Tag: Crash Bandicoot
News Crash Bandicoot's Original Voice Actor Has Passed Away
"No words can express how much he is missed"
There's been a sad discovery recently, with the news the American voice actor and performer Brendan O'Brien (also known as the original voice of Crash Bandicoot) has passed away at 60 years of age. This information was relayed by Antonblast game developer Tony Grayson on social media. A eul
News Crash Bandicoot Might Be Teasing A Game Awards Reveal
Update: Crash Team Rumble confirmed, but not for Switch
Update: The announcement, in the end, turned out to be a party-like team game called Crash Team Rumble. It's coming out in 2023, but at this point in time, there's been no mention of a Nintendo Switch release. Original story: Ahead of The Game Awards, the official Crash Bandicoot Twitter...
Rumour Activision Might Be Teasing A New Crash Bandicoot Game Reveal
We could be learning more on December 8th
There have been rumours circulating for some time now about Crash Bandicoot getting a new multiplayer game, and it seems a reveal might finally be on the way. Activision has been sending out pizza box-shaped packages to influencers such as YouTuber "Canadian Guy Eh" to announce the release of Crash...
Random This Fan-Made Crash Bandicoot Game Remakes A Hidden GBA Minigame
Aku Aku-knowledging the past
After having a lot of fun with Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time when we reviewed the game last year, we have been eager to hear more news about the orange blur. An upcoming fan project from Unknown Door Games seems to do just that, though in a slightly less official release/full game kind of way. Posting their...
News First 4 Figures Reveals Crash Team Racing Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open
Update: Early Bird pricing ends soon
Update: Just in case you were hoping to pick up First 4 Figures' Crash Team Racing statue, here's a friendly reminder that the Early Bird pricing shown below is about to come to an end. The figures will go up to their more expensive prices at 9am BST on Friday 22nd July. Pre-orders may well have only just...
Rumour A New Crash Bandicoot Game Might Be Revealed Very Soon
"It's like a four-player brawler almost"
It's believed Crash Bandicoot could soon be returning in a new multiplayer game, with a reveal possibly taking place at some point throughout next week. According to Windows Central journalist Jez Corden, a new Crash Bandicoot "brawler" game designed for multiple players up to four players may get revealed...
News There's More Crash Bandicoot Coming "Very Soon", According To Toys For Bob
25 years and counting
As you may have already heard, it's Crash Bandicoot's 25th anniversary this year. Yes, like all of the other classic mascots, Crash is also getting on. While many fans were hoping for a big reveal this week, unfortunately, all there's been so far is a special video message. In it, Toys for Bob co-studio heads, Paul Yan and...
News Crash Bandicoot Tweet Leaves Fans Pondering Over A Potential 25th Anniversary Surprise
Could something be on the way?
Tomorrow is Crash Bandicoot's 25th anniversary, and a potentially teasing tweet has left fans ruminating over the possibility of something new and exciting headed our way. The tweet, which you can check out below, mentions "a certain party right around the corner", possibly referencing the anniversary itself, or...
News Crash Bandicoot Celebrates 25 Years With A Special Anniversary Bundle
Get five games for the price of one
Like many other video game icons this year, Crash Bandicoot is also celebrating a major anniversary. Believe it or not, but the former PlayStation mascot has now been around for 25 years. If you've been interested in some of his newer releases recently, but haven't been willing to fork out the higher prices for...
Random Someone 3D Printed Their Very Own Crash Bandicoot Smash Bros. amiibo
"Hopefully I'll get to stick him next to an official one soon... "
We've seen Nintendo fans use existing amiibos to create slightly different ones in the past, but rarely have we seen someone build one from scratch. That's exactly what artist Thomas Dulaney has done. It apparently took him "about 10 hours of work" all up to 3D print and paint this...
News Crash Bandicoot 4 Voice Actors Tease "Fun New Project"
Could it be another Crash game?
At the start of this month, Crash Bandicoot's resurgence was thought to be over, and then an Activision spokesperson denied a report about "layoffs" at Toys for Bob - stating how the studio would continue to support Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Now, just a week later, the voice actors of Crash and Dr. Neo...
