For the First Time, Fans will be Able to Play as Crash's Sassy
Sister in All Three Games
Fans can Take Coco for a Spin in E3 South Hall Lobby, June 13-15
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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. (NASDAQ: ATVI),
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
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For the first time, Crash's smart and spirited little sister, Coco, will be playable throughout Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy. (Graphic: Business Wire)
"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
"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.
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Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive
entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and
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