PlayStation sent out a tweet today revealing the first gameplay of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, for the upcoming remastered Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
The video shows the level “Hang Eight” from the second game in the series, so if you have played this game many times, you will know this level well. It contains enemy Venus Fly Traps, scenic waterfalls, and of course that classic platformer feel. Check out the video below to get that Crash experience:
Check out the first gameplay of the ‘Hang Eight’ level from Crash Bandicoot 2, now fully remastered in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy! pic.twitter.com/JbhLrDLnnw
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 10, 2017
The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy includes Crash Bandicoot (the amazing original), Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped (also pretty great). These were originally made by Naughty Dog back in the early 90’s, but now Activision is remastering them for the PS4.
Activision is using the games’ original level geometry, but they are being built, again, from the ground up. There will be some much needed new features, including unified checkpoint and save system (which does include the manual and autosave functions), and unified menus (thank the gaming gods for all of these!)
The collection is set for launch on June 30th of this year, although there is some speculation if it will be a PS4 exclusive, unlike all the original games.