Activision has just announced an exciting new addition to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. For the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy all three games in full as Crash’s sassy sister, Coco. The siblings share the same basic abilities and play just like each other, but Coco’s style and flair is what sets her apart from Crash.
They can both use a spin attack, but while Crash holds his arms out like a twister, Coco lifts a leg in the air and does a sort of ballerina twirl. Likewise where Crash performs a body slam on enemies, Coco sticks her feet straight out in front and slams down with her legs. Her idle animations are a good bit of fun too, like when she ignores the player who is ignoring her, in favor of playing on her laptop or phone.
It is important to note that Coco is not immediately playable, but it’s not difficult to unlock her: simply defeat the first boss of each game to make her playable throughout the rest of that game. You can swap between the two in the hub world, but not mid-level.
In addition to Coco’s breakout performance, it has also been announced that time trials (which were originally only introduced in Crash 3: Warped) will be available in all three titles, complete with local and online leaderboards.
If you’re at E3 this week, Crash N. Sane Trilogy will be playable at Activision’s booth in the South Hall Lobby on from June 13-15, and both Crash and Coco will be playable there!
If you’d like more details thanks to Activision and developer Vicarious Vision, check out the complete press release below.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 13, 2017 – It’s going to be an epic blast from the past, as both your favorite marsupials from Crash Bandicoot are back! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., announced today that for the first time Crash’s smart and spirited little sister, Coco, will be playable throughout the Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy. In Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, players can take a visually stunning, nostalgic ride as Crash or Coco in all three Crash games that started it all: Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. E3 attendees can take the famous duo for a whirl by visiting the N. Sane Crash Experience in the lobby of the South Hall, where Activision is rolling out the orange carpet with hands-on demo stations and daily giveaways to welcome Crash Bandicoot fans and new players alike. “
We are so excited to give players the ability to play as Coco in all three games in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy,” said Jennifer Oneal, studio head for Vicarious Visions. “She’s not just Crash’s little sister, she is a force to be reckoned with. Our vision was to create a modern Coco for Crash fans and newcomers, and we think they’re going to love playing as her.” In the remastered Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Coco has decided to hack into the Time Twister to travel back in time to help Crash in his previous adventures. Now as a fully playable (and a bit sassy) character across all three games, fans can switch between playing as Crash or Coco. Both characters have an N. Sane set of special attacks – each with their own style! Where Crash body slams enemies, Coco takes them out with the impact of a double leg drop! Fans will love to see all her new moves and animations, including idle moves like dancing with Crash.
“Activision recently left a nearly complete build of the remastered Crash trilogy at Naughty Dog, and I’ve played all three games,” said Evan Wells, President, Naughty Dog. “Vicarious Visions took amazing care in maintaining the feel and soul of the originals but brought the visuals up to modern day standards and added a number of new features that’s made them even more fun to play than remembered.” Fans will enjoy seeing their beloved ‘90s video game icons like never before in this fully-remastered game collection. Developed by Vicarious Visions, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy takes advantage of PlayStation 4 features and offers brand-new lighting, animations, textures, models and recreated cinematics—all in dazzling “N. Hanced Fur-K” and PS4 Pro HD. Full analog stick support and a unified save system and checkpoint system will make it easier for new fans to enjoy the classic adventures. And improved bonus levels and time trials in this epic trilogy will challenge the hardest of the ‘Coot core!
Fans will enjoy seeing how they stack up against their friends and other players around the world via the online leaderboards. Activision and Vicarious Visions are honoring the heritage of Crash throughout the trilogy in a variety of ways, including a fully-remastered game soundtrack packed with all the didgeridoos, xylophones and thumpin’ bass lines you can handle, as well as newly recorded dialogue from some of the familiar voice actors who appear in the original Crash Bandicoot games, including Jess Harnell, Lex Lang and Debi Derryberry, among others. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is slated to spin, jump and wump onto store shelves on June 30, 2017 and is available now worldwide for pre-order on PS4 and PS4 Pro for the suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, please visit www.crashbandicoot.com or follow @CrashBandicoot on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.