A gameplay trailer for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, particularly the Tomb Wader level from Crash Bandicoot: Warped, has now been released, offering new footage of the remastered game with more than six minutes of a full level playthrough.
Along with the Tomb Wader level, PlayStation's YouTube channel also released more than 20 minutes worth of footage showing off three other classic levels from Crash Bandicoot: Warped during the PlayStation Underground gaming show.
Fans of the original Crash Bandicoot series have been thoroughly pumped for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a remastered collection of the popular platformer led by the iconic marsupial. Sure, several trailers and teasers have been released previously in tiny portions, but the newly released set of videos are quite possibly the longest and most in-depth so far.
Crash Bandicoot: Warped Tomb Wader Level
In a poll by PlayStation's twitter account, Crash Bandicoot fans were asked which level — Future Frenzy, Deep Trouble, Tomb Wader — did they want to see most? Tomb Wader eventually won 48 percent of the votes.
Tomb Wader is one of the most iconic levels in the Crash Bandicoot series, and the gameplay video offers a tease on how the remastered Egyptian-themed tomb looks. The visual upgrade is stellar: every element looks smooth, and the game feels fluid.
In this level, Crash must brave through the tomb lined with traps and enemies. But that's not all — to up the challenge a bit, our beloved marsupial also has to watch out for the occasional flooding inside the tomb, at which point he must find higher ground until the flood washes away.
The Tomb Wader playthrough comes as the first look at the remastered version of Crash Bandicoot: Warped, and everything seems pretty sleek. Certain in-game elements have been improved, upping their graphical fidelity to look significantly nicer. That said, the level design, the iconic gameplay, and of course, Crash — they're all still deeply embedded within the game, regardless of how "new" it looks and feels.
You can watch the whole gameplay trailer below.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
So far, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy seems to be shaping up quite positively, with most fans raving about the forthcoming title.
Hopefully the final game proves to be a faithful nod to what made the original series great — solid platforming and challenging level designs. The facelift, of course, is just the cherry on top, although it can't be understated that the game looks gorgeous. Developer Vicarious Visions certainly did an excellent job, at least based on what we're seeing, of course.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy launches on June 30 for the PlayStation 4. Check out our previous article detailing the remastering process, some of the game's new features, and more. Expect due coverage when more details are announced, and when the game comes out next month.
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