News Toys For Bob Is Now A Support Developer For Call Of Duty: Warzone
Update: Activision says studio will continue to support Crash 4
Update: [Wed 5th May, 2021 00:45 BST]: In a response to VGC, an Activision spokesperson has denied reports about "layoffs" at Toys for Bob and says the studio will "continue supporting" Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time while providing additional support to Call of Duty Warzone...
News PowerA Celebrates Crash Bandicoot 4's Switch Release With A New Themed Controller
Launching 30th March
To celebrate the release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time on the Nintendo Switch, accessory maker PowerA will be releasing a brand new enhanced wired Pro Controller. It's scheduled to arrive on 30th March and pre-orders are available now. If you've used a PowerA controller for Switch before, then you should already know...
Video Here's Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
What's the verdict?
One of the big releases for the Nintendo Switch this week is Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Although we've already got a good idea of how it runs on the hybrid device, John Linneman of Digital Foundry has now shared his own technical analysis of the game alongside the new PlayStation 5 version. Both are running on Unreal...
Video Check Out This Side-By-Side Comparison Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch And PS4 Pro
Can you tell the difference?
Next week sees the arrival of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time on the Switch. In the lead-up to this exciting third-party release, YouTuber Cycu1 has put together an "early graphics comparison" video in 1080p, comparing the cut scenes in the Nintendo version to the PlayStation 4 Pro release. At a glance, it's honestly...
News Crash Bandicoot 4 Switch eShop File Size Revealed
Go digital and score some "Totally Tubular Skins"
After multiple reports and rumours, earlier this week, Activision finally made it official - announcing Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for the Nintendo Switch. It's priced at $39.99 / £44.99 and will be arriving digitally and physically on 12th March. For those of you planning on getting a...
News Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Hits Nintendo Switch This March
"It's a big undertaking"
After rumours and reports, it's finally official – Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is coming to Switch this year. The game will release on March 12th, 2021, and will cost $39.99 in North America. Our friends over at
News Blizzard Merges With Vicarious Visions, The Company Behind Tony Hawk And Crash Bandicoot Remakes
The 200-person studio now only works on Blizzard games
Vicarious Visions is no more. As of today, the 31-year-old company has been fully subsumed into Blizzard, and will be "fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives" from now on. In an interview with gamesindustry.biz, a representative for Vicarious Visions said the following:...
Rumour Looks Like Crash Bandicoot's Cartoon Series Has Been Cancelled
It's believed to have been in development between Amazon and Activision
Crash Bandicoot has witnessed one heck of a revival in recent years. Whilst we continue hoping for a Switch port of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (any day now, right?), we've already seen two fantastic games with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and
News New Discovery Suggests Crash Bandicoot 4 Might Be Coming To Nintendo Switch
It's about time
Activision has been talking about bringing Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time to the Switch for a while and the official game site has even potentially revealed a Nintendo version ahead of schedule. Now, in the latest development
News Crash Team Racing Dev Tells Fans It's Done With Updates (Again), Now Busy With "Some Other Things"
That it can't quite mention yet
Beenox released its final major content update for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled back in March, but since then fans have been requesting more updates for the game. The developer has now issued a reminder on its social channels, explaining how the Beenox Pack was the "final" update for the game and that there's no...
News Switch Version Of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Potentially Leaked By Official Website
To launch after PS4 and Xbox versions?
The official Crash Bandicoot website has potentially given the game away on an upcoming Switch release for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. The game, which serves as a sequel to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, is due to launch on PS4 and Xbox One on 2nd October 2020. No official Switch announcement has...
News Activision Says It's Evaluating Additional Platforms For Crash Bandicoot 4
Will it make the Switch?
One game we would really love to see make its way across to the Nintendo Switch, is the recently announced Activision title, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. So far, the Toys for Bob-developed game has been confirmed for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and is arriving this October. What about other platforms, like Switch...
News Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Has Been Rated In Taiwan
But will it come to Nintendo Switch?
Taiwan's Digital Game Rating Committee has just rated Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game has not yet been officially announced by Activision, but as you can see above - the box art has already been uploaded. While we wouldn't normally cover news like this for other...
