Modern games like Yooka Laylee, Little Big Planet 3 and Unravel harken back to the platforming games of yore. Their attempts at reinvigorating our love for crazy levels and bizarre worlds are admirable—plus their characters are really adorable—but sometimes, all we need is a welcoming embrace from an old familiar friend.

That's where the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy comes in. With Crash spinning onto the PS4 in 2017, three of Naughty Dog's PlayStation masterpieces are finally getting the remastered treatment they deserve—and we'll get our hugs.

Here at Now Loading, we'll be amassing every scrap of news concerning the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, so be sure to check back and see how the old bandicoot has aged along with all the new tricks he's picked up along the way.

Developer: Vicarious Visions (Original developer: Naughty Dog)

Publisher: Activision

Platforms: PlayStation 4

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' Trailer

The first official "Come Back" trailer for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, shown at PSX 2016:

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' Release Date

The PlayStation 4 release of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has its release date set for June 30, 2017.

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy': What You Get & What's New

Here's a list of everything you'll get inside the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy:

  • The original Crash Bandicoot game remastered.
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back remastered.
  • Crash Bandicoot: Warped remastered.

The remastered trilogy also boasts new and improved features. For example, the games will now feature unified checkpoints, pause menus and save systems, including both manual and automatic saving. Originally released in Warped, all three Crash Bandicoot games will also feature time trials so you can test yourself and friends in box-smashing marathons.

Additionally, as you'd expect from a remaster, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy boasts high-definition 4K resolution as well as remastered audio.

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' Gameplay

Trailer showcasing the first level from the original Crash Bandicoot, remastered in the N. Sane Trilogy:

The gameplay in the N. Sane trilogy doesn't vary much from the original games. Though there have been minor changes to some levels, the gameplay experience will be very similar to what you remember from the PlayStation days. However, we'll have greater control over Crash Bandicoot and things will obviously look a lot prettier!

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' Guide: Secrets, Easter Eggs, Cheats, Tips & Tricks

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision]
'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' [Credit: Activision]

Once the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy releases for PlayStation 4, you'll find all the new info regarding the three remastered games right here. We'll have tons of guides, info on secrets, easter eggs, cheats, tips, tricks and loads more!