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Bring Back The Bandicoot

With more than three years having passed since Crash Bandicoot’s last outing, Dan Jenko argues it’s time for the legendary marsupial to make his return – and asks why platforming heroes have been abandoned in favour of muscular action types.

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Cajun Chicken2526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

Interesting article and about time someone else brought it up too. Although, seeing how Activision retooled Spyro for Skylanders, if Crash returns, will it still be the bandicoot we love?

notimetobeidle2526d ago

I was always more of a Spyro guy. Crash did introduce me to 32-bit gaming, though.

DanJenkoFMV2526d ago

Possibly not, but remember that Activision are merely publishers. That being said if Sony bought the rights they could get one of their many excellent first-party developers (e.g. Sucker Punch) to make the new game. Anyway, Glad you enjoyed the Article!

Majin-vegeta2526d ago

Don't want it unless ND gets the rights back to it.

aPerson2526d ago

I'll gladly buy a new Crash game if it was good, even if Naughty Dog has nothing to do with it. All Crash needs to win me over is a good developer!

Venox20082526d ago

yeah, Naughty Dog ruled with crash series..

Pikajew2526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

I find it funny that Sonic and Crash were both Mario's rivals and now they are on his home console

The lesson is dont be Mario's rival

_Aarix_2526d ago

If i ever see master cheif on a nintendo console then ill have a poster of mario surrounded in candles and bow down to him.

SweatyFlorida2526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

Not really, the lessen should be don't drop your own IP's, especially if they were major successes and the main character was a true icon of the Playstation brand.

If Naughty Dog still owned Crash Bandicoot and still made those games, you bet it will be a rival to Mario as far as mascot rivals go.

Sonic (and Sega) just bended right over for Nintendo though xD

aPerson2526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

Unfortunately, neither Naughty Dog or Sony ever owned the Crash Bandicoot IP. Universal Interactive Studios (now known as Vivendi Universal Games) originally owned the rights to both the Crash and Spyro franchises.

gumgum992525d ago

the funny thing about Sonic and Sega, is that we will never know how successful Sonic could have been if Sega had smarter people on a corporate level in the mid 90's

The biggest enemy for Sega may have not been Nintendo, but themselves.

Soldierone2526d ago

I'm not sure why Crash didn't follow the course Spyro took. No it isn't pretty, but eventually it has to make something of it right?

nevin12526d ago

@Pikajew

In fairness to Crash, he had to leave his creators(Naughty Dog/Sony)because of Universal. It was something in that nature.

But if Sony/Naughty dog had made an exclusive PS2 Crash Bandicoot follow by a exclusive PS3 Crash, its no telling what would Crash fame would of be today.

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