Random Activision Turns Crash Bandicoot Into An Endless Runner For Mobile
With the help of the Candy Crush dev
Adapting major video game characters to mobile devices is all the rage nowadays. Sega's been doing it for many years with Sonic and even Mario has had quite a few mobile games, so it's no surprise to hear Activision is now extending the reach of its own video game mascot Crash Bandicoot. You see, Crash fans...
News Crash Team Racing's Latest Grand Prix Brings Back A Character From The GBA Era
The 50th playable racer has arrived
Are you still racing around in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled? Then you'll be pleased to hear a new Grand Prix starts later today. This time it's taking place in the post-apocalyptic Rustland. This event includes new customisation items, a new track known as Megamix Mania, and a brand-new game mode: the Golden...
Rumour Crash Bandicoot Might Be Returning In A Completely "New" Game
At the start of this year, Activision revealed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy had shifted more than 10 million units worldwide. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled followed this and managed to finish in first place on multiple occa
News Bonus Seasonal Content Is On The Way To Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
No sign of slowing down
Months after the release of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Activision and Beenox are still pumping out new content for this online-focused kart racer. To ensure the player base has something to look forward to in the coming months, more free tracks, characters, items and challenges are on the way in the form of bonus...
News Activision Eager To Revive More Classics After The Success Of Crash Bandicoot
"Stay tuned for some future announcements"
Earlier this year, Activision revealed Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy had sold more than 10 million units. It seems like Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is also destined to become a major success for the company, after staying up in the charts for weeks on end and
News Switch Version Of Crash Team Racing Receives Early Patch To Improve Online Multiplayer
"Thank you for your patience"
If you've tried out the online portion of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on Nintendo's hybrid video game system, you may or may not have had a bumpy ride. Well, the good news is, developer Beenox has already released an update to improve this part of the game in the Switch release. To download it, all you need to do...
News Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled File Size Revealed
Ahead of the pack
An updated listing for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on the North American eShop reveals the game's digital file size will take up 5.7GB. As NintendoSoup notes, this file size may differ from region to region. Assuming the listing is accurate, it means Crash Team Racing is the smallest out of the main kart racing games on the...
News You'll Be Able To Customise Your Ride In Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Plenty of insane unlocks
Customisation in kart racing games is all the rage nowadays. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe includes this feature and so does the upcoming release Team Sonic Racing. When Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled starts its engine this June, it will also have it. Yep, the game based on the original 1999 PlayStation release, will allow players to...
News Crash Team Racing Includes Remastered Content From Crash Nitro Kart
Tracks, karts, arenas and modes
If you're still not convinced about the upcoming Switch release Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Activision and Beenox have revealed the game will include remastered tracks, karts, arenas and battle modes from the 2003 PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube title, Crash Nitro Kart. Yes, that's right, in addition to the...
News Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Cracks 10 Million Sales Mark
Crash is back
While we remain hopeful the Spyro Reignited Trilogy will eventually make the transition across to the Nintendo Switch, Activision has shared some positive news about the sales of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The multi-platform release has been cited as a fourth-quarter driver in its most recent financial repo
News Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Speeds Onto The Switch In June Next Year
The bandicoot is back
Following the success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, publisher Activision has revealed Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be released on multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, on 21st June 2019. Below is the Twitter confirmation: The title is a remake of the original 1999 PlayStation game that was...
Video Digital Foundry Takes A Look At Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy On Switch
No fur, no problem
If you still aren’t sure if the Switch version of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is right for you, perhaps Digital Foundry can help. During a 21-minute analysis comparing every version of the game, the team found the Switch release was "pretty good" - despite certain visual compromises including a lack of fur shading and...
Random Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Gets Praise For Its Minimalist Interior Box Artwork
"Bold, minimalist, inspired"
In this day and age, many consumers are going digital so it leaves publishers like Activision in a bit of a quandary regarding the approach to physical releases of games, such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on the Switch. Sure, they made the effort to put some artwork on the outside of the box, just so you...
