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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy dated for Japan

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is going to see release in Japan on Oct. 18th, 2018. SEGA will be handling the publishing duties for the Switch. This will be “Bonus Edition,” which includes the “Future Tense” bonus stage for Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy website lists Switch version

Just as with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, many believe that Spyro Reignited Trilogy is coming to Switch. I mean, one of Nintendo's own websites had a full page for the game! Now the latest bit of info that points to a potential release comes from the game's official website. Some versions of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy site list the Switch as a preorder option for the game, which is about as official as you can get. Obviously Activision hasn't confirmed a Switch version yet, but I'd say it's a done deal at this point.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

UK software sales analysis for the week ending July 14th, 2018 - Details on Crash Bandicoot, LEGO The Incredibles, Octopath Traveler, and Captain Toad

We've already shared the Top 20 software sales for the UK during the week ending July 14th, 2018, but now we have some specific insight into the top titles. The top of the charts featured games that were very close to one another in terms of total sales, and Octopath Traveler's performance was actually the strongest when you consider revenue made.

Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy

- No. 1 in UK for the third week
- Xbox One version is performing marginally better than the Switch version
- this is something very specific to the UK market, with the Switch edition performing strongest across EMEA

LEGO The Incredibles

- No. 2 debut
- comes in below last year's LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 but ahead of LEGO Ninjago: The Movie
- 46% of sales came on PS4, 30% on Xbox One and 23% on Switch

Octopath Traveler

- No. 3 debut
- almost double the debut sales of Bravely Default
- more than double Bravely Second debut sales
- if charts were by revenue, Octopath Traveler is No.1 due to its higher price tag
- No. 1 single-platform title for the week

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

- No. 4 debut
- Switch version accounted for 93% of the sales, while the 3DS version accounted for 7%
- opening week sales were 40% lower than what the Wii U version managed

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - another round of footage

Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot™, is back! He's enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all, Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered graphical glory and get ready to put some UMPH in your WUMP!

Prima releasing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Official Guide

Crash is Back! Get the tips and tricks you need to make your way through these three remastered classics with the strategy guide from Prima Games!

Comprehensive Coverage: Make you sure you don’t miss a thing. Death Routes, Colored Gem Paths, Hidden Areas, and more!

Find All Collectibles: Collect every Gem and Relic.

Experience Everything: Unlock Secret Endings and Alternate Paths.

Digital Bonus: Unlock your digital version of this guide with the free code included inside. Access your digital guide anytime, anywhere, on any web-enabled device.

This guide is due out June 29th, 2018. Check out the Amazon listing here.

A single Vicarious Vision employee's work brought Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to Switch

Excited about Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on the Switch? If so, you can thank one lone employee over at Vicarious Visions. When the game launched on PS4, he sat down over the weekend and tried to get a single level from the game running on Switch. He obviously succeeded, which lead him showing his work to the higher-ups. After seeing his work, the port to Switch was given the greenlight!

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - Future Tense footage

Future Tense brings an extra layer of difficulty to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped’s Future world, as players dodge rockets, destroy robots and leap over lasers while ascending a massive futuristic skyscraper. This brand-new level pays homage to the unreleased Waterfall level from the original Crash BandicootTM game. Soon franchise fans (and speed runners) will have something BRAND WUMPING NEW in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy that will challenge even the most skillful Crash players.

Crash fans get brand-new "Future Tense" level in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

CRASH FANS GET BRAND-NEW “FUTURE TENSE” LEVEL IN CRASH BANDICOOT N. SANE TRILOGY

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 11, 2018 – Just when you thought you mastered all the levels in Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is giving fans another reason to play CrashTM all summer long with the introduction of a brand-new level called “FUTURE TENSE”! On June 29, the Future Tense level will be included as a bonus in the Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped game of the Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy.

Developed by Vicarious Visions, Future Tense brings an extra layer of difficulty to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped’s Future world, as players dodge rockets, destroy robots and leap over lasers while ascending a massive futuristic skyscraper. This brand-new level pays homage to the unreleased Waterfall level from the original Crash BandicootTM game. Soon franchise fans (and speed runners) will have something BRAND WUMPING NEW in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy that will challenge even the most skillful Crash players.

