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Vicarious Visions has remastered an unreleased level for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Naughty Dog designed the stage, Stormy Ascent, but did not include it in the original Crash Bandicoot. Vicarious Visions announced during the Crash Bandicoot Then and Now panel at Comic-Con that they have remastered the level, updating it for the trilogy, and released it for free through the PlayStation Store. The level will remain free for the next 30 days. Also revealed was a new hardcover book from Dark Horse Comics due in March 2018, The Crash Bandicoot Files: How Willy the Wombat Sparked Marsupial Mania. The 150-page work will feature original design documents, a forward from series creators, and insights into Crash’s look.
Activision has released Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Exclusive to PS4, the compilation features the first three titles: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. All of the games have been updated with improved audio, enhanced graphics, analog support, a unified save system, checkpoints, time trials, and leaderboard support. As an added bonus, each game can also be played through as Crash’s sister, Coco.
After launching last September for PC, puzzle-adventure hybrid Seasons after Fall is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Swing Swing Submarine’s latest puts players in the paws of a magical wild fox that can change the seasons to work its way around hazards and solve environmental puzzles. If players find themselves stuck near a chasm, they can summon fall to bring rain that can then be frozen during winter to create a bridge.
Gaming’s most famous bandicoot is set to return on June 30 in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The set, which will be exclusive to PS4, bundles together Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. All of the games are set to feature remastered high-definition graphics.
Rising Star is giving another indie title the physical treatment today with the release of SteamWorld Collection for PS4. Wii U owners will be able to snag it on November 15. The release bundles SteamWorld Dig, a mining platformer, and SteamWorld Heist, a turn-based strategy game. Unlike other strategy games, players are more involved in combat with manual control over where their robots aim, allowing for precise ricochet shots.
NIS will be releasing a Touhou double pack next year with a bundle that includes Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus. Wanderer was previously announced, so technically, the 2D platformer is a bonus that is being packed in with the roguelike dungeon crawler. The set will be available digitally and physically for PS4, and digitally for PS Vita. The physical version will also come with a reversible cover and mini artbook.
The puzzle-heavy platformer Seasons After Fall has been dated and will hit Steam on September 2. As a magical wild fox, players are able to change the seasons as well as the world around them to solve puzzles. Environmental obstacles will require the manipulation of the elements, often multiple times over, such as creating a makeshift pass by summoning water to then freeze to use as a bridge. A better look can be found below with the newly released trailer from Gamescom. Steam users itching to navigate the wilds can currently preorder the game for 15% off.
The isometric action-platformer Lumo has launched for PS Vita. The Triple Eh? Ltd.-developed adventure is designed to be similar to the platformers from the 1980s and early 1990s, with players tasked with navigating over 400 puzzle-filled rooms set throughout four zones. The game also features cross-buy support and cross-save functionality with the PS4 version.
Triple Eh? Inc.’s Lumo is now available for Xbox One. Previously published by Rising Star Games for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, and PS4, the adventure features isometric platforming, over 400 puzzle-filled rooms, secret areas, four zones, and six hidden mini-games. To see the game in action, check below to find the launch trailer.