Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy director talks about remastering game after 20 years

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has been completed with the release of Warped. Game director Dan Tanguay sheds light on bringing fans to the game's classic vibe from 20 years ago.

After the Crash Bandicoot and Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Activision has just revealed Crash Bandicoot: Warped as part of the N. Sane Trilogy, which has three new levels of gameplay—Double Header, Gone Tomorrow, and Orange Asphalt. Crash Bandicoot's game director talked about the development of the game from its original title 20 years ago.

Dan Tanguay takes fans on the process of bringing back the Crash Bandicoot 20 years after its debut. In an interview with IGN, his team approached the remastering of the three series for PlayStation 4 in a holistic manner.

"We have the benefit of 20 years of hindsight. And so it's almost like this history lesson where we could see, from game to game, the lessons Naughty Dog was learning", says Tanguay. "Clearly, they arrived at this solution for Crash 3, that seems beneficial to apply to all of the games".

The game features a fully remastered soundtrack. The full analog stick support, a unified checkpoint system, and a unified save system make the game more enjoyable. The bonus levels and time trials prove Crash Bandicoot at its best.

In terms of the game's overall feel, Tanguay stressed out that the team is bringing the nostalgia vibe to fans. Many fans may not have finished the game at one point, it is the character that they play with who can remember the experience. With the help of his team at Vicarious Visions who are huge fans of the classic Crash, the developer relies on the impact of the game may bring.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be out on June 30 exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro for US$38.52.