Additionally, in Future Tense, Crash and Coco will take on some familiar enemies and hazards in new and fun ways. Players will love playing the heart-racing, high climbing level repeatedly to explore hidden areas and experience unexpected moments, including a challenging Death Route. Future Tense will be accessible via a new platform in the Warp Room of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, and playable at any point in the game’s progression.

"Adding a new level to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was something we always wanted to do, and introducing Future Tense allows us to give all Crash players something new to play just in time for the multi-platform release,” said Jennifer Oneal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions.

“We hope Future Tense will allow players to re-experience that feeling from the good ‘ol days when they first cracked open a Crash Bandicoot game and had to figure out how to get past a brand-new challenge, or find that one last crate,” added Future Tense level designers Ben Dorsey and Stephen Ivanauskas. “And frankly, Crash Bandicoot levels are fun to make!”

In addition to Future Tense’s arrival to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, fans on new platforms will also receive Stormy Ascent as a bonus level starting June 29th. Existing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy owners on PlayStation®4 can download Stormy Ascent starting tomorrow as a bonus level at no additional charge from the PlayStation Store. Released last year on PlayStation®4, Stormy Ascent is the notoriously difficult, unfinished level from the original Crash Bandicoot game, finished and remastered to challenge the most hardened of Crash fans!

The world’s favorite marsupial will SPIN his way to new players on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam on June 29, 2018, marking the first time that the original three games – Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped – will be playable on these platforms. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available now on PlayStation®4 for the suggested retail price of $39.99. Existing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy owners on PlayStation®4 can download the bonus level from the PlayStation Store on June 29th as well. Fans can pre-order the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for all new platforms now for the same suggested retail price. Check out Crashbandicoot.com for more details.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy lets bandicoots worldwide experience the beloved ‘90s videogame icon like never before with more than 100 levels to explore, dazzling “N. Hanced Fur-K” graphics and cinematics, its acclaimed soundtrack, newly recorded dialogue from familiar voice actors, and much more.

YouTube Live at E3 to feature Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy reveal, LEGO DC Super Villains, Starlink, & Sonic Team Racing

We now know what YouTube Live at E3 2018 is going to feature for their Monday lineup, and there's a number of Switch-related titles set to be shown. You can get the schedule of events for those titles below.

Monday

5:30–6pm ET:
CRASH BANDICOOT REVEAL, ALI-A, VIKKSTAR, UBISOFT CEO AND MORE
Ali-A and Vikkstar join Geoff to discuss the latest E3 news. The Crash Bandicoot team joins Geoff to reveal the first look at something new. Plus, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot comes right from the Ubisoft press conference stage to join Geoff for a live interview. Also, we get a first look at the gameplay of WORLD WAR Z.

6–7pm ET:
NINJA, MARSHMELLO, ASSASSIN’S CREED, AND TROY BAKER AND NOLAN NORTH
He’s finally here: Ninja live on YouTube! Ninja receives his Diamond Play Button and jumps onto Fortnite for a live Let’s Play with his Fortnite Pro-Am partner DJ Marshmello. who will also be live in the studio. Plus, the team behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is live with Geoff, and we are joined by the dynamic duo of video game performance capture: Troy Baker and Nolan North, who sit down with Geoff to discuss their new Retro Replay channel on YouTube. Plus, the Ubisoft Toronto team behind STARLINK comes by to detail the latest news on the game, as well as the developers of SKULL & BONES from Ubisoft.

7–8pm ET:
NINJA, FORTNITE, DAYS GONE, LEGO DC SUPER-VILLIANS, NBA PLAYER JOSH HART AND MORE
You won’t find this interview anywhere else at E3: Epic Games’ worldwide creative director Donald Mustard is live with Geoff to discuss the latest on Fortnite and the upcoming Pro-Am event at E3. In addition, Ninja sticks around for more Let’s Plays, Bend Studio comes by to demo a new look at the PlayStation exclusive Days Gone, we get a first-look demo at the newly announced LEGO DC Super-Villains, Sonic Team Racing, and NBA player Josh Hart jumps live into a Let’s Play too.