 ctr) with remade and new mechanics and not release a game with the same ideas with a little refurbish (like the Crash on the video from the PS2 era)
Jagsrock  +   738d ago
Would be nice to see Crash back in the right hands.
Thomaticus  +   738d ago
I can't wait! I hope it's i. Full 3d. I wonder if crash is going to get a voice.
breakpad  +   738d ago
i hope not ..cause his gibberish cries are one of his main characteristics and make him also a little lunatic
cloud495  +   738d ago
Hmm, I don't know. Even if the source is right I don't how they could improve Crash Bandicoot without changing it too much from the originals. Besides having improved graphics I don't know what they can do.

Like what happened when ND tried to make Jak 4. They had ideas which they thought would stray too much from the series so they canned it.

Best idea is for a reboot and start from scratch. I think using mechanics from the 90s which worked around the limits of the first PlayStation wouldn't work for modern times.
Cernunnos  +   738d ago
The perfect Crash game imo. would be a remake of Crash 2 with more levels and updated graphics... That's it. That game is pretty much perfect.
Kalebninja  +   738d ago
so that means those other cameos of final fantasy and parappa mean something big :)
r21  +   738d ago
I want to believe....but i dont wanna get hurt :'C
Relientk77  +   738d ago
Damn I really hope this is true
Williamson  +   738d ago
I will cry if this ends up true.
GoldPunch-TR  +   738d ago
Crash Team Racing and Crash Bash :((
DarkBlood  +   738d ago
i really hope this is true i quite enjoyed crash 1,2,3 and bash and racing

sweet childhood memories right there.
-Gespenst-  +   738d ago
Daaaaaamn, now this is exciting. I've personally always been more of a Spyro guy, but this is still awesome news if true. I hope Activision sold Spyro back to them too, it's not like they actually need him for Skylanders to be successful at this point, and I'm sure Activision wouldn't pass up an opportunity for a massive cash injection; I'm pretty sure that's what they do with the money anyhow at Activision HQ - straight to the vein, just like all the other drugs they abuse.
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ajax17  +   738d ago
I hope this is true. I remember writing an e-mail to Naughty Dog once. Telling them how much Crash meant to me as a kid, and how awesome it would be if they acquired the rights back from Activision.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   738d ago
A rumor story with the word "definitely" in the title.
Max-Zorin  +   738d ago
The fact the rights to Crash was sold is mind baffling.
Ohai  +   738d ago
Sweet baby Jesus please be true.
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