Video Here's How Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy On Switch Compares To Other Versions
It's a close call
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is available now on Switch but has previously been released on Sony and Microsoft's consoles. If you're mulling a purchase and already own a PS4 or Xbox One system, you may well be wondering how the Switch version compares - and whether you should choose portability over performance. As we said in...
Review Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)
3D platformers have come a long way since their inception, but back in the mid-'90s, the genre was a wild west of ideas and applications. It’s weird to think of something as straightforward as moving around in a 3D space being a technical challenge, but that was absolutely the case, as the flood of mediocre attempts to cash-in attest...
News Spin Like Crazy With The Official Crash Bandicoot Wired Controller For Switch
Releases on the same day as the trilogy
Following the news of Astro Gaming’s Zelda-themed headset yesterday, a new GameStop exclusive listing has now revealed an officially licensed Crash Bandicoot wired controller by PowerA for the Nintendo Switch. The release of the controller will coincide with the launch of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane...
News We'll Get To Play Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy On Switch Earlier Than Planned
We're really looking forward to checking out Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on the Switch. While we used to associate Crash Bandicoot games with the PlayStation brand, soon we'll be able to play these classic titles in glorious HD on the move thanks to the Nintendo Switch. But we've got even better news! The game was...
News Soon Crash Bandicoot Will Be Able To Hold Your Switch For You
Let me get that for you
If you're looking for a Switch stand with a difference, then Exquisite Gaming might have just the product for you. The accessory maker is currently putting the finishing touches to its "XL Crash Bandicoot Cable Guy", which can hold your Nintendo console - as well as other gaming items. If you're considering picking up...
News Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Is Finally Confirmed For Nintendo Switch
Crashing the party in July
It might not have been much of a secret, given that it's been rumoured several times already, but today's Nintendo Direct has confirmed that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is coming to Switch. All three games will be included, just like the incredibly successful PS4 version. That's over 100 levels of Crash action, all...
Rumour Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Might Be Spinning Its Way Onto Switch
Wumpa fruit cocktail
Nintendo Switch's continued success has opened the doors of possibility to all manner of ports and potential system exclusives, but here's one we weren't quite expecting: a potential portable version of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The rumour - which originates from one Max Arguile, licensing manager for GB Eye (a UK-based...
Rumour Keymailer Lists Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the Switch
Wouldn't that be something?
One of the biggest successes of this summer was Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the HD remaster of the first three adventures featuring the crazy ‘coot. Though Crash started out as a PlayStation exclusive, the rights have long since been bought by Activision, leading some to speculate that the game would eventually see...
News Crash, Cortex And Thumpin' Wumpa Islands Are All Headed To Wii U In Skylanders Imaginators
Hands-on at Gamescom 2016
At E3 Activision had announced that PlayStation owners would get a special Crash Bandicoot Starter Pack with characters and levels from the classic game in the forthcoming Skylanders Imaginators. At Gamescom 2016 we finally got to hear how Wii U (and Xbox) owners can get in on the Crash action. First off we have another...
News Crash Bandicoot's Nemesis Is Confirmed For Skylanders Imaginators
You can't keep a good doctor down
The big news regarding this year's Skylanders outing is that Crash Bandicoot is coming along for the ride, and thanks to GameStop's website we now know that his arch enemy Dr. Neo Cortex will also be immortalised in NFC-powered plastic. The image in question has been removed from GameStop's site, and shows the...
Hands On Skylanders Imaginators Brings Crash To Wii U For The First Time
Family Gamer TV's Andy Robertson gets back in touch with a gaming icon
Getting hands on with Skylanders Imaginators at E3 was something of a revelation. We had heard a lot about the character creator before the event but it wasn't until we tried it for ourselves that it became apparent just how in-depth and flexible this is. The interface works...
News Assets For Cancelled Nintendo DS Version Of Crash Tag Team Racing Emerge
Was apparently only months from completion
Back in 2005 Sierra released Crash Tag Team Racing on a variety of formats, including the Nintendo GameCube. The game was a sequel of sorts to the well-received PlayStation classic Crash Team Racing and its follow-up Crash Nitro Kart, and was also due to hit the Nintendo DS at the same time. That port was...