Footage of Renegade Kid's Crash Bandicoot DS Demo Emerges
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Crash Bandicoot, a series that originated as an exclusive on the Sony PlayStation but evolved to appear on multiple platforms, has been relatively quiet of late. In fact since Activision attained rights to the series in 2008, when it co-published Crash: Mind over Mutant, it's only appeared on mobile platforms. That's not the say that more titles haven't been considered, with intriguing footage emerging of an old DS demo put together by Renegade Kid, which is probably best known for Mutant Mudds on the 3DS eShop.
A video showing the demo in action has been released from an anonymous source close to Activision, but any suspicion that it could be an elaborate fake — as can occasionally happen — has been doused by Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham, who also confirmed to a curious fan on Twitter that it was put together in just two weeks.
@Chillybillz We only spent a couple of weeks on the demo and haven't touched it since.— Ghouls Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) January 10, 2013
Considering it's a hastily constructed demo on DS, the 3D platforming on show doesn't look too bad at all. Many titles such as this bite the dust at concept stages, but it's nevertheless interesting to see one out in the wild. Check out the footage below and let us know what you think.
Thanks to Joey for